Boat Test: 2018 World Cat 255 DC

Boat Tested2018 World Cat 255 DC
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Dual Console
Manufacturer World Cat
Length26ft / 7.92 m
Beam8ft 6in / 2.59 m
HullFiberglass
Max HP350
Drive TypeOutboard
Engine MakeYamaha Outboards
Fuel Capacity186
By Steven Bull
The 255 DC is one of World Cat’s most popular models, especially in big water. It’s compact at 26 feet, but the catamaran style means this midsize bowrider doesn’t get slammed across waves. Instead, thanks to physics, the hull design helps cut through them for a smooth ride.

The catamaran hull also means the bow is square, not triangular, so you get the benefits of a massive day boat without having to have a massive day boat. At the bow, there is comfortable seating for six adults with insulated storage underneath. A large starboard compartment has dry storage with holder slots for nine rods.

This World Cat is a DC, or dual console. The helm and passenger seats have flip-up bolsters and stainless cup holders. A high windscreen with a walk through protects from the elements. The helm easily fits a 12-inch multifunction display with room for more customization later.

Within the port side console there is an electric porcelain head with freshwater fill and pump out. Because the cat’s design keeps the depth on the sides, the headroom in here is significant. The powder coated frame and fibreglass hardtop comes standard. There are LED overhead and spreader lights and speakers built in as well as rocket launchers on either side.

Under the rear seats in the aft cockpit is a standard 30 gal (114 L) livewell with 1,100 gph pump. It’s insulated so it can also be used as a cooler or even as more dry storage. At the transom are flip down seats, flanking the centreline walkthrough to the swim platform. They fold up away quickly for more fishing space. Taking a quick dip is easy with the reboarding ladder between the twin Yamahas.

I always fancied myself a dog person, but I think I may be a cat fan now.

TEST BOAT ENGINE
Twin Yamaha F150, 150-horsepower, 2.7 L, in-line 4 cylinder, DOHC EFI
DETAILSLength: 26 ft / 7.92 mBeam: 8 ft 6 in/ 2.59 mWeight: 6,600 lbs/ 2,994 kgFuel Capacity: 186 gals / 704 L
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