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2017 Sydney International Boat Show

Heading to the Sydney Boat Show this year?  We'll see you there!!
Powercat will be exhibiting two new model releases, the 2500 Sports Fisherman Platinum Series and the 3100 Sports Sedan.  Both models bring new innovation to existing high quality distinctive features and performance expected from a Powercat.  We will be located in Hall 1, site 101A.


 

Check out our Powercat write-up on the first 3 pages in our favourite local paper "the Island & Surrounds" which showcases the best the region has to offer

https://issuu.com/islandandsurrounds/docs/island_and_surrounds_community_news

 

 

Summer Specials Promotion

Call us at Powercat Marine for our Best Ever 2016/17 Summer Special Prices. Your new Powercat could be more affordable than you think!!!

 

"Powercat's Ultimate Fishing Machine"
as described by our happy Kiwi customer - just delivered to Auckland, NZ before Christmas.

 

We took our Powercat 2900 Sports Fisherman and working closely with our kiwi customer, a mad, keen fisherman produced something quite special! The black gelcoat hull, together with fully customized bait boards, stainless steel side pocket storage to hold dive bottles, stainless steel anchor & chain, saltwater/freshwater deckwash kit, dual live bait wells, tackle storage drawers and some serious electronics is sure to turn heads! Fitted with the latest twin Suzuki Four Stroke DF250APXX fly by wire outboards, it is no surprise that it reaches speeds of 92 klm/hr.

No fish will be safe in the waters around Auckland!!

Trade-a-boat  All-time Top 40 Boats

Awarded to our Multi Award Winning 2600 Sports! 

Dave Lockwood, Trade-a-boat's editor said:

" A multipurpose cat, the 2600 has at least nine lives. The boat would make a neat fishing or diving platform for heading off into the wide blue younder, a maxi trailerboat to tow to neighbouring ports and discover new grounds, and an innovative family cruiser for finding that picture-perfect, palm-tree-fringed tropical island we all imagine somewhere."

Trade-a-boat Best of 2010 - Best Multihull Power Category

Awarded to our 3100 Sports Cruiser!

Kevin Smith, Trade-a-boat's cat tester wrote:

"The Powercat 3100 Sports Cruiser is a mid-range cat that not only has the modern lines and looks of the new age, but also serves as  a fantastic multipurpose boat suited to cruising, fishing, diving and general outdoor entertainment. It has a fair price tag but you get what you pay for, like an impeccable finish, ergonomic design and build quality... And total fuel used for the day was under 100lt - affordable for a full day's outing."

Modern Boating Boat of the Year 2009 Awards

Powercat's popular PartyCat model wins the Family Boat of the Year 2009 (7-9m Australian) Award!  Congratulations to all other category winners!

How Many Lives does a PowerCat Have?

This is the story of a very special Cat named ‘Nemeses’, who after having a very bad Cat Day, was given up as lost by her owners and all who knew her.

The story of Nemesis, the Powercat 268 Sports Cabriolet, belonging to Pauline & Garth Barrett, begins on the 16 September 2005. The Cat broke from her mooring at Days Gutter, on the Western shore of Moreton Island and disappeared during a ferocious but typical Queensland storm.

Thought lost, the boat was written off by the insurance company and her owners. All were sure, considering the ferocity of the storm, that she was on the bottom of the ocean and, apart from the odd encounter with Davy Jones, would never be seen again. However, it seems, you just can’t keep a good Cat down, especially a Powercat.

Almost 16 months later, a PowerCat employee saw, on a fishing website a picture of the Cat, covered in barnacles, floating upturned off the Continental Shelf and recognized it as the Barretts boat. This created quite a buzz around the PowerCat office with Steve Shaw, the Owner of PowerCat Marine planning a trip out to the boat to tow it back to land. However, this proved unnecessary as 2 days later the Cat washed up on the beach at Coolum.

Although no-one is exactly sure where Nemeses ventured during her lost months, some have said that she may have drifted as far as South America, though The Great Barrier Reef and back seems more logical to most.

 

She is now resting comfortably at PowerCat Marine and will now be used for research and development. What a clever Cat!!!

 

So what does this story tell you about PowerCats? Well, for one thing, they don’t sink easily!! Although Nemeses was overturned for the last few months, (this was judged by men who know a lot about barnacles), sinking was just not going to happen as the hull remained watertight. The targa arch was broken off but the engines were attached, the cabin was still sealed and the life jackets were still in the originals plastic bags. Even the EPIRB was retrieved.

The Courier Mail

All in all, a great advertisement for the quality, workmanship and sheer reliability of PowerCat Marine Catamarans.

The Nemesis Reborn!

....and having the time of her life!

Having been given the chance of a new life by the Team back at the Powercat factory, Nemesis has recently been spotted galavanting around the gleaming waters of 1770 on the Queensland coast. She's also had time on her side (lucky her!) to get amongst the local catch. Aren't we all jealous about her new lifestyle!

And...how good does she look?