50m superyacht Aquila sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 50m Benetti superyacht Aquila has been sold by Kevin Merrigan and John Weller at Northrop & Johnson with Edmiston & Company representing the buyer.
Built by renowned Italian superyacht yard Benetti to ABS class, Aquila was delivered in 2000 as the fifth yacht in the yard's Golden Bay series and was refitted in 2013. Formerly known as Amnesia, her interior by Stefano Natucci is in honey coloured oak burl complemented by 100 per cent pure wool custom carpets throughout. Just inside the main saloon are two large L-shaped sofas, an armchair and a glass topped, intricate metalwork coffee table. Opposite the sofas is a 50 inch home theatre television and entertainment centre.
MCA compliant, accommodation on board Aquila is for up to 12 guests in five staterooms. The master suite is full beam on the main deck and has a king sized bed, 42 inch television and large windows allowing in plenty of natural light. Below, there are two identical doubles with queen size beds, a twin and a triple cabin.
The vast sun deck of Aquila features sweeping deck spaces which can be used as relaxation areas or for guest entertainment. Forward is a very large, raised sunpad area with unobstructed 360 degree views while mid way is a large Jacuzzi, adjacent to the marble topped wet bar with two fridges and a barbecue grill. Under the arch is a large dining table with five chairs on one side and fixed cushioned bench seating on the other.
Built for long-range cruising and chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, Aquila has a range of 3,000 nautical miles thanks to her twin 2,226hp MTU engines. Aquila boasts 2 WaveRunners, waterskis, wakeboards, paddleboards, a banana, an inflatable trampoline, snorkelling gear, diving gear and many more toys.
*Aquila *was asking €12 million