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Launch of Iliad Catamarans set to revolutionise multihull powerboat market

by Kate Elkington 10 Apr 22:06 PDT
Multihull Solutions is hosting the world launch of the Iliad 50, the first of the new Iliad Catamarans range, at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show © Kate Elkington

The 2019 launch of Iliad Catamarans, an exciting new line of power catamarans, heralds a revolutionary new chapter in the multihull industry.

Iliad Catamarans are stunning achievements in power catamaran design, delivering safe and comfortable offshore performance with exceptionally long range. The catamarans are particularly unique in that clients are able to customise almost every aspect of their boat during the build process to reflect their individual style and needs, but without the epic cost of most production power catamarans.

The Iliad Catamarans range comprises the Iliad 50, 60, 70 and 90, with each model allowing clients to choose their own preferred layout, timber finishes, electronics package, luxurious fabrics, engine options and more, at a cost-efficient rate.

Just like the legendary Achaean ships of Homer's epic poem, Iliad Catamarans are designed to face the most treacherous conditions with confidence. Ideal for extended ocean passages and offshore cruisers, each model affords impressive range and speed with some of the longest range capabilities in their market segment (2000nm-60000nm).

The Iliad Catamarans fleet is designed by world-renowned Italian naval architect Riccardo Bulgarelli who worked in Italy for many years for some of the world's leading shipyards before establishing his own design office in China. Bulgarelli has successfully designed and project-managed the build of many exclusive custom vessels as large as 112ft for export to the world market.

The new Iliad 50 is the first model launched from the innovative new shipyard and will be unveiled by Asia Pacific importer and distributor Multihull Solutions in a world exclusive at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 23-26 May.

Iliad Catamarans are built to CE (Cat A) as standard, however all Iliad Catamarans models can be built to any specified international survey classification.

State-of-the-art resin infusion technology has been employed throughout the Iliad Catamarans build process, with hulls laid up in vinylester resign and advanced composites ensuring they are designed for robust use in remote regions.

Well-trimmed fore and aft at all speeds, the cats are able to explore farther than their competitors with the protective grounding skegs making them beachable. The catamarans' hulls and high bridgedecks have been designed to facilitate a smooth ride in the toughest offshore conditions, making the Iliad range a true blue-water option that will challenge the loyalties of the most passionate monohull cruisers.

Each Iliad Catamaran is designed to evoke the comfort and style of luxury apartments with astonishing space throughout their living areas. Conceptualised with long-term cruisers in mind, the cats are extremely functional with excellent flow across the various zones.

The standard forward lounge in each model provides amazing 360-degree views, and unlike many other modern power cats, Iliad has introduced an option for a spacious master suite incorporated in the main deck to optimise the use of space and create a naturally light, airy and idyllic retreat.

Beautifully appointed gourmet galleys are standard across the Iliad range, complete with the best quality Seimans appliances. Every cupboard is thoughtfully accessible for guests of all heights, and storage facilities are in abundance for extended cruising. As with the rest of the boat, the galley can be completely customised to add or remove any fixtures or styles the client desires.

Continuing this freedom of choice, the flybridges can be left entirely open or can be fully enclosed with fully ducted air conditioning, or clients can elect to have the best of both worlds with high-quality clears that can be opened and closed as the elements demand.

Wide, safe walkways are part of each design with hand rails at a comfortable height for complete security at sea, while clear, uncluttered decks and huge deck storage facilities make offshore passages practical, safe and carefree.

Over ten engine options are available, and Iliad Catamarans all come with standard inclusions, including dual control electronics as well as systems for fuel transfer, blackwater and power management systems (minimum 5000W inverter). Clients have the luxury of truly tailoring their boat's finishes, layouts and specifications to suit their individual needs, style and budget.

Multihull Solutions, the exclusive importer and distributor of Iliad Catamarans, has already sold the first Iliad model prior to the official shipyard launch in May and is expecting strong interest in the range.

Further information on the new range of Iliad Catamarans can be obtained by contacting Multihull Solutions on 1300 855 338 (within Australia) or +61 7 5452 5164, emailing or visiting the website at www.multihullsolutions.com.au.

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