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World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010)
(w/ 2 x 200-hp Honda 4-Stroke outboards)

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Brief Summary

For tournament capability, great handling and rough water fishing, the 270TE from World Cat is hard to beat. This catamaran provides an ideal fishing platform for the serious angler. The TE version we tested had an optional fiberglass top which I think should be a standard for anyone planning to spend serious time hunting fish on the open water.

Key Features

  • Bow pulpit with roller and cleat
  • Recessed rod/tool storage
  • Fiberglass lean bar with backrest, four rocket launchers, and integrated storage drawer
  • Raw and fresh water washdown
  • Walkthrough transom
  • Two 31-gallon recirculating, insulated, and lighted livewells
  • 288-quart insulated coffin fishbox
  • Gunnel-mounted lockable tackle storage
  • Two 240-quart insulated forward fishboxes
  • Enclosed Porta-Potti with easy access lockable door in center console
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 28' 0''
    8.53 m
    Beam 8' 6''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 6,600 lbs.
    2,993kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 12''
    0.30 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 9' 0''
    2.74 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 240 gal.
    905.5 L
    Water Capacity 20 gal.
    75.7 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 200-hp Honda 4-Stroke outboards
    Opt. Power 2 x 220-hp Honda 4-Stroke outboards

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 4.2 3.7 1.2 3.7 3.2 789 686 63
    1000 5.7 5.0 2.0 2.9 2.5 631 549 63
    1500 8.4 7.3 3.4 2.5 2.2 534 464 69
    2000 9.2 8.0 4.8 1.2 1.7 412 358 74
    2500 15.2 13.2 6.2 2.5 2.1 530 460 78
    3000 21.0 18.2 9.3 2.3 2.0 489 425 77
    3500 28.0 24.3 11.8 2.4 2.1 514 447 82
    4000 33.7 29.3 15.8 2.1 1.9 461 401 83
    4500 38.0 33.0 19.9 1.9 1.7 412 359 89
    5000 43.1 37.5 33.0 1.3 1.1 282 245 86
    5500 47.6 41.3 36.7 1.3 1.1 280 244 87
    6000 51.8 45.0 41.3 1.3 1.1 271 236 94
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    650 686 1270 6.80 4.54 1.55 63
    1000 549 1015 9.20 7.57 1.24 63
    1500 464 859 13.50 12.87 1.05 69
    2000 358 663 14.80 18.17 0.51 74
    2500 460 853 24.50 23.47 1.04 78
    3000 425 787 33.80 35.20 0.96 77
    3500 447 827 45.10 44.67 1.01 82
    4000 401 742 54.20 59.81 0.91 83
    4500 359 663 61.20 75.33 0.81 89
    5000 245 454 69.40 124.92 0.56 86
    5500 244 451 76.60 138.92 0.55 87
    6000 236 436 83.40 156.34 0.53 94

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.56 sec.
    0 to 30 5.8 sec.
    Ratio 1.86:1
    Props Solas Lexar 15 3/8 X 18
    Load 2 persons, 1/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 51 deg., humid: 47%, wind: 11 mph, seas: moderate chop

    World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    One Tough Cat with Bragging RightsBy Capt. Rob SmithWe have tested the World Cat 270TE before, but I was pleased to test this model again with twin BF225 horsepower Honda outboards, which had some serious power. As expected, World Cat performed with precision and proved her offshore design is not only rugged, but comfortable enough to bring along the family on your outings.

    World Cat 270 TEThis TE version had an optional fiberglass top which I think should be a standard for anyone planning to spend serious time on the water. This one adds six more rod holders, spreader lights and room for a great set of Taco outriggers. Underneath there is room for more electronics and the aluminum frame provides some excellent handholds.

    World Cat 270 TEFeatures Up FrontThe bow area is spacious for easy casting due to the cat design. Our test boat had an electric windlass for simple anchoring, and the line boxes to either side can hold hundreds of feet of line and chain as well as the fenders. Probably the best seat in the house is the coffin box at the front of the helm. This 288 quart insulated box looks a bit like a throne, and will have you relaxing like a king while you wait for the bite you know is out there. To port and starboard are twin 288 quart fishboxes to store your catch on ice as well as store your gear between excursions. Combing pads run the length of the gunwales and offer good toe-kick space. Store your rods on racks under the gunwales and plug in your electric gear in any corner with the standard power connections. Access panels and doors in the gunwales and sole give you access to the fuel water separators, through-hull shut offs, and rigging. Tackle organizers easily tip out from panels in the gunwales so that lures are at hand, right where you need them. Console FeaturesThe helm station on our test boat was well laid out for action. We had a full framed windshield, room for lots of custom electronics like the Honda digital gauges, VHF and flat screen GPS units. The switch for the windlass was tucked behind the hydraulic steering wheel and the battery control center was under the leaning post. On the side of the post was the water selector valve and washdown hose with another four box organizer in the opposite side. Our leaning post was an upgrade with a bait center which adds more rod holders, conceals the batteries and has a knife organizer.

    World Cat 270 TEThe aft section has optional benches that can quickly be removed, folded up and stored when you are on the fish. On the stern are two 31 gallon livewells that are lighted, one to each side. The top of the walkthrough is a cutting board that is screwed into place so you can easily exchange it when it gets too worn out. To access the optional swim platform just drop down the walkthrough doors and head on out. Our boat also had the rails and dive ladder, which will come in handy if you decide to do some spear fishing.

    World Cat 270 TESpecifications and TestAll in all, the World Cat 270TE provides a great platform for some serious fishing with room to easily move from stern to bow without being squeezed. This catamaran measure 28 feet length overall with a beam of 8 feet 6 inches making her an easy boat to trailer to many locations. She weighs in at 7,000 pounds and carries up to 200 gallons of fuel in her twin 100 gallon tanks. The 270TE is rated for up to twin 225 horsepower outboards (as tested) and is Yacht Certified.

    World Cat 270 TEOur test model was on plane in only 4.4 seconds and passing the 30 mile-per-hour mark in 5.8 seconds. She cruised comfortably and most economically around 15.2 mph for a range of 460 miles on a full tank and easily reached her maximum for the day at 51.8 mph.For tournament capability, great handling and rough water fishing, the 270TE from World Cat is hard to beat. This model deserves a closer look.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) is 51.8 mph (83.4 kph), burning 41.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 156.32 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) is 28.0 mph (45.1 kph), and the boat gets 2.38 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.01 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 514 miles (827.2 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 200-hp Honda 4-Stroke outboards.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Portable Standard
    Power Steering Optional
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Optional
    Swim Platform Optional
    Transom Door Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    10 year limited
    Yes

    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Yes
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