mini boats archive
Mini boats have quickly become one of the most popular options for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts due to their comfort, ease of maintenance and options which make them more versatile and appealing to the boating enthusiast. To learn more about mini boats please visit our Models page where you can read through all of the CraigCat boat options and select the one that best suits your lifestyle and passion.
Mini boats made by CraigCat are known throughout for their superior performance and value.
If you live in Florida, owning a boat is a valuable asset. With the beautiful weather year-round, investing in a pre-owned small power boat is the right choice. Whether you live on the water or have to drive a few miles to relax on the water in your power boat, you can enjoy any small power boats you purchase from CraigCat. It is important to relax and take time for yourself and what better way to do so than on a boat.
A Small Power Boat Is the Perfect Vehicle for Water Recreation
Have you thought about renting a boat to go out on the water with? Why rent when you can own? If you don’t think you can afford it, think again. You can find a wide selection of pre-owned small power boats for a price that won’t break your budget. These are power boats with one previous owner and next to no mileage. There’s no wear and tear to worry about. These boats are as close to new as possible and they’re ready for you to enjoy.
It’s Time for You to Get Out on the Water and Enjoy Your Summer Season
If you’re ready to get out on the water, there’s no time to waste. Why spend money on a huge monster boat when a small one will fit your budget and your needs? You don’t need to take out a second mortgage just to buy the boat of your dreams. A small power boat is your ticket to fun out on the water, and it’s time you took advantage of this amazing new deal. For a fraction of the price you’d pay down on a new vehicle, you can get a small pre-owned power boat that will more than meet your needs.
When the Deal Is This Good, You Just Can’t Say No
There’s no reason why you should wait to get a new boat. Why spend years saving up all of your pennies while several seasons pass you by? By the time you’re ready to get the boat you’ve been saving up for, the season is gone and you’re stuck on the dry dock until next spring. Instead of waiting, why not contact a professional pre-owned boat dealer and obtain a great boat that will get you out on the water today?
Get First Class Deals on Small Power Boats at CraigCat
If you’re looking for the ultimate smart deals on small power boats, CraigCat is the place to go. We can get you into the boat of your choice in less time than it would take any of our competitors to get their models out of inventory. Instead of wasting time haggling over the fine print, why not go straight to the number one source for power boats? The summer season is fast approaching, and the time to get out into the water is now. Contact CraigCat today to learn more about what we can do for you. We sell new boats as well as some of our pre-owned boats for your enjoyment.
What do all elite models have in common? For starters, they are the cream of the crop in terms of reliability and performance. This is what you are in store for with the CraigCat E2 Elite Mini Boats.
Imagine yourself cruising down the Florida coast in one of these amazing machines. The two models offered are the Evinrude 25 horsepower or 30 horsepower. Both engines feature the E-TEC reliability. The prices between these models vary slightly so if its horsepower you’re after, grab the 30 hp and don’t look back.
For a small extra cost, each model can be equipped with either the Key West edition or the CAMO edition. The standard edition comes in a white body style with blue accents. The Key West style comes in a traditional yellow body and has red accents. The seats and canopy are bright red. If you need to blend in with the scenery a little better for fishing, the CAMO edition is worth the upgrade.
The CAMO edition comes equipped with grass leaf wooden camouflage seats and canopy. In Orlando waters, these seats will blend in wonderfully with the grass sticking out of the water. The body is a light tan color. It has two spotlights on the deck to light up the night. This is a fantastic accessory for when you want to do some night fishing. These models were created with fisherman, hunters and general outdoor lovers in mind. The speaker grills are more laid back with a black accent instead of a chrome accent found on other models.
Whether it be the Standard, Key West or CAMO edition, you will have a blast with the entertainment system equipped on the CraigCat Mini Boats. They feature a full HD JBL AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth capability. The chrome finish on the speaker grills really stands out and will be sure to impress your friends. These speakers are marine tested so they can withstand the harshest of conditions.
All models come standard with a full remote electric key starting mechanism. Electric tilt is also included in this package. The Dynamic Sport Tuned Suspension system will keep your body feeling great after being on the water for hours at a time. If you enjoy fishing, the custom rod holders are a wonderful treat. You can store up to 4 different rods for the entire family.
If you have a larger family, the full-width storage will be a welcoming trademark. This composite style design will house all of your belongings and keep them safe from the water. High-grade stainless steel drink holders can hold your drinks when you’re out having fun.
Let’s face it, not everyone has a truck that can haul 10 tons at a time. These Craigcat Mini Boats were made with portability in mind. They can be towed with almost any automobile or truck. The trailer holding one of these boats will only weigh approximately 850 lbs. This also makes it easier for you to get the boat on the water in a minute and enjoy the weather right away!
If you would like to see a CraigCat E2 Elite in person, visit our showroom today by contacting us.
Are you a boating enthusiast who loves camouflage?! If so, our Camo Edition Craig Cat Compact Boats in Florida will blow your mind! Our camo edition compact boats in Florida are tough, reliable and rugged. They are perfect for boaters who want to hide in the marsh or simply love the look of camouflage. All of our state-of-the-art boats, including the camo edition, are quick, roomy and exceptionally well-built. They are all very comfortable and deliver sport boat performance.
At Craig Cat, we offer seven different models of compact boats, each with different price points because we want our customers to find the perfect boat. The camo edition Craig Cat is perfect for a hunter, fisherman or nature enthusiast. The boat comes with a camo convertible top which will shade you from the hot summer sun and make you less visible in your environment. The camo edition also comes with all the awesome standard features listed 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
- Available in Classic, Catch it, E2 Elite and Electric Models
The Camo edition has certain specifications like length, vehicle weight, speed, weight limit and weight limit per person.
- Length of boat- 11’4, beam 5’5”, draft engine up- 3” down- 13”
- Vehicle weight & speed approximately- 25hp- 550lbs/up to 25mph; 30hp-550lbs/up to 30mph
- Weight limit- 600 lbs. Maximum persons and gear
- Per person limit- 250 lbs. Per seat
Our camo edition compact boats in Florida differ from the other Craig Cat boats because of the camouflage top, seats, tan color and camo accents. The standard features that are equipped with this edition are top-of-the-line. While you’re out on the water in your camo Craig Cat at night, don’t forget you can turn on the LED deck light for optimal visibility. Plus, you also have twin docking lights! If you’re a boat enthusiast and love camo, this Craig Cat is for you!
For more information on the camo edition or ANY of our compact boats, please visit our website: www.craigcat.com. You will find pictures, descriptive information, reviews and much more! If you have specific questions you can always call our Craig Cat headquarters, located in Orlando, FL!
7 Benefits of Catamaran Boats
CraigCat 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.
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.
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!
Recreational boating is an American pastime and an activity that is fun for all ages. Based upon the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 95% of boats are made in the U.S. vs. 2% of clothes. Those of us who grew up in states with plenty of water, no doubt have cheerful boating memories. From family vacations to high-school parties, boats have played a large part in many of our lives. Recreational boats are used for fishing, swimming, water-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, relaxing and so much more! If you could own a boat, would you? Your answer is probably yes, however you may think you can’t afford it. Affordability is just one of the reasons why CraigCat patented the CraigCat horizontal mini boat. This amazing, compact power boat can be distinguished from other, normal sized boats by 5 main points.
The average power boat is far more expensive than our least expensive mini-boat which is $3,549. If you planned on buying a 4-6 person boat for fishing, tubing, etc. you should expect to spend more than $60,000. Boat maintenance and marina fees are not included in the $60! At CraigCat, we offer financing as low as $138 per month. A larger boat will cost much more to purchase, maintain and fuel.
CraigCat mini-boats are significantly smaller than other power boats, which makes storing and traveling so much easier. Purchasing a small trailer to carry the boat is a good investment because you can use it for other things such as cleaning, moving, camping, etc.
With a mini-boat, you can maneuver around the borders of lakes and glide across the marsh. You can easily pull up to sandbars and hop right out of the boat.
4) Amount of use
The amount of use a mini-boat gets vers a big boat is significantly more. It’s easier and more convenient to take a small boat out for a spin because you can easily load it on your trailer or even in the back of your truck. You will also spend a lot less money on gas with a small boat, making it cheaper to get on the water.
With a large boat, you have to spend more time preparing for a trip on the water. You may be wakeboarding, tubing, water skiing, etc. so it’s important to have plenty of life vests and the proper tools to experience water sports. You will also most likely have more than two passengers, which means you will need to stock up on supplies. The Craig Cat mini boat favors simplicity. It’s meant for YOU and one other guest, if you like. There is plenty of room for a cooler, fishing poles and gas, but not much else.
The CraigCat mini boat is a new, innovate, and inexpensive way for people to get out on the water. We have over 6 models for you to choose from, all which are virtually unsinkable and extremely easy to navigate!
Visit our website for more information www.craigcat.com
Anyone who lives in Florida knows there is water EVERYWHERE. With year-round temperatures rarely going below 60, Florida is known for its boating activities. If you’re a Floridian and live near the ocean or a large body of water, it’s not uncommon that you may have seen a boat parade. A boat parade is similar to any other parade where you post up and watch crafty vehicles and festive spirits celebrate any given holiday. The only difference is the crafty vehicles are vessels. Florida boat parades are a long standing tradition when it comes to the holiday season in the Sunshine State. Did you know the team at CraigCat are often displaying many of its’ CraigCat Catamaran Boats during these parades?
Don’t miss a chance to experience this Florida tradition! Check out five of the best 2016 Holiday boat parades in Central Florida.
Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade- December 10th
This year the beach parade theme is “Light the Way on the Water,” and is working with local charity “Light the Way,” which supports locals in cancer treatment. The parade starts on the north side of the Seabreeze Bridge and ends at the Charterhouse/Daytona Marina & Boat Works.To register your boat or learn more about the parade, click here! http://www.hryc.com/Christmas-Boat-Parade-registration.aspx
2) Light Up The Lakes- Lake Howard Trail and Heritage Park, Winter Garden- December 3rd
The Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce is excited to revamp this year’s boat parade. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to secure your spot then enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors and more until the parade starts! Click here to learn more http://www.winterhavenchamber.com/boat-parade.html
3) Lighted Boat Parade, Mount Dora- December 3rd
Join the Mount Dora community watch local boat owners compete for best in light show and originality! The parade will be begin at the Lighthouse across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Street.
Learn more: https://mountdora.com/Mount_Dora_Christmas_Events.php
4) Regatta of Lights, St. Augustine- December 10th
This boat parade reflects the historical town of Saint Augustine and is arguably the best boat parade in Central Florida. From sail boats to shrimp boats, watch the locals deck out their vessels in holiday decor. You can watch the parade from any number of restaurants around the bay, Harry’s Seafood Grill and Bar and A1A Ale Works to name a few. For more information click here https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/regatta-lights
5) Cocoa Beach Boat Parade, Cocoa Beach- December 10th
Join the Cocoa Beach locals in celebrating the holidays with their annual boat parade. The best places to watch are Sunset Cafe, Wildlife Watersports, Cove Park and the end of Banana River. CraigCat Catamaran Boats will be there!
For decades, Floridians have gathered near the water’s edge around Christmas time to “ooo and ahhh” over extravagantly decorated boats of all sizes. For true Floridians, this is the best time of the year. When the heat and humidity has passed and you can sit outside and enjoy the crisp air. We may not get rain or snow during Christmas time, but we do get BOAT PARADES!
Most of these parades are family-friendly and free, so don’t miss your chance to experience a true Florida tradition. Stay up to date with our CraigCat Catamaran Boats and news as we release more helpful blogs to keep you up to date with all the latest boat news. Contact us today!