Storm Cat 230 (Sorry - Sold out for 2022)

Up to 300 horsepower.


Excel has the only .160 thick hull on the market. (other brands have .125 aluminum)



Excel has bragging rights to the smoothest running and fastest catfish boat on the market today. The Storm Cat is our elite cat fishing boat with features and options the professional cat fishermen have been asking for. This boat has a 14 degree pad hull which cuts through big water with ease and best yet, the Storm Cat is a seriously tough boat that runs dry and follows nobody.


Mathew Henderson - Excel Facebook 
" I love this boat!!! I've been thinking about having a custom boat built so I could get what I want, but this checks off basically everything I'm wanting. Great job Excel!"


Jake Cypert - Excel Facebook
"I don’t want one, I NEED one!


Matt Moore - Excel Facebook
"Great looking boat. What is the max horsepower?" answer 300


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Made in the USA





Length 23'
Overall Length with Engine 25' 5"
Bottom 78"
Side Height 28"
Transom Height 25"
Transom Dead-rise 14 degree
Beam 102"
Fuel Gallon 63
Live-well Gallon 80
Max Horsepower 300
Capacity 10/1962
Persons, Gear, Motor 2800
Hull Thickness .160
Weight Passengers and Gear 2876
Features Vary by Model:
  • .160 hull thickness
  • All-welded 14 degree Pad Hull with Lifting Strakes
  • Anchor Storage Box
  • Bow Dry Storage - 2 Cubic Feet Each Port and Starboard
  • Bow Dry Storage Center 4 Cubic Feet
  • Bow Integrated Trolling Motor Bracket
  • Bow 12-36 Volt Plug
  • Bow 12V Electronics (fish finder/GPS) Pre-Wire (stubbed out)
  • Bow Superliner Non Skid Surface
  • Navigation Light Switch
  • Self-Bailing Foredeck
  • Air Sealed Full Height Walk Though Windshield
  • 1/4" Tempered Glass Windows
  • Wing Windows
  • Four Cup Holders
  • USB Plugs Driver and Passenger
  • Full Gauge Set (Speed, Tach and Fuel)
  • Ten Button Switch Panel with Blank User Accessory Switches plus 12V Plug
  • Windshield Step with 9 Gallon Storage/Insulated Ice Chest
  • Lockable Oversized Glove Box
  • Built-in-Dash Interchangeable Panel to mount either the 5, 7, 9 or 12" Lowrance or Humminbird Electronics
  • Lockable Twin Under Dash 3.25 Cubic Foot Storage Boxes with Doors
  • Deluxe Captains Chairs (Driver and Passenger)
  • Lockable Twin Rod Storage Port and Starboard for 5 each 10' Rods
  • Twin Deluxe Passenger Bucket Seats
  • Extruded Gunwale (w/rubber rub rail w/accessory mounting slot)
  • 63 Gallon Belly Fuel Tank
  • 80 Gallon Live-well (Quick Fill w/ large lid and integrated splash panel/live bait well)
  • Live-well Aft Switch Panel with Aeration and Trailering Recirculation Mode
  • Live-well Twin 1200 GPH Pumps
  • Dual Auto Bilge 1100 GPH
  • Sea Star Hydraulic Steering
  • Four Stainless Retractable Mooring Cleats
  • All Gloss Paint Colors Standard
  • Superliner Durable Deck and Gunwale Coating
  • Twin Transom Raised 5" Wide Transducer Mounting Brackets
  • Transom Splash Well
  • Kicker Motor Mount
  • Camo Paint (Optifade, Max 4 & Natural Gear)
  • Two-Tone Paint (Bone, Ice Blue, Silver, Indigo Blue, Sea Foam Green, Khaki, Red, Black & Maroon )
  • Suspension Shock Seats
  • 2-4 Bank Battery Charger
  • Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Driver and Passenger Windshield Wiper
  • Tilt Helm
  • Engine Water Pressure Gauge
  • Analogue Voltage Gauge
  • SeaDek Deck Covering
  • Bow Seat w/Pole
  • Interior LED Lighting
  • Wash Down Pump Bow and/or Aft
  • 3" Bluetooth Radio w/4 Speakers
  • Full Line of Minn Kota Trolling Motors
  • Humminbird or Lowrance in Dash 5, 7, 9 or 12 Electronics
  • Power Pole(s) 10'
  • Soft Top w/Heavy Duty Frame
  • Top Clear Side Curtains
  • Top Clear Rear Drop Curtain Enclosure
  • Spud Poles
  • Storage Cover
  • 6" Atlas Jack Plate Hydraulic
  • 6” Jack Plate Manual
  • Mooring Cover
  • Yamaha Outboards
  • Mercury Outboards
  • Suzuki Outboards
  • E-Tec/Outboards
  • Honda Outboards
Hull Color Options:
Storm Cat 230

Catfish Pro Pad Hull with Reverse Chine

Fast, 23', wide, loaded, dry and tough!

The 14 degree Storm Cat pad hull with lifting strakes and reverse chine gets on step quickly, rides smoothly, is amazingly fast, is a dry ride, and turns like it is on rails.


Key Feature - Super Large Live-well


When we say our Excel boats have all the right features - in all the right places, we mean it. This 80 gallon live-well is big - large enough for any fish we catch. Conveniently located aeration and travel recirculation switches are by the live-well tank. The removable splash baffle allows you to keep easy-to-reach large bait fish in the same live-well

Key Feature - A safe Boat - Watch us pull the plug.

Keep your family and friends safe. Watch this video - it says it all.


Water Resistant Boxes


The majority of boats on the market today have storage boxes that fill with water and ruin your gear with moisture and mold.


All our water resistant storage boxes have a raised edge on top of the box that fits into the cover. This feature allows water to drain away into the bilge and not into the box. This feature is a premium standard feature on all Excel brand boats.


However, be careful at car washes where high pressure spray can seep up and over the water resistant seal.



Dash Panel for Everything


We planned this boat right - This dash panel has room for everything, and then some. The removable electronics panel, with interchangeable cut outs allows you to mount your 5, 7, 9 or 12 inch Lowrance or Humminbird in the dash where it is easy to reach and secure. There is room for a 3" round bluetooth radio, our dash has a 12V plug, USB charging ports, and a huge locking glove box and more USB charging ports on the passenger side.

Unmatched Fit and Finish


The Storm Cat is a game changer from top to bottom when it comes to style, fit and finish. Customers often times walk up to our boats and think they are fiberglass because of our superior paint quality. You must agree, our painters do a superb job.

Suspension Seat Option


Excel offers a complete line of seats for the Storm Cat which the user can mix or match components to provide the ideal seat for their requirements. We also offer the WavePro suspension seat mounts for those who want the best ride possible in all storm conditions. The WavePro suspension system is used on commercial boats, guides and by professional fishermen that want to smooth out their ride. The ride is exceptional and your back deserves the best.


No Wind Hole


Have you ever driven in a boat with a large opening below the walk through windshield. It is called a wind hole and it defeats the purpose of a windshield, allowing freezing cold wind, rain and bow splash into the passenger area. The Storm Cat is built right - our walk through windshield door seals air, cold, rain and bad weather out. If you want cool air when driving, just open the door, latch in place and enjoy.

Lockable Rod Boxes


Each of the starboard and port lockable rod boxes store five rods up to 10' in length. They are easy to reach, safe and out of the weather.

Tons of Storage Boxes


Starting at the bow there is an anchor locker box, a 4 cubic foot center storage dry box and two 1 1/2 cubic foot tackle tray boxes, one on the port and starboard sides. The step near the walkthrough window has a 9 gallon built in insulated cooler box. Under each side of the dash (shown in this photo) there is a pair of 3 1/2 cubic foot lockable dry storage box. The huge glove box holds a massive amount of personal items. And, there is a locking 5-rod storage box on each side.

Live-well Controls On Transom


Our huge 80 gallon live-well aeration and recirculation trailering switches are located on the helm and also on the transom of the boat for easy live-well control no matter where you are in the Storm Cat.


Also, this is where we locate our easy-to-reach aft wash down station, shown with round cover near the live-well so you can hose down the floor and live-well .

Millennium Seats


We've got your back. Comfortable, folds flat, optional armrests. And as always, ComfortMax mesh technology stays dry and cool. Multiple colors available - brown - white...

Top Enclosure


Cold weather, rain and snow not a problem.


The Stormcat 230 and 210 can be ordered with a full top, zip in/out clear side curtains and rear drop curtain options. You can add or remove options as needed, fold down top for traveling or leave up while in storage to protect the boat from the elements.


Our tops are made from an acrylic-coated 100% woven polyester fabric (600 denier) utilizing a proprietary process to coat both the top and bottom. It is characterized by excellent strength, durability, tear and abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, UV and mildew resistance. TOP GUN® is the ultimate coated fabric that provides unrivaled durability, tear and abrasion resistance. 


Windshield Wipers


The Storm Cat has optional 14" windshield wipers for the driver and passenger. This is something you won't find on the wrap-around ski boat windshields in other cat fish boats. Coupled with our extra wide and high windows, you will have a great view with wind/rain protection in all weather conditions.


Full and Partial Top Enclosure

The Storm Cat gets its name for its four season fishability in all sorts of weather to include rain, sleet and thunder storms. The full top enclosure incluides top, sides and rear drop curtain that protects you from the elements and heats up like a greenhouse on sunny days. Or, just install the soft top to keep you out of the sun and those occational thunderstorms. No matter what the conditions, you stay cool in the summer and warm during storms.





Storage and Fishability

- Model 210 shown.

- The Model 230 has two addition feet in the seating area.

- The rear 80 gallon live-well at rear deck has two access hatches.

- The center access door keeps the wind out.

- Twin side rod boxes hold five rods up to 10' long.

- Tons of storage boxes, front and rear and under the dash.


- Shown with optional top.


- Available with zip in/out side curtains and rear drop curtain - add a small heater and this boat is perfect for cold spring fishing.

- Excel, This is the Boat to Own.