The catamaran concept has worked for nearly 2,000 years, maybe more, for traversing large bodies of water safely. Building them is not as easy as a mono hull, something that made them rare among powerboat builders during the last century, but that is changing. Today, from the U.S. Navy to both commercial and recreational boat builders scattered all over the world, powercats of all sizes are more in evidence than ever before.
The leading builder of recreational powercats in the U.S. is World Cat and its sister company, Glacier Bay, both of which are owned by the PowerCat Group. The cats that they are building are versatile vessels able to be used as fishing boats, dive boats, or cruising boats and perform all needed functions very well. The World Cat 320 EC is a prime example of such a boat.