Aquila power cats are becoming more and more popular. Indeed, Aquila just sold its 100th 36 PC, making it the second model in the Aquila fleet to sell more than 100 boats. Aquila sold its 100th 44 PC last May.
The Aquila 36, introduced at the Miami show in February, 2017, is a two-cabin, two-head cruiser powered by a variety of Mercury Verado outboards. With a 14’ 7” beam, it provides a lot of usable space for cruising and entertaining. It can hold 20 adults at the dock, and it has sleeping arrangements for six adults, including two in the salon.
Aquila cats also offer a stable, comfortable platform underway, while the outboard power provides the performance of a smaller sport boat. With twin 250-hp Verados, the 36 has a top speed of 31 mph; with twin 300s, the top is 38 mph, and with twin 350s, it reaches 42 mph.
The mid-sized 36 also is user friendly. Maintenance is minimal; there is no teak or other wood on the boat. Aquilas are made by the Sino Holding Group in China and sold to individuals in the U.S. by MarineMax, the giant boat retailer, and into the MarineMax Vacations charter fleet, primarily in the BVI.
The two cabins, one in each hull, have 6’ 6” standing headroom. The almost-queen-sized berths are in the bow, with a window on the side and an opening hatch for ventilation. The heads are placed amidships, serving as a privacy zone between the sleeping areas and the salon.
The main deck is all on one level. A two-person seat faces the helm, to starboard, and another two-person seat is on the port side. The galley is to starboard; a settee with a folding table is to port. The foredeck is a large social and sunning area, while the cockpit seating converts to a sunbed facing fore or aft.
LOA: 36’0”; Beam: 14’7”; Draft (outboards up): 2’0”; Disp.: 14,770 lbs.; Fuel: 356 gals.; Water: 128 gals.; Power: 2×250-hp Mercury Verado outboards. Read more: