As the original brochure says “The finest workmanship, practical design and ingenious solutions” she has it all for under 40ft. AQUILA is from 2001 and is one of the latest built by Sweden Yachts. She features modern style lines and echoes her bigger ever popular sisters that we know very well.
AQUILA was sold to the current third owner by our very own Jennifer Stewart of Berthon USA back in 2006 before being sailed back to the UK. She was then imported into the UK and has been thoroughly used as a family friendly cruising yacht since.
She is a 2-cabin version, which makes her a comfortable owners cruising yacht as you have a larger more practical cabin aft. Her heads are up forward with Jack and Jill doors meaning any guests using the fore cabin have an en-suite! She really does have a very functional and practical layout.
Sailing is a dream with a sensible draft and lead keel. Recent North Sails and a plethora of updates making her a great option for someone wanting to enjoy a summer of cruising.
When researching 35-40ft vessels in 2003-05, I had three requirements: superbly seaworthy, outstanding sailing performance and impeccable lines. AQUILA has more than proven these criteria throughout the past 15 years of my ownership.
Originally built for a US owner to very high specification, I have sailed her far and wide with family and friends: Newport R.I. to Chesapeake 2006-08; transatlantic via Bermuda 2008; West Scotland 2015; Galicia 2016; Baltic 2017; and numerous other trips encompassing the west coast of France and Channel ports. Throughout, she has given her crew every confidence, whatever the weather. Still frequently generating spontaneous plaudits from her own crew and other vessels’, she is in excellent condition and now ready to serve a new owner looking for a classic thoroughbred. She will be missed.
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000