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This is the " On-Ramp " boarding ladder that folds out like a set of stairs
to bring you up to the swim platform and through the transom gate. This
is a great design.

The test boat had four rod holders and
four drink holders in the gunwale tops.
There are more rod holders on the hardtop
frame as well. The boat is equipped with
deck hawse and inboard cleats to give a
clean deck and eliminate tripping hazards; a very nice feature, typical of serious
offshore fishing boats. There is an access
panel on the port side and on the starboard
side is a fold-out transom seat for two.
Also, in the cockpit are twin mechanical rooms under floor hatches, a 20 quart
cooler and the test boat had attractive
woven flooring that can be removed for
cleaning.
Just behind the helm seat on the starboard side is a refreshment unit. The test
boat was equipped with a stainless-steel
sink, pressure water and an Isotherm
refrigerator. Some will order the optional
electric grill while others will get a separate BBQ, but the 280 DC-X has what it
takes to be a great entertainer as much as
a fishing partner.
BOW FEATURES
The World Cat is well suited to fishing
and with the catamaran design, the forward deck is like a big casting platform
with a non-skid finish. The bow styling
is very distinctive and with the sweep of
gray accent colour up the sides and the

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The bow is very distinctive with what looks like an automotive-style grill
in the stainless steel breastplate, stainless steel anchor out the centre
and the words WorldCat lettering. Also, notice the substantial flat deck
in the front for fishing and other activities.

stainless-steel breastplate (with integrated
LED docking lights and the World Cat
name across the front), it reminded us of a
1950s car (in a good way).
There are two bow hatches for access
to the centre-mounted anchor and power
windlass. There is also a raw water outlet
up front so you can wash the boat down.
But the main event in the bow is
extremely comfortable seating for 6 people with folding armrests, drink holders,
stereo speakers and a removable table
that can fill in the centre to make a huge
sunpad. Inboard mounted stainless-steel
handrails add safety and comfort. The
bow also includes big storage areas and
the 180-quart port side compartment is
insulated and has an overboard drain.
In Georgian Bay with so many islands,
it's easy to see the World Cat 280 DC-X
as a great islander. There is major passenger and cargo space and that flat floor
that gives such a convenient and secure
feeling!
Then again, with the big head compartment, refreshment unit, amazing swim
ladder and flexible seating layout, the
World Cat 280 DC-X is an outstanding
day boat. With an impressively smooth
ride and great turn of speed, you could
really go places with your gang!

CANADIAN YACHTING | FEBRUARY 2021

SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINES:
Twin Yamaha F200 outboards, electronic fuel injected dual overhead
cam, 2.8 litre V6 engines, 200 hp
each. Stainless steel props.
RPM
1,000
1,500
2,000
2,500
3,000
3,500

MPH
5.0
7.1
8.6
11.4
18.4
23.5

RPM
4,000
4,500
5,000
5,500
5,850

MPH
29.7
34.4
38.5
43.4
45.8 max

LENGTH OVERALL: 27'6 " / 8.3 m
BEAM: 9'2 " / 2.74 m
DRY WEIGHT (WITH ENGINES):
7,250 lbs / 3,288kg
FUEL CAPACITY: 220 gal / 832 L
FRESH WATER CAPACITY: 16.5 gal /
62.4
HOLDING TANK CAPACITY: 9 gal /
34 L
PRICE: Contact dealer for pricing
TEST BOAT AND PRICING PROVIDED BY:
CENTRAL MARINE MIDLAND,
WWW.CENTRALMARINE.CA


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2021

AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
SPECIAL FEATURE: WE PICK 30 OF THE MOST EXCITING BOATS FOR 2021
THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
JOIN A BOATING CLUB
BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
CROSSING THE LINE: OF COURSE: SOME LESSER-KNOWN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
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