January 5 2021
Yachting Art has met Frank Xiong, Executive Director of Zhejiang Sino Eagle Holding Group, owner of the Aquila brand.
Yachting Art - What does the significance of Aquila 36 Sport hull number 100 mean to you and your team?
Frank Xiong – Being the second Aquila model to hit hull number 100 production in such a short time period is quite a milestone. It's not only evidence of Aquila's production capability growth but also affirming Aquila's commitment to serving the market and clients with its best products for the enjoyment of a lifetime on the water.
Yachting Art - When did the very first Aquila 36 Sport roll off the production line, and how does reaching number 100 compare to your other models that have reached the number 100 milestone?
Frank Xiong – Hull number one was off the production line in November 2016 and officially launched at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2017. It only took three and a half years to reach hull number 100, which is a lot faster than other models in the range that would typically need about five to six years to reach this milestone.
Yachting Art - Did you expect to sell 100 Aquila 36 Sport Power Catamarans so quickly?
Frank Xiong – We had a strong belief that the Aquila 36 model would sell more than 100 units from day one, but we honestly didn't expect to reach this milestone so quickly. The vessel has so many unique features. This accomplishment confirms the Aquila 36 Sport hit the right spot in the marketplace.
Yachting Art - How has Sino Eagle Yacht grown from hull number one to hull number 100, and how do you continually improve?
Frank Xiong – It's been a challenge to get to hull number 100, but our great partnership with MarineMax and outstanding teamwork has made it all possible. Sino Eagle will continue to make its best effort to invest in the team and strengthen our in-house operation with the eventual goal to improve manufacturing efficiency while continuously improving upon our already high level or workmanship and quality.
Yachting Art - What makes Sino Eagle Yachts and Aquila the world leader in power catamarans, and of what are you most proud?
Frank Xiong – We are world leaders in power catamarans because of the commitment and investment from business owners and the innovation and developmental work culture of our research and development team. I'm most proud of the number of Aquila owners we have gained globally over the past eight years since the Aquila brand's establishment. That alone endorses the Aquila vision to bring a unique lifestyle and enjoyment on the water to boating families and people worldwide.