Max Volume in a Power Catamaran

One of the new models introduced at the 2014 Miami Boat Show is the Aquila 44 motor cat, designed by the J&J Group and built in China by the Sino Eagle Group.

This one is clearly a cruiser, and early builds are slated for the charter industry, with three en-suite cabins. A two-suite version is also available. The main cabin offers 360-degree views, Corian countertops and a television that hides away.

aquila interior

Comfort, anyone?

What actually caught my eye is this projected comparison:

Range (half load leaving 5% reserve, or 461 gals) of 672 miles at 7 knots or 199 miles at 22 knots.

Figuring diesel at $4.99 per gallon, the going rate at my local as of 3/1/2014, and figuring smooth water, I can go 199 miles from A to B in 28 hours on 136.5 gallons at a pocket burn of $681, or I can get there in 9 hours at the same pocket burn

So we see what time is worth—Kimball

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