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ArrowCat Express 30

The ArrowCat Express 30 features a blend of cruising comforts and performance.

ArrowCat Express 30

LOA: 29'10"
Beam: 10'0"
Draft (outboards up): 1'10"
Displacement (approx. without engines): 7,500 lb.

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

ArrowCat Express 30

We Say: The twin-outboard ArrowCat Express 30 offers a blend of cruising comforts and performance in a planing catamaran. Twin Suzuki DF175 outboards propelled this 7,500-pound (dry) cat model to planing speed in nine seconds and a top speed of 44 mph.

The expansive pilothouse with a wraparound glass windshield and sliding side windows features a posh L-shaped settee and dining table to port, and a galley area with cherry wood cabinets to starboard. The helm is forward and center with companionways on either side leading to an enclosed head to port and a master stateroom to starboard. Abaft each is a midcabin berth.

A central swim platform between the outboards with a stainless waist-high railing provides outstanding access to fight a fish around the stern. The narrow catwalk around the pilothouse is only for the most nimble-footed. Otherwise, plan on using the bow deck hatch over the stateroom to access and man the anchor.

The boat offered a smooth ride over the afternoon chop on test day, and the 10-foot beam was very stable at rest. During hard turns, the boat banks toward the inside of the turn.

While I’m mainly a dog person, this is one cat I wouldn’t mind spending some time with.

Who'd Want One: Families who combine fishing with extended cruising.

Another Choice: The World Cat 290EC ($215,445 with twin Suzuki DF250s) has fewer cabin comforts.

Bottom Line: $193,500 as tested; arrowcat.com

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