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Livingston Boats, with their proven Cat hulls, have the advantage!

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 sea.

Cat Advantage #2
Modern powercats have traditional boat lines
Every 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.

Cat Advantage #3
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.

Cat Advantage #4
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.

Cat Advantage #5
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 rough seas
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
Modern 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.

Cat Advantage #12
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
Cats are 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's more fuel-efficient on land, too!

Cat Advantage #14
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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