Open House in Cannes aboard Benetti superyacht Aquila with Northrop & Johnson
by Malcolm MacLean
Kevin Merrigan at Northrop & Johnson will be hosting an Open House aboard the 50m motor yacht Aquila in Cannes, France, on 16 July, 2014.
Formerly known as Amnesia, she was built by Italian superyacht yard Benetti to ABS class and delivered in 2000 as the fifth yacht in the yard’s Golden Bay series. Refitted in 2013, her interior by Stefano Natucci is in honey coloured oak burl complemented by 100 per cent pure wool custom carpets throughout. The main saloon has 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.
Aquila is MCA compliant and accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms. The master suite is full beam on the main deck and has a king size 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.
Outdoor spaces are very generous and lend themselves to al fresco entertaining. The huge sun deck 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.
Twin 2,226hp MTU engines give Aquila a range of 3,000 nautical miles and she is asking €12 million.