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2019 Aquila 44

Saint Petersburg, Florida

$1,500,000

 


First Edition is a custom Aquila 44 power catamaran that has been modified into a 50’ hybrid electric yacht with a custom solar roof. In 2019, brand new and straight from the factory, she was refitted with a state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system by Torqeedo and a custom integrated solar roof
large enough to keep up with all of her energy (excluding propulsion) needs.

 

After 55 years of racing and cruising sailboats and a decade of liveaboard cruising, her owner wanted an environmentally friendly power catamaran. He liked the Aquila 44 best but the factory would not customize the factory model. A talented team of professionals was brought together to install the Deep Blue 80 system and modify the factory roof to accommodate a huge (5.6kW) solar array. He collaborated with two world-renowned naval architects that specialize in catamarans to design and lengthen the hull for better performance and stability at sea.

She was delivered new from the factory in January 2019. The two Volvo-Penta 300hp diesel engines were replaced with Torqeedo’s state-of-the-art 50kW electric drive motors. Two 40kW BMWi3 batteries now occupy the space the large fuel tanks once used. A 25kW DC generator made by Germany’s WhisperPower allowed the large fuel tanks to be replaced with much smaller ones. It took one year of planning and four months for the refit. She now sips fuel (1.7gph) and her range was extended. She has a 900 nautical miles range at 6.5 knots (top speed 9 knots) and she does this more quietly and with far fewer emissions. She now gets to her destination at speeds sailor and trawler captains are accustomed to with a carbon footprint that an environmentalist can live with. 

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.

In 2020, her hulls were extended from 44’ to 50’ adding 3,500lbs of buoyancy to the stern. She now sits properly on her lines rather than stern-heavy like other Aquila 44’s. The extended hulls allowed for a large storage locker and a cocktail pool.

Her repowering was accomplished over a five-month period and commissioned in May 2019. After four months of testing and refining her new systems in the local waters of Western Florida, she spent four months cruising the Keys and 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 and the St Petersburg Boat Show and her tender was displayed at the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show. She can now be seen in St Petersburg, FL.

 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Aquila
Model: 44
Year: 2019
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: seu44067k819
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 50 ft
Length Overall: 50 ft
Beam: 21'6 ft
Max Draft: 3'10 ft
Min Draft: 3'3 ft
Bridge Clearance: 18'8 ft
Dry Weight: 35,053 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Torqeedo
  • Model: Deep Blue 80
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Torqeedo
  • Model: Deep Blue 80
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
Total Engine Power: 160hp

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 290 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 180 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 63 gal

Other

Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Other
Boat Class: Power Catamarans

Contact

Frank D. Gordon
Frank Gordon Yacht Sales

Office

Frank Gordon Yacht Sales
2300 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 3E
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, 33301
Tel:954-525-8476
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Manufacturer Provided Description

The Aquila 44 joins the Aquila power catamaran line up boasting Aquila's signature fresh evolution of classic boating traditions where efficiency in design and performance compliment her luxurious living and was named "Best New Multihull 40'-49'" in the 2014 AIM Media Editor's Choice Awards.

On the Aquila 44 you will enjoy the 360˚ view from the spacious salon and galley that features a large seating area, hidden TV stowage and plenty of storage to make a live-aboard or cruising easy and pleasant. Galley features include Corian countertops, electric fridge and freezer, stove, and stainless steel microwave oven as well as a double stainless steel sink. The large staterooms each feature ample headroom and large windows for excellent views. A fresh water flush, separate shower stall and teak flooring compliment the boat’s design and exceptional living comforts. Additional features include an oversized flybridge with added enclosure, electric grill, and sunpad seating on either side of the central helm station and Aquila's revolutionary bridge to bow direct access.

Electronics
  • Compass
  • Radio
  • VHF
  • GPS
  • Plotter
  • Depth Sounder
  • Autopilot
  • Navigation Center
  • CD Player
  • TV
  • Cockpit Speakers
Interior Equipment
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Fresh water maker
  • Electric head
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave oven
  • Battery charger
  • Hot water
Electrical
  • Inverter
  • Whisper Systems 25kW Generator
  • Solar Array 5kW
  • 24v electrical system
Exterior Features
  • Swimming ladder
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit shower
  • Solar panel
  • Cockpit table
  • Davits
Price / Cost Analysis
  • 3 CABINS, 3 HEADS, 2 x 225 HP VOLVO D4
  • $644,568.00
  • PREMIUM FINISH PACKAGE
  • $20,769.00
  • 110V SHORE POWER
  • $0.00
  • CHOOSE INTERIOR COLOR - CHERRY, LIGHT, OLIVEWOOD
  • $0.00
  • TORQEEDO DEEP BLUE 80 1400 RPM WISPER POWER 25KW DC GENERATOR TWO BMWI3 BATTERIES
  • $225,000.00
  • LABOR TO REFIT AQUILA 44 WITH TORQEEDO DEEP BLUE
  • $175,000.00
  • CREDIT FROM SELLING VOLVO PENTA ENGINES
  • -$43,000.00
  • CUSTOM THREE TANK 280 GAL FUEL SYSTEM WITH DAY TANK & FUEL POLISHER
  • $8,850.00
  • FLYBRIDGE ELECTRICAL BBQ WITH POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL REFLECTOR PLATE
  • $2,950.00
  • CANVAS AND LEXAN WINDSHIELD FOR HELM STATION (Not Fully Enclosed) (Silver, Black, or Navy Blue Color Option - Choice must be specified by buyer)
  • $6,232.00
  • FLYBRIDGE HELMSTATION CANVAS COVER
  • $750.00
  • BIMINI CANVAS ON FLYBRIDGE WITH LIGHTS
  • $14,550.00
  • HARD TOP WITH SS SUPPORTS ON FLYBRIDGE WITH LIGHTS
  • $26,750.00
  • DINGHY DAVIT ELECTRICAL CRANE (12v) WITH DINGHY SUPPORTS (Max Load 350kg)
  • $22,575.00
  • ICE MAKER ON FLYBRIDGE
  • $2,400.00
  • WIRELESS REMOTE FOR WINDLASS
  • $653.00
  • INDUCTION 2 BURNER ELECTRICAL COOKTOP 220 VOLT IN PLACE OF GAS COOKER
  • $0.00
  • INVERTER/TRANSFORMER
  • $5,942.00
  • MODIFICATIONS TO FLYBRIDGE ROOF AND AFT BIMINI TO ACCOMMODATE 16 350 WATT (5.6KW) PANELS WITH SS SUPPORT AND LATERAL STAYS
  • $50,000.00
  • DECK COURTESTY LIGHTS, TRANSOM, COCKPIT AND FLYBRIDGE
  • $2,250.00
  • SHORE POWER CABLE MASTER STOWAGE SYSTEM (2 systems)
  • $6,750.00
  • WATERMAKER 16.5 G/H SPECTRA NEWPORT400 Mk2 12 VOLT WITH Z-ION PROTECTION SYSTEM
  • $18,250.00
  • UPGRADE THRU-HULL FITTING
  • $900.00
  • ADDITIONAL WATER TANK STORAGE, 1 x 170 Liter / 45 Gallons
  • $910.00
  • DECK WASH DOWN PUMP (Sea or fresh water, must be specified)
  • $1,150.00
  • FULL LENGTH MIRRORS IN CABINS
  • $880.00
  • FANS IN CABINS (4 fans-3 Cabin Version)
  • $680.00
  • TMD MARINE AIR-CONDITIONER WITH TITANIUM HEAT EXCHANGER (50% MORE EFFICIENT THAN STD EQUIPMENT)
  • $36,786.00
  • ADDITIONAL FRIDGE/FREEZER IN SALON - 65 LITER
  • $2,450.00
  • WATER HOSE, DECK HOSE BUCKETS
  • $0.00
  • FILL IN CUSHION FOR SALON TABLE (For standard table that converts to berth)
  • $480.00
  • RAYMARINE 1 X CAM220 CAMERA MOUNTED ON AFT OF FLYBRIDGE FOR DOCKING (Screen capability required)
  • $1,525.00
  • RAYMARINE AIS 650 SYSTEM WITH ANTENNA COUPLING
  • $2,160.00
  • RAYMARINE RADOME RD418HD COLOR SCANNER 4KW 18 INCH
  • $6,500.00
  • RAYMARINE EVOLUTION AUTOPILOT WITH P70R ROTARY DISPLAY (Hydraulic)
  • $6,870.00
  • RAYMARINE AUTOPILOT WIRELESS REMOTE
  • $905.00
  • RAYMARINE I70S MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY (Speed, depth etc.)
  • $1,512.00
  • RAYMARINE 12" AXIOM PRO S CHARTPLOTTER WITH CPT-S TRANSDUCER
  • $6,695.00
  • RAYMARINE 60 VHF WITH RAYMICROPHONE REMOTE STATION FOR FLYBRIDGE AND ANTENNAE
  • $1,550.00
  • PREFITTING FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC TELESCOPING TV FURNITURE IN SALON
  • $2,800.00
  • TV FOR SALON 40" (Prefitting option required, if interior helm option selected then TV size reduced to 38")
  • $1,500.00
  • DOCK LINES AND TIDE MINDERS
  • $500.00
  • CUSTOM MATTRASSES IN ALL THREE CABINS
  • $4,500.00
  • PREFITTING FOR ONLY MASTER CABIN TV
  • $667.00
  • CUSTOM BED SPREADS IN ALL THREE CABINS
  • $900.00
  • RADIO/CD/DVD PLAYER MP3 + 2 LOUDSPEAKERS IN MASTER CABIN
  • $833.00
  • RADIO/CD/DVD PLAYER MP3 + 2 LOUDSPEAKERS IN ALL CABINS  
  • $2,500.00
  • COMPLETE GALLEY OUTFITTING
  • $1,200.00
  • BEDDING, LINNENS, BEACH TOWELS, SHAMMIES, DECK BRUSHES, SHOP VAC, VACUME CLEANER, ETC
  • $500.00
  • FORTRESS ANCHOR WITH 150' OF ANCHOR LINE AND 15' OF CHAIN
  • $1,200.00
  • TV CABLE SHORE SIDE CONNECTION
  • $1,050.00
  • CUSTOM 12' ELECTRIC TENDER WITH PORTABLE CHARGER 30 MILE RANGE MAX PEED 18 MPH
  • $35,000.00
  • SHIPPING FROM SHANGHAI TO NEW ORLEANS, RIGGING, DUTY, AND FINAL DELIVERY INSPECTION
  • $71,000.00
  • TOTAL COST FOR FIRST EDITION WITH OWNER AS PROJCT MANAGER WORKING FULL TIME ON REFIT (APPROXIMATELY 750 HOURS FOR THIS PROJECT)
  • $1,387,342.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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