Aquila 47 Molokai (15m), the fishing powercat that is also weekender

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Aquila 47 Molokai

It will make its overseas debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct. 25-29, Florida), the newest powercat from Aquila Power Catamarans, the Aquila 47 Molokai, a high-end and versatile 15-meter, optimized for both fishing and comfort. It is, in short, a center console catamaran intended to offer offshore performance and seaworthiness while allowing for weekender use.

Aquila 47 Molokai

In terms of performance, thrust is provided by 2 or 4 outboards, for powers ranging from 1,200 to 1,600 horsepower while the two hulls feature a double-step design. The fisherman’s attitude, then, is not lacking, being complete with live bait tanks, refrigerated fish tanks and plenty of space for equipment and gear of all sorts. Optionally, it also provides for the installation of custom tuna towers.

Eagle 47 Molokai

Exterior

The look is all its own, typical of the brand and therefore strong with an important family feeling. The lines are sleek, the profile is almost that of a powerboat, but there are two hulls, enclosed by a large furnished forward deck and strong with a well-protected center console just behind. The two or four outboards do the rest of the trick, giving this catamaran a dynamic and sporty look.

Eagle 47 Molokai
Eagle 47 Molokai

The focus of the entire deck is to be found in the clear distinction between spaces. Forward, recessed on the deckhouse, are three large sundecks facing an additional full-beam sofa. This is the main lounge and relaxation area, complete with cup holders and finished cushions, but not without ample storage and rod holders.

Eagle 47 Molokai
Eagle 47 Molokai – Bow Lounge

Instead, the stern, with the entire cockpit, is the focus of the sporting activity, fishing, more specifically. The cockpit is large, smooth in movement and equipped with every necessary appliance. A central sofa facing aft dominates the spaces, served by a central coffee table with rod holders, elements also present on the aft portion of the hard top just above.

Eagle 47 Molokai
Eagle 47 Molokai – Cockpit

The bulwarks feature fold-down benches and padding, but the real focus here is the large pressurized tanks to keep bait alive, as well as the equally important cooled peaks to hold the larger catch for even long periods of time. There is also no shortage of sockets for electric reels, so as to encourage deep sea fishing as well.

Livewell tank (bait/live) 2x 160 liters 320 liters total
Fishing lockers (stern) 2x 189 liters 378 liters total
Fishing lockers (thermal insulated, central) 2x (240 + 625) liters 1930 liters total
Fishing lockers (bow) 2x 280 liters 560 liters
Fish tank

Amidships, the center console takes up much of the space, with a dashboard rich in technology and instrumentation. Behind it, to provide maximum safety, 7 wraparound seats accommodate guests, to make even high-speed travel or travel in less than optimal conditions safe. The hard top, on the other hand, is designed complete with reinforcements so that it can hold and accommodate any additional tuna towers.

Eagle 47 Molokai
Dashboard

Aquila 47 Molokai – Interior

Fishing aside, the brand’s new 47 also offers spaces for relaxation and comfort, present as well as forward, below deck. Indeed, to starboard of the console is access to the interior, where there is a central cabin complete with a queen-size bed and air conditioning. There is no shortage of private bathroom complete with shower.

Eagle 47 Molokai
Interior

Propulsion

Served by a pair of fuel tanks of 1980 liters each (3960 liters total), the Aquila 47 Molokai offers two distinct engine options, both outboard. In the standard case there is a pair of 600-horsepower Mercury V12s per engine, for 1,200 total horsepower, optionally portable to 1,600 with the 4-outboard configuration, opting in this case for 400-horsepower Mercury V-10s.

Aquila 47 Molokai – Data Sheet

Length Over All (LOA) 15.06 m
Hull Length (LOH) 13.94 m
Baglio Massimo (B.max) 4.44 m
Hull dive (engines raised) 0.65 m
Total Immersion (motors down) 1.11 m
No-load displacement (x2 Mercury V12 600 hp) 10,350 kg
No-load displacement (x2 Mercury V12 600 hp) 15,150 kg
Standard outboard motorization x2 Mercury V12 600 hp (1200 hp total)
Optional outboard motorization 4x MERCURY V-10 400 HP (1600 hp total)
Fuel Tank Capacity 3,960 lt.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity 303 lt.
Cabin 1
Bathrooms 1
Sleeping places 2
Contact www.aquilaboats.com

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