The MarineMax 464 power catamaran is available for charter in the British Virgin Islands through MarineMax Vacations, and it’s a good thing too. This boat is a next-generation build for bareboating, and the amenities list pushes the boundaries of one’s imagination for a boat of less than 50 feet LOA. One example is the addition of a Spectra watermaker, which in combination with a 300-gallon water capacity, assures you’ll have no reason to leave that isolated cove before you wish. Another winning element offered on this boat is a covered forward seating and lounging area, which will allow charter guests to enjoy the island breezes on a mooring, rather than hiding in the lee of the boat’s superstructure in the cockpit.
The 464 has a four-stateroom layout with en suite cabins fore and aft in each sponson. An aft galley means the boat is suited to entertaining without leaving anyone out. The swim platform is hydraulic and raises to the cockpit level while underway, yet can drop below the water level for dinghy launching or diver access. Shallow water will present little problem, since the boat draws less than 3 feet.
A huge flying bridge with center helm and spacious dinette seats eight and also has plenty of roomy sunpads. The helm is equipped with Raymarine’s e12 multifunction display, and the boat also offers Wi-Fi connectivity for guests to enjoy access for their mobile devices. Powered by a pair of 330-horsepower Volvo Penta diesels, the boat also has a Northern Lights generator and air conditioning. This stable, roomy catamaran may become a common sight on the waters of the BVI, and it shouldn’t be any wonder why the crew is all smiles.
- Builder: MarineMax
- Model: Aquila 464
- Base Price: Upon request
- LOA: 45’1”
- Draft: 2’8”
- Beam: 23’6”
- Fuel Capacity: 300 gal.
- Water Capacity: 300 gal.
- Standard Power: 2/330-hp Volvo Penta diesels