MarineMax Vacations adds Aquila 48

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Sino Eagle announced that the first two hulls of the new custom-designed Aquila 48 power catamarans have successfully completed sea trials and been delivered to MarineMax Vacations.

The Aquila 48 was developed to be an exceptionally comfortable cruising boat as a result of the integration of advanced technology at the forefront of all design and build decisions.

“We are thrilled with the results of the sea trials and the delivery of these first two hulls to MarineMax Vacations,” Sino Eagle Group CEO Frank Xiong said in a statement. “Bringing not only a new product to the market, but more importantly launching a new brand of power catamarans, definitely requires the world’s top talent and we are honored to have MarineMax of the U.S.A., J&J design group of Slovenia and our own talented team in the U.S.A. and China to collaborate and bring this innovative catamaran to market.”

The manufacturing process ensures that all components, including the hull and deck, bulkheads and interior modules, are resin-infused, using vinylester resin in a fully controlled environment. The process not only has huge structural and weight advantages for the vessel, but is also the most environmentally friendly process for fiberglass yacht construction. The boat has been built to EC certification, Category A, which is the recognized international standard for recreational boats.

“This time last year we shared with you the conceptual drawings of a power catamaran to be designed to elevate the boating experience of a power catamaran under 50 feet,” MarineMax Vacations president Lex Raas said in a statement.

“This year, we are extremely pleased to show you the final product of that concept. The Aquila 48 is poised to raise the standards in the powerboat charter market, and one only has to step aboard to see how this purebred power catamaran differentiates itself and will make MarineMax Vacations the obvious choice for a self-drive or captained power charter experience in the British Virgin Islands.”

The concept was announced last year at the Miami International Boat Show. A year later, the Aquila 48, known as the MarineMax 484, will be presented Feb. 14-18 to the media and public for the first time at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach at the TrawlerPort display on Collins Avenue.

Initially, the Aquila 48 will be available for charter from the MarineMax Vacations charter base in the British Virgin Islands, as well as in the charter ownership program. A private ownership version will be unveiled at the major boat shows this fall.

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