I'm a great fan of the cat ride & there's a 25' cat sitting at the house that I've fished for 5 or so years now. One thing to remember when you run a cat is don't let the ride fool you. Yes you can go comfortably when others can't and yes you can go when the waves keep others tied to the dock, BUT at some point you have to STOP and fish!!!! If you trudged out there in 6-8 foot waves in a 26' cat you have to eventually fish that 26' cat in those same 6-8 foot waves. At trolling speed a 26' boat is a 26' boat reguardless of hull design. As a matter of fact our cat doesn't troll in heavy seas near as good as a monohull of the same length.
Don't get me wrong, the ride is great...but like I said, you gotta stop & fish some time.