BY APB Staff on 15 Mar 2023

Both power cat models have only recently arrived in Thailand

Aquila 54 and 32

The Aquila 54 made its official Asian debut at the Grow Boating Pattaya February 2023 event, alongside its sibling model, the Aquila 32.

Both the Aquilas were presented as the latest additions to the brand’s growing range of power catamarans in Pattaya. Regional dealer and event sponsor Simpson Marine says the models are known for their ‘spacious layouts, exceptional comfort, and excellent performance.’

As the Aquila 54 and 32 models had only recently arrived in Thailand, they generated plenty of interest at the monthly networking event, which is designed to bring boaters in the region together. 

Winner of the 2021 Multihull of the Year in the multipower category, the Aquila 54 Yacht was built for cruising in comfort and offers generous amounts of usable space on board. The Aquila 54 Power Catamaran is equipped with an outdoor kitchen and room for toys at the flybridge. A three-section swim step can be combined to create one massive deck, plus an interior available in multiple configurations to suit individual preferences.

The Aquila 32 is described as a great boat for a wide array of water-based activities, island exploration and adventures. The 2021 redesigned version allows for more space onboard for family and friends to enjoy days on deck or nights sleeping below in the air-conditioned cabin. Some of its notable features include a swim platform that wraps around the twin outboards, with centre steps that deploy as the platform lowers.

Last year, Simpson Marine officially opened its rebranded offices in Pattaya, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. The firm’s brokerage team is located at the brand new sales office, while a new Simpson Sailing Academy has opened opposite.

Also on display at Grow Boating Pattaya were the Beneteau First 27 and First 14 from the Simpson Sailing Academy. The Simpson Sailing Academy has a fleet of five Beneteau First 14’s, two First 18’s and one First 27 with larger cruising yachts also being considered in the near future. These First models are ideal all-rounders, and easy to handle, allowing students to learn and build their confidence in sailing.

Courses on offer include the International Yacht and Maritime Training (IYT) courses of Dinghy Bronze through to Platinum, and Small Powerboat and RIB Master certifications. Sailing day camps were also recently introduced to encourage the community to learn to sail over the school term break.