ILIAD Catamarans sell well at Sydney show
The world premiere of the ILIAD 62 power catamaran spurs strong sales for the Australian-owned builder at the Sydney International Boat Show.
The ILIAD 62 is the brand’s new flagship
ILIAD Catamarans announced multiple sales of the ILIAD 62 following the model’s world premiere at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show. The unveiling of the new model attracted buyers from around Australia, Asia-Pacific and America, and a sale to US buyers was confirmed by the end of the show’s second day. Further orders for the new ILIAD 62 were also placed during the show by Australian buyers.
In addition to the ILIAD 62 models ordered at the show, the company also signed contracts for the shipyard’s new ILIAD 53S and F models. The sporty new 53S sedan model has garnered intense interest since its announcement in late 2021, with the first hull due to arrive in Australia in 2023.
Mark Elkington, CEO of ILIAD Catamarans, said: “We expected solid interest in the new ILIAD 62 and knew we had a market-changing design, so the strong endorsement by boat buyers attending the show was very pleasing. As well as the orders already taken, we have a highly qualified buyer pipeline from the event and expect to confirm additional orders.
“Feedback from visitors throughout the show stated that our interior finish, design and layout were the best in the multihull market, and the fact that customisation is possible generated even further buyer appeal and interest. It’s extremely rewarding to see ILIAD becoming the new reference in long-range, offshore power catamaran design.”
As well as the 53S, 53F and 62, the ILIAD range also includes the 50, with the shipyard set to announce a new model soon.