Clearwater, FL (November 20, 2014) Sino Eagle Yacht Company is proud to announce that the Aquila 44 power catamaran, designed by the Slovenian architect firm J&J Design, has been awarded the 2014 AIM Media Editor’s Choice Award for Best Multihull 40’-49’.
Presented at the Tranquilo Hotel on Friday, October 31, during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Editors’ Choice Awards highlight boatbuilding achievement for boats of all sizes in multiple categories including Best Motoryacht, Best Passagemaker, Best Sportfishing Boat, Best Multihull, and most innovated technology.
Active Interest Media Marine Group Editors select the Best of the Year in Editors’ Choice Awards and for the Aquila 44, the judges stated “The designers took the power cat catamaran concept and turned it on its end. That’s the type of innovation that will set future trends. “
“Aquila Yachts represents the most exciting yacht evolution on the market today with trend setting innovation, quality and design and is quickly being recognized as the brand that is changing what power catamaran boating should be” stated Frank Xiong, CEO of Sino Eagle Group.
Lex Raas, President of Charter and Special Initiatives at MarineMax, the U.S. Distributor of Aquila stated “One of our goals with the Aquila brand has been to build power catamarans that are more practical, stable, efficient and aesthetically pleasing than what buyers have experienced in the past. We are well on our way to success not only in this award for the Aquila 44, but also the award winning MarineMax 484, an Aquila 48 model, recently being recognized as one of the Top 90 Boat Designs of All Time with a ‘supremely better layout’ by the Editors of Power and Motoryacht Magazine.”
Accepting the award on behalf of Aquila’s builder Sino Eagle, MarineMax executives were honored to be presented the highly acclaimed award. “It is a privilege to be part of the team bringing innovative design and performance to the multihull market and setting new standards of excellence in this category” stated Raul Bermudez, Vice President of MarineMax Charter Division.
AIM’s editorial experts review and conduct lengthy examinations of new models launched in each category over the last 12 months. Criteria is focused on the innovation of design, quality of construction, and backed up by hands-on testing. “Boaters value their time on the water more than ever,” says AIM Marine Group Publisher Gary De Sanctis. “So to find the glimmers of gold—incidences of true groundbreaking innovation that’s well executed—and then to share them with our audience of serious boaters across all categories—that’s the goal.”
Aquila Power Catamarans are distributed in the United States solely by MarineMax, the nation’s largest boating retailer, and are also exclusively featured in their charter fleet within MarineMax Vacations.
Sino Eagle Yacht Company is part of Sino Eagle Group based in Fuyang City, China. SEG are leaders in high tech composite boat building, builders of Olympic winning rowing shells, and previously licensed builder of Robertson and Caine catamarans in China. Recently completed a 1 million sq. ft. factory dedicated to boat building and expanding the Aquila brand of boats.
Visit www.SinoEagleGroup.com for more information.
Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, Cabo, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Grady-White, Harris FloteBote, Crest, Scout, Sailfish, Scarab Jet Boats, Aquila, Ocean Alexander, Nautique and Malibu, MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and services as well as provides yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax currently has 55 retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas and operates MarineMax Vacations in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. For more information, please visit