ILIAD 53S to premiere at Sanctuary Cove show
ILIAD Catamarans will stage the world premiere of the 53S powercat at Australia’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.
The ILIAD 53S will debut at the 2023 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
ILIAD Catamarans will stage the global premiere of its new ILIAD 53S at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from May 25-28. Signalling a departure from the flybridge design that distinguishes the ILIAD 50, 62 and 75, the 53S features a sporty sedan silhouette and a comprehensively optioned model is priced from US$1.795 million.
The interior includes a huge forward lounge, helm station, dining for six to eight people, and a large skylight that increases the natural light. The galley has an island bench, full-size refrigerator and freezer, and well-designed storage areas.
The master suite occupies an entire hull and features an oversized island queen bed, panoramic windows, expansive en-suite, and “more storage and space than any other boat in its class”, according to ILIAD. The two en-suite guest cabins also enjoy an abundance of natural light courtesy of the generous windows.
The 53S is a departure from ILIAD’S usual flybridge designs
The aft cockpit features a bar area and dining for up to 10 guests, barbecue, ice-maker and refrigerator, with all waste bins concealed in cleverly designed cabinetry. The tender platform is ideal for safe sea access and can be used for sunbathing when the tender is deployed.
The foredeck features generous lounge seating for enjoying a drink at sunset and has direct access into the saloon. Handrails around the entire main deck increase safety while moving around the boat.
The 53S set for Sanctuary Cove is powered by 440hp engines delivering a top speed of 24 knots and a 3,000nm-plus range at low speeds. Engine options from 400-550hp are also available.
The standard model is comprehensively optioned with air-conditioning, generator, full electronics, water maker, washer/dryer, lithium batteries, solar panels, entertainment system and much more.
The ILIAD 53S has been constructed with all the brand’s DNA, including being beachable in emergencies, a full vinylester hull, foam core throughout, high bridgedeck clearance and premium safety features that see this new model classified in a class of its own.