CraigCat Customer Reviews
Technologically inspired designs and built tough to exacting specifications, the CraigCat® is constructed for a lifetime of fun! Along with the fun comes satisfaction of owning one of the most distinct boats on the water. If you don’t believe us — read what the experts and our customers have to say. Read these CraigCat Customer Reviews that our customers have sent us!
What Our Customers Say About the CraigCat
Just wanted to let you know the boat arrived late yesterday afternoon, we had a couple of mix-ups and I was called out of town but my wife was there to handle things. I got a text message from her stating that “there is unusual amount excessive traffic going by our house tonight, some walking, in their golf carts and cars also driving by very slowly” so I replied “Is the boat there?” wife:”yes…LOL…traffic is nuts and funny…you’re going to love this when you see it.”
I got home around 10:00 pm and there it was in the driveway! Absolutely gorgeous, love it! Can’t wait to get it in the water!!
“Just want you to know how much I am enjoying my new CraigCat boat in the great big Lake Martin in Dadeville, AL. It is amazing the attention this boat gets! I mean some of these people have very expensive boats and they drive by with a ‘thumbs up’! Not to mention when I use the pet seat and bring my black Lab or Dachshund for a ride…people go nuts! I constantly get asked about my boat especially from people who say they don’t always want to take the big boat out and the CraigCat is just the perfect size for cruising. I always direct them to your website. Thanks!”
Finally after some convincing information from Erik, we decided to take the plunge and bought a new E2 Elite with a 30hp Evinrude E-TEC 2-stroke. All I can say is WOW, what took us so long! The new CraigCat rides so much better and the extra horsepower lets us cruise a increased speeds we really like. The E-TEC is smoother, quieter and much better response. The upgraded features like stereo, more comfortable seats, tilt motor, even cup holders, etc make the boat more enjoyable than I imagined. Thanks Erik for convincing us that a new model with the Evinrude E-TEC motor would be such an improvement in comfort, performance and all around enjoyment.”
“I got interested in your boat after seeing a TV commercial but when I went to look for a dealer I found that there were none even close to northwest Ohio, where I live. I then called you and soon after received a call from Ramona Amormino from Canada. I asked her about test-driving one of these boats and she invited me to Windsor to try a CraigCat®. She gave excellent directions to her place and called her husband to show me all the features of this boat. We then went to a lake to try the boat. The whole thing took several hours of their time and after I left I had a good idea of what this boat could do. I later ordered a boat and they met me halfway from Canada to make the final transaction. The reason I am telling you this is to inform you of how courteous and service-oriented CraigCat® Canada is. They went above what I expected and throughout the sale answered all my questions. I had some problems registering the boat in Ohio but with Ramona’s help was able to complete this. I would recommend CraigCat® Canada to anyone in this area that would ever be interested in buying one of these boats. Oh, yes we also love the boat.”
Could not get out of one rest stop for people wanting to know about the boat. They just kept coming. I passed out literature and cards to those that seemed sincere. Could not keep up with their names but no sweat about that…”
An e-mail sent at a later date: “This has been the best and most versatile craft my wife and I have ever had the pleasure of owning and showing. It is quite a crowd pleaser. This is not a craft for introverts as you are asked too many questions from onlookers. Thank you again.”
On Labor Day my wife and I took the boat north of Sacramento, again to run in the Sacramento River. The conditions were just perfect, no chop and flat water. The boat again surprised us with its performance. It stayed flat and stable even while crossing the wakes of passing boats. My wife and I found the boat to be very comfortable and safe. The boat is a real ‘HOOT.’
I found the 25 horsepower motor to be just amazing. The motor starts almost always on the first try. The fuel consumption is great. Covering 40 miles on Sunday in rough conditions, the motor consumed just over two gallons of fuel. Labor Day the boat run was around 45 miles consuming again around the same amount of fuel.
To say the least we are impressed with Craig Catamaran and so are the people who come in contact with the boat. If you would send me some business cards to me in California. I will pass them out to people who ask me about the boat. This may be of benefit to you since almost everyone has seen the boat has talked to me about the boat. The group who seems to ask the most questions are the owners of personal water craft and the owners of large boats over 30’ in length.”
I am 6’4″, 258 lbs and soon to be 59 years old. I bought your CraigCat without a sea trial or even seeing it up close. Upon delivery, it sat on my property for two weeks with thoughts of what the hell was I thinking. I am too big and too old to be on this contraption! I finally put it in the water this past weekend and I cannot tell you how much pleasure your CraigCat gave me! (and my wife!) My wife was born in the mountains of North Carolina and still has fears of the water. This thing just petrified her. Not now!
Thank you for your CraigCat!”
I have contacted a marina to perform any regular maintenance to be done. It seems he can’t wait to start, seeing how he is a certified Mercury mechanic and has never seen a CraigCat®. Instead of trying to explain my CraigCat® to anyone, I just pass your website around. Whenever a CraigCat dealer should open in Oklahoma, man, it should be a hit!
I’m not privileged to have a lot of nice days at present here, but I expect to be a weekly fixture on our lake in the spring and summer. I’ll gander at your website from time to time looking for any special deals I might be interested in. Well, again, I have said enough!”
I am an associate member of the local crew called ‘Pirates Of Lost Treasure’ and we put on a Mardi Gras Flotilla to raise money for various charity events. I had lived in New Orleans for 8 ½ years, and had assisted in building M/G Floats so I knew what the crowds would like, so I decorated the CraigCat® and launched with 12 other various decorated boats in our crew as we rode up and down the canal throwing beads, and being cheered by the thousands of spectators. The CraigCat™ was a crowd favorite, and the spectators were floored at the way this vessel handled, along with its simplicity, and speed. Thank you again for providing such a GREAT product. It was a pleasure visiting your shop and actually meeting the both of you. Keep up the great work.”
…People compliment it all the time and remark how unique it is. We spend whole afternoons giving people rides in the marina. Even the dogs can’t wait to get on it.
…Again, thank you. We have seen parts of the lake we weren’t able to get to before. And we can’t wait to take it up to Georgian Bay next year. It is one of the largest, most beautiful lakes in Southern Ontario.”
“Last Saturday we had the CraigCat® out to play lifeguard for the annual YMCA Lake Michigan swim. The Cat performed beautifully. The looks that we got from the other boaters was something else. Lots of thumbs up from people. Two weeks ago I took the CraigCat out on Lake Michigan to do some steelhead fishing. It started out as a calm day and I caught two steelhead. A few hours later the wind started blowing and the sky was getting dark. I was amazed. I was running into 5’ waves and sometimes larger but the CraigCat® kept tracking true and clean. It took me a little over three hours to get back and the looks on people’s faces along the breakwater was something to see. I would take the boat out again in seas like that because I had no problem at all. It was fun, lots of fun.”
“We have been pleased by the acceptance in our area for the CraigCat®. All the kids in our area really love this ‘Little Cat.’ We have been out on Lake St. Clair in all types of water conditions (mostly rough) and the CraigCat® has done very well. It is very stable, has a smooth ride for its size, it’s economical to run and is a great alternative to ‘personal watercraft.’ Most of all, it’s fun to ride and you feel secure too.”