North Carolina's World Cat Catamarans continues their upswing with several big announcements for 2023. Not only will the company be celebrating their 25th anniversary throughout the year, the world's largest builder of power catamarans also unveiled the all-new 260CC-X at the recent Florida International Boat Show.
The announcement comes on the heels of several upgrades for the reputable manufacturer, including their a large expansion to their manufacturing facility in July of 2021.
Initial details for the all-new 260CC-X first came out in April, but the recent FLIBS event gave potential buyers and enthusiasts the first chance to check out the new model in person. The new boat is now in production and available for order and purchase.
The new 260CC-X will boast an LOA of 25'6" with a 9' beam and 14" draft, giving owners the ability to fish inshore as well as having the performance, stability and safety offshore that World Cat models are known for.
The 260CC-X will mark the sixth model in the company's center console lineup. It 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, and four LED recessed lights and red/white helm lights.
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. She will feature a 30 gallon (113 L) livewell and 10 gallons (38 L) of freshwater capacity.
“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” hulls 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.”
(Click below to view virtual tour of the new 260CC-X)
Optional features will 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.
You can get the first look at the new 260CC-X in the video below: