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Multihull Solutions to stage world premiere of Iliad 70 at 2019 Sydney International Boat Show

by Kate Elkington 28 Jul 00:26 PDT 1-5 August 2019
Multihull Solutions will stage the world premiere of the new Iliad 70 at the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show. © Kate Elkington

The highly anticipated new Iliad 70 has just arrived in Australia in time for its world premiere at the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show.

The stunning power catamaran will be available for inspection on the Multihull Solutions stand in Cockle Bay Marina at the event from 1 - 5 August.

The Iliad 70 is an epic power catamaran that delivers powerful performance, impressive range (in excess of 4,500nm) and complete comfort for legendary voyages or circumnavigations.

The catamaran is the second model launched by the new shipyard, following the successful launch of the Iliad 50 at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which saw four of the new models sold.

The Iliad range, which comprises the 50, 70, 85 and 90, are stunning achievements in power catamaran design delivering safe and comfortable offshore performance with some of the longest-range capabilities in their market segment (2500nm-6000nm).

The brand is particularly unique in that clients are able to customise many aspects of their chosen model to reflect their individual style and needs but without the epic cost involved in changing aspects of most production and semi-production power catamarans.

Clients are free to choose their own preferred layout, timber finishes, electronics package, luxurious fabrics, engine options and more, at an extremely cost-efficient rate.

The Iliad 70 has a bridge deck height of 1.25 metres at half load creating a dominant silhouette and excellent comfort in challenging conditions while no compromises have been made to safety or performance. Broad, level walkways provide safe passage from the spacious aft cockpit to the foredeck area, and the ergonomic composite stairwell ensures easy transition from the cockpit to the breathtaking flybridge.

The boat's design offers an internal helm station on the mezzanine level in addition to the flybridge helm station, affording the skipper not only a bird's eye ocean view but the comfort of a day bed/lounge area, and easy access to all parts of the main deck systems and the galley for those long ocean passages.

The flybridge is truly impressive, seating 12 people in style in the luxurious lounge/dining area. The precinct features its own full galley with full refrigeration, separate bar fridge, BBQ/grill, icemaker and much more, creating the ultimate entertaining zone with remarkable views.

The Iliad 70 interior can be fully customised to suit the unique preferences and needs of each client with a range of layouts, designs and premium quality finishes.

The comprehensive galley features the best of the Siemens appliance range, ample storage, deep oversized stainless-steel double sink, Corian benchtops, full size refrigerator and freezer, and incredible 360-degree sea views.

In one of the many layout options available, the forward lounge area delivers the ambience of a luxurious waterfront apartment with views from every angle and seamless access to the saloon and dining areas.

The main deck can also accommodate a separate office or library area to inject a true essence of home to this legendary 70-footer.

A variety of layout options offer a master cabin on the main deck or a massive forward-facing lounge area with easy and safe access to her foredecks through a well-engineered access door.

All guest cabins are bright and airy with generous windows, and are luxuriously appointed with queen or king-size beds, oversized bathrooms and more storage for extended voyages than the Iliad 70's 100+ft monohull competitors.

The owner's decadent cabin features a king-size bed, walk-in robe, lounge and more. The owners hull design can also incorporate a laundry, workshop, office and even separate crew quarters with its own entrance from the bow.

The catamaran has been designed to facilitate maximum enjoyment at sea with three uniquely designed transom lockers (independent of engine rooms) to store surf boards, paddleboards, kiting gear, kayaks, dive tanks, fishing equipment and other leisure toys. One compartment also houses a substantial dive compressor (optional).

The Iliad 70 also has a large swim platform for safe and convenient sea access at anchor. A separate toilet and shower have been incorporated under the flybridge stairwell with direct access from the aft lower deck, which is ideal for use by swimmers after a long day in the sun.

The catamaran's design allows for either traditional davits fitted to her transom for the tender, or for those wanting a larger tender carrying capacity, a flybridge-mounted crane can lift and store the tender aft of the flybridge deck area.

The Iliad 70's engine rooms are designed for easy access for servicing from the aft deck though watertight hatches and all major access points thoughtfully designed for convenience and safety.

The Iliad 70 is one of few power catamarans in its size range that can be beached in case of emergency or for out-of-water servicing when navigating in remote areas.

Priced from USD$2.85M, the Iliad 70 presents a truly exciting option for power catamaran enthusiasts seeking a true custom-built boat that delivers outstanding performance, range and value.

Multihull Solutions will also be showcasing the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 and Saona 47 sailing catamarans at the event, as well as the Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts MY 44 power catamaran. Representatives from NEEL Trimarans and Ocean Voyager day charter catamarans will also be on the Multihull Solutions stand to assist clients with all queries on these leading brands.

Multihull Solutions will have a line-up of specialists on the stand to help with all facets of multihull buying, selling and ownership, including company ambassadors Gordon and Louise Coates, ex-factory handover and European delivery specialists, charter investment experts and Pre-Owned Brokerage Division specialists.

The company is looking forward to another successful event, following record sales at the 2018 Sydney International Boat Show and the recent Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Further information about viewing the Iliad 70 or any other model on display at the Sydney International Boat Show can be obtained by contacting Multihull Solutions on 1300 855 338 or +61 75452 5164 (within Australia), emailing or visiting the website at www.multihullsolutions.com.au.

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