Aquila 47 Molokai: 2024 Boat Buyers Guide

The 47 Molokai is ready to take on any seas.
Aquila 47 Molokai running smoothly
The 47 Molokai offers both speed and range. Courtesy Aquila

Recognized globally, Aquila Power Catamarans are crafted in what the company calls “one of the world’s largest, newest, most vertically integrated and ‘greenest’ yacht production facilities.” 

Sino Eagle Yachts, Aquila’s parent company, has more than 40 years of manufacturing experience, featuring advanced composites and new vacuum-molding techniques. In 2012, the firm worked with award-winning designers to launch Aquila Power Catamarans.  “Aquila” is derived from the Latin for “eagle,” a fitting name for a boat with such power, grace, and majesty. 

Aquila’s growing lineup of boats from 28 to 70 feet caters to the desires of both the leisurely adventurer and thrill-seeking explorer—and anglers in either category.

Their yachts feature wide beams and high bridge decks, the latter to minimize below-­deck slapping in choppy water conditions. Outboard engines are positioned well apart for agile, precise driving. The result is performance and comfort in elegant packages.

Aquila 47 Molokai cockpit
In-deck and coffin-box fish and gear storage­—and transom livewell capacity—is generous. Courtesy Aquila

Aquila 47 Molokai

A rock-solid offshore-fishing center-console ­catamaran with plenty of power and fuel capacity, and ­construction ready to take on any seas, ­Aquila’s new 47 Molokai also offers all the ­comforts a ­family might request, from cozy sleeping ­accommodations to posh entertainment ­appointments.  

Performance and durability are thanks to reduced-drag twin-stepped hulls, and lightweight but strong carbon/epoxy construction.

The dual-entry cabin ­features a head, shower, air conditioning, ­queen-size island berth, and large overhead and side windows. Outside is seating for up to 17, including seven protected helm seats.

Fishing-ready, the 47 ­Molokai has 16 gunwale-­mounted and six transom-­mounted rod holders. In-deck and coffin-box fish and gear storage­—and transom livewell capacity—is generous. Among options are tuna tubes and in-deck livewells. 

The 47 Molokai offers both speed and range: It is thriftiest with its standard package of two 600’s at 4,000 rpm and 34.5 mph, with an 870-mile range. But bumping it to 5,000 rpm produces 46 mph and shortens the range by only 10 miles. Additional package options are available. 

Editor’s Tip 

The high-strength hullside windows on the 47 Molokai serve as an Aquila styling trademark, but they also serve a practical purpose when fishing, allowing the captain to see hooked fish in the water when they are close to the boat without leaving the helm controls. -Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Boating and Fishing Group

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Quad Mercury V10 400’s
  • Test Props: 25P RevX
  • Test Load: 26,300 lbs.
  • Test Speed: 67 mph
  • Max Range: 754 mi. (4500rpm, 48mph)


Fuel Capacity:1,048 gal.
Dry Weight With Power:22,818 lb.
Max HP:2,000

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