Sunday, May 28

Iliad Launches Long-Range 53S Power Cat

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Iliad is celebrating the global launch of its new 53S power catamaran this week at the Sanctuary Cove show in Australia, a long-range cruiser with impressive space and performance.

The profile of the new Iliad is marked by a low, sporty, modern look. Inside, there’s a large L-shaped lounge on the port side, opposite the helm station with two seats. A large, U-shaped galley is aft, facing a dining area for six to eight people. The galley is equipped with upscale European appliances, and has an island bench, full-size fridge and freezer, and extra storage. A standard skylight overhead lets in lots of natural light; so do windows all around.

Below, the master suite occupies the entire starboard hull, with a walkaround, island queen bed set athwartships so owners can enjoy the view from panoramic windows in the hull. It has a large dressing area leading to the en suite head forward. In the port hull, the VIP cabin is aft  with a queen-sized bed and en suite head. A smaller cabin is forward, also with an en suite head.

The exterior is made for entertaining and relaxing, with a bar and dining area for up to ten guests in the cockpit, along with a barbeque, ice-maker and fridge. The swim platform aft provides immediate access to the water for swimming or diving, and serves as a sun bathing spot when the tender is deployed. The wide foredeck has a super-sized lounge and sunning area.

Power for the 53S comes from twin 440-hp Volvo or Yanmar diesels, producing a top speed of 24 knots. Dialed back to 8 knots, the new Iliad has range of 3,000 nm.

Iliad was started on the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia, in 2019. It builds power cats from 50 to 62 feet in China.

Specs.: LOA: 53’6”; Draft: 4’1”; Disp.: 52,910 lbs.; Fuel: 924 gals.; Water: 211 gals.; Power: 2×440-hp Volvo or Yanmar diesels. Read more at and see the video below:


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