May 29, 2012
Florida Sportsman highlights the World Cat 320 CC
Florida Sportsman met up with Rodney Antonioli of World Cat at the Miami Boat Show to learn the ins-and-outs of their 32-foot center console cat.
Twenty-eight inches of freeboard, 10-foot, 6-inch beam and a classic cat hull that spans more than 32 feet—the World Cat 320 CC
provides the space to fish and a stable, comfy ride in bumpy seas. Amenities in the 105-square-foot cockpit include a 45-gallon livewell, 12 rod holders and four rocket launchers, 325 gallons of fishbox storage, wraparound windshield, washdown and marine head.
A Euro-style transom allows large fish to be hauled aboard or divers to easily climb aboard. Up front, the bow has seating for six adults. Anglers and gear ride smoothly on a patented Vectorflo Air Cushion System. We sea-trialed the boat at the Miami Boat Show and documented no-slip performance when making sharp turns, not unlike a vee hull. Maximum horsepower is 600. Rigged with power, dry weight tops 9,600 pounds. Fuel capacity is 300 gallons. Price is $233,500 with twin 300 Suzukis.
World Cat Offshore Power Boats
1090 West Saint James Street
Tarboro, North Carolina 27886
Length: 32 feet, 2 inches
Beam: 10 feet, 6 inches
Draft: 16 inches
Dry weight: 9,600 pounds with twin 300s
Max horsepower: 600 hp
Fuel capacity: 300 gallons (2 150-gallon tanks)
Transom height: 25 inches
Freeboard Aft: 28 inches
Bridge Clearance: 9 feet
The World Cat crew preps the 320 CC for boat rides and testing at the Miami Boat Show at the Sea Isle Marina.
Fiberglass top and wraparound shield (plus wipers) make for protected rides in rough water. Below, a 185-quart molded seat doubles as a fishbox or cooler.
Walk-through transom divides twin fold-down stern seats. This 320 CC is mounted with twin 4-stroke Suzuki 300s, max horsepower is 600. Ladder and six transom rod holders make the cockpit diver and fisher friendly.
Detailed look at the freshwater transom wash with 20-gallon holding tank. At right, an open storage compartment.
A look underneath the transom fold-out seat reveals easy access to wiring and fuel filter compartments.
Starboard side cockpit compartments shows storage trays for tackle.
Portside cockpit compartments reveal storage for trolling tackle.
Fiberglass leaning post and bait-prep station includes 45-gallon re-circulating livewell and raw-water washdown.
A close-up look at the insulated, lighted livewell at the bait-prep station.
Drawers for tackle and storage at the bait-prep station.
A sizeable horn and 32-foot length means watch out! when the 320 CC is throttling up.
Describing the helm: Thirteen-inch Edson wheel, two steel cup holders, and a lockable electronics area (capable of holding dual 15-inch monitors) make up this battle-station console. Marine head with 15-gallon holding tank fills out the inside of the console (not pictured).
Double-wide flip up bolster seats and center armrest are comfy for driver and passenger.
Easy access to the raw water washdown that come standard on the 320 CC.
Lock your rods inside port and starboard storage compartments. Three rods with 50-size reels fit snug.
One of two 300-quart fish boxes with diaphragm pumps.
Below this cushion seat is 225-quart storage to use as a fishbox or cooler. Box drains overboard, and there's a matching compartment on the starboard side.
Bow seating has room for six adults.
Optional anchor system includes windlass with 300 feet of line, 15 feet of chain and a 22-pound anchor.