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catamaran boats Florida

catamaran boats FloridaCraigCat Catamaran boats are very versatile. There is great flexibility with the number of add on’s, upgrades and customizing you can do with this type of boat. You can add deluxe seating, beverage holders, utility racks, and quite a few awesome fishing specific add-ons. Many of our customers use their Catamaran Boats for fishing trips, so we want to offer all the add-ons that they may need. Since the CraigCat is so versatile, adding/ taking off fishing accessories is simple! Check out what fishing accessories we currently offer…

Wing Storage Racks– Assuming you’ve seen the CraigCat Catamaran Boats, you can see that it is a compact design.There is enough space to store your favorite fishing gear and a small cooler, which is one reason the CraigCat is so awesome! Once you purchase your boat from CraigCat, you can decide if you need more storage. Fisherman need space for their tackle box and gear, which is why we have created wing storage racks that customers can purchase as an add-on. The racks are 1’ X 2’ and located on both sides of the boat. The racks are placed in the perfect spot where you can conveniently create the space to change fishing lures and get your pole ready.

Elevated Fishing Seat- YOU’LL LOVE THIS! The standard CraigCat models come with two seats which are in the style of a “low rider.” If you love to fish, you probably know that it’s difficult to fish while being low to the ground. You need to be standing or elevated so you cast the pole properly. Well, we got you covered with our elevated fishing seat! You can quickly and easily replace either the driver or passenger seat with the elevated fishing seat. With a Kingpin System, the stainless steel base plate and aluminum post attached to the seat is MEANT for trolling purposes.

Electric Trolling Motor Mount- An electric trolling motor mount is one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can install on your boat. This type of motor can be used as the primary motor in moving your boat around or it can be used as a backup motor. Trolling motors are great for fishing boats because you can navigate around the water quietly and at a slow pace. Our electric trolling motor mount is made for trolling motors up to 30lbs of thrust.

Fishing Rod Holder- Often times fishermen use multiple fishing poles to maximize their chances of catching fish. It’s hard to handle multiple poles, which is why we created a fishing rod holder that can be easily added to any of our boats. It holds four rods and reels and is an aluminum frame with polyethylene rod holders. The perfect compliment to any fishing enthusiasts boat.

As you can see, CraigCat offers all the necessary add-ons to turn your Catamaran Boat into a FISHING MACHINE. If you’re interested in any other add-ons, please visit our website to see what else we offer. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please give us a call. We want the CraigCat to be as versatile and customizable as possible! Visit www.craigcat.com for more info.

e2 Elite catamaran boat

7 Benefits of Catamaran Boats

e2 Elite catamaran boatCraigCat Power Catamarans offer the fun, stability, comfort, ease of handling and amenities that you will not find on any other watercraft in the world.

1. Less fatigue
CraigCat power catamarans offer the only built in suspension system in the marine industry. In choppy conditions the hulls move independent of each other giving the driver an passenger a much smoother ride than your typical small boat.

2. Stability
The CraigCat is unsinkable and extremely stable. Two 200 lb persons can stand on one side with very little list. The unbelievable stability also give the CraigCat a very comfortable safe dry ride that is extremely fun to drive.

3. Cruise in shallow water
CraigCats literally float on top of the water with a draft of only 14 inches with the engine down and 3 inches with the engine up the CraigCat can go just about anywhere! Great for flats fishing, cruising around islands, and exploring your favorite places. Try that with any other compact power boat…

4. The opportunity to swim
Because of the stability and lack of free board to scale over, the CraigCat is very easy to get on and get off of. This freedom allows you to go swimming, snorkeling and diving very easy.

6. Uninhibited View
The CraigCat gives you an uninhibited view of everything around you. The experience actually immerses you in your environment like no other power boat in the world.

7. Better handling
In conventional boats, you begin to worry when the conditions get harsh, their instability and the fact that a regular old bath-tub style boat can take on water can get scary even in regular conditions you have to be careful. In the world of CraigCat catamarans, our boats are unsinkable,  cannot take on water and perform very well in rough conditions. Catamaran Boats from the Craig Catamaran Corporation handle these extreme conditions far better than the monohull.

If you have any question about our CraigCat catamaran boats please visit our headquarters in Orlando, or call us at (407) 290-8778.

Compact Boat maintenance tips

All compact boats require maintenance regardless of whether they are small, customized or basic. The CraigCat requires the least amount of maintenance in the world of boating.  Evinrude engines only require scheduled maintenance every 3 years or 300 hours! Besides a little cleaning and a little lubrication on the steering system the CraigCat is very easy to care for.

Wash your boat
The simplest task is to wash your boat on a regular basis. If you boat in salt water, ensure that you rinse it thoroughly with fresh water after every boating outing to get rid of salt residue. Consider using marine boat wash since it is formulated for gel coat. Some boaters also use car wash soap and laundry soap in a pinch.
If you would like us to service you Compact Boat at our Craig Catamaran Corporation headquarters, give us a call today to schedule your appointment: (407) 290-8778.

small power boats fishing locations in florida

Florida contains more than 30,000 lakes, 663 miles of beaches and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways. Between the warm ocean water, swampy lakes and endless summer, Florida is a great place to cast a line. Boaters and fisherman from all over the world come to Florida to get in on the action. Florida actually calls itself “The Fishing Capital of the World,” and declares the state to be very “Fishing Friendly.” Because of Florida’s vast streams, rivers, waterways, and oceans, people can fish off large charter boats,Small Power Boats in Florida, kayaks and basically any size of seacraft. If you come to Florida to fish, you aren’t limited to one kind of fishing, a specific boat type or a minimal amount of places to go.

One kind of Florida fishing is Blue Water Fishing, which takes place way offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys, and the Atlantic Ocean. With Blue Water Fishing, you can’t simply have a Small Power Boats in Florida. If you’re 100 miles or more out in the ocean you can catch some big fish which means you need a bigger boat.

Another popular place to fish is Indian River Lagoon, which is a 156-mile long body of water separated from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands. The Indian River Lagoon is an amazing fishing spot because the body of water contains both salt and freshwater fish. The Lagoon is present along five Florida counties. The most popular areas include Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River.

An additional type of fishing to explore is freshwater fishing. The lower half of the Florida Peninsula is consumed by The Everglades, which is one big freshwater river that starts in Central Florida.

If you’re in Central Florida picking up your Craig Cat, you may want to check out these two excellent fishing spots within a short drive’s distance.

Banana River- If you want to take your Small Power Boats in Florida out for a fishing trip on the Banana River, we suggest taking the 417 to the 528 to Kelly Park. Kelly Park has a mid-size pavilion, five grills, restrooms, drinking fountains, recreation amenities and multiple boat ramps. Banana River has only one outlet to the Atlantic Ocean through Port Canaveral and has a diverse habitat ranging from swamps, drift algae, oyster bars, islands and salt marshes. Some fish you can expect to catch are redfish, sea trout, snook, tarpon, and snapper- just to name a few.

Mosquito Lagoon– As mentioned before, both the Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon are well-known Florida fishing spots that are sublets from the Indian River Lagoon. Mosquito Lagoon is located near New Smyrna Beach and is an acclaimed red drum fishing habitat and also considered the redfish capital of the world. Mosquito Lagoon has plenty of boat ramps but the most convenient are the private ramp at Lopez RV Park and Marina. Launching is $5.

If you’re in Orlando, FL and picking up your new Craig Cat mini-boat we really hope you take the time to check out some of our state’s best fishing spots. Visit www.craigcat.com for more info!

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