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The HELL CAT features a very large cockpit with plenty of room to haul diving gear, passengers, etc. As with all the cats, the optimum word is comfort with the space to spread out, and a ride that cannot be compared to any other type of boat you may have ridden in. The tough structure, proven in prototype testing, is built to take it. Using our complete Plans and Patterns will allow you to build your own HELL CAT just the way it was designed.

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Horizon Power Catamarans

A Power Catamaran for Cruising Connoisseurs

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The Horizon PC52 model answers the demand for the cruising connoisseur. Capable of true bluewater cruising, the PC52 offers extremely comfortable living spaces, with a functional three-stateroom, two-bathroom layout, large galley, spacious salon and all of the necessary amenities for extended cruising. The PC52 is available in both the popular Open Flybridge and Skylounge versions.

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  • L.O.A: 53′ 2″ (16.22m)
  • Beam: 22′ (6.75m)
  • Draft (prop. tip clearance): 4′ 3″ (1.29m)
  • Displacement (half load): 60,451 lbs (27.4 tons)
  • Fuel: 960 US gallons (3,633 ltrs)
  • Fresh Water: 270 US gallons (1,022 ltrs)
  • Engines: Twin Cummins QSB 6.7-550HP
  • Generator: 17 KW (60Hz)*1

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My husband and I have had the pleasure of spending the last four winters aboard our PC52 cruising in the Bahamas with our 50-pound Springer Spaniel dog, “Woody”. Come November, fully provisioned for six months, we cruise at 18 knots to have a smooth & fast crossing to welcome the sight of the magnificent waters of the Bahamas. Our draft allows us to cruise safely over the Bahamas banks. Our choice is to anchor, and the Bahamas has provided pristine anchorages throughout the entire chain of islands. Our days are filled with a huge variety of activities usually including some form of fishing. With the dinghy on the flybridge we troll with three lines and on calm days we deep drop with electric rods. The boat, so beautifully equipped, has become the “mother ship” wherever we anchor, and it is our joy to host our growing cruising community. The Powercat Company has continually kept the owners connected with annual rendezvous and we all feel a special bond and enjoy sharing our adventures. As owners we excitedly bring others aboard to witness the glorious fit & finish and just stepping aboard allows you to make that dream a reality.

The minute we stepped onto our first Horizon Power Cat, we were smitten. Having cruised for ten years on power monohulls, the Horizon Catamaran was an incredible, refreshing experience gushing with luxury, SPACE and every imaginable convenience. We have now built two, each being the most exciting project we’ve ever undertaken! The design crew on both sides of the globe are detail-oriented, creative, and hugely facilitating and the craftsmen of these vessels are exceptionally talented and meticulous. Backed by the world-renown Horizon name, it is no wonder that the Power Cat division is growing by leaps and bounds. And who knows, perhaps we will build a THIRD! They are THAT fantastic

“Customized” and “Personalized” is the best way to describe our experience with our Horizon PC build. No details forgotten! We personally enjoy open blue water cruising and have already taken our 52’ to the Virgin Islands and back twice.

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36 Sport Power Catamaran

The Aquila 36 Sport is a totally innovative approach to having fun on the water. An outboard propelled power catamaran that can day boat with a multitude of revelers and all their water-toys or provide complete privacy for two couples on an adventure to newfound destinations, all with a multitude of options that support everything from invigorating watersports to sportfishing.

Available with a sport windscreen, full windscreen to the hardtop or fully enclosed helm deck with air conditioning (cruiser package option), the Aquila 36 Sport can accommodate most conditions.

The controls are strategically positioned to give the operator complete command of the vessel and the Mercury Joystick Piloting option makes docking and close-in maneuvering intuitively simple. Easily operated and safely able to manage open seas, the Aquila 36 Sport is in a class of its own.

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Enjoy maximum comfort and control with the new cruiser package option. Featuring an aft 3-panel tempered glass sliding door which can be locked into place, the cruiser package option allows you the ability to close off the entire salon and galley for increased privacy, security, and relaxation. In addition to the improved climate control and aesthetics, the Aquila 36 Sport cruiser option offers accent wood in the salon, and Infinity carpet throughout the salon and galley. The already stellar Aquila 36 Sport now provides more luxury than ever before.

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Power Catamarans

Leopard Catamarans holds true to its global reputation for high quality and seaworthy yachts boasting generous equipment options and layouts designed with livability in mind. In addition to the sailing fleet, Leopard Catamarans also produces superior power catamarans which are both contemporary and economical.

Leopard 40 Powercat

The highly anticipated Leopard 40 Powercat made its debut in December 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. The smallest of the Leopard Powercat series, this catamaran leaves nothing to the imagination. Entirely reinvented, the Leopard Powercat 40 delivers volume and comfort, particularly in the cabins. Relax in style knowing that the highest requirements of comfort, performance and seaworthiness are met in this stunning vessel. This is bluewater cruising at its finest.

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The Leopard 46 Powercat is the embodiment of elevated living on the water. As part of the new generation of Leopard Powercats, the Leopard 46 marries comfort and performance in a cruising catamaran designed to fit your every need. From ambient lighting to optimized spaces, the Leopard 46 functions like a home, with intuitive touchpoints and efficient functionality. Make no mistake, the Leopard 46 offers both power and agility for those who are bold enough to seek it. Get ready to discover the exhilarating promise of a Leopard Catamaran.

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The Leopard 53 Powercat, the largest in the Leopard family, was named the 2020 Multihull of the Year winner. This, among other accolades, has solidified the vessel’s standing as a leader in its class. Sea trialed off the coast of South Africa, the Leopard 53 Powercat is easy to maintain and up to 50% more fuel efficient than any monohull motor yacht counterparts. A reincarnation of the previous Leopard 51, the Leopard 53 Powercat has been reimagined to provide greater speed, comfort, performance and luxury. Live your passion aboard the Leopard 53 and enjoy the journey ahead.

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9 Best Power Catamarans For Rough Seas and Coastal!

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Power catamarans are gaining popularity in the cruising world thanks to their enhanced stability and ease of operation. They’re ideal for coastal cruising but can also be used for ocean crossing thanks to their stability and speed.

Here are some of the best power catamarans on the market:

  • Fountaine Pajot MY6
  • Nautitech 47 Power
  • Horizon PC74
  • Lagoon Seventy 8
  • ArrowCat 420
  • Sunreef Supreme 68

In this article, I’ll review some of the best power catamarans out there. I’ll also go over the main features of different power cats and if they can handle rough weather. 

But before we dive in, let’s get a better understanding of what power cats are.

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What Is a Power Cat?

A power catamaran (power cat) is a motor-powered boat that, unlike traditional boats, has two hulls connected by a bridge deck. These vessels are more stable than monohulls because of their wide base.  

Power cats also don’t have a leaded keel to weigh them down, so they’re pretty lightweight and fast. The lack of a keel also means that power cats are more suitable for shallow waters.

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They feature large engines designed to handle their bigger bodies and weights, and serve different purposes, like fishing, cruising, or crossing rough seas. In addition, each hull has a separate engine which makes them more maneuverable, especially at turns and tight spaces.

Power catamarans don’t have sails or masts and get all of their power from the combustion engine (or electric motor), unlike their sailing cousins. In addition, these vehicles are much easier to steer because of their increased stability.

Power catamarans have more interior and exterior space thanks to their multihull design, making them perfect for cruising and liveaboard . They also have ample space for storing everything you need on a cruise without worrying about weighing it down. Catamarans offer increased privacy as well because each hull houses one sleeping area, separated by the living area between them.

Are Power Cats Good in Rough Water?

Power catamarans are good in rough waters particularly because of their multi-hull design. Their wide base makes them stable, and their high speed allows for outrunning bad weather.

Power cats that feature a high bridge clearance, will handle rough waters effortlessly. With the added height, you won’t experience pounding and slamming even in heavy waves, allowing the crew to easily control the vessel in challenging situations.

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These boats are also faster than their sailing counterparts, which means they can get you out of rough waters quickly.

In addition, since catamarans are large and tall, maneuvering is easier because you have a better view of the surroundings. Additionally, you can steer from the interior cockpit (on certain models), making it easier to control the vessel in bad weather.

Finally, although a power cat doesn’t have a keel to help it right itself in case of capsizing, it will still float easily because of its positive buoyancy.

Are Power Catamarans More Efficient?

Power catamarans are more fuel-efficient than monohulls because they don’t have leaded keels. While keels are designed to offer stability by weighing down the vessel, they increase the wetted surface and thereby add drag.

Due to the catamarans’ narrow bow entry, there’s lower resistance, leading to smoother acceleration and greater fuel economy in catamarans. In addition, power cats show fewer spikes in fuel consumption in a single power band, especially because of their smooth acceleration and fuel consumption.

The figures reported by cat owners or manufacturers show that power cats have the best power-consumption-to-speed ratios.

That being said, you can improve fuel efficiency by maintaining lower speeds; studies have shown that speed can be the most important factor in fuel efficiency, regardless of the number of engines or hull types. 

Now that you have a better understanding of power catamarans, let’s take a look at the ten best models on the market.

1. Leopard 53

This 53ft (16.19m) power cat is the fourth generation of the widely popular Leopard catamarans, and brings with it all the great features from her predecessor, the 51. 

Although the 51 was the company’s best-selling cat, they added these features to the 53 along with new ones to repeat its success. For example, they have built an enormous saloon, flybridge, and galley by removing the foredeck cockpit in the 51 PC, making it 30 percent larger than the previous model.

This model comes with three or four stateroom layouts, with the 3-stateroom version featuring an owner’s stateroom, two sinks, a loveseat, and lots of storage space.

With two Yanmar 370 hp engines, a maximum speed of 22 knots, and a cruising speed of 17.5, you can enjoy a magnificent ride, whether it’s long-distance cruising or a fun night out with friends.

2. Fountaine Pajot MY6

This luxury power cat is 44ft (13.40m) long, making it super spacious and suitable for families and big parties. With its spacious flybridge, sunbathing lounge, and enormous galley, it’s nothing short of a second home on the water. 

You can steer the cat from the saloon or the 21sqm (68 sq ft) flybridge which features a sunbathing lounge, a pool, and a galley.

This motor yacht continues to delight with its luxurious combination of privacy and pleasure, with views of the sea in almost every interior space. With three cabins, two bathrooms, six cabin beds, ample storage, and a kitchen that opens into the cockpit, you can enjoy practicality and luxury in one place.

The MY6 is exceptionally seaworthy and stable thanks to its wave-piercing hulls and Volvo IPS engines.

Like all power cats, it has straightforward steering, enabling you to control this beast even in the roughest circumstances.

3. Nautitech 47 Power

Powered by dual Volvo Penta D4 engines, this model can output 225-300hp, reaching a maximum of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 18-20 knots . This 46′ 8″ (14.23m) long power cat comes in three or four cabin versions, depending on the customer’s preference.

No matter which layout you choose, you’ll get a spacious, luxurious, and comfortable catamaran with panoramic views from the cabin. The sleek, streamlined exterior design ensures elegant sailing and seaworthiness.

It’s easy for passengers to navigate the deck thanks to its seamless design that connects the saloon to the cockpit and the rear deck. The stern features a big swimming platform that can also accommodate a tender. The cockpit is usable in different weather conditions thanks to the clear covers wrapping the whole area.

This efficient catamaran promises long cruising for big families and groups with two 300L water tanks and a pair of 645L fuel tanks.  

4. Horizon PC74

The Horizon PC 74 is another luxury power cat that can give you the comfort of your home on water. This 73′ 9” (22.48m) long power cat with a 2,000gal (7570L) fuel tank is an enormous vessel that can accommodate more than 14 people.

The enormous hardtop on the three-piece windshield, the teak dining table, the U-shaped bar, the sun pad, and the swing-out stools all guarantee that you’ll have the luxury cruising experience of a lifetime.

This vast and wide catamaran allows you to access the aft deck from the flybridge via a curving staircase. The vast aft deck has a ten-person dining table, a wet bar, and storage space. You can separate the interior and exterior spaces through sliding glass doors and make the space appear bigger by opening them.

Reaching a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots, this enormous catamaran was built for efficiency and practicality.

5. Lagoon Seventy 8

This 78’1″ (23.80m) power cat with two 494 HP engines and a 2246gal (8500L) fuel capacity is one of the largest power cats on the market, offering both comfort and reliability. The enormous flybridge can feature a jacuzzi, a sunbathing area, a large foldable dining table, and a hardtop with a moveable roof. However, you can customize the flybridge based on your preferences.

The designers have compromised nothing in terms of elegance and high-quality materials with top-of-the-line finishes and interior paneling to create the kind of luxury you want.

The saloon is huge, well-ventilated, and separated from the exterior by glass doors and panoramic windows.

But what sets Lagoon Seventy 8 apart from other power cats, in addition to its enormous size, is the wide choice of layouts. You can choose between five different versions, all offering the same amount of storage space, living and sleeping area, and privacy.

Additionally, some versions are fully customizable, allowing you to pick every detail to your liking.

6. ArrowCat 420

This 41′ (12.73m) long express cruiser is a semi-custom catamaran with two-stateroom and three-stateroom layouts. The ArrowCat 420 is designed and built with comfort and strength in mind, and capable of handling rough waters safely.

The two Suzuki 350 hp engines give this model a maximum speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.

The streamlined design and the angled hulls ensure the vessel cuts through the waves effortlessly, making it easy to maneuver.

The fully-equipped head features an electric toilet, a shower, sink, and mirrors, coupled with a dining table, floor storage locker, and teak-finished floors. This cat is built to combine luxury and comfort for both onshore and offshore cruising.

7. Bali 4.3

This 43′ (13.1m) power cat is made for ocean crossing in mind. With five different layouts featuring different combinations of cabins and heads, the company ensures you’ll get the kind of setup you want. Regardless of the layout, this cat offers a spacious master suite with a large double bed and other private sleeping quarters.

You can quickly add to the overall space by removing the adjustable glass doors to merge the cockpit with the saloon.

A feature that sets the 4.1 apart from its predecessor is the fixed aft deck between the hulls, which provides a passageway and eliminates the need to go from one hull to the other without entering the cockpit.

8. Sunreef Supreme 68

According to its designers, this model was built with a radical concept in mind while staying true to the company’s promise of building the most comfortable and spacious power cats in the world.

One of the greatest features of the Supreme 68 is its aft garage that houses a 5m (16 ft) tender and two jet skis in addition to other water toys.

You can also transform the aft to a large platform for water sports by lowering the garage door.

The four-stateroom layout features ample storage, ensuite guest cabins, queen-sized beds, and TVs to create a memorable stay. The white and beige furniture with chrome details and floor-to-ceiling glazing create a soothing atmosphere that blends with the practicality of the well-equipped galley. 

However, if you’re looking for something different, you can opt for a customized model from three different layouts.

9. Hudson 48

The sleek, diamond-cut design of this 46.46’ (14.16m) long power cat is usually the first thing to catch your eye.

It’s a light displacement cat that ensures fast cruising with a top speed of 24 knots and cruising speed of 8 knots thanks to the two 370hp Yanmar V8 engines.

The three-cabin layout features a master stateroom with a spacious and well-ventilated design made possible via the three overhead windows and opening deck hatches.

The saloon’s enormous helm station allows for comfortable and safe accommodation, making it great for rough waters and bad weather conditions.

This model also offers a few entertainment options with its large TV systems and mood lighting. The storage areas and the full-sized walk-in wardrobe give this model a comfortable, homely setting.

Here are Some of My Favorite Catamaran Cruising Resources

Thank you for reading this article. I hope you found it helpful as you hopefully start your sailing adventures. Here are some resources that I use as a sailor that I hope you’ll also find helpful. These are affiliate links, so if you do decide to use any of them, I’ll earn a commission. But in all honesty, these are the exact things that I use and recommend to everyone, even my own family. Sailboats: If you’re looking for the best boat to suit your needs, I would recommend a catamaran. If you’re interested, I can show you the differences between catamarans and other types of sailboats .

Books:  For getting started, I really like  Cruising catamarans made easy . It is actually a textbook from the American sailing association; it is used to get a cruising catamaran certification. There are some other great books, and I have compiled a list of books about cruising catamarans that you will find useful.

Communication:  Being out on adventures, whether it be sailing or climbing mountains, good communications are essential to being safe. I recommend two things Google fi (incredibly simple cellular data all over the world) and Garmin inreach mini (for text and voice in remote areas without cell coverage)

Sailing courses: Online sailing courses are great for beginners starting out their sailing career; it’s an efficient way of learning the basics of navigation, throttle controls, and maritime safety. I suggest starting with two free courses from NauticEd .

To see all my most up-to-date recommendations,  check out this resource  that I made for you!

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Rossinavi Launches 140′ Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

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Italian yacht builder Rossinavi announced the launch of the M/Y Seawolf X , a hybrid-electric power catamaran capable of cruising in full electric mode for 100 percent of the time on one-day trips.

In a press release from the company, Rossinavi announced the innovative yacht carries the BluE label designating the shipyard’s new sustainable philosophy. Seawolf X has a 140-foot length overall, 45-foot beam and is an all-aluminum vessel that combines sleek design with environmentally friendly solutions.

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The yacht has three distinct spaces for outdoor living: a lively cockpit centered around a pool, a large sundeck with sunbathing and living spaces, and a bow area featuring a hidden pool and convertible home theater. The yacht design team accurately integrated solar panels into the vessel, ensuring plenty of surface space for energy recovery.

“We set out to envision the boat of the future, unbound by convention yet grounded in feasibility with cutting-edge technology for minimal environmental impact,” said Fulvio De Simoni, founder of Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design, in a press release.

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PC52

The Horizon PC52 model answers the demand for a high-end power catamaran in the 50-foot range that is capable of true blue-water cruising. The PC52 offers extremely comfortable living spaces, with a functional three-stateroom layout, large galley and spacious salon, as well as all of the necessary amenities for extended cruising. She has been professionally designed and engineered to meet Horizon’s high standards for quality, and the PC52’s generous bridge deck clearance ensures the ride is efficient, smooth and stable, providing you the peace of mind you need when out on the open sea. The PC52 is available in both Open and Enclosed Flybridge versions.

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Easy cruise speed of 27MPH .

Top speed 34MPH , full of fuel with 2 adults.

At 25MPH she glides cross the water effortlessly with minimal to no engine noise.

Backwater fuel burn and cruise stats. Information was taken in choppy conditions, light wind, & full tank of gas. Optimal cruise was at 4500 RPMs at 22.5 mph with a fuel burn of 10.3 miles per gallon . That gives over 100 mile range.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard Color White
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • 4 Rod Holders
  • Load-Rite Trailer w/ swing tongue
  • Forward Casting Deck
  • Running Lights
  • Leaning Post with Rocket Launchers
  • 2 Cup Holders
  • 2 Rear Hatches

Optional Equipment

  • 12V Minn Kota Trolling Motor Package W/ 27 Series Deep Cycle battery & charger
  • leaning post live-well
  • Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler Under Leaning Post
  • 6ft Power-Pole
  • 8ft Power-Pole
  • Additional Rod Holders
  • Forward Pedestal Seat
  • Deck Rod Storage
  • 75HP Engine Upgrade
  • Road-King Trailer Upgrade
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo (Model Echo-map vhd740cv combo, US Blue Chart G3, T24 Transducer)
  • Swim Ladder
  • Console Cooler Seat w/ Cushion
  • Bluetooth Audio/ 2 Speakers

Specifications

  • Length w/Bracket - 16'
  • Beam at Transom - 6'
  • Maximum Beam - 6' 8"
  • Draft - 12"
  • Freeboard - 17"
  • Dry Weight w/out Engine - 1000 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity - 12 Gal.
  • Engine Weight - 229 lbs.
  • MPG - 8 Gal.
  • Top Speed - 34 mph
  • Easy Cruise Speed - 27 mph
  • Dead Rise at Transom - 12°
  • Maximum Power - 75HP
  • Trailer w/out swing tongue - from ball to engine - 22'
  • BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER COMBINED WEIGHT - 2,050 LBS

Backwater 16' w/ Tiller Package Specifications

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Forward Casting Deck with storage
  • Black Rub-Rail
  • 2 Bench Seats (1 in back & 1 midship)

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • High Quality LED Running Lights
  • Rod Holders (each)

2024 Backwater - INSTOCK

Fighting Lady Yellow Hull

Options added:

  • 60HP Suzuki
  • Load-Rite Trailer
  • Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler under Leaning Post
  • 9" Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo w/ Transducer
  • Suzuki Digital Gauge
  • Wet-Sound Stereo Package
  • Pre-wired for a Power-pole & Trolling Motor

2024 Backwater Anson

  • Console Cooler Seat w/Cushion
  • 9" Garmin UHD 94SV Depth/Fish Finder Combo w/ Tranducer & Navionics + US Coastal Charts

2024 Backwater Lawrey

Stars & Stripes Blue Hull

  • Forward Pedestal Base
  • Lumination Floor Lights Package
  • Windshield Grabrail

2023 Backwater Sonnefeld

Light Blue Hull

  • 24V Minn-Kota Trolling Motor w/Lithium Battery Package
  • Under Gunnel Rod Storage
  • 8' Power-Pole
  • Backrest w/Cushion & 3 Rocket Launchers
  • Bluetooth Audio/2 Speakers
  • 9" Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo w/Transducer

2023 Backwater Musselwhite

  • Windshield Grab-Rail
  • 6 Gang Switch Panel Upgrade
  • Navigation Lights mounted on bow
  • 7" Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo w/Transducer

2023 Backwater Downey

  • Forward Pedestal Seat Base
  • 24V Minn Kota Trolling Motor Package
  • Console Grab-Rail

2023 Backwater Garner

Whisper Grey Hull

  • 6' Power-Pole
  • Glove Box w/ Plug
  • Pair of side Grab-Bars for Console
  • Yeti Straps for Console Cooler Mount
  • USCG Approved Fire Ext in Console

2023 Backwater Lane

Light Blue Hull W/Navy Blue Bottom Paint

  • 12V Minn Kota Trolling Motor Package w/ 27 Series Deep Cycle Battery & Charger
  • Black Bottom Paint
  • Under Gunnel Rod-Storage
  • Yeti Tundra 45Qt. under Leaning Post
  • Cigarette Lighter Plug
  • Phone Charger

2023 Backwater Reichle

Light Blue Hull W/Black Bottom Paint

  • Swim Platform
  • Luminating Lights Floor Package
  • Corner Boxes

2023 Backwater Deppe

Grand Banks Beige Hull W/Black Bottom Paint

  • 75HP Suzuki

2023 Backwater Cosby

Olive Drab Hull

Options: (came with standard equipment)

2023 Backwater - Halbert

Aqua Mist Hull

  • Yeti Cooler under Leaning Post
  • Troll Mode Switch

2023 Backwater - Jonsson

2023 backwater - pulaski.

Medium Grey Hull

  • Aqua-Traction Package - 2 color throughout
  • 7" Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo w/transducer

2023 Backwater w/Tiller Package - Hicks

White Hull w/ Black Bottom Paint

  • 60HP Black Suzuki w/Tiller
  • 2- Fly Rod Holders

2023 Backwater - Niden

  • Bluetooth Audio w/ 2 Speakers
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo

2023 Backwater - Coffin

Fighting Lady Yellow w/ Bottom Paint

  • 70HP Upgrade
  • Minn Kota Trolling Motor w/ Spot Lock
  • Aqua-Traction Package

2023 Backwater Smith

  • 4 additional Rod-Holders
  • Console Seat w/Cushion
  • 9" Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo
  • Audio W/ 4 Speakers

2023 Backwater

  • 60Hp Suzuki
  • 2 - 35Qt Yeti Coolers ( 1 underneath Leaning Post & one for console seat)

2023 Backwater Moore

  • Minn Kota Trolling Motor
  • Console Cooler Seat & Cushion

2022 Backwater Harrup

  • Yeti Cooler under leaning post
  • 8' Power-pole
  • Custom Cushion Color for Leaning Post
  • Custom Cushion Color for Cooler
  • Aqua-traction Package

2022 Backwater Johnson

  • 60HP Suzuki with Tiller Package

2022 Backwater Basile

Seafoam Green Hull

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor I-pilot w/spot lock
  • Bluetooth Audio/speakers
  • Custom Cooler Cushion
  • Bottom Paint

2022 Backwater Herring

  • 8ft Power-pole

2022 Backwater Britt

Ice Blue Hull

  • 6ft Power-pole
  • Custom Cooler Console Seat

2022 Backwater Rinehart

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor I-pilot w/spot lock & battery charger
  • Garmin Touchscreen upgrade

2022 Backwater Nicosia

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor with Spot Lock
  • Yeti Cooler Under Leaning Post
  • 6' Power Pole
  • Garmin upgrade 9" unit
  • Under Gunnel Rod Holders
  • Custom Console Seat Cushion
  • Atlas Jack Plate

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