By Charles Chiodi
There is no question that every catamaran
ever built will provide a softer, more comfortable ride than a
comparable "V" hull boat. However, among cats, there is the latest
performer – the new Twin Vee Ocean Cat 3612.
Twin Vee is long regarded as building one of the best riding cats, size
for size, on the water. In business for 10 years, Twin Vee is one of the
very few cat-manufacturing companies with experience in building cats
ranging in size from 10 to 36 feet.
Consequently, the company is uniquely
qualified to accomplish the entire design and tooling process,
completely in-house. The result has been nothing short of remarkable.
The true planing hull provides an exceptionally soft ride. She can
cruise comfortably at 35+ mph in 3-to 4-foot chop (top speed in mid
One boating review editor recently made
the following comment on the new Twin Vee Ocean Cat 3612: "The best
riding 36-foot boat on the water.”
In addition to a smooth ride, it also has exceptional shallow-water
capabilities and can not only run, but take off in as little as two feet
of water. Cats generally don’t squat nearly as much as V-hulls during
acceleration. Scooting across the shallows is much less harrowing when
knowing that the boat only needs two feet of water beneath it.
The efficient hull design provides exceptional performance with
relatively minimal horsepower. In fact, the boat will run at planing
speeds on just one engine with the other trimmed up to get you home
safely in case of engine failure. Further, the engine hydraulic systems
are completely separate, ensuring that catastrophic engine or electrical
malfunction on one engine does not effect the other.
One hallmark of Twin Vee continues to be that all of their boats are
made with foam-filled, self-bailing hulls. The Twin Vee Ocean Cat 3612,
true to its lineage, possesses these features. It is true peace of mind
knowing that the boat will stay afloat in any severe weather or sea
condition. In fact, the company is so confident in its superior
construction that every boat comes with a Limited Lifetime Hull
The combination of the 12-foot beam and
the functional design results in an usable cockpit space of a 50-foot
sportfisherman. In fact, the entire boat design facilitates
customization to meet each individual boater’s needs, be it fishing,
diving, long-range cruising, or any combination thereof. For example,
there are as many as five different configurations of the basic Twin Vee
Ocean Cat 3612:
1. Center console
2. Weekender cabin
3. Walk-around pilothouse
5. Flybridge (available with electronic upper steering stations)
Within each one of these versions, there are a variety of major
components available to customize your specific fishing or boating
To summarize, there are five basics that make the Twin Vee Ocean Cat
3612 different from any other boat in production today:
1. Shallow-water capability: can run in as shallow as 2 feet of water.
2. Comfortable and safe offshore capabilities: the ability to run
comfortably and safely in real-world offshore conditions.
3. Can cruise comfortably at 35+ MPH in 3-to 4-foot chop (Top speed in
4. Highly efficient as a result of the unique hull design, especially
when powered with twin Suzuki 4-stroke 250s providing impressive
5. Significant stability gained by the 12-foot beam as well as the
usable cockpit space of a 50-foot sportfisherman.
About Twin Vee:
Twin Vee, Inc. builds 9 sizes in 16 different models of power
catamarans. All of their boats are 100% foam filled and come with a
limited lifetime hull warranty.