2024 Multipower Buyer's Guide

40 to 50 feet

The traditional heart of the multipower market has long been confined to 40 to 50-foot units, but the explosion of the powercat formula is now dominating the market from 30 feet upwards, and this is also reflected in a number of much larger new models. However, in this 40-to-50-foot category, every year, new manufacturers appear. All of them are trying to outdo one another in terms of innovation… and new models. Discover your favorite among the selection!


A third powercat in the Leopard range

Following the launch of two large models - the 53 and 46PC - and the retirement of the very successful 43PC, it came as no surprise a year ago to discover a new compact model from Robertson & Caine, the 40PC. In terms of design, his powercat blends perfectly into the new range with very long hull windows and an immense flybridge. It features an imposing panoramic coachroof with a beautiful L-shaped galley and, despite being shorter in length, manages to house great cabins all equipped with island beds and bathrooms. But the real plus compared to the 43PC? Aboard this model, there’s a proper interior helm station.
As for the hulls, architect Alexander Simonis used CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software to optimize the longitudinal balance, a task that is necessarily more difficult with shorter hulls.

Builder: Robertson & Caine
Length: 40’ (12.19 m)
Waterline length: 39’7” (12.07 m)
Beam: 21’8” (6.61 m)
Draft: 3’9” (1.1 m)
Displacement: 30,490 lbs (13.83 t)
Water: 170 US gal (640 l)
Fuel: 370 US gal (1,400 l)
Engines: 2 x 250/320/370 HP
Cruising speed: 17 knots
Max speed: over 20 knots
Price: from€e 749 000 ex-tax



Attractive and signed by VPLP

The Aquila 42 Yacht had its world premiere at the Miami International Boat Show which took place from February 15 to 19. The Multihulls World team was on hand to unveil a complete test. If the design of the hulls seems very faithful to the spirit of the brand with a «classic» bow slope and the famous bulbs typical of the large Aquila models, the hulls are actually designed by VPLP. The 42 is now the smallest model in the Yacht range; she offers two spacious staterooms with a utility cabin in the standard configuration, engine options from Volvo Penta, loads of storage, and comfortable spaces in the cockpit, flybridge, and foredeck. Additional configurations include a 3 & 4 cabin version.

Builder: Aquila Boats
Length overall: 41’6” (12.64 m)
Beam: 21’ (6.4 m)
Air draft: 18’ (5.49 m)
Light Displacement: 34,168 lbs (15.7 t)
Fuel: 290 US gal (1,100 l)
Water: 120 US gal (460 l)
Motors: 2 x 230/300 HP
Price: from $ 813,442 ex-tax



Better than a 50-foot cabin cruiser

The MY40, just like the old 44, hasn’t escaped the big update seen in the Fountaine Pajot Motor Yacht range: it has been promoted to being the MY5, in reference to a level of comfort comparable to that of a 50-foot monohull cabin-cruiser. The contemporary and dynamic design features sculpted topsides and stepped bows. The flybridge is particularly large, with a lounge, a sunbathing area, the essential cockpit and a proper outdoor galley. A forward cockpit further enhances the exterior spaces. From the inside, the 360-degree view allows you ...

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