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World Cat 230SD (2017-)

Brief Summary

Since our review, Carolina Cats have been rebranded as World Cats, which includes increasing the hull warranty from seven to 10 years. Going forward, these 23' boats will carry the World Cat name and model numbers 23 will be changed to 230. This review was originally written for the Carolina Cat 23SD.

Forget worrying about venturing out beyond the protection of the inlet with the family onboard. In fact, forget worrying about heading well beyond the visible horizon. The World Cat 230SD takes all the benefits of a roomy bowrider, adds in the spaciousness of a pontoon boat, and marries these features with a proven hull design that can take on all but the worst conditions. We’ve long been advocates of how well catamarans handle offshore conditions, and to us, couple the benefit with the perks of one of the roomiest deckboats in class makes a match that anyone will find compelling.