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Cruising on Another Level

From the Pages of YACHTING MAGAZINE, September 2014yachtig-cover

We are pleased to share the article appearing in the September 2014 issue of Yachting Magazine as written by Chris Caswell. To read the article in its entirety, please click on the image to the right.

Cruising On Another Level

Taking design cues from its charter-yacht sibling, the Aquila 48 is a voyager's dreamboat.

"In the world of automobiles, everyone knows about the “trickle down” from racing, where knowledge earned on the racetrack winds up on family cars in areas from rearview mirrors to tires. This happens in yachting too. America’s Cup gear ends up on family sailboats, and design data from racing power-boats improves center-console fishing boats. Now there’s a new “trickle down” from the world of bareboat charters, and it’s to benefit the buyers of power catamarans. The bareboat charter business is tough because, during peak season, turnaround times may be just four hours between one client stepping off and another getting aboard. That doesn't give much time to clean and wash the boat, let alone fix things that may have broken on the last trip. "

"In the past, boats used for bareboat charters were production yachts...."