By: BoatBlurb Staff
In July 2021, World Cat Boats announced a massive expansion of their production capability with the purchase of a new 250,000 square foot facility. The catamaran builder, based out of nearby Tarboro, NC, was poised to capture a growing market share in the center console business along the East Coast of the U.S.
As part of the expansion, the unique catamaran builder announced that the first models produced at the new facility would be their popular 400CC-X center console, as well as the similar dual console 400DC-X.
With their expansion plans now bearing fruit, this week the company announced the arrival of an all-new center console model- the 260CC-X center console. Standout features on the new 25'6" model includes a standard wrap around U-lounge bow seating area with a self-storing bow filler and casting deck, side console vertical rod storage, an integrated powder coated aluminum frame and windshield system with manual forward vent and a fiberglass T-top featuring two LED spreader lights, four LED recessed lights, and red/white helm lights.
Initial Specs for the 260CC-X are:
Length 25’ 6”
Beam 9’ 0”
Dry Weight (w/ power) (approx.) 6750 lbs
Max Horsepower Rating 400 HP (2 x 200 HP)
Fuel Capacity 180 gal (2 x 90 gal)
Livewell Capacity 30 gal
Freshwater Capacity 10 gal
You can check out the new 260CC-X in action in the video below:
You can read the full press release below:
"Tarboro, NC - World Cat Boats– the largest producer of power catamarans in the world - announces the introduction of the all-new 260CC-X Center Console to its model lineup. The model is slated for the 2023 Model Year, and the company is taking pre-production orders immediately.
The first 260CC-X model will be on display this week at the Suncoast Boat Show to be held in Sarasota, FL, April 22-24, 2022.
The 260CC-X will be the sixth model in the center console lineup and the fifth ‘X’ series introduced by World Cat. This 25’ 6” model features a standard wrap around U-lounge bow seating area with a self-storing bow filler and casting deck; side console vertical rod storage; an integrated powder coated aluminum frame and windshield system with manual forward vent and a fiberglass T-top featuring two LED spreader lights, four LED recessed lights and red/white helm lights…just to name a few.
Also standard on the 260CC-X is a unique full transom with a fold-down 50” bench seat that converts to a flush, aft casting deck.
“When designing the 260CC-X we knew there was a market need within our own model offering for this new 260CC-X, but we also wanted this model to showcase the innovation World Cat is known for,” said World Cat Vice President of Sales & Marketing Chad Armstrong. “With the popularity of our “X” series over the years, initially debuted with our 28’ center and dual console models, we maintained the hull design for optimum performance and styling while loading the model with features topside. The convertible transom bench, combined with the rod holders in the gunwale and side console, fish boxes, livewell, tackle storage, as well as the leaning post with rocket launchers and 65-quart Yeti cooler also showcase the all-around fishability of this model. We are extremely excited for all that this new model has to offer.”
The new 260CC-X also boasts an approximate draft of 14”, allowing customers the ability to fish inshore as well as having the performance, stability and safety offshore that World Cat models are known for.
Optional features on the 260CC-X include a T-top mounted LED forward light bar, removable/fold-away bow-seating backrests, quick release fender holders, an electric marine head with an eight-gallon holding tank and overboard discharge, T-top rocket launchers with a ski tow frame upgrade and a RGB light upgrade including courtesy, hardtop, cockpit, under gunwale, console accent and UW lights and speakers.
Headquartered in Tarboro, NC, with an additional production facility in Greenville, NC, World Cat manufactures outboard-powered center and dual console catamaran models ranging from 23’–40’. World Cat models are known for their versatility, legendary smooth ride, class-leading available deck space, and performance…A Better Way To Boat."