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NAUTICA MAGAZINE
NAVIGATION TEST

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Text and photographs by
Corradino Corbò

Nautica Magazine
n. 535, November 2006


AQUAMAR - AQUAMAR 615

Companies of all sizes are concurring to the exponential growth of the Sicilian shipping industry and those succeeding in overcoming the handicraft phase are becoming successful on an international level, such as Aquamar. The yard, especially careful in applying a strict price policy, is extending its range of vessels thanks to the introduction of the new Eolica Boat line, aims at a foreign public. The yard, founded by Lucio Melita and Luigi Bertè, joins the fray of the most pressing competition with the new Aquamar 615 by resorting to the ever-delicate question of quality/price ratio.

Smooth at the wheel and in tune with the fantastic Yamaha 150 hp Four Stroke engine, this comfortable boat with central dashboard perfectly supports the thrust of the test boat power and the considerable weight of the four-stroke outboard. The outboard engine seems to float with nonchalance on the transom, statically and dynamically supported by the large and efficient hull. Comfort at different cruising speeds and trim angles is definitely above average thanks to the adequate arrangement of grabrails and to the suitable design of side decks. Aquamar 615 has top quality finishing and by suitably choosing from the list of optional fittings, the boat may be customized to one's own requirements.

TECHNICAL DATA

Designer: Yard Technical Office
Yard: Aquamar; Loc. Acquasanta; 98063 Gioiosa Marea (Messina, Italy); tel. +39 0941 362372; fax +39 0941 361502; website www.aquamar.it; e-mail: info@aquamar.it
EC category: C
L.O.A: 6.15 m
Beam: 2.40 m
Light displacement: 700 kg
Maximum passengers capacity: 8
Suggested power: 115 hp
Maximum power: 150 hp
Test boat power: 150 hp Yamaha Four Stroke
Road transportation: on trailer
Standard fittings: mast with 360° light, bitts, dashboard with two bolstered seats, aft settee, wooden toerail, navigation lights, stainless steel dashboard grabrails, bow fitting, windshield, swimming ladder, auxiliary engine support, aft cushioned sunbed, bow steel pulpit, electrical switchboard, compartment for chemical toilet installation
Optional fittings: compass, shower with water pressure pump, cradle, bilge pump, rod holder, roll-bar, blue hull, fuel tank with fuel gage, teak finish, cover, awning, horn, electrical windlass, chemical toilet
Price with standard fittings, no engine: Euro 12,300.00 ex yard.

IMPRESSIONS

SEA AND WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTING
Wind: force 2
Sea: 1.

PERFORMANCE
Cruising speed: 33 knots
Maximum speed: 39.4 knots.

EVALUATION OF COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY

Cockpit: regularly shaped with ample side passages and no protrusions
Bathroom: a toilet may be installed under the dashboard
Electrical switchboard and plants: excellent, with watertight switches on the dashboard.