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Aquila 42 Yacht - A seductive powercat by VPLP

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Just ahead of the Miami International Boat Show, the power catamaran specialist unveiled the latest addition to its range, the Aquila 42 Yacht. A modern powercat that completes the offer of the Sino-American shipyard in the now very competitive 40-to-45-foot power multihull sector.
Test location: Clearwater (Florida - USA)
Conditions: calm sea, 3 to 4 knots of wind

Aquila Power Catamarans continues to develop its range of products and services, while making littles moves upmarket. As the newcomer, the Aquila 42 joins the manufacturer’s Yacht series, and even though this is the smallest in the series, its ambitions towards the premium sector are well and truly evident. What’s more, this cat is entering a highly competitive market, that of 40 to 46-foot (12 to 14-meter) power catamarans, a size in high demand by both owners and charter companies.
To seduce the customer, the Aquila 42 Yacht is already counting on its design, with a very modern look featuring simple and fluid lines, a style that is notably down to the French design firm VPLP. Nevertheless, it retains the signature of the Yacht series, namely the long hull porthole or the Portuguese deck up front. In addition to the visible factors, this design has changed the way the shipyard works, since the hull of the powercat is now made in one piece. This is a demanding challenge from an industrial point of view, but one that brings the advantage of lightness and solidity as it means that it’s no l...

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