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I recently purchased the 21 cat and it is everything I need and some. It handles the ruff water, runs skinny, and turns like a dream. It is the all around boat that I can take the family cruising or tubing on then go chase tails in the marsh. I forgot to mention its fast. The 21 cat is bad to the bone.
I JUST PURCHASED A 20' CAT. THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME BOAT I HAVE EVER BEEN IN. I TRULY CANNOT IMAGINE A BETTER BOAT. IT RIDES EXTREMELY SMOOTH IN ROUGH CHOP AND SHALLOW, GOT IN 3" OF WATER AND IT WAS LIKE I WAS IN 3' OF WATER. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! HANDS DOWN THE BEST BOAT MADE!!!!
Bought my 23' Cat brand new in 2010, Over 5 years into it now - I am still a very satisfied and happy customer. No issues at all. The boat does everything that I need it to - It Provides me with ---- Smooth & Dry Ride, Tons of Room, and It Runs Skinny as Hell. These are all the characteristics of the perfect back bay, shallow draft fishing boat, in my opinion.
Our boat has received more compliments and curious boaters to question how we run In such shallow water. Kayakers say we are the only one to pass them into low tide fishing holes.
I am the proud owner of the new 23` cat and “Wow what a beast”. This is absolutely, hands down the most incredible boat I have ever been in. I have owned many boats in my life and most recently I owned and was guiding form a 21 ft Majek Red Fish Line.
I had plans to keep both however once I put this CAT through my paces, I sold the RFL immediately. This boat runs well in 6 inches of water and will blast across anywhere my 21` Majek Redfish would. The big water ride is nothing short of “exhilarating” and did I mention DRY! This beauty will eat 3 and 4 ft chop like no other I have ever seen.
This boat has moved the bar boys!! The gang at Shoalwater boats hit a big time home run with this boat and for all those guides and boat owners that thought they would never see a shallow water, big water, won’t get you wet craft, HERE SHE IS! Thanks guys for making my job easier. Now I don’t have to think about wind, waves, tides I can just FISH!
THE NEW SHOALWATER 23’ FOOT CAT IS A HOME RUN. THRU THE WHOLE PROCESS OF GETTING THIS BOAT ON THE MARKET GENE, STEVE, AND I HAD LOTS OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT WAS TOO MUCH OF AN EXPECTATION AND LOW AND BEHOLD THIS “BEAST” TURNED OUT BETTER ANY OF US EXPECTED. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I HAVE NEVER BEEN ON A BOAT THAT CAN RUN IN 2” OF WATER CONSISTENTLY AND THEN TURN AROUND AND WALK THRU 3 FOOTERS LIKE A CADILLAC. THIS THING IS STABLE AS ANY BACK BAY BOAT YOU CAN GET ON AND RIDES ON AN AIR CUSHION IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE. SET UP YOUR DEMO AND SEE WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
I recently purchased a 21’ CAT with a 200 Hp ETEC. You can not go wrong with this boat; it gives new meaning to the term skinny. My fishing friends nicknamed it the CADILLAC but I call it Shoal-Nuff. I bought mine from Gander Mountain; ask for Andrew or Pam they will set you up. Hats off to Shoalwater.
I got a test ride at the corpus boat show on the 19 cat and it was very smooth for the conditions and ran so shallow its scary keep up the good boat building.
I purchased a shallow cat 14' 5, this boat is awesome i opted for the 75 horse e-tec. Very impressed run in 4 inches maybe 3. I have owned three boats and this boat is perfect. thanks shoalwater for making one HELL OF A BOAT. Couldn't be more satisfied.
I own a flats 18 this boat is a keeper I can run in 6" of water easy its equipped with a 90 H.P Nissan with a shallow blaster and high performance Flats Jac jack plate this boat has been thru some very shallow runs and caught a lot of nice reds, trout & drums I also installed a motor guide trolling motor 82 lbs thrust I highly recommend these boats if you purchase or thinking of buying one you will be very satisfied !
I was very impressed with a friend of mines Shoalwater this past weekend. It was my first time ever on one. I am buying one this week! The boat planed in 4" of water with 2 300lb men and on the way back in with 4 guys and 1 lab ran in 2-4" of water/ mud after the Northwind had blown the water out of the channel back to a private boat launch. You know its shallow when your spraying mud instead of water! What a boat!
Bought a 14.5 cat about six months ago and have loaded it up with fish several times since then. Whether I am by myself or with my buddies, it runs super shallow and is great on gas mileage. Still performs well with 4 adults and a full grown Labrador retriever onboard! Wouldn't change a thing, except for maybe the distance between me and the nearest boat ramp!
Bought a 14.5 Cat almost five years ago now. Fantastic boat, will run in 4" w/o jack plate and I can jump it in 10". Poles and tracks very well and out turns almost everything out there! Steve built mine with a HUGH storage area under the console, eliminating all clutter on the deck. Great alternative to the costly Florida Skiff market. 50Hp pushes it at 32mph all day long and uses very little gas! If you can't beat'um - join'um!!!
We bought a 21 CAT at the boat show in Houston. We have been amazed at the things this boat will do. We have ran in 4-6" and got up in 8" with 3/4 tank and 3 people on board. The front deck is great to fly fish off of. The drift is very controllable too. Best investment we ever made. The only thing I don't like is that I did not get one sooner.
I have the 17 Sport, has a V hull. Dry ride, runs shallow and has been a great boat. I have owned it since 2000. Guys at Shoalwater have been great to work with over the years and have helped me with all my needs.
Looking for an economical go anywhere littie fish'n rig? Then go for the 14.5 Cat, I did & I love it. Fish all day on 8 gallons,& I don't mean wading all day. Easy for one person to handle. Great little boat for the back bays.
I just recently bought a 22' Legend down here in Charlotte Harbor Florida and I love it. I run a fishing charter down here as well as fish several tournaments and this boat has a for sure advantage. I have honestly run this boat in less than 4" for some pretty long distances to get out of spots!!! I can plane in less than 12" all day long with three customers onboard. It also floats in about 8" so I can still get on tailers. She poles very nice. Anyway, can't say enough!!!
Recently moved up to the 21' Cat after previously owning two of the 19'Tunnel V's. This will be my last boat... unless they can improve on perfection. Hands down the best shallow water boat on the market, this baby does it all, period. Go test one and I'll think you will agree.
New owner of a 19'cat....Not only does this boat look sleek it is! Runs skinny and fast. Handles the chop pretty well too for a skinny boat. Gotta hand it to boys at shoalwater. You guys really ROCK when comes to building boats. One more I need to add. The service from the guys has been outstanding. Like a buddy once said.......Once you cat? You never go back! Thanks Gene and crew!
This is my third 19v and all of them were great! I'm going to keep this one, it's powered by a Johnson 115 two stroke runs about 38.9 mph and its smooth, dry and shallow. these are very solid boats you want find a better rig out there together with Steve Bell's service and quality it's a winning combination this guy always answers the phone or promptly returns your calls. you owe it to yourself go out and get one!!!! or two!
AWESOME BOAT, GOES SHALLOW, TAKES THE ROUGH STUFF, AND LOOKS SHARP, WHAT ELSE CAN A MAN ASK FOR. TOP IT OFF WITH GOOD SERVICE AND THERE AIN'T NO FINER BOAT ON THE COAST.
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