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


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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

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Specifications
Length Overall 28' 0''
8.53 m
Dry Weight 6,600 lbs.
2,993kg
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 12''
0.30 m
Fuel Cap 240 gal.
905.5 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 20 gal.
75.7 L
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 9' 0''
2.74 m
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

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) 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

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Captain's Report

One Tough Cat with Bragging Rights

By Capt. Rob Smith

We 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 TE

This 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 TE

Features Up Front

The 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 Features

The 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 TE

The 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 TE

Specifications and Test

All 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 TE

Our 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.

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) 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.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Standard and Optional Equipment
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

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Warranty

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Warranty Information
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Hull Warranty
Years 10 year limited
Transferable Yes
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Price

World Cat 270 TE (2007-2010) Price
Pricing Range $161,787.00
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.


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