It looks like this is more of an outboard discussion than a CC discussion......
In a nut shell... YES..
what about a 33 foot cat with a beautiful North Carolina flair and 10'- beam fishing/poker run boat, twin 350's that is about 70+ plus mph..would that sell in this market place..
Last edited by Jassman; 03-30-2011 at 07:51 AM.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee...thank you..thank you very much
Most CCs are used as a sporty alternative to a deckboat/pontoon boat and not for fishing.
Most CCs based off sportboat hulls arent actually liked by real fishing guys, too narrow and too tipsy .
When I lived in Palm Beach I would go a lot of sundays to
hang out on the intercoastal and it was a constant parade of
CCs most the day and not a single fishing rod on any of them..
Last edited by HTRDLNCN; 03-30-2011 at 09:28 AM.
That said we didn't want to go too wide as then you lose performance and pound a little more. Trailering also gets more complicated.
At 10' our boat seems to appeal to the sport boat buyer but the fish guys like it too.
Why does the kingfishing crowd choose them? Two of the same reasons a lot of performance-boat owners have moved to them: They're fast (relatively speaking, of course), seaworthy and (thanks to outboard power) reliable.
Don't get me wrong. I am not saying custom and semi-custom high-performance catamarans will disappear. (The future of the production side, at least from what I'm seeing, is less certain.) I am saying that as performance-boat owners age their needs, tastes and desires change, and that has been expressed, particularly in the last 10 years, in the increased popularity for center consoles among these owners.
The fact is the performance-boat owner community is aging, and has been aging for some time, at a much faster pace than its "replacement rate." Or to put it simply, there aren't enough young guys getting into it as there are older guys getting out of it ... or shifting to other styles of boats, most notably center consoles, which, by the way, I never said were "something new."
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