Since taking ownership of Twin Vee PowerCats three years ago, owner and CEO Joseph C. Visconti has had an unrelenting drive to upgrade the quality of the company’s boats. The 240 CC PowerCat, which was released in May, is a prime example of the drive for excellence.
The catamaran was released as the Fort Pierce, Florida, company is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It’s been a popular model with Twin Vee reportedly selling 60 boats since its debut. It’s easy to see why as the catamaran packs a lot into a 24-foot frame.
“(We) needed to have every attribute that is in a larger boat,” said Preston Yarborough, director of product development and vice president for Twin Vee. “It has dual live wells, insulated coolers. We packed a lot into that footprint.”
The 240 CC PowerCat appeals to anglers because it offers far more deck space to fish than a V-bottom boat. Potential owners hesitant about driving a catamaran should get behind the wheel of a 240 CC, Yarborough said. The boat delivers a stable ride and excellent fuel economy, he said.
Base power for the 240 CC is a pair of 115-hp Suzuki outboard engines. In a factory test with 150-hp engines, the twin-hull boat had a range of more than 200 miles on running 34 mph on its 90-gallon tank. The 240 CC took 5.82 seconds from 0 to 30 mph.
The 240 CC is loaded with standard features that are must-haves for anglers including a 30-gallon fish boxes with macerators, a 10-gallon insulated cooler box, a 36-gallon live well and built-in rod holders. Additional stowage includes 110-quart bins in the bow and insulated built-in coolers in the bow and stern.
The helm offers the basics including tilt hydraulic steering, a lockable storage area, USB charging ports, a Ritchie Voyager compass and 13 toggle switches with blue back-lit lighting. The two-person helm seat comes with footrests and can be operated standing up or sitting down. Twin Vee offers an aluminum Weblon Soft Top or fiberglass T-top as an option. The fiberglass T-top comes with an anchor light, spreader light, rocket launchers, electronics box and outrigger pads.
Seating is more than abundant on the 24-foot boat. There is a two-person seat in front of the console and a large wraparound seating area in the bow. The cushions and backrests can be removed to provide more space for fighting fish. Buyers can either opt for a 65-inch folding stern beach seat or an 85” Engel cooler.
To access the transom, Twin Vee provided a walk-through with an entry door. A stainless-steel multistep ladder stows away when not in use.
The 240 CC PowerCat has an 8’8” beam that makes it easy to tow, an appealing attribute for buyers who have a long drive to get to their favorite launch ramp.
Since Visconti took ownership of the company, much of the hardware is built in-house to control quality. Twin Vee has five CNC machines and can thermoform hatches and other parts. The company uses premium stainless-steel cleats and Gemlux tension hinges throughout the catamaran.
The 240 CC PowerCat is a versatile offering and with a base price of $84,680, it’s priced right for the everyday boater.
Weight 3,500 lbs.
Max. Power 300 hp
Price w/twin Suzuki 115-hp outboards $84,860
For more information: www.twinvee.com