Cat Advantage #1
Cats track well in a following sea
A catamaran is much
better than a monohull in a following sea, as a mono will plow into the front wave as they come down, then turn or pitch-pull
when they plow into this next wave. Cats are more bouyant in the bow making a cat boat more relaxing to drive in a following
Cat Advantage #2
Modern powercats have traditional boat lines
boater is aware that Australians and New Zealanders know their boats. And catamarans aren't ugly to them: in fact there are
four times more power cats in Australia and New Zealand than here in the U.S.. Modern U.S. cat boats have a very traditional
rising bow shear like the other Carolina Sportfishing Boats. Some modern mono-hulls are now copying the square bow of cats
to increase forward usable space now who is more modern.
Cats are easy to drive and much more maneuverable than a monohull
Cats are incredibly simple to operate: once you learn the basics
of keeping a proper trim you'll be 90% of the way to being an expert. Boaters will tell you that learning to drive a catamaran
was easy...and they'll never go back to a monohull.
Modern cats can lean inboard when turning
Modern cats are designed to bank inboard, especially at high rates of speed.
At slow speeds and during slow turns, cats do tend to lean slightly outboard, but the effect is so minor that you rarely notice.
At high speeds, however, power catamarans bank inboard, just like a monohull.
Cats drift well in a beam sea
The twin-hull design allows for a smoother drift in beam seas, and settles
much faster than a monohull.
Cat Advantage #6
Cats are BEAUTIFUL in
Some customers have the impression that cats are fine in three to five feet seas, but only monohulls
can handle seas over six feet. This is just flat-out wrong: catamarans are superior in every way in rough seas. For thousands
of years, fishermen have trusted the twin hull design to get them through big seas.
Cat Advantage #7
Experienced boaters prefer cats
Every fisherman knows that Australians and New Zealanders
know their boats, because the smoothness of the ride especially in their infamously rough water is superior to any monohull's.
The truth is that boaters who have experience with both kinds of crafts almost always prefer cats. The PowerCat Group's customer
base is made up of experienced boaters who understand the advantages of a catamaran: 76% of them have owned three or more
boats, and they choose a power catamaran.
Cat Advantage #8
cats have the same quality as a high-end mono hull
The PowerCat Group was specifically founded to create a modern boat company
that deliberately went against boating industry standards like inbreeding and fear of change. We utilize innovative and cutting-edge
materials, processes, designs, and management techniques to build the highest-quality boats on the water. PowerCat Group is
expertly managed by experienced executives, and has grown even in tough markets.
Cat Advantage #9
Cats are easy to learn to drive
Though catamarans are different boats from monohulls,
with a unique handling all their own, learning to drive a catamaran is much easier than driving a conventional boat.
Cat Advantage #10
Cats are very stable in rough seas
One of our expert
bloggers, Dean Travis Clark, recently took a 26' cat from the Midway Islands to Hawaii, a trip that regularly featured eighteen
foot seas. Try riding one of those in a 26' monohull!
Cat Advantage #11
Cats love a head sea
Thanks to the twin-hull design, catamarans actually perform better in head seas compared to monohulls. The secret is
how the unique hull design handles displacement.
Preserve your investment with a strong resale value (more buyers of used cats than sellers)
It's true, you rarely
see a used power catamaran...but only because owners love their boats so much they never want to sell them! Of all the power
catamarans built in the last decade, only 4% are available for resale. With so few used boats on the market, the resale value
of these boats is actually quite high.
Cat Advantage #13
easier to load on a trailer and wind flows through the tunnel making the drive more steady
The twin hulls actually make the boats
easier to trailer and easier to transport. Every catamaran trailer has a tracking pad that guides the hulls as you load or
unload the boat. The unique design of the power catamaran creates less air resistance when on the move, meaning the boat is
not only more fuel efficient on the water...it's more fuel-efficient on land, too!
Cat boats are designed to flex like an airplane wing
At the PowerCat Group, we've worked with laminate experts to
design our boats to flex, and we have over a decade over rigorous testing to prove that our design is safe and dependable.
We have over 80,000 customers in cats and we've never heard of a cat boat breaking in half.
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