Aquila 44 (Caribbean)

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Price Reduced! $799,000 (USD) Location: Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten (Caribbean)
M/Y Vieux Carré is a Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten based 2022 Aquila 44 Yacht Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

M/Y Vieux Carré is a 2022 Aquila 44 Yacht catamaran, for sale by broker. The most Attractive Market Price for this boat. Replacement Value 1,650,000 USD.

Owner version, Owner boat, never chartered for sale in the Caribbean. The boat is fully loaded and has little use and low engine hours. 

She is loaded with Twin 320HP Volvo engines, a Generator, a Watermaker, an Air Conditioning Interior, and at Flybridge. 

Engines were observed running during sea trials. Started easily and ran adequately, topping out around 3560 rpm on port and 3510 on starboard (engines are rated for 3500). Speed was 19.5 knots; the fuel burn rate was 32 gallons per hour. At 3000 rpm cruise, speed was approximately 16 knots with a fuel burn rate of 21 gallons per hour.

Bow Thruster, Generator, Air Conditioning, Watermaker, Inverter, Full Enclosure, Underwater Lights, Washer/Dryer all included and installed from Factory.

Born of innovation and experience, the luxurious Aquila 44 Yacht Power Catamaran is a world leader in its class. Designed to be both a long-distance cruising yacht and a highly social platform, the highly experienced Aquila design and engineering team created the Aquila 44 Yacht to optimize performance.

Two Volvo Penta diesel engines are situated aft behind the living compartments reducing noise and vibrations. Bulbous bows increase the waterline for greater efficiency while reducing pitching moments. Multifunction displays, digital controls, joystick operation, engine monitoring displays, thrusters, and widely spaced main engines make operating the Aquila 44 Yacht easily accomplished by a single couple.

With an enormous amount of attention to detail and knowledge of how owners use their boats, both the exterior and interior spaces are perfected to serve those utilizations. The stairway from the flybridge to the foredeck gives safe, easy access to the ground tackle locker and forward cleats when anchoring or docking. Wide side decks and safety handrails are another example of the Aquila’s commitment to owners’ and guests’ comfort and safety on the 44 Yacht model.

Available with a 3-cabin layout featuring a salon and galley with 360° views and an extensive flybridge, the layout of the Aquila 44 Yacht makes entertaining a crowd aboard easy. Boarding from the port or starboard swim platforms, guests step up to the aft deck with an al fresco dinette. The window partition between the aft deck and the interior galley lifts, and the countertop folds out to create a service bar. The galley is strategically placed between the aft deck and the salon and dinette on the main deck, making it easy to serve guests inside and outside. A summer kitchen is centrally located to attend to guests in the aft-mounted dinette, and those on the flybridge can enjoy panoramic views along with the operator while underway.

She is docked 2 steps away from our office. Walkthrough is available for serious buyers.

134 Photos are available to share upon request and a survey report was uploaded in the inventory. The survey is from 2022.

Specifications
Catamaran Name:M/Y Vieux Carré
Model:44 Yacht
Year Built:2022
Loa:13.44 M / 44'11"
Beam:6.56 M / 21'6"
Displacement:15,900 KG / 35,053 LB
Mast Height:5.7 M / 18' 8"
Fuel Tanks:1120L
Water Tanks:780L
Cabins:3
Heads:3
Galley Location:UP
Engines:2 X VOLVO 320HP
Engine Hours:ENGINE 1-360, ENGINE-2 360

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory

Hull Inspection

  • Hulls were inspected above and below the waterline visually and using percussion testing (sounding with a mallet).
  • Primary considerations were structural integrity and condition of laminate, condition of through hulls and condition of gel coat.
  • Structurally good. No signs of delamination were found.
  • There were no "hard spots" where the structural components are joined to the hulls.
  • Through hulls were inspected, good condition and secure to the hull.
  • Rub rail secure to the hull and in good shape.
  • Cosmetic condition of the gel coat is good, no major blemishes.
  • Bottom was inspected for signs of osmotic blistering, none were visible.
  • Bottom paint is adequate at this time.

Deck and Deck Fittings

  • Deck was inspected visually and using a moisture detection device.
  • Inspection was done with the following criteria: condition of deck laminate, moisture content of deck core, and condition and attachment of fittings and cleats.
  • Good condition throughout. No signs of structural cracking or delamination were found.
  • There were no voids in the laminate evident.
  • Moisture meter testing was done in random areas with a Tramex moisture detection device using the relative scale. Readings were low wherever checked.
  • Drainage from the deck is good.
  • Cosmetic condition of the gel coat is good, no real crazing or cracking in gel coat.
  • An adequate Delta-type anchor is on board attached with an all-chain rode to a Lewmar electric windlass, which was observed working at time of survey.
  • Cleats and other fittings are well attached and well located.
  • Seating in good condition

Interior Inspection

  • Interior accommodations are good, with good fitting of structural components.
  • The flooring hatches are not completely flush to sole
  • There was no leaking noted from exterior.
  • Galley consists of Kenyon induction electric stove, Isotherm refrigeration and Toshibamicrowave.
  • There is also a Kenyon electric grill and Vittifrigo icemaker on the bridge.
  • Equipment installed in accordance with normal industry practices and observed working, including hot water. (Icemaker not on long enough to make ice).
  • There are three heads, all with electric toilets and showers.
  • Showers drain to grey water sump.
  • Equipment observed working.
  • Starboard toilet is a little noisy.
  • Four automatic bilge pumps are installed. Working at time of survey.
  • Webasto Air air conditioning is installed (5 zone), four observed working. The starboard side was not going on fully.

Propulsion Machinery

  • Boat is powered by two Volvo diesel engines (believed to be 320 horsepower), which are fresh water cooled.
  • Serial #A1148539 on port and A1148203 on starboard. Hour meters read 8.3 and 8.2.
  • Engines are mounted adequately in hulls.
  • There are no signs of major rust or corrosion.
  • Fuel lines are of an approved type and showing no leaks.
  • No leaking of oil was observed.
  • Power is transmitted through stainless shafts (approximately 1 3/8” diameter, actually metric size) to 500-millimeter diameter x 600-millimeter pitch 4-bladed bronze props. (approximately 19.7 ” x 23.6”).
  • Shafts appear straight and undamaged.
  • Props in good shape, no chipped or bent blades. Appear in good tune when rotated against a straight edge.
  • Cutlass bearings show no excess play.
  • Rudders in good shape and fully operational.
  • Engines were observed running during sea trial. Started easily and ran adequately, topping out around 3560 rpm on port and 3510 on starboard (engines are rated for 3500).
  • Speed was 19.5 knots; fuel burn rate was 32 gallons per hour.
  • At 3000 rpm cruise, speed was approximately 16 knots with a fuel burn rate of 21 gallons per hour. A fuel pressure sensor engine code came up at one point.
  • Bow thruster observed working. Not especially powerful.

Tanks and Piping

  • Tankage and plumbing are inspected with the following criteria: Condition and proper installation of components, proper hose and piping runs, and galvanic compatibility.
  • Fuel tankage is of 5052 aluminum, a common and proper marine grade alloy. No outward evidence of leaks. Reported capacity is 370 gallons.
  • Water tankage is plastic, good condition, with no leaks or other damages. Reported capacity is 206 gallons total.
  • Holding tankage is plastic, good condition. No evidence of leaks. Reported capacity is 63 gallons.
  • Fill and delivery lines were inspected where accessible, good condition.
  • Marelon seacocks are installed where applicable and observed working.

Electrical System

  • Electrical system was examined for compliance with published industry standards. These standards involve proper wire connections, wire sizes, chafe protection and circuit protection.
  • Boat has AC and DC capabilities. AC provided by shorepower, an inverter and a 9 kw Kohler generator, serial# 33JGGMJG0011.
  • Power is supplied by 4 200 AH AGM batteries in addition to 2 105 AH AGM batteries for engine starting and a 60 AH AGM for generator. Batteries are adequately secured in their locations.
  • AC panel has mains and 20 circuits, protected by breakers.
  • DC panel has mains and 22 circuits, also protected by breakers.
  • There is an additional panel on flybridge.
  • Wiring was inspected where visible. Good condition with no excess corrosion or poor connections seen.
  • Battery solenoids are installed on panel on starboard side.
  • Navigation lights were checked, all working.
  • Courtesy lights were observed working.
  • Interior lights observed working.
  • Outlets were checked with a polarity tester, all read “correct”. GFCI type outlets installed in some places, ground fault test function confirmed working.
  • Overhead lights observed working.
  • Spotlight observed working.

Electronic Equipment/Navigation Instruments

  • Raymarine hybrid touch plotter/radar/sounder/camera (2)
  • Raymarine VHF radio (2)
  • Raymarine autopilot (2)
  • Raymarine depth gauge (2)
  • Electronics observed working.

Safety Equipment

  • 1 hand-held fire extinguisher
  • 1 throwable (Type IV PFD)
  • 6 life jackets (Type I PFD)
  • First aid kit
  • Flare kit

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Ziad @ Harel Yachts

By Ziad @ Harel Yachts

After graduating from University (M.B.M), Ziad decided to move to St. Martin in 2005 and join his Uncle, Herve. More than 15 years of experience in International brokerage and web marketing. Dynamic, enthusiastic, and passionate, he managed to find the key ingredients of the comprehensive knowledge he can offer to his clients today.