Aquila just built the 100th hull of its 44 power cat, attesting to the popularity of the spacious cruiser in both the private market and charter fleets around the world. Aquila 44s are now in more than 20 countries, and are used in Dream Yacht Charter fleets in France, Belgium and Greece, and by MarineMax Vacations in the British Virgin Islands. The 100th hull is going to a private buyer in Hong Kong.
You can buy the Aquila 44 with either three or four cabins; the three-cabin version is more popular with private buyers; the four-cabin in charter fleets. The boats are popular because of the enormous amount of useable space available in a 44-foot hull; the 21’ 6” beam allows for a variety of public and private areas on board.
The Aquila 44 is also a user-friendly boat. It has stairs leading from the flybridge down to the foredeck, and the salon has the galley aft, making it accessible to the people on the aft deck as well as inside the boat. The salon is filled with light from windows all around; it has seating areas forward. The flybridge can hold a crowd, with settees on each side, plus a wet bar and a grill.
In the three-cabin version, the master stateroom is forward with a king-sized bed, a small settee in a separate seating area, and a large head and shower. Each of the other two cabins has a hull to itself, guaranteeing a large degree of privacy; they both have en suite heads.
Aquilas are built by Sino Eagle Yachts in China. The fleet now runs from 32 to 44 feet, although a new 54 and 70 are scheduled to be launched later this year.
Specs: LOA: 44’11”; Beam: 21’6”; Draft: 3’3”; Disp.: 35,053 lbs.; Fuel: 290 gals.; Water: 180 gals.; Power: 2×230-hp Volvo diesels; 2×270-hp Volvos; 2×320-hp Volvos. Read more: