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World Cat 250 DC (2007-2010)
(w/ 2 x 150-hp Honda 4-Stroke Outboards)

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Brief Summary

The World Cat 250 DC combines a great overall ride, with fishability and features for the family. This power catamaran uses patented technology to aerate the water flowing between the two hulls, to soften the ride like no other power catamaran I have tested. The Hydro-Ram softens the ride out in the rough wave action you typically see offshore, which means the family will enjoy the ride as much as you do.

Key Features

  • Bow pulpit with roller and cleat
  • Full 316 marine-grade stainless steel bow rail
  • Enclosed lockable changing area and a freshwater electric pump-out head
  • 100% wood free construction
  • 10-year limited, transferable structural hull warranty
  • Large self bailing cockpit
  • 300-quart transom fish box
  • Hydraulic tilt steering
  • 31-gallon lighted livewell
  • Gunwale mounted tackle storage
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 0''
    7.92 m
    Beam 8' 6''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 5,950 lbs.
    2699 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 12''
    0.31 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 9' 0''
    2.74 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 200 gal.
    757 L
    Water Capacity 10 gal.
    37.85 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 150-hp Honda 4-Stroke Outboards
    Opt. Power 2 x 150-hp Honda 4-Stroke Outboards

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 3.1 2.7 0.5 6.1 5.3 1098 955 64
    1000 5.0 4.3 1.2 4.1 3.6 743 646 68
    1500 6.5 5.7 1.9 3.4 3.0 616 535 70
    2000 7.9 6.8 2.7 2.9 2.5 523 455 69
    2500 8.7 7.6 4.1 2.2 1.9 387 336 74
    3000 14.3 12.4 5.6 2.5 2.2 458 398 79
    3500 19.3 16.8 8.0 2.4 2.1 437 380 78
    4000 23.5 20.4 9.8 2.4 2.1 433 376 82
    4500 28.9 25.1 12.4 2.3 2.0 421 366 81
    5000 33.8 29.3 16.8 2.0 1.8 362 314 84
    5500 37.6 32.7 21.4 1.8 1.5 317 276 87
    6000 42.7 37.1 29.6 1.5 1.3 260 226 87
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    650 955 1767 5.00 1.89 2.59 64
    1000 646 1196 8.00 4.54 1.76 68
    1500 535 991 10.50 7.19 1.45 70
    2000 455 842 12.70 10.22 1.24 69
    2500 336 623 14.00 15.52 0.91 74
    3000 398 737 23.00 21.20 1.08 79
    3500 380 703 31.10 30.28 1.03 78
    4000 376 697 37.80 37.10 1.02 82
    4500 366 678 46.50 46.94 0.99 81
    5000 314 583 54.40 63.59 0.85 84
    5500 276 510 60.50 81.01 0.75 87
    6000 226 418 68.70 112.05 0.62 87

    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 5.3 sec.
    0 to 30 8.4 sec.
    Ratio 2.14:1
    Props 14 3/4 X 17 HR Titan
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 51 deg., humid: 47%, wind: 11 mph, seas: moderate chop

    Captain's Report

    World Cat 250 DC
    If you’re looking for a very capable bowrider, then you owe it to yourself to check out the World Cat 250 DC.

    The World Cat 250 DC combines great ride, fishability and family fun into one neat package. This power catamaran uses patented technology to aerate the water flowing between the two hulls, thereby softening the ride like no other power catamaran I have tested. The Hydro-Ram softens out the ride in the typical offshore rough wave action which means the family will enjoy the ride as much as you do.

    World Cat 250 DC
    One Fast Cat... The 250 DC has the ability and versatility to take on what's thrown its way.

    Forward Layout

    The front deck can serve as a large casting platform. Our test boat had an optional windlass mounted between the large capacity line lockers on the port and starboard sides. All horizontal surfaces have an aggressive grip surface for sure footing. Seating up front can be roomy enough for the entire family to relax together, or for someone to work fish from the safe and more comfortable cockpit floor. Under the front bench seat is a large capacity storage box. More storage is on either side and a table can be set up for snacks in the center.

    World Cat 250 DC
    A pedestal mounted table can be lowered to accommodate a sunpad, or removed for more room.

    The starboard box reaches all the way into the helm storage so you can safely store your favorite fishing rods inside. The stereo mount sticks into the top of the port side, but there is still plenty of room for gear to store in here. The walkthrough is plenty wide for the kids to run through or for someone to race up front to gaff your fish when you reel it in.We had the optional fiberglass T-top with Taco Outriggers. Seating underneath is either the standard captain’s chairs or you can opt for a back-to-back ski lounger on the companion side.

    World Cat 250 DC
    World Cat didn’t leave out the obligatory head/changing room in the design.

    The port side in the cockpit is a handy space with a deep changing room and Porta-Potti inside the compartment. The optional stereo is mounted in here with a remote at the helm. Ventilation is provided by a power vent that exhausts at the top, behind the windshield. I would rather see that exhaust outside the cockpit, but it does work.

    Behind the Wheel

    The helm is well laid out for comfortable work as well. There is plenty of room to set up the electronics the way you want them. We had the Honda digital gauges to monitor the engines. Because we had the T-top, we also had an extra electronics box overhead. Above the hydraulic steering is a large space for flat panel electronic mapping systems as well as a 12-volt socket for portable gear. Next to the helm is a raw water connection as well as a fresh water hand shower for rinsing off after a swim.

    World Cat 250 DCIn the cockpit, we had optional removable benches that quickly set up or pop out and fold away for more fishing room when needed. The top of the stern held a 31 gallon livewell with light, as well as a 300 qt fish box to store your catch or hold a bunch of cold beverages for a day out with the family. Battery, fuel/water separators, battery management switches and access to shut-offs are all easy to get too behind panels and doors at the back. Power outlets are in each corner for power trolling gear, (or maybe a blender for iced beverages.) If you have any divers in the clan, they are really going to like the swim platform and dive ladder on this model.

    World Cat 250 DC

    Specifications and Ride

    The 250 DC measures 26’ (7.92 m) LOA with a trailerable beam width of 8'6" (2.6 m). She weighs in at 5,950 lbs (2,969 kg) and carries 200 gallons (757 L) of fuel in her twin 100 gallon (378.5 L) tanks. Her twin hulls only draw only 12” (30.5 cm) with the engines trimmed out of the water. When I ran her, I found she was out of the hole in only 5.3 seconds and up to 30 mph in only 8.4 seconds. She was riding comfortably at cruise at 14.3 mph and reached a maximum of 42.7 mph. At cruise, she will deliver 458 miles on a tank of fuel.

    World Cat 250 DCFor family fun and fishing power, the 250 DC really puts it all together nicely.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the World Cat 250 DC (2007-2010) is 42.7 mph (68.7 kph), burning 29.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 112.04 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the World Cat 250 DC (2007-2010) is 23.5 mph (37.8 kph), and the boat gets 2.41 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.02 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 433 miles (696.85 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 150-hp Honda 4-Stroke Outboards.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

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

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Optional
    Swim Platform Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Ten year limited


    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Yes

    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.