This is the named the ORCA X because it is the 10th Orca and the 10th boat. Forget the cattle boats, this is a trailerable dive business for the right buyer. Custom hooka rig on board for family fun and endless possibilities.
20 knot breeze-no problem! Buy more fishing days!
This boat exceeds expectations. In fact, it felt more like 24' or 25' underfoot. No surprises there. The shocker lies in this boat's design above the waterline -- its cabin. Big deal, you say? Well, it is, because there are only a few cats in this size range that offer cabins. And like the ride, the cabin on this boat makes you think you're on a larger one. Since the Sea Cat maintains its full beam all the way to the bow, the actual volume of the cuddy is close to that of a much longer boat. Look through the port-side entry and you'll see a queen-size berth, rodracks for six rigs along each side, a portable MSD, and forward stowage pockets. Pull up the cushions, and there's bulk stowage beneath. Want to access the bow? A walkthrough windshield makes getting to the anchor locker a breeze. Once there, note the beefy anchor pulpit and roller.
The cockpit design does well at splitting the difference between cruiser and fisher, though you'll have to determine your mission beforehand and decide whether to remove the aft bench seat or leave it in place. Either way, you'll love the easy bilge, battery, and pump access in the transom, the freshwater shower, and the toerails.
The 227 Cuddy is built with an extra degree of strength, thanks to molded boxes inside the hull that are pumped full of foam. Since that foam is fully encased in fiberglass, it won't gain weight from water absorption. These boxes are built high enough to reach the deck, providing extra support. Why add this, which would be considered overkill by most other builders? Simple: It's a cat. It won't beat you up like other boats of its size, so you're bound to go a little farther, a little faster, a little more often, in bigger, nastier seas. Conditions you'll be calling "ideal."
Four strokes with low hours. Custom HOOKA dive rig!
Owner ordered this boat NEW & CUSTOM complete with everything.