Blackdog Cat

Blackdog Cat

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Why choose a

Blackdog Cats have been manufactured since 2009 at our factory in Whangarei. Designed to access remote locations for fishing, diving and hunting, the boats soon gained appeal in the wider recreation and commercial market due to the unique features offered by the pontoon design.

A smoother, safer and more comfortable experience on the water – guaranteed.

Blackdog Cats are the trailer boats with a dual pontoon design that guarantees a safer, smoother, and more comfortable experience on the water.

Superior strength and stability and innovative Kiwi engineering mean a Blackdog Cat handles sea conditions like no other boat of its size.

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The Key Features

Innovatively designed twin aluminium pontoons provide an easier and safer way to enjoy the water. The interior has enough internal floor space for six people plus your food, dive gear and fishing gear.

The classic Cuddy Cabin configuration is our most popular boat. Your versatile fishing, diving and family boat.

Iconic dual-hull design

EXTRA INTERNAL and external SPACE

SOFT RIDING and less rolling

Customised with you, for you

Easier to launch and retrieve – guaranteed

Designed for Safety

Dual marine-grade aluminium sealed pontoons mean Blackdog Cats stay afloat, even when flooded with water.

Designed for Stability

Twin hulls lower your centre of gravity. Toe kick at deck level, to help you lock into position. It’s the boat that won’t roll.

Designed for Space

A better design so you can use your whole boat – and have more storage for fishing gear, the family picnic and diving kits.

Designed for a softer ride

Fine entry hulls slice through the waves, while the air cushion between the pontoons provides lift and reduces drag. A softer landing, even in rough conditions.

Designed for comfort

Our dual-hull design stabilises your ride for an easier, smoother boating experience.

Designed for real boaties by real boaties

We customise your Blackdog Cat so you get the gear you need for the boating you want – and nothing you don’t.

500

Quick and nimble

The Blackdog Cat 500 has enough internal floor space for four people and their fishing gear. Powered by 40Hp up to 100hp 4 stroke, it’s ideal for whatever your day out on the water requires.

With a convenient rear duck-board, it is also the safe and spacious choice for boating activities such as water sports and diving.

Available in

Cuddy Cabin
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Centre Console
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Cuddy Cabin
Centre Console

Features

  • Multi purpose
  • Walkaround Centre Console
  • Optional swing down boarding ladder and grab handles
  • More versitile deck space.

545

Strength and Stability

The interior has enough internal floor space for six people plus your food, dive gear and fishing gear. Superior strength and stability mean the boat handles sea conditions like no other boat of its size.

With more horse power capacity, the 545 goes further faster.
Easy, all-round fishing platform, and maximum space for divers.

Available In

Centre Console
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Cuddy Cabin
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Cuddy Cabin
Centre Console

Features

  • Stable walk-around access to every part of the boat.
  • Space for Divers and anglers to gear-up or reel in a fighting fish.
  • Increased horse power capacity, takes you further faster.

Our most popular model yet

Innovatively designed twin aluminium pontoons provide an easier and safer way to enjoy the water. The interior has enough internal floor space for six people plus your food, dive gear and fishing gear.

The classic Cuddy Cabin configuration is our most popular boat. Your versatile fishing, diving and family boat.

595

New kid on the block

One of our most recent releases, the 595 offers a sub - 6m boat optimised for a 150HP engine that tows under 2000kg and comes at an affordable price so you can get fishing all the sooner. Our innovative aluminium pontoon design means you’re getting generous space for its length, especially in the Cuddy design – as well as superior stability and comfort over an equivalent monohull. The optimal bunks in the front offer great comfort and generous storage – as well as the option of overnighting at your favourite fishing spot.

Available in

Cuddy Cabin
Hardtop
Centre Console
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Cuddy Cabin
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Hardtop
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Features

  • Stable walk-around access to every part of the boat.
  • Space for Divers and anglers to gear-up or reel in a fighting fish.
  • Increased horse power capacity, takes you further faster.


680

Our biggest Cat yet

Our 680 hull is our biggest yet. It is practicle, highly capable and raises the bar for comfort and performance.

The extra space inside is huge since we pushed the width out by almost 200mm. The bunks in the front keep your family comfy on day trips, and give you the option of overighting on your favorite fishing spot.

Available in

Centre Console
Hardtop
Enclosed
Centre Console
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Hardtop
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Enclosed
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Features

  • Released November 2019
  • Spacious lockable cabin
  • 2.0 m internal beam at floor
  • Bunks inside cabin
  • 150hp to 250hp engine

Comfort and Security

This enclosed version is available only in the Blackdog 680 hull size. This fantastic option gives you the flexibility to  lock your valuables away, or keep out the chill when bunking down for those over night trips. When caught in the rough, it also keeps you passengers dry and comfortable.

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News

Tairua Boat Show

See you on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of August

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Auckland Boat Show

Find us On-The-Water - March 2022

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Demo Weekend Brisbane

We will have boats available to sea test at Manly 28th, 29th and 30th of May 2021 See you at the Manly Boat Harbour for a demo on 28th, 29th and 30th May 2021

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