(Tarboro, NC) Carolina Cat Boats, a PowerCat Group brand, recently announced the introduction of a new 23-foot dual console model the company says is inshore and offshore capable with fishing and family boating features.
The 23CC measures 22’7” LOA with an 8’6” beam. With 96 gallon fuel capacity and a 27 mph cruise, the boat has a range of over 250 miles. Yet, the catamaran hull draws only 11 inches of water.
“The 23DC has a top speed of 44 miles per hour and 3.1 miles per gallon efficiency at cruise. So, with a catamaran hull designed for smooth rides in rough seas, she is great for long offshore fishing runs, “stated Andy Brown, president of the PowerCat Group. “But, the 23CC can also take families and friends comfortably across the bay when short chop keeps comparably-sized monohulls at the dock,” he added.
Because catamaran hull shapes carry the beam all the way to the bow they provide more usable deck space. The 23DC maximizes this advantage with seating for up to 10 crew members, seating for 4 adults in the bow area. Beneath the bow seats are port and starboard 150 quart insulated boxes and the foredeck has a forward anchor rode locker and bow pulpit.
Catamarans are deepest in their hulls; this enables the port side console of the 23DC to accommodate a large head enclosure with 56” of headroom. With a wide fiberglass entry door that opens between the consoles, the head enclosure of this 23-footer rivals that of much larger monohull dual consoles. In fact, though a portable head is standard, a fresh water electric head with holding tank and pump out/overboard discharge is available as an option.
The helm console of the new Carolina Cat 23DC also uses the hull depth for a massive storage compartment under the helm. The helm itself features plenty of space for electronics up to a 12” monitor screen. Port and starboard pedestal seats with fold-up arm rests are standard with a back-to-back sleeper seat on the port side an option. The helm pedestal seat is mounted atop a fiberglass module with large drawer assembly storage below.
The aft deck of the Carolina Cat 23DC features a 30-gallon raw water live well between port and starboard seats. The starboard side aft deck features the standard fresh water shower conveniently located on the walkway to the optional swim/dive ladder between the engines. In the cockpit, below the portside aft seat, the raw water outlet with quick disconnect fitting is also standard. Four gunwale-mounted stainless steel rod holders are through-bolted for durability.
The Carolina Cat 23DC is offered with 115 Yamaha four stroke power and weighs in at 4440 pounds with power making it an easily trailerable, versatile cat capable of running far offshore, fishing the flats or pulling up on a sandy beach for a family afternoon. Carolina Cat builds three models of catamarans in 18-feet and 23-feet and is a member of the PowerCat Group. The PowerCat Group builds World Cat, Glacier Bay and Livingston catamarans as well as Carolina Cats in their 140,000 square foot facility in Tarboro, NC. With over 80,000 catamarans built, the PowerCat Group is the world’s largest builder of power catamarans.
For more information visit http://www.carolinacatboats.com/23dc-dualconsole/.
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