Boat Test: 2017 World Cat 320 DC

Boat Tested2017 World Cat 320 DC
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Power
Manufacturer World Cat
Length32ft 2in / 9.80 m
Beam10ft 6in / 3.20 m
Weight11600
HullFiberglass
Fuel Capacity279
By Mike Gridley

Once a class of boats only seen in saltwater, catamarans can now be found on many large bodies of freshwater.

The World Cat 320 Dual Console is spacious with room to seat fourteen comfortably. The cockpit features a 35-gallon livewell. A solid transom door allows access to the swim platform and dive ladder. Immediately behind the helm is the refreshment centre with sink, refrigerator, electric grill and storage drawers.

The raised bridge deck is protected by a hardtop with two overhead hatches, LED spreader and interior lights. The elevation allows for more interior headroom and a large in-deck 236-litre fish box. Storage can be found in the twin fibreglass pods and, for comfort, the bridge deck shares the air conditioning system with the head and berth. There is even a TV for entertainment that can display navigation data as well.

The helm has been designed for serious cruising. The captain’s chair is fully adjustable, with an armrest, footrest and bolster for standing. Controls are all well placed and the sightlines are excellent.

The bow is extra spacious with seating for six or ultra comfortable lounging for two. There is a 284-litre insulated storage compartment to starboard and standard storage to port.

The starboard console has a fully appointed head. For extended stays, World Cat has designed a surprisingly accommodating cabin and berth to port. The seating folds to create a berth with storage below and many amenities like a TV and microwave round out the space.

Underway, there is no mistaking the unique ride of a catamaran. Entering a turn, the 320 first leans to the outside then corrects. The VectorFlo hull design combines and channels air and water between the hulls to create a cushion for a softer ride while reducing the wetted surface friction for improved performance and efficiency. This, with the power of the twin Yamahas, means this World Cat is ready for you to put it to the test. 

TEST BOAT ENGINE
Twin Yamaha F300 Offshore, 4.2 L (254.4 ci), 300 hp, V-6, four-stroke, DOHC 24 valve with Variable Valve Timing and MPI

ACCELERATION (mph/sec)
0-20/4.75; 0-30/7.48
TOP SPEED (mph/rpm)
42.5/6,000
CRUISING SPEED (mph/rpm)
27.5/4,000

DETAILS
Length: 32 ft 2 in /9.8 m
Beam: 10 ft 6 in / 3.2 m
Weight: 11,600 lbs / 5,261.7 kg
Fuel Capacity: 279 gals/1,056.1 L
Water Capacity: 45 gals/170.3 L
Waste Capacity: 15 gals/56.8 L

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