Leader 220 Cat
(w/ 2 x 115-hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboards)

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Leader 220 Cat
Leader 220 Cat
The 220 CAT is the largest of the Leader fleet and boasts a sleek looking design. She’s a versatile fishboat that can get in close to the shallows and also take to offshore waters without a problem.

Key Features

    The 220 CAT offers all the fishing features you will need while out on the water. The cockpit features good non-skid, four gunnel-mounted rod holders, and port and starboard tow rails for greater safety. Other fishing features include a lighted aerated livewell, raw water washdown, and lighted 40-gallon fishbox. The command console includes a locking electronics box, full instrumentation, and a wrap around windshield. There is easy access to all wire harnesses behind the console and this area can also be used for storage or a porta-potty.

Specifications

Leader 220 Cat Specifications
Length Overall 22'00'' Dry Weight 3000 lbs
Beam 8'6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 12'' Fuel Cap 110 gal
Deadrise/Transom ~ Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance ~
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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Strength and Durability

The superb handling and design of the Leader 220 Cat makes sure that nothing comes between you and a box full of fish, not even rough weather! Features like closed cell foam floatation, wood free cons

Good Design Features

The command center in the console includes a locking electronics box, full instrumentation, and a wrap around windshield. Inside the console there’s room for a porti-potti and all wiring is easily acc

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Night Missions

The entire inner liner is non-skid with a deep diamond pattern that’s much deeper than most boats, and the liner has oversized scuppers to ensure dry feet. Waterproof cockpit lights and the lighted 20

Serious Fishing Machine

Any serious fishing machine must be functional as well, and the 220 Cat is exactly that. At the bow there’s a convenient anchor locker between the sponsons and there’s a large casting deck with deep d

Leader 220 Cat Captain's Report

Leader 220 Cat has serious Offshore Ability!



When you’re ready to do some fishing, the last thing you want is to be fighting sea conditions rather than fish. That’s why the superb handling and design of the Leader 220 Cat makes sure that nothing comes between you and a box full of fish.

With the Leader 220 Cat, there won’t be many days where rough conditions will keep you off the water. Leader is one of the more recent builders in the catamaran market, but has already established itself as a benchmark for quality and performance. Closed cell foam flotation is used in the wood free construction process ensuring strength and durability. The twin sponsons are also high and narrow providing excellent rough water capability.

Any serious fishing machine must be functional as well, and the 220 Cat is exactly that. At the bow there’s a convenient anchor locker between the sponsons and there’s a large casting deck with deep diamond tread non-skid that also has a pad for sunning or sitting. Four flush mounted gunnel rod holders with rack rod holders beneath keep your gear organized. Stainless steel toe rails help keep you secure when leaning over the gunnel to grab your trophy fish. There’s also six pop-up stainless cleats that keep snags to a minimum and a full stainless bow rail for added safety.

Just forward of the center console is a 94-quart Igloo cooler and there’s room for a second cooler under the leaning post at the helm.

The command center in the console includes a locking electronics box, full instrumentation, and a wrap around windshield. Inside the console there’s room for a porti-potti and all wiring is easily accessed there as well. A built in 3 piece tackle center and a custom aluminum leaning post round out the key features of the helm.

The entire inner liner is non-skidded with a deep diamond pattern that’s much deeper than most boats and the liner has oversized scuppers to ensure dry feet when offshore and there are waterproof lights in the cockpit for missions after dark. And fishing at night is easy using the lighted 20-gallon aerated live well and the lighted oversized fish box. There’s also a handy raw water wash down located just below the bait prep center to assist in clean up.

The 220 Cat is capable of slipping into just 12” of water or running in big seas well offshore. The level tracking of the tunnel hull took some getting used to as it rolled to the outside of the turn like all cats. The wide 8’6” beam of this 22 footer really provides for a lot of deck space and you’ll feel as if you’re in a much larger boat.

Our test boat was rigged with a pair of Suzuki 115 four stroke engines. The 220 reached a top speed of 40.8 mph at 5800 rpm, and maximum fuel efficiency was recorded at a nice cruising speed of 30.15 mph. At that speed the 220 Cat can cruise for almost 11 hours or for nearly 320 miles based on the 110 gallon fuel cell…..incredible ! That’s 3 miles per gallon of fuel! She’s also quick to plane with a time of 3.95 seconds.

So if your looking for a serious fishing machine with a brash go anywhere attitude, try the Leader 220 Cat on for size. Not only will you stay dry, but you’ll swear you’re on a 30 footer!

---- Capt. Matt Barkley

Test Captain/ Senior Editor

Leader 220 Cat Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Leader 220 Cat is 40.8 mph (65.7 kph), burning 23.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 89.33 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Leader 220 Cat is 30.2 mph (48.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.90 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.23 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 287 miles (461.88 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 115-hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboards.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Leader 220 Cat Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional Sunbrella
Cockpit Cover Optional Sunbrella

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Leader 220 Cat Warranty

Leader 220 Cat 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.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Leader 220 Cat Price

Leader 220 Cat Price
Pricing Range $27,995.00
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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