Extra beam and a compact outboard set-up means that the Aquila 32 powercat offers a lot of boat for your money
Aquila is an American brand best known for its range of attractive mid-size power catamarans. However, its smaller outboard-powered cats are an interesting prospect too.
Taking advantage of the latest generation of powerful, light and very refined Mercury Verado outboards, they offer more deck and living space than their monohull rivals. The Aquila 32, for example, is 1ft wider than a Greenline NEO of similar length.
This translates into a beamy and very versatile main deck with seating from stern to stem, most of which flips and folds depending on whether you’re cruising, dining or sunbathing.
The deep hulls have enough space for generous sleeping quarters with a double cabin and bathroom accessed via separate stairways from the main deck.
For lazing about at anchor the Aquila 32 is hard to beat with its mix of comfortable reclined seating in the bow, optional hardtop and a clever cockpit arrangement, which leads out to a fantastic submersible bathing
This wraps right round the outboards and features a folding set of steps that automatically tilts down with the platform for easy access to the water. Substantial rails around the outboards add extra protection and provide a handhold when moving around at the stern.
There is the option of twin 225hp, 250hp or 300hp motors, with the highest-powered ones good for just under 40 knots. The Aquila 32 is a left-field option but it offers a lot in a tidily put together package.
LOA: 32ft 7in (9.93m)
Beam: 12ft 8in (3.85m)
Engines: Twin 225hp-300hp Mercury Verado outboards
Top speed: 37 knots
Price from: €259,050 (ex. VAT)