Garnet Offshore is a Brazilian brand – its boats are produced near Rio de Janeiro. There are currently two powercats in the range, the 270 and the 300. There’s no denying that the latter, with 20 rod holders and rod supports (at 20 feet/6 m long and telescopic) is designed above all for big game fishing. Priced below it’s peers in it’s class!
In fact, with chines protecting the hulls, it behaves very well in rough seas. With twin 225 hp outboards, the Garnet can reach 40 knots without question. The Fly version provides a lookout – and a second helm station. A panoramic view is guaranteed, though access is a bit sporty. The deck plan is entirely dedicated to fishing – featuring a livewell and lockers – but still offers some comfortable seating and a heads compartment. At less than 10 feet (3 meters) in beam, this cat can use the same marina slip as a monohull of the same length without extra cost.