We Say: The Jaguar is Bass Cat’s latest model and the finest extension of its performance DNA. On pad, the Jaguar can hit 80 mph with a modest load of fuel, one angler and three deep-cycle trolling-motor batteries. Just jump it up on plane in a negative trim position to about 45 mph. When throttled up, feed in trim to let the rpm climb to wide-open throttle. Once on pad, the Jaguar is stable and steady, thanks to its rigid construction accomplished with a full-beam, compression-molded composite transom and a stringer grid vacuum molded into the hull.
While the Jag’s performance and ride are solid and rugged, the angler is pampered with amenities: bucket seats for two, a center seat for a third angler, and lush, durable and washable 24-ounce marine carpet of the highest grade. Open the forward center hatch and a scissor storage system practically hands you tackle boxes so you don’t have to get down on your knees to grab them.
Bass Cat is for serious anglers only and even includes a well-designed locker aft of the seats to store a spare trolling motor and additional gear.
Digital switching is water-resistant for long life and easy operation, plus Bass Cat rigs its boats with premium stereo equipment and leaves plenty of space on the dash and at the bow for the largest GPS/sonar displays.
Who’d Want One: Serious fishermen who want performance and fishability.
Another Choice: Charger‘s new 210 Elite ($74,995 with a Verado 300) is lightning fast and has padded decks.
Bottom Line: $97,597 (as tested); basscat.com