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Old 08-15-2008, 11:19 PM
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I got an email today with the new 38' Sonic cat, anyone see it? It has 2 outboards on the swim platform. Wonder how it will perform!!



The New 38 Sonic Cat Outboard

The Latest edition to the Sonic Fleet is the 38 Cruising Outboard Power Cat designed by Mares. Fuel prices are up and are going to stay that way. Sonic is looking for more ways to improve fuel consumption by introducing the Outboard Cruising Cat.
The Cat hull is the perfect platform for efficiency, combined with outboard power, this boat is the wave of the future. Primarily aimed at the European market there is nothing like it on the water.
The cockpit offers spacious sun lounges, wet bar, grill and a back deck that gives easy access to the water. This Power Cat is like no other and has room below with a queen bed, enclosed head, flat screen TV and nicely appointed furniture. She is available with 2009 custom paint by EFX and various engine options.





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This proven Cat hull was designed to be a planing cat with great handling capability in the most challenging sea conditions. Economical, Fast and Stable at speed or anchor, this new boat has it all. Call the factory direct or your nearest dealer for more in formation. Catch the Wave of the Future! Ride a Mares inspired Sonic Cat today!

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Interesting....
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It is only missing one thing .................................................3 More Outboards
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It'd be really cool if you could get it with some Yanmar diesels instead of the eggbeaters.

Looks really nice.
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I wonder what kind of speeds they will get? The Merc outboards are up to what, 350hp now?
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I got an email today with the new 38' Sonic cat, anyone see it? It has 2 outboards on the swim platform. Wonder how it will perform!!
My guess is pretty slow, maybe high 70's? Before the BT the other two boats we were looking into were the Mares 38 and OE 39. The deal breaker was insurance on the cats but both had decent cabins, (wife). The fastest Mares we looked at was a twin Procharged one down by Michigan City. With 850 per side it was just over 100. There is a decent deal on one on Ebay now, http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mares...mZ130246588153.
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didnt know there was a market for that
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It's made from a Mares mold. I know that Mares have a porpoising problem. I would think with all that weight addd to the transom it would make it even worse. But what do I know!
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[QUOTE=Ratickle;2654928]My guess is pretty slow, maybe high 70's?,



??? Damn, high 70's for a large cat with 2 outboards seems pretty good to me.




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My guess is pretty slow, maybe high 70's?,
??? Damn, high 70's for a large cat with 2 outboards seems pretty good to me.
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I was guessing based on the Mares/Sonic cats with IO's. The one following is for sale on the net. Twin 500 IO's at 500hp each vs twin 350 OB's at 350 hp each. 90 vs high 70's? You're right, probably low to mid 70's best?

Class:Power
Category:Catamaran (power)
Year:2007
Make:Sonic
Model:38 Sonic cat
Length:38
Location:Stuart, FL
Builder:Sonic
Designer:Mares
LOA:38
Beam:11
Draft:2.6
Engine Model:525 EFI
Horsepower:1000
Cruising Speed:70MPH
Max Speed:90MPH
Propulsion Type:TWIN I/O
Hull Material:FIBERGLASS/COMPOSITE
Fuel Type:GAS
Fuel:260
Holding:20
Water:20
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