Twin Vee was among a handful of boatbuilders to bring production power cats to market in the mid-1980s and early ’90s. Today, it remains a staunch proponent of the “two hulls are better than one” mantra. With a 26-year track record of innovative designs, the Fort Pierce, Florida, builder has more than 8,000 boats on the water and an ever-growing cadre of fans.
Twin Vee recently provided a peek of its soon-to-be-launched 400 GFX center console. The builder’s biggest cat to date is a 40-footer with a 12-foot beam that carries nearly to the bow, creating a gymnasium’s worth of deck space.
The boat is designed for quad outboards — up to 1,400 horses — and will hold 800 gallons of fuel. Computer-generated renderings show an aggressive profile that screams speed, and while certified performance data is not yet available, it likely will cruise in the 40-mph range, depending on the engines, leaving plenty of room for an impressive top end. Estimated range is 750 miles.
Twin Vee says the 400 GFX was designed using advanced hydrodynamic software to maximize performance, handling and seakeeping qualities under the direction of in-house naval architect Dr. Albert Nazarov and chief designer and engineer Pete Melvin. Nazarov and Melvin laid out the boat using CAD/CAM systems linked to five-axis routers to create precise tooling for all major components. Construction techniques include vacuum-assisted resin infusion and the use of composite materials for structural integrity and weight savings.
Twin Vee 400 GFX
The 400 GFX is aimed squarely at hardcore anglers, designed to get to the offshore fishing grounds and back in comfort and with everything needed to maximize fishing time. It has three live wells with a combined capacity of 100 gallons and 300 gallons of fishbox stowage, including a dual compartment coffin box set forward of the console under a two-person lounge.
Abaft the helm are two rows of seating for six people. Each row has three bucket-style seats with flip-up bolsters, and the entire area is sheltered by a T-top festooned with rod holders. In the cockpit is an aft-facing tackle/rigging station with a cooler. The cockpit is uncluttered and fitted with a hull-side door to port, padded gunwales and transom live wells.
The helm is surrounded by a tinted, three-sided glass enclosure, providing wind and spray protection to make what promises to be a soft ride even more comfortable for fast runs offshore. The dash has plenty of room for a couple of large multifunction displays and other electronics.
Standard equipment includes raw and freshwater washdowns, an anchor locker, under-gunwale lighting, interior console lights, waterproof switch panels, four 2,000-gph bilge pumps, LED spreader lights, gunwale rod holders and underwater LEDs.
If your fishing passion lies beyond the horizon, the Twin Vee 400 GFX might be the boat you have been dreaming of to whisk you there and bring you home with a load of fish. For more information and launch date availability go to twinvee.com.