ILIAD sets the benchmark

ILIAD Catamarans continues to impress the international marine industry, with its ILIAD 53F power catamaran nominated for the 2024 Multihull of the Year award.

11 March 2024


The nomination was announced by Multihulls World at the opening of the 2024 Miami International Boat Show in February, where ILIAD Catamarans staged its US premiere with the ILIAD 53F on display.

This impressive model – the flybridge version of the shipyard’s 53 Series – was recognised by the awards committee for its outstanding range, exceptional quality of craftsmanship, and extraordinary volume.

The ILIAD 53F features one of the highest bridge-deck clearances in its market segment, with a high freeboard to provide comfortable passage in challenging conditions.

Powered by 440-hp Volvo or Yanmar engines (Cummins optional), the motor yacht delivers a top speed of 21 knots (lightship), while cruising long range at low speeds will afford more than 2,500 nautical miles.

The catamaran’s interior living space is unprecedented and comprises an expansive forward lounge, helm station (optional) and dining for six to eight people.


Accommodation on board is generous and beautifully designed with the master suite encompassing an entire hull and featuring an oversized island queen bed, panoramic windows and spacious ensuite.

Fitted with the finest European appliances, the galley is sleek and practical with its island bench, full-size refrigerator and freezer, and well-designed storage.

The ILIAD 53F boasts exceptional outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing, and the cockpit features a bar area and dining setting for up to 10 guests.

The flybridge sets a new reference in use of space, features and comfort, while the optional tender platform is ideal for safe sea access when swimming or diving, and makes a superb sunbathing spot when the tender is deployed.

The shipyard is experiencing overwhelming interest from power catamaran buyers across the world, and ILIAD Catamarans recently appointed Atlantic Yacht and Ship, Inc to represent the brand in the United States and the Bahamas.

Asia-Pacific cruising enthusiasts will be able to explore the range at Australia’s major boat shows this year.

The ILIAD 53F and the ILIAD 62 will be on display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May, and the ILIAD 53F will be on display at the Sydney International Boat Show in August.

The range also includes the new ILIAD 53E hybrid electric version and the recently announced ILIAD 75 flagship model.


ILIAD 53F specifications

Length overall (LOA)

16.35 metres / 53.64 feet


7.60 metres / 25 feet


1.30 metres / 4.1 feet

Air draft

From 8.10 metres / 26.57 feet

Displacement (lightship)

25,000 kilograms / 55,115 lbs

Fuel tank capacity

3,500 litres / 925 gallons

Fuel range

2,500-plus nautical miles

Water capacity

800 litres / 211 gallons

Holding tank capacity

250 grey litres, 250 black litres / 66 grey gallons, 66 black gallons


CE A-12, CE B-12, CE C-20, CE D-30


Further information on ILIAD Catamarans can be obtained by contacting the Australian dealer: The Yacht Sales Co. on +61 7 5452 5164 or info@yachtsalesco.com.



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