Night Cat 27 Specifications

The 27-foot interceptor utilizes a proven Twin-V hull design. In 1997, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWC-CD) evaluated IBC’s Twin-V hull design via an in-water test of a 27-foot Twin-V boat against a conventional Deep-V (Series 62 form-factor) hull of like size and displacement. In their report, CRDKNSWC-TM-20-97-41 Oct 1997, Carderock concluded that the Twin-V boat “…exhibits significantly superior sea keeping characteristics (up to 50% less accelerations in some cases) when compared to present inventory craft as used by U.S customs.”

The report also noted that the IBC Twin-V design “…can sustain higher speeds in a given sea state with lower accelerations than present inventory craft” and that the Twin-V
“…outperforms other craft up to 150%.”


Design Length: 27′
Length Overall (LOA): 29.4′
Beam: 10′ 3″
Operational Draft: 24″
Fuel Tank Capacity: 210
Propulsion Machinery: 500HP min/700HP max (Twin Outboards)
Weight (fully outfitted): 8,200 lbs
Weight (with trailer): 10,150 lbs


Crew Capacity: 4
Passenger Capacity: 2
Max. Speed: 63 MPH
Cruise Speed (full load): 42 MPH
Max. Range @ Cruise Speed: 242 Miles
Max. Operating Winds: 35 Knots
Max. Operating Seas: 6′ – 8′
Ambient Air Temp. Range: 0°F – 114°F
Ambient Water Temp. Range: 28°F – 105°F