Also entering the vibrant motor multihull market comes the new Aquila 54 Yacht, a particularly versatile catamaran that can wink at the world of super-yachts. The product of work done by Aquila Boats of the same name, this 54-footer is 16.5 meters long (LOA) and 7.68 wide at maximum beam, features as many as three different possible interior layouts and offers unusual deck solutions for the segment.
Aquila 54 Yacht
Capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots and equipped with more than 10 berths (depending on the interior layout), the new Aquila 54 can take up to 30 people on board, proving to be not only particularly spacious for cruising, but also a great platform for inviting friends, family and anyone else you want together. But let’s take a closer look at it.
Well elevated on the water and with not inconsiderable momentum, this catamaran is immediately recognizable by a remarkable family feeling, marked by the sleek black windows that distinguish its hulls and volumes. Starting from the stern, one is first greeted by two swim platforms, one per hull, and a larger elevating mid-hull bridge, to be kept elevated while sailing, but ideal as a beach area during stops. Just beyond, a furnished cockpit welcomes guests by facing the salon and adjacent access to the fly. Also located here is a wet-bar, common to the lounge, ideal for serving both rooms and maintaining spatial continuity between the two parts, united by an almost complete opening in the partition.
Also on deck, two broadside walkways lead from the stern to the bow and vice versa, connecting the cockpit with the large forward spaces, served by two double sundecks and two settees facing forward. An interesting note, peculiar to boats in this range, is inserted here: instead of offering a single access to the fly, from the stern, the Aquila 54 also presents a second one, from the bow, thus creating a continuous walkway between the boat’s exterior areas.
The flybridge-partly enclosed, but with its own open deck-is thus accessible on as many as two fronts, maximizing enjoyment and type of use, a solution usually typical of much larger vessels.
Aquila 54 – Interior
In terms of the interior, the new Aquila 54 proves to be a ‘transforming’ model, offering various outfitting options. Shifting from a layout designed for owner use to layouts conceived for the charter world, the design in fact proves to be very versatile on the interior compartmentation front, which can accommodate up to 10+ people.In the version designed for owner use, the main cabin is full-beam, obviously double and equipped with a private bathroom and walk-in closet. Two more double cabins are located in the two hulls, allowing accommodation for as many as 6 people.
In the case of layouts more suitable for charter, or otherwise, by necessity, containing more cabins, the number of these can be increased, from three, to 4 or 5 cabins, thus accommodating many more people, at the expense, however, of the volumes of the accommodations themselves. Leaving aside the cabin front, the interior spaces are generally served by large windows, providing an excellent view of the outdoors and plenty of light for the indoors. As for the living room, on the other hand, different layouts are available here as well, but especially distinguished are the versions with or without a kitchen, where the volumes of the convivial area necessarily vary to accommodate the latter.
Aquila 54 – DMV
Finally, in terms of propulsion, the Aquila 54 is powered by a pair of Volvo Penta D6 or D8s of 330 horsepower or 450 each, but two 550-horsepower Cumminsa are also among the options. In the latter case, the peak speed is equivalent to 23 knots, while the cruising speed is 17 kn.
|Length Over All (LOA)||16.5 m|
|Baglio Massimo||7.68 m|
|Height from Waterline||7.43 m|
|Light Displacement*||23,300 kg|
|Full Load Displacement *||30,000 kg|
|Standard Propulsion||2X D6 380 hp Volvo Penta Inboard V-Drive|
|Optional Propulsion||2X D6 480 hp Volvo Penta Inboard V-Drive|
|Fuel Tank||2200 L|
|Fresh Water Tank||1000 L|
|Cabins||3 / 4 / 5|
|Services||3 / 4 / 5|
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