The Aquila 70 made its world premiere at the 35th International Palm Beach Boat Show, where the powercat maker’s new flagship shows off its slender lines and accompanying flight deck, the latter also is an option on the brand’s popular new 54.
Alain Raas, Aquila Brand Manager, said the customer requirements during the development of new larger models emphasized aesthetics and performance.
“70 is the new king of the Aquila range,” said Raas. “From customer feedback, we made sure she had slender lines and a nice line from the side, as well as from the stern and bow.”
Designed to resemble a single-wing yacht, the Aquila 70 can hit an impressive 27 knots with two 1,000-hp Volvo Penta D13 diesel engines, along with joystick control and system. electric drive.
The 69ft 9in yacht is relatively thin, with a 26ft 11in (8.2m) beam. Performance and comfort also benefit from the 2ft 3in (0.69m) high ground clearance. Carbon fiber bulkheads and reinforcement help reduce weight while adding durability to the structure.
“This spectacular and powerful catamaran is like nothing you’ve ever stepped on,” Raas said. “Gorgeous lines, super balanced, smart elegance and more. In other words, this boat is amazing, with 55 tons moving at 30mph but it is so stable it feels like you are running 5mph.
The area behind the water surface includes a deep swimming ladder, space for removable seats and a central pedestal that can automatically deploy a three-leaf canoe stored in the forklift garage. Aquila has started production of its own frames, including models specifically designed for the 54 and 70.
The covered rear cockpit has a dining table and leads to the interior, starting with a port bench and a bar on starboard, while the front is a dining table, showroom and a low helmet. than. The furniture is exclusively designed by Natuzzi Italia, while the showroom features touch-controlled smart devices from Gnticnau.
The accommodation’s highlight is a full suite of beams located at the front and below the pub. There are two more cabins in the port body and one on starboard in the four-cabin version, while a five-cabin version is also available.
“The Aquila 70 features a versatile interior layout along with rich wood finishes, soft fabric, incredible headroom and panoramic windows, all of which make the on-board experience even better, ”Aquila said.
The air-conditioned flight deck includes the main cockpit, L-shaped sofas and an adjustable table, while the rear outdoor area features a wet bar and space for loose furnishings. The flybridge can also be fully opened, if specified.
On the attached flybridge version, the side deck leads to Aquila’s signature bridge staircase, leading down to a large foredeck with a sun table and sofa.
Sold by Simpson Marine Singapore, the first Aquila 54 in the region is slated to debut in 2021 ..