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The ILIAD 53F power catamaran has been awarded 2024 Multihull of the Year in the MultiPower category.

06 April 2024


ILIAD Catamarans continues to enjoy international acclaim with its 53F winning the 2024 Multihull of the Year award in the MultiPower category.  The impressive flybridge motor yacht won the award over an elite field of nominees from long-established brands and is a glowing testament to the model’s outstanding quality and features.

The awards were organised by Multihulls World /Multicoques Magazine with the winners announced at a special ceremony on April 3 at the La Grande Motte International Multihull Show in France.

ILIAD Catamarans general manager Michael ‘Nod’ Crook said the award was an exciting validation of the ILIAD 53F’s remarkable features that have seen the model enthusiastically embraced by buyers across the world since its 2023 launch.

“We’re thrilled that the ILIAD 53F has been recognised in these prestigious awards, particularly as ILIAD Catamarans is still a relatively young brand in the power catamaran market with our first model launched in 2019,” Michael said.


“The accolade is just another confirmation that we are producing the finest long-range luxury power catamarans in their class, and it is extremely rewarding to see buyers appreciate their quality, space, efficiency and performance,” he said.

The ILIAD 53F is part of the shipyard’s ILIAD 53 Series, which also comprises the ILIAD 53S sedan version and the ILIAD 53E electric/hybrid version.  Each of these models share the same main hull design and interiors, while offering options to suit all cruising plans and lifestyle needs.

The ILIAD Catamarans range also includes the impressive ILIAD 62 and the new flagship ILIAD 75 luxury power catamaran.

Since the company’s inception in 2016, it has constructed 25 vessels that are now cruising predominantly throughout Asia Pacific, with numerous new orders currently in production.

ILIAD Catamarans expanded to the North American market in 2024 following extremely strong demand from this region, and the brand has been swiftly embraced by US buyers with its first model to the region, the ILIAD 53F, sold upon its debut at the 2024 Miami International Boat Show in February.

The company has established a strong international dealer network with The Yacht Sales Co representing the brand throughout the Asia Pacific region and Atlantic Yacht & Ship, Inc in the United States and The Bahamas.

The ILIAD 53F is an exceptional achievement in power catamaran design, featuring one of the highest bridgedeck clearances in her market segment, with a high freeboard to deliver comfortable cruising in challenging offshore conditions.

The model enjoys outstanding interior living space, including a generous forward lounge, internal helm station and dining for six to eight people. Panoramic windows deliver beautiful natural light and superb views from every angle.

Equipped with the finest European appliances, the galley is designed for stylish entertaining, and her expansive benches, full-sized refrigerator and freezer, and remarkable storage make her ideal for extended cruising adventures.

Accommodation onboard is spacious and beautifully designed with the master suite encompassing an entire hull and featuring an oversized island queen bed, panoramic windows, generous headroom and large ensuite. The port hull comprises a spacious twin cabin and an innovative second guest cabin with double and single berth, and both cabins enjoy their own private ensuites.

The motor yacht boasts exceptional outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing, and the cockpit features a bar area and dining setting for up to ten guests. The flybridge sets a new reference in use of space, features and comfort. The tender platform is ideal for safe sea access when swimming or diving and makes a superb sunbathing spot when the tender is deployed.

The ILIAD 53F is powered by 440hp Volvo or Yanmar engines delivering a top speed of 21 knots (lightship), and cruising long range at low speeds will afford more than 2,500 nautical miles. Upgraded Cummins 550hp engines are also available as an option.

The ILIAD 53F will be on display at the major 2024 Australian boat shows, including the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May and the Sydney International Boat Show in August, and the model can also be viewed in the United States by appointment with Atlantic Yacht & Ship, Inc.



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