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    Tell me about the design and engineering behind Aquila?

Before you marry someone, you’d want to meet their parents. Same thing with a boat. Before you buy one, you want to learn about its design and engineering—because that’s where it came from. And when it comes to Aquila, rest assured your betrothed comes from good stock.

The design phase starts with initial line drawings so that we make sure all of my family members fit within our beautiful sleek lines, and then we get to work on finalizing the interior and deck layouts. Next Aquila runs CFD (computer fluid dynamics) tests on the hull shape to best understand how water will move across the hull’s surface at various speeds and under various conditions (AKA hydrodynamics). Once the hull shape is dialed in, the builder does the tooling on the hull and deck molds, and the beginning stages of a boat are born.

Next, Aquila works hand in hand with major suppliers on the electrical and mechanical systems. Following that is a focus on the power phases for the engines which have previously been identified in the CFD results. Then comes the ever-important details. That means LED lighting, adjustable seating, stitching on the upholstery, and an endless array of fit and finish-minded tasks that put the cherry on top. Next, there is a research and development phase where the model undergoes lots of sea trials and system tests.

And after all of this painstaking attention to detail and endless amount of boatbuilding knowledge poured into a new product, Hull No. 1 is finally delivered to MarineMax, where someone who cares just as much about the boat as Aquila does, can buy it for themselves. My best advice? Put a ring on it.

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