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Aquila 47 Molokai - A powercat for offshore fishing

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The second model in Aquila’s fishing range, the 47 Molokai, accumulates superlatives and propels the brand into the world of big game fishing, with a highly original layout.
Test location: Pompano Beach (Florida - USA)
Conditions: calm sea, 3 to 4 knots of wind

With the 28 Molokai, the world’s leading manufacturer of power catamarans showed its determination to tackle the world of fishing by producing a high-performance open catamaran. This time, the manufacturer is pushing the cursor much further. This second model not only confirms this orientation, but above all, with its generous dimensions, it makes a remarkable entry into the world of big-game fishing.
It was in Pompano Beach, Florida, that the manufacturer arranged to meet us. Surrounded by two motor yachts, the powercat doesn’t stand out - quite the contrary. With an overall length of 49 feet (15.06 m) and a beam of 14’7” (4.44 m), the Molokai is a big baby that looks more like a 55-footer. In addition to its width, the boat boasts four 450 hp engines behind it, which also sets the tone for its anticipated performance...
Unlike the 28, the 47 was not designed by a Hawaiian architect, but by Chris Peart of the South African firm Peart Yacht Design. While there are several similarities with its little sistership, starting with the long hull porthole, the 47 is also different. For example...

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