I did rig and sell a lot of cats, in France and foreign countries.
First I sold the italian Prestige, made by G.Pennati, who sold his know-how in South Africa.
I never rode the 490 with 2 motors, so I have no precise opinion on it, but knowing very well all the other ones from 4.5m up to 7.2, there is no reason to have something different.
My opinion now : they begin to handle well from 6 metre and up, the 720 is fantastic, very fast, uses very low fuel, comfortable.
The small sizes are rough ...
Then I sold another South Africa made cat line, Stingray. Nothing to compare with Prestige :
the overall look is worse, but the handling is very different, due to a special tunnel shape which incorporates longitudinal steps, and creates a sucking action - tunnel section is slightly increasing from bow to transom.
The hull have a much higher section and volume than Prestige, so much less sensitive to load
Several models require 2 engines (51, 61) other accept single or twin (44, 54, 75) but the twin is much better in all conditions.
Incredibly safe in high winds, very fast too. I have a 51 with 2x50 Tohatsu, running to 45 knots, and a 61, 37kn with the same engines.
The 61 is able to go to plane on a single 50hp with 6 people on board.
Stingray is more on the professional side, no perfect mirror gelcoat ... but you will never break a hull even if you beach on rocks - don't try with a Prestige !
Should you have the possibility to choose between Prestige and Stingray, choose Stingray