On board SY ACQUA

“ACQUA”, is a custom built vessel and was designed by the world-renowned architects Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau. Built in aluminum, with a draft (retractable keel) of 4 – 10 feet, “ACQUA” is absolutely comparable to a catamaran´s draft with all the advantages a monohull can present. Fully appropriate for shallow harbors and anchorages or dry out safe on a sheltered beach at low tide. The hull is optimized for performance and safety. Lightweight aluminum (16 tons) and a seaworthy shaped hull grants fast average speeds. 6 mm (deck) to 10 mm (bottom) thick aluminum, 2 welded watertight bulkheads front and aft and absolutely solid rudder and keel mounts provide 100 % safety on open waters.

The vessel is equipped with any imaginable equipment for long-term cruising and supplies comfort all around.

Some History 

Alliage was founded in 1995; the company has since dissolved, however its designers continue to be well-known, active boat builders. The Alliage was designed by Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau; both men were avid regatta competitors. When French production boat builders called upon Berret he opened an office in 1978. Berret’s first work was for the Beneteau boatyard; he designed the First 35 in 1979. Then in 1983 Racoupeau, trained in aeronautics and space science, joined Berret as his first employee. The pair designed many series boats for Beneteau, Alliage, Allures, Amel, Fountaine Pajot, and others, and partnered in 1994 to create Berret Racoupeu Yacht Designs. Berret and Racoupeau have designed roughly 15,000 custom yachts to date and their designs have won four world championships.


Often presented as the 4x4 of the Seas, the aluminum center-boarder is an interesting choice for traveling, it is a know-how of French shipyards recognized internationally.
Accepting the load with its wide hull shapes, offering safety offshore thanks to the solidity of aluminum, allowing to go in the most beautiful moorings and go up rivers thanks to its drift. On ACQUA, there are also three rudders that provide greater course stability, requiring less autopilot and less tendency to broach thanks to its drifting characteristics .

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LOA: 15.13 m
Beam: 4.65 m
Maximum Draft: 0.90 m
Displacement: 19000 kgs Dry Load
Ballast: 5400 kgs

Engine :
Engine Brand: Nanni
Year Built: 2003
Engine Model: 5250TDI
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3200
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Fresh Water Tanks: (800 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (600 Liters)

Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2

Radar - Raymarine
VHF - RAY 240
Depthsounder - ST60 Raymarine
Cockpit speakers
Navigation center
Autopilot - ST7001 Raymarine
CD player
Log-speedometer - ST60 Raymarine
GPS - C90W Raymarine
Wind speed and direction - ST60 Raymarine
TV set

Inside Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Sea water pump
Deep freezer
Washing machine
Electric bilge pump
Bow thruster - Vetus 24V moteur et relais

battery charger - Mastervolt 24V 80Ah 
Marine head
Hot water
Air compressor
Electric head
Fresh water maker - Dessalator Duo 100L/H

Electrical Equipment
Inverter - Victron 24V vers 230V de 
Shore power inlet
Generator - Panda 8000 X 8KWA 
Electrical Circuit: 24V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit shower
Radar reflector
Solar panel
Outboard engine brackets
Cockpit table
Wind generator
Cockpit cushions
Swimming ladder
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover
Spray hood
Bimini Top
Lazy bag


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