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2019 Aquila 44

A$  1,548,529*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 1-800-325-6015
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / Other
Located In:
Saint Petersburg, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 1,195,000 (A$  1,548,529) 

First Edition is an Aquila 44 power catamaran  that has been extended and is actually 50' LOA. She is also the only hybrid Aquila in the world.

Her transition from diesel engines to diesel-electric has caught the attention of the power catamaran industry is now available for purchase. Her owner, wanted a more environmentally friendly version of the popular Aquila 44. With the manufacturer unwilling to install an alternative propulsion system in an Aquila 44, he assembled a talented team of professionals to repower a brand-new boat with Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 80 system and modify the factory roof to accommodate a large (5.6kW) solar array.


She was delivered from the factory in January 2019 with new Volvo-Penta 300hp diesel engines which were removed (sold on eBay), and replaced with electric motors. The large fuel tanks were removed, the engine rooms modified, and two 40kW BMWi3 batteries now occupy the space the large fuel tanks once used. The world’s first installation of Torqeedo’s 25kW DC generator made by Germany’s engine maker Whisper Power allowed the large fuel tanks to be replaced with much smaller ones. She now sips fuel (1.7gph) and her range was extended. She is able to go 800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 6.5 knots and she does this more quietly and with far fewer emissions than the factory model. She now gets to her destination at speeds cruising sailors and trawlers are accustomed to with a carbon footprint that an environmentalist can live with.


Her hulls were extended from 44’ 10” to 50’ adding 3,500lbs of buoyancy to the stern. She now sits properly on her lines rather than stern heavy like the factory Aquila 44’s.


Her factory roof was removed and modified to accommodate 16 350-watt solar panels making her carbon footprint close to zero at anchor. Her 12’ tender is also electric and is charged by the yacht. It has a range of 20 miles at 20mph. At idle speeds, the tender will run for weeks of normal cruising use before needing to be plugged into the yacht for recharging.


Her repowering was accomplished over a five-month period and commissioned in May. After three months of testing and refining her new systems in the local waters of Western Florida, she spent four months cruising in the Bahamas. Except for the longer passages where she used her hybrid diesel/electric propulsion system and consumed only 1.75 gph, the sun provided all of her power needs. She was displayed at the Miami Yacht Show in February and can now be seen in St Petersburg, FL. She is being offered $400,000 below replacement cost.

Please contact Frank D. Gordon at 954-525-8476

Interested in this boat? Tel: 1-800-325-6015

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