World Cat 250 DC (2006-)
(w/ 2 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards))

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World Cat 250 DC (2006-)
World Cat 250 DC (2006-)
Test Power-- 2 x 150-hp Honda 4-Stroke Outboards

Best Cruise-- 16.1 mph @ 3000 rpm

WOT-- 40.6 mph @ 5600 rpm

The 250 DC offers a winning combination of a family fishboat with the functionality of a catamaran. The unique Vectorflo hull delivers an improved ride, better stability, and even better fuel economy.

Key Features

  • Forward sun lounge
  • Ergonomic helm design with ladder-back captain's chair
  • Large enclosed changing area with Porta-Potti
  • 3 forward lockable storage compartments
  • 25-gallon lighted livewell
  • 300-quart insulated aft fishbox

Specifications

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Specifications
Length Overall 26' 0'' Dry Weight 5,590 lbs. w/ twin engines
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 12'' Fuel Cap 200 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 10 gal.
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 9' 0''
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 250 DC (2006-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 2 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards)
Opt. Power 2 x 135-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards)
2 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards)
2 x 115-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
2 x 150-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
2 x 140-hp Suzuki 4-stroke

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Photo Gallery

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A Versatile Catamaran

The 250DC has the versatility of a sportboat with the safety of a catamaran.

Comfortable Seats

Both seats at the helm are comfortable with slide and swivel adjustments and removable cushions for easy clean-up.

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Honda-Powered

Our boat came equipped with twin Honda 150-hp outboards that provided great power for fishing and skiing in this rig.

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Captain's Report

The 250DC -- The Most Popular Model in the Fleet

This catamaran will surprise you in many ways starting with her super-stable ride, and open fishing space.

By Capt. Bob Smith

Test Captain

The 250DC shows how World Cat married the style and performance of a fast skiboat with the functionality and stability of an offshore catamaran fishing boat. I have to admit, while running in big swells out of the inlet to Morehead City I had my doubts of staying dry, but while running the boat for the helicopter shots, I became a believer. I expected a rough ride with lots of crashing down, but that wasn't the case. I was pleased with the smooth landings even running at fast speeds.

Starting at the Bow

The bow of the 250DC has a sturdy bow pulpit with anchor roller and deck for working with the ground tackle. Large lockers on either side can handle long anchor lines and plenty of spare gear. Topside surfaces are skid resistant and the bow has high rails making the parents of small children aboard feel safer. You can either remove the cushions to create a large casting deck in front or add the filler cushions to create a wonderful spot to catch a cat nap or work on your tan. Under the bow seat is a huge fish box for your day’s catch, and to keep your fishing gear close by, there are side lockers that offer plenty of storage for fishing equipment. The starboard locker on this boat has taken advantage of the space with a rod locker that reaches under the helm for longer rigs. When you need to refuel, snacks can be set up on the storable table with drop leafs, making it easier to slide into the bow seat with the table set up.

Helm Features

At the helm area I enjoyed the cover of the hardtop, but wished they had elevated it just another inch so the electronics box was not such a magnet for my head. Both seats in here are comfortable with slide and swivel adjustments and removable cushions for easy clean-up. The helm itself has a tilt wheel with hydraulic assisted steering. A large white space above the wheel offers enough room to add your favorite flat panel displays. Left of the wheel is a remote control for the stereo which is mounted in the head compartment. Honda gauges at the dash make keeping an eye on the engine performance very easy. Just behind the helm is a raw water connection for rinsing the deck after boating a fish and a fresh water shower for rinsing off after a swim.

The companion side has a nice gasketed glove box keeping your papers and wallets dry. Our boat took advantage of the space on the companion side with a pod that included a head inside. With a catamaran design, you’ll appreciate the overhead room when getting into this head and changing room.

At the stern you have bolsters surrounding the space to protect your legs as you work a fish on board. Access hatches get you to the batteries and to the other mechanical equipment inside. Under the gunwales on both sides are tip out boxes with tackle organizers inside. In the port corner is a livewell and on the starboard side is a second fish box.

About the Engine

Our boat came equipped with twin Honda 150-hp outboards that provided great power for fishing and skiing in this rig. These powerful outboards are the same engines used in their Accord and Element automobiles, so you can expect proven good performers.

Honda’s variable intake system meters the air to meet the demands of getting up on plane quickly, and then reduces the air to efficiently stay on top of the water underway. A belt-driven 44 amp alternator insures plenty of electricity to power both the engine and has power left over for powering the electronics you add on board. Routine maintenance of these engines is simplified with the use of a spin-on oil filter and a unique oil drain system on the side of the foot of the engine.

Specs and Performance

The 2006 250 DC measures 26-feet length overall with a beam width of 8’6”. She weighs 3,900 lbs. dry, and I found this boat is pretty easy to manage on the trailer. I tested the 250 in the Intracoastal waters of Morehead City, NC and found her best cruise to be around 16.1 mph at 3000 rpm with a full tank range of 451 miles. She topped out at 40.6 mph turning 5000 rpm.

If you want the versatility of a sportboat with the safety of a catamaran, and with twin power systems, then World Cat has a great solution for you with their 250DC.

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the World Cat 250 DC (2006-) is 40.6 mph (65.3 kph), burning 27.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 105.6 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the World Cat 250 DC (2006-) is 16.1 mph (25.9 kph), and the boat gets 2.51 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.07 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 451 miles (725.81 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 150-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 250 DC (2006-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Optional
Head: Portable Standard
Head: Fixed Optional
Power Steering Optional
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Windlass Optional
Exterior Features
Hardtop Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Warranty

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Price

World Cat 250 DC (2006-) Price
Pricing Range $116,266.00
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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