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2019 Aquila 44

EUR  1,234,873*
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Tipo de motor/combustible:
Doble / Otro
Situado en:
Saint Petersburg, FL
Material del casco:
Fibra de vidrio
Precio actual:
US$ 1,500,000 (EUR  1,234,873) 


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.


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

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