Sunday, February 25

Aquila Launching New 42 Power Cat

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Aquila just announced that it will launch its new 42 Yacht Power Catamaran at the Miami show, starting Feb. 15. The new Aquila, designed by VPLP, the French naval architects, will be on display at the show’s One Herald Plaza site.

Aquila just celebrated its tenth anniversary last summer. It now makes power cats from the 28 Molokai to the 70 Yacht. The 42 fits in a popular size range for owners who want to cruise (or charter) with their families; it’s small enough so it can be handled easily by a couple, while it’s large enough to carry that couple and their children or some friends on a week-long cruise.

The Aquila 42 carries a CE Certification Category A, meaning it’s built to handle seas up to 13 feet and winds above 40 knots. Aquilas are made at the Sino Eagle factory in China. They’re sold around the world to private owners, and they’re put into the MarineMax Vacations charter fleet.

We don’t have many details about the new 42; we’ll have to wait for the Miami show for more. But the basic boat has two staterooms and two heads, although it can be configured for more.

It has a large foredeck, stretching across its 21-foot beam (half the length of the boat). Stairs lead from the foredeck up to the flybridge, which is protected by a hardtop. The boat has a full galley, equipped for an extended cruise.

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