Introducing the Insetta 35IFC – The bar has been raised!
The Insetta 35IFC was designed with a singular vision… to be the best-performing center console sport fishing catamaran in its class. Enjoy unmatched performance, range, and efficiency thanks to the 35IFC’s hydrofoil-assisted design.
In addition to being the best High-Performance Fishing Catamaran in its class, it also provides a smoother and dryer ride in the rough stuff!
This boat was designed for people who fish, by people who fish! From its integrated livewells to its cavernous coffin boxes, level open deck layout, massive insulated storage and so much more, this boat was designed for maximum range and fishability!
Check out our FAQ’s section below for more about the Insetta 35 with IFC!
Up to 1.8*
Cruise Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Over 850 miles*
Standard “Insetta White” Gelcoat
Molded in Diamond Non-Skid
Tackle Storage Stbd Side
Tackle Storage Port Side
19 Gallon Freshwater Washdown/Shower
5 x In Deck Storage Hatch
2 x In Deck Macerated Fish Boxes
625 Qt Insulated Coffin Box, Split Boxes
Walk through Transom Access (Door Optional)
Two 36 gallon Integrated Transom Livewells
Fresh and Raw Water Washdown
34 Rod Holders (gunnels and coffin box)
7 Stainless Gemlux Pull-Up Cleats
LED Navigation Lights
Recessed Stainless Bow Rail
Helm / Console
Fiberglass Hardtop with Powder Coated Aluminum Supports
Tempered Safety Glass Enclosure for Console
6 Integral Rod Holders Built into Rear Support
Molded Fiberglass Leaning Post with Rear Face Seating and cooler
3 Wide Helm Seats
6 S/S Cup Holders
Storage Box and Rigging Tray on Rear Facing Seat
Storage Drawers Under Helm Seats
165 Qt Leaning Post Ice Box Located Under Rear Face Seats
Equipment and Electronics
3 Part Internal Foil System
3 Pump Capacity Sea Chest with Dual Livewell Pumps & Raw Water Feed
4 1100 GPH Bilge Pumps (2 in Each Sponson)
490 Gallon Fuel Capacity
625 Qt Insulated Coffin Box with Divider
165 Qt Leaning Post Ice box
Dual 36 Gallon Livewells
19 Gallon Freshwater
Frequently Asked Questions
IFC is Insetta Boatwork's Internal Foiling System.
You can expect a significant increase in cruise speed; Improved handling and stability in rough conditions; Better acceleration; A boat that is less affected by increased payload; A 20-40% increase in fuel efficiency; and a 20-40% further cruise range! Additionally, the IFC technology will also provide a drier ride in choppy conditions and Provide for more responsiveness when turning at speed!
The system is a fixed setup, there is nothing to operate and there are zero moving parts.
The IFC Technology in effect smooths out rough seas by allowing the boat to run from wave crest to wave crest at a relatively smooth and stable attitude. The IFC System creates lift which help to in effect “Carry” the hull higher in the water. The system acts as a set of wings carrying the boat at speed, keeping the hull from having to follow each wave across its entire contour. In other words the surface of the waves have less effect on the hull as the IFC system is lifting the boat. Additionally, the aerodynamic lift created by the catamaran hulls creates even more lift at the bow of the boat, keeping the nose high and preventing the “slamming” or sneezing found in other catamaran hulls.
No, you don’t. The foils are flush mounted to the bottom of the keels of each sponson (as well as up in the tunnel.) At its centerline the main foil of the IFC system is only slightly lower than the keel line. The boat will easily load onto a standard catamaran trailer. There is no big contraption hanging way down under the boat.
Remember, the foils are INTERNAL to the tunnel. At its lowest point the main foil is only slightly lower than the hull and is higher than the props. Because of this the odds of striking the foils are extremely low. The boat is designed to be lifted by the foil. The structural integrity of the foil system is such that the weight of the boat could be supported many times over by the foil. As such, if you did somehow manage to strike the foil on something EXTREMELY SUBSTANTIAL, like a stone shoal, the likely outcome is that you may (in a very worst case scenario) bend or break a foil wing. If that were to happen, you could still operate the boat to port with the remaining foils. The IFC foils are made from a very high-grade stainless steel and designed to meet or exceed relevant guidelines for impact and strength.
As water travels through the tunnel and around the foil, a tremendous vortex is created. This force keeps most debris from being trapped in the tunnel or around the foil. Between the pressure of the air moving through the tunnel, and the vortex created in the water, the tunnel and foils will stay clean and clear.
The outboards of the 35 IFC are mounted on a slight outward angle to place the propellers properly to maximize the thrust and flow efficiency created as the water travels through the tunnel and around the foils. This mounting also helps the boat to lean into a corner, much like a monohull.
Firstly, we’d ask, “Why would you want to?” But the short answer is no. IFC is an integrated system that is integral to the design of the boat.
The short answer is that boats with technology similar to IFC have been in use for many years, but not in the recreational market. Commercial and Military applications are quite prevalent. The initial design of a hull and system like this is quite complex and can be cost prohibitive. We at Insetta feel the gains in efficiency, speed, range and ride quality far outweigh the initial design and build cost.
Upon deciding to build a foiling Cat, Insetta assembled a team of naval Architects and Marine Engineers to refine an existing and proven design. Using their own state of the art construction techniques, Insetta brought an application specific version to the fiberglass Center Console market.
Customizable Garmin or Simrad Electronics
JL Audio 10 Speaker Stereo System
Flush Mount Acrylic Helm
Custom Gelcoat or Combination of Colors
Third Center Livewell Under Rear Facing
Seat 40 gallon
Seadek Flooring or Flexiteek Decking
Additional Gunnel Rod Holders (18 standard)
Recessed Wireless Phone Chargers
Swivel Base Rod Holders
Outlets for Electric Reels
Additional Drink Holders on Leaning Post,
Coffin Box, Gunnels and Helm
Forward/Rear/Side Spreader Lights
T-Top Outrigger Bases/Poles Gemlux
Electric Head With 19 Gallon Blackwater
Holding Tank Freshwater
Sink and Vanity Inside Console
Heavy Duty Dive Ladder
LED Under Gunnel Lighting
On-Board Battery Charger
Custom Aluminum Trailer
Cockpit Table/Bow Table
Why did Insetta Boatworks decide to build a boat with IFC?
For decades, Hydrofoil power boats have proven to be the most efficient craft for a variety of offshore operations.
While pursuing a B.S. in physics in 1960, Victor Insetta was employed doing anti-submarine research that utilized high speed Deep-V patrol boats equipped with hydrofoils. Their ability to pursue submarines at high speed, operate safely offshore, and, being foil borne: allowed their hull to run clear of the water avoiding direct hits from torpedoes. Decades later, Vic and his family rode comfortably on hydrofoil ferries in Italy, flying over white capped waves in the bay of Naples.
In 2017, The Insetta 45 was chosen to be the official chase boat of the America’s cup! Four 45’ Insetta’s catamarans were shipped to Bermuda to assist at various cup events. Sailboats, competing from several countries, were catamarans with hydrofoils! The Insetta 45’s ran parallel to these “foiling sail cats” to assist with TV coverage. The sailing cats were traveling at speeds approaching 50 mph, 2 ½ times the wind speed. Efficient… you bet. They could also turn on a dime at over 40 mph…
It became obvious: that a foiling cat would make a great offshore outboard power boat… Many foil power boat designs in the past, had wide foils that stuck out the sides, increasing their beam and draft. It made them difficult to dock, and they couldn’t operate in shallow waters. Joel Shine (chief operating officer) of Insetta Boatworks found a catamaran design that had hydrofoils mounted in the tunnel, (that location between the tunnel walls actually improves their efficiency), and does not add to its draft. Further improvements could be added by using our ultra-light high strength infused composite construction.
Joel, Vic and our technical staff reviewed the foiling cat’s initial specifications and performance data, and then sea trialed two foiling cats with internal hydrofoils. Our staff includes a second physicist and pilot… Glen Dobbs. We are all active boaters and we determined we would build our version of a foiling outboard powered cat. We contacted a Naval architect, who designed several successful foiling power cats. He is now a member of our technical staff.
Our 35 “foiling cat” design has set the standard for Foil-Assisted Sportfishing boats. The hull, foils, materials, and engines are synergistically combined, to provide: unrivaled high-speed cruising efficiency, and provide safe offshore handling, with unimpeded shallow water operation, including beaching, without foils or props contacting the bottom.
The Premier Internal Foiling Catamaran!
Integrated 36 Gallon Livewells & 625 QT Coffin Box Standard
Designed to Fish!
490 Gallon Fuel Capacity
850+ Mile Range!
Best in Class MPG, Smoother/Dryer Ride!
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