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Old 09-17-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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Hi to everybody.
Hope this forum is not governmental, and there will be no economical sanctions on the new members from Russia. :roll eyes:

Name is Boris,
Boat is of a rare kind, as I believe less than a dozen were built - some in India, and some in Singapore in the beginning of 80-ies.
Rumors say the manufacturer was somehow connected, at least design-wise to Grand Banks, but the boats look different.
The name of the brand is Aquila Boats, although the official registered name of the manufacturer in India is Gladstone Lyall & Co. (bankrupt now for a long time)
Anyway, just bought this beauty from her second German owner who explored almost all North sea and Baltics in his 15 years of ownership. Fixing the small things which need attention after spending last couple of years on the dry hoping to take her down to Mediterranean either by sea or by French channels.
Sorry in advance if I have too much questions as a beginner.

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Old 09-17-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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Welcome, she looks very nice, congratulations! What engine? I am curious, what is the price US$ equivalent per liter of diesel there?
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Great looking vessel. Need more photos!
How about photos of your cruising area?
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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Welcome, Boris. It's great to have you here. No government or sanctions! Of course in exchange for answers we will need to see lots of pictures of your boat and cruising area. I believe that you are the first from Russia.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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Great looking vessel, Boris. Good to have you aboard here. Looking forward to your adding many new and interesting perspectives.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
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Welcome Boris. An Aquila has been listed for sale online in Queensland Australia for some time. The advert claims GB links, same factory built I think. A side photo of your boat would show the unusual design better.
Now Boris, no unusual electronics on board?
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #8
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Hey waitaminute here......I've heard about those Russian "fishing trawlers"!

Just kidding, Boris. Добро пожаловать Welcome aboard the Trawler Forum! It's great to have a new comrade from Russia. I'm sure you can provide us with a lot of new perspectives on boating in your part of the world.

The guys are right...we need more pictures of that good looking boat. We all had lots of questions when we started in this trawler thing, so feel free to ask.
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With the lost of 192 country man and having many Tatar friends on Crimia and having even more friends in etnic Ukraine, I wait with a more friendly welcome.

Cees from The Netherlands.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:17 PM   #10
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #11
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:48 PM   #12
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Welcome Boris,
Yes - as Bruce stated, there are a few Aquila's floating around Australia. I looked at one in Adelaide that was for sale a few years ago; a 34 foot I think it was. The dealer was telling me it was made by GB as well.
They seemed to pack a lot of boat into a 34 foot hull.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:06 AM   #13
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Thanks, guys (and girls?).

It was a bad joke on the sanctions I guess? Anyway, if it does matter anything - I haven't been to Crimea or went out to support Russian government sending troops there. And not knowing the truth (and I strongly believe we know nothing for real) one can't really judge. Or take offense for that matter. Specially since I'm not Russian.

Anyway, back to the boat:
Indeed, I believe most of these were sold to Australia, and a very few to Europe.
Engine wise she's very basic and economical: 2 units of Vetus 4.21 (it's a non-turbo 52-hp Peugeot unit) on velvets.
1,600 liters of fuel.
Electronics are the same as the electrons run in the same direction everywhere, be it India, US or Europe. Quite old and outdated though, so will need a replacement over the time.

My cruising area will be Mediterranean and not Russia - there's not much point in keeping the boat here as due to climate she can only be used 5 months a year, and mainly on inland waters with not much point of interest to sail to.

She was bought in Germany, stays there at the moment for repairs, and then from there goes down south into the Med, most probably via France rather than by sea.

Diesel costs EUR 1,3 in Germany (about USD 1,75) per liter,
Russia is significantly cheaper - about USD 0,95.

More photos will follow later, for now you can see her from the side here:
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #15
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Very nice, you will look good in the med....nice lines
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:48 AM   #16
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:18 AM   #17
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:40 AM   #18
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I gave some thought about those pesky Sanctions. Just deposit $25,000 US into my pay-pap account and I will handle it. I will also throw in everlasting life with a money back garantee. For 3x refund on the everlasting thing I will forward the necessary forms to the hereafter upon request.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #19
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Welcome to Trawler Forum,
I REALLY LIKE the two small diesels. There was a GB 36 a few years back on Yacht World that had two 55hp Yanmars. Twin screw and small engines seems perfect to me.
The fly bridge is perfection also.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:45 AM   #20
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Indeed. This boat just bought me with her layout and range. Standing headroom throughout doesn't come often in this size, and the owners cabin with a 3rd bunk ( you don't see this on Singapore built examples in Australia). And then twin screws taking 12-14 liters at 7-8 knots and the tanks capacity of 1,600 liters. Rear cockpit is a nice feature as well, especially in the med where she will be spending most of her life with us. An extremely nice feature for socializing on stern-to moorings, which are pretty standard there.
Still trying to realize the level of happiness into my first week of ownership, ha-ha.
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