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Aquila 32: A small but very clever powercat

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The Miami Boat Show is the perfect opportunity for us to try out some of the American-born multihulls that we don’t see so much of in Europe yet, such as the Aquila. That's why, the day after the show, we didn't hesitate to spend a few hours on the water aboard the all-new Aquila 32.

This little speed machine was waiting for us at the visitor dock at the South Beach Marina, in typical Floridian conditions: 30°C (86°F), still water and 93% humidity! Ideal conditions for a trip to Biscayne Bay. Harry Mountain, Aquila's Brand Manager, presented this innovative boat to us. He began by explaining the concept behind this powercat… 

A day-boat concept

The Aquila 32 is an atypical multihull to say the least; it is even relatively unique in the category of motor multihulls under 40 feet. Its program: a perfect platform for a day or weekend on the water. But hold on, we’re talking about a fun weekend! This boat offers comfort, of course, but also power; two Mercury 225 hp engines as standard (our test boat was equipped with two 250 hp and available as an option, 2 x 300 hp) and 1,350 l (355 US gal) of gas. Plenty enough to have a few hours of fun on the water.

In addition to the power, it offers impressive stability for such a limited length. The weight distribution has been particularly carefully worked on this model designed by the Aquila team of architects and engineers. Like the other models in the range, the 32 is built by Sino Eagle Yacht in China. But the co...

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