Cruising across the lake or ocean on a catamaran can be an absolute blast, and this is true no matter whether you’re on a sailboat or motor-powered catamaran. As you can imagine, there are huge differences between the two, which is why it’s important that anyone who’s considering buying a catamaran puts some serious thought into the choice.
Still, while sailing on a catamaran can definitely be an enjoyable and even exciting experience, as you’ll soon see, nothing compares to the level of relaxation, enjoyment and thrill you can experience aboard a motor-powered CraigCat catamaran.
Power and Speed
One of the biggest problems with most catamaran boat, and sailboats, in general, is that you’re limited by the wind. Although some sailing catamarans can really fly, especially the carbon fiber racing boats, the problem is that this can still only happen with the help of the wind. If the wind doesn’t happen to be blowing, you won’t be moving, and even if it is blowing, your maximum speed will still be dictated by how strong.
Of course, you’ll never have to worry about any of these problems with motor-powered catamaran boats. As long as you have gas in the tank, you’ll always be able to go as fast as the motor will propel you.
The compact, streamlined design ensures that maneuverability is one of a CraigCat catamaran’s strongest attributes. Again, the wind can make maneuvering a sailing catamaran more difficult at times, especially if you’re not the best sailor. On the other hand, the dual-action controls, incredible high-speed stability and high-tech handling found on CraigCat’s line of compact catamarans ensures that they’re both easy and fun to drive.
One especially useful feature is the Automatic Stability Control system, which provides a whole extra level of safety to your boating experience and helps to prevent the boat from potentially flipping or capsizing at high speeds.
Another problem with many compact sailing catamarans is that they can be quite uncomfortable to sit in for long periods, as many of them feature simple plastic or molded seating. This definitely isn’t an issue with a motor-powered catamaran, as the side-by-side seats and open platform are designed to provide the ultimate in all-day comfort. No matter whether you’re looking to spend the day fishing, enjoying a cruise across the water or just relaxing on the deck in between swims, you’ll find these catamaran boats to be an ideal platform.
Entertainment Options and Accessories
From bimini covers to NAV and positioning, deck lights to high-definition sound systems, motor-powered catamarans provide owners with a wide range of features and functions typically not available on many sailing catamarans.
As you can see, the added benefits of choosing motor-powered catamaran boats makes them the obvious choice. This isn’t to disparage sailing catamarans, as they can definitely be fun and do have their place. What it does mean is that if you have to choose between the two, you’re sure to get more enjoyment and bang for your buck from one with an outboard motor. Best of all, you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get one, as they cost about the same price or even less than you’d pay for a decent sailing catamaran.
At Craig Cat, we know that both style and functionality matter. Our catamaran boats in Florida are exceptionally well-built and come in an array of different styles. All Craig Cat boats deliver a rare blend of sport boat performance and genuine comfort. Some of our models include the Camo Edition, Key West Edition and of course, our new model for 2017…The Tahitian.
Transport yourself to the pacific with our Tahitian style compact boat. Did you know, Polynesians actually invented the catamaran boat? In case you aren’t familiar, a catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. Polynesians invented the first catamaran boat to travel the pacific islands. The two parallel hulls were logs! The founders of Craig Cat admire how the first catamaran boat was invented and acknowledged that the Polynesians invented it. That is why we created the Tahitian!
The Tahitian is our most recent model and it screams “Island Vibes!” The center piece of the boat is painted to look like brown and yellow bamboo pieces, which actually looks like real bamboo. The center piece has the name of the boat The Tahitian written in a flowy island font with a flower attached as part of the name, or otherwise logo. Red Hibiscus flowers can be found in at least two spots on the Tahitian. One big, beautiful flower can be found towards the end of the boat right above the stereo system. Another red Hibiscus flower can be found on the convertible top, next to the words Craig Cat. If you like the Tahitian but would prefer something other than a flower, you can replace the large hibiscus flower above the stereo with a Tahitian sun. The Tahitian model also comes with a friend…a cute green lizard that is part of the theme. That little guy is placed next to the hibiscus flower above the stereo.
The seats in the Tahitian are cream and tan colored, which match well with the bamboo centerpiece. The Tahitian stands out from all the other Craig Cat catamaran boats in Florida because of its island style. To get down to the nitty-gritty see all the standard features below!
- Full Remote will electric key start, and electric tilt
- DSTS- Dynamic Sport Tuned Suspension System
- CHD- Calibrated Hull Design
- ASC- Automatic Stability Control
- Deluxe Bucket Seats- Comfortable high-back custom deluxe bucket seats
- Fishing Rod Holders- Custom 4-rod fishing rod holders
- Deck Light- LED courtesy interior deck light
- Full Width Storage- Custom large full width composite storage compartment
- Beverage Holders- High grade, polished stainless steel, removable beverage holders
- Powered by Evinrude- Quiet, efficient, and powerful high output Evinrude E-TEC Engines
- HD Sound System- High definition JBL AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth sound system, new high-powered chrome finish 2-way marine speakers
- Extremely Portable- Tow with any vehicle- Boat and trailer only weigh 850 lbs
- Docking, NAV and Anchor Lights- Twin lon docking lights, NAV, LED anchor light
- Aircraft Tilt Safety Switch- Conveniently located light switches and “aircraft” tilt safety switch
- Unsinkable- Tough, maintenance free, UV stabilized, seamless polyethylene, foam filled, unsinkable, rotomolded hulls
- Stainless Steel Hardware
If you’re looking for catamaran boats in Florida, we’re confident that you will find exactly what you’re looking for at Craig Cat. We have seven models for you to choose from, including the amazing Tahitian! Visit craigcat.com for more information.
CraigCat 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.