Blessed is a 2021 Aquila 54' 54 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Brian Franc. Brian can be reached at 1-850-428-0866 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Aquila Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
2021 Aquila 54 Power Catamaran Yacht 2021, BLESSED
Roll stability is an inherent advantage of multihulls, but Aquila cruising catamarans have the unique advantage of the foot-long bulbs that extend forward from the bows just below the waterline and are integrated into the hulls. The bulbs modify flow of water around the bow to reduce drag and greatly improve ride comfort—no more “hobby-horsing” as the forward motion is transformed to be a gentle and efficient dolphin-like motion. Originally designed and engineered in 2016, the bulbs have been refined from the bullet shape to a more pointed and streamlined shape to minimize hull pitch, provide additional buoyancy, and increase speed, which in turn, enhances fuel efficiency and range. BLESSED has the upgraded 480hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels that provide a cruising speed of 15-18 knots and hit a top speed of 22-25 knots. According to a boat test of the Aquila 54 in 2021, cruising at trawler speed 7.8 knots, with a fuel capacity of 765 gallons, her range was about 957 nautical miles. Other variables, such as load, and sea conditions can impact range as well as speed.
The Aquila 54 hulls were designed with a raked bow and sharp entry, instead of the typical vertical plumb catamaran bow, allowing her to plane and cut through chop. The high hulls with molded chines and spray rails deflect spray for a drier ride and enhance stability, much like modified-V planing monohulls. Another feature of this seaworthy hull design is the increased clearance of the tunnel between the two hulls and a wave splitter at the top center of the tunnel to knock down bow waves, reducing wave interference and slamming. Prop tunnels help reduce drag and draft to 4.5ft for cruising shallower islands waters. And with her increased liveaboard and entertainment space, it's no wonder the Aquila 54 was awarded “Multihull of the Year”!
2021 Aquila 54 Power Catamaran Cruising Yacht
Winner of "Multi-Hull of the Year" 2022!!
The award-winning Aquila 54 power catamaran delivers a world-class cruising experience with the highest CE Class A rating for recreational open ocean capability. BLESSED is durably constructed and features Aquila’s signature Portuguese bridge deck with full walkaround enclosed climate-controlled bridge helm and lounge. This sumptuously appointed catamaran yacht is ideally designed for long range cruising in a variety of sea conditions and for entertaining, with multiple social areas that are loaded with amenities. BLESSED is configured with the optional aft captain’s quarters, but she can easily be handled by an owner/operator. Main deck extends forward for a full-beam master suite, while guests are accommodated in private starboard and port hull en-suite staterooms. Unique bulbous bows developed by Aquila in 2016, provide a seaworthy, comfortable, and fuel-efficient ride, like no other cruising catamaran yacht!
Aquila worked with renowned, multi-awarded J&J Design firm for the 54 Aquila’s exceptional performance and seaworthy hull shape with bulbous bow, molded chines and spray rails that provide BLESSED’s top-notch stability and comfort, along with her sleek profile and yacht-like styling. The interior fit and finish is much more luxury yacht-like than typical power catamaran.
Notable Features and Upgrades:
Enclosed Flybridge / Portuguese Bridge Deck:
Portuguese bridge with center access to the bow and wide bulwark-protected decks surrounding the enclosed helm provide safe, easy access to the foredeck and bow for captain and guests. Climate controlled Helm and Sky Lounge are another excellent social area with plenty of seating, and dining table; a wide starboard side slider provides quick exit to Portuguese bridge. Accordion-fold slider opens to the aft terrace that features a huge grill station/wet bar with hot/cold sink and space for deck chairs and lounges. Starboard aft stairs lead down to cockpit and main deck entrance. Stairs are covered by the flybridge sky lounge hardtop aft overhang and flybridge deck aft extension that overhangs the cockpit.
Foredeck / Bow:
Steps and walkway from Portuguese bridge to bow provide safe, easy access to the forward deck area for relaxation, sunning, socializing. Bow deck railing features princess chairs in corners.
Board from either starboard or port swim platforms with ergonomic transom steps that are 12” high x 42” wide for comfortable stern seating. A patented boarding ladder slides out from under a starboard side hatch and tilts down 30” deep with 3 steps. The large hydraulic center platform accommodates a 14 ft. tender and lowers to the same level as the fixed side platforms to create a large full-beam beach area. Another outstanding feature is the crane that extends from the aft bridge deck with a hook that is deployed to secure the tender’s hoist lines for launching into the water—no davit to take up deck space!
The cockpit has a built-in transom settee with a rectangular double pedestal table for alfresco dining. Two fixed pedestal stools are at a bar that connects to the galley inside via a large opening window for enjoying cocktails and refreshments. Aft galley window makes it easy to serve meals and beverages outdoors. A few steps on port and starboard sides lead up to wide 17” side decks to the bow.
BLESSED features the 4-cabin layout with the aft galley up and full beam master suite forward. The large aft L-Shaped galley with island and full-size refrigerator/freezer is fully equipped with appliances and storage for entertaining and meals for longer cruises. The aft window folds outward and up, and a countertop extension folds outward for bar service to the cockpit. Aft sliders open up to blend cockpit with salon and galley to maximize entertainment space. Salon table leaves fold out to provide dining for 8 with seating on the U-shaped settee. An upholstered bench style settee is directly opposite on starboard.
Forward Master Suite:
Similar to the full-beam forward main deck owner’s suite on a Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht.
Guest and Crew Accommodations:
Two guest cabins with en-suite heads and private companionway from main deck. Starboard hull VIP with queen berth and settee under hull window; port hull guest cabin with double berth. Plenty of closet and drawer storage. En-Suite heads with walk-in showers. Hull side windows with opening, screened ports.
Captain’s quarters are accessed from overhead lifting hatch on portside of cockpit. Features over/under bunks, closet and drawer storage, hull window with screened opening port, private wet head (can also be used as day head).
All are nicely appointed and comfortable.
Engines and Mechanical Equipment:
CZone digital switching system – controls all of the vessel’s electrical system plus tank management with flybridge helm and main deck displays; can also be remotely monitored from a tablet anywhere in vessel.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.