Jean Raas, a water enthusiast and lifetime boater, is the CEO of the Sino Eagle USA offices, launching them in October 2011 in Dunedin, Florida. He was part of the launch of the Aqulia brand with Sino Eagle Yachts and has been a key team member in the development of each of Aquila's model from the beginning with the Aquila 38 to the now in development Aquila 30. Jean works with the engineering and technical teams for implementation of new equipment and forward innovation across all the models.
Approximately 65% of the materials used in the manufacturing of an Aquila are purchased from highly recognized marine OEM suppliers in the United States and shipped to the Aquila factory in China for installation. Jean works with these key suppliers bringing the best products to Aquila Power Catamarans. He is also an important link for sales in the US to the factory providing warranty claims administration, order processing and fulfillment and support for customization of ordered boats or boats after the sale. He works closely with Harry Mountain, the Aquila Brand Manager, and the MarineMax team.
Jean's unique background is an asset to Aquila and Sino Eagle Yachts. He's been on the water since before he started walking, showing his expertise for boating and water sports by competing in the 2000 USA Olympic Trials for windsurfing and as a member of the US Olympic Sailing Team for three years. Born in South Africa, he spent his childhood moving between Europe and USA, giving him experience working within different cultures. He also brings experience from his time with TUI Marine as Head of Global Purchasing and Logistics. Today is resides in Clearwater, Florida with his wife and two sons.
Through the dedication of team members like Jean Raas and many others, Aquila Power Catamarans continue to expand, improve and raise the bar for innovation.
The award-winning Aquila 44 is designed to provide maximum comfort, space and safety. The expansive salon and galley gives way to large individual cabins that allow multiple guests to travel in comfort and privacy.
The Aquila 36 power catamaran blends plentiful live aboard space and qualities perfect for socializing with rugged strength and control. She offers the conveniences of a large yacht including two comfortable cabins with en-suite heads.