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MarineMax Vacations Unveiled their New 48-Foot Power Catamaran

MarineMax Vacations unveiled their brand new, highly innovative luxury power catamaran, the MarineMax 484 today at the Miami International Boat Show.

Clearwater, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2013) – MarineMax Vacations unveiled their brand new, highly innovative luxury power catamaran, the MarineMax 484 today at the Miami International Boat Show. Custom designed to significantly elevate the boating experience aboard a power catamaran under 50', the 484 has been designed to set a new standard as the state-of-the-art, pure bred power catamaran with a perfect balance between luxurious comfort and performance. The MarineMax 484 power catamaran will be on display at the boat show in the Trawlerport, slip 13, on Collins Avenue, Miami, thru Monday, February 18, 2013.

"Members of our team spearheaded the explosion in sailing catamarans as the ideal charter boats over the past decade. We have now turned our attention to ushering in a brand new era of pure bred power catamarans ideally suited for charter and cruising that is bound to change the landscape and expectations of charter boat customers in the British Virgin Islands and beyond. Additionally, our new MarineMax 484 (Aquila 48) power catamaran will be a big step towards achieving our goal of MarineMax Vacations being the number one powerboat charter company in the world."

"We have leveraged the vast experience MarineMax has gained over the past 40 years meeting power boaters' expectations and have combined it with our employees' charter industry experience to develop the most sensible and comfortable power catamaran in the market." said Lex Raas President of MarineMax Vacations. "We are extremely proud and excited to continue offering our customers the best equipped boats available through our custom design initiatives. Our initial commitment will be part of our charter fleet in the British Virgin Islands, with the private ownership version of the 484 known as the Aquila 48 to be unveiled this fall at the major boat shows." said Raul Bermudez, VP of Sales and Marketing at MarineMax Vacations. "The MarineMax 484 will change the charter industry as we know it today".

Designed in collaboration with the world's leading design team of J&J - winners of more Boat of the Year Awards than any other design team, development engineering group Seaway - synonymous with industrialized boat building technology, and builder Sino Eagle Yachts, composite structure experts. The MarineMax 484 power catamaran has a long list of unique features for a yacht under 50 feet including four luxurious and spacious private double cabins with en-suite toilets and separate shower stalls. Additional features include a covered forward lounging and seating cockpit accessible from the main salon, three ways to access the flybridge, Raymarine navigation system integrated with a Fusion entertainment system, unique hydraulic swim platform, Kenyon electric induction stove for safety, Spectra water maker, Kenyon electric barbeque grill, wireless connectivity, Northern Lights generator with Condaria chilled water air-conditioning system. The oversized fly bridge features a centrally positioned helm station with excellent visibility for ease of maneuvering, seating for the entire party, sun bathing pad and forward walk-through steps from both sides of the fly-bridge to the foredeck. This innovative yacht will be powered by twin 330hp Volvo Penta diesels.

MarineMax Vacations already operates the newest fleet in the British Virgin Islands including Dufour 41' and 43' Sailing yachts as well as custom built Aquila 38' power catamarans from its charter base in the British Virgin Islands. The MarineMax 484 will be available for charter in the BVI this March.

The MarineMax 484 may also be purchased through the MarineMax Vacations Ownership Program. Owners enjoy up to nine weeks of use each year, no operating or insurance expenses and a fixed monthly payment from MarineMax to cover the boat loan. There is also a private ownership version available, known as the Aquila 48, for purchase from MarineMax stores in the USA.
Those wishing to learn more about MarineMax Vacations, to plan and price their charter vacation, to inquire about the Yacht Ownership Program or private ownership should call toll free 888-461-5497 or 813-644-8071 or visit

About MarineMax

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation's largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, Cabo, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Grady-White, Bayliner, Harris FloteBote, Crest, Scout, Mako, Sailfish, Nautique and Malibu, MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and provides yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax currently has 52 retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas and operates MarineMax Vacations in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. For more information, please visit

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