Your Ultimate Boating Resource

2024 Aspen C120 Review

Aspen Power Catamarans is the manufacturer of the Aspen C120. The company promises that with every catamaran you purchase, you receive excellent fuel economy, a safe and comfortable ride, a sturdy and well-built boat, and a spacious deck. The Aspen C120 is nothing short of one of the best models that Aspen Power Catamarans has put forth yet and is breathtaking all around.

The boat is designed to push new boundaries and take you on any adventure that you want to go. Each C120 comes with a patented proa hull, which offers supreme efficiency and stability out on the water. The C120 is the largest model in the lineup and offers plenty to keep you and your guests stunned, comfortable, and boating in luxury.

Aspen has created the C120 as a special design that is meant to bring every boater’s dream to life. The hull of this boat is designed to effortlessly take on any rough waters as it packs 70 percent more roll stability making it a safe boating experience for everyone on board.

Boaters who are looking for an ample amount of room on board will be impressed with the 600 square feet of living and deck space. With performance numbers that will blow the competition away, it is no wonder that many boaters have chosen and continue to choose the Aspen C120.

If you are considering a new boat, definitely check out our in-depth review of the Aspen C120 below. We delve into the interior features, engine, pricing, and more to help you better decide if this is the right vessel for you, your family, friends, and passengers.

Interior and Accessories

One of the most impressive features of the 2024 Aspen C120 is that it comes with a whopping 600 square feet of deck and living space. This allows you and your passengers to fully enjoy themselves without the worry of feeling cramped or out of space.

As we have mentioned, this boat is designed for comfort, and trust us, you won’t mind spending extended stays out on the water with this vessel. Aspen created this boat with luxury in mind and you can expect to find that every detail, amenity, and feature meets the mark when it comes to delivering what you want and need from a boat.

The seating is made from plush and beautifully designed leather upholstery that is both durable and made for extended use. The interior cabinets are made from teak, which really stands out when paired with the neutral colors inside. For those who like to mix up and serve drinks on the boat, you will thoroughly fall in love with the interior bar. The bar area features swing-out bar stools that can be hidden when not in use. There is an additional reclining dinette seat found in this area as well.

Inside of the cabin area are accommodations to sleep 7 people comfortably. There are a total of three private cabins. The cabin at the port hull includes a twin berth, the cabin at starboard includes a queen berth and is considered the stateroom, and at the forward is the master suite with a king-size berth.

There are two heads located on board that include a toilet, shower, sink, and light. Each head has a door for privacy.

Inside the main cabin area is a salon that features a full galley to the port side and a dinette area to the starboard side. The full galley is equipped with a 3-burner propane stove and oven, microwave, and a refrigerator and freezer combo. For safety, you will find three smoke detectors and three CO2 sensors within the main galley area. The dinette area is equipped with a table that features four cup holders and an electric lift. The table does have a folding leaf top, which means you can extend the size of the table to accommodate all passengers at once.

At the rear of the boat is a larger swim platform allowing easy access into and out of the water. You will find a four-step swim ladder here as well.

There are side decks that run alongside the cockpit area that are spacious enough to walk freely without worry. Stainless steel handrails flow along the side decks to add an extra layer of comfort. The handrails sit 1.5 inches in height.

One of the most notable and attractive features of the 2024 Aspen C120 is the flybridge. This area is covered with a complete Bimini hard top for ultimate shade. On the flybridge, you will find seating for four passengers and the captain. This social hangout will be the perfect spot and keep your guests talking. There is a dinette on the flybridge for your dining pleasure. The flybridge also features a second-level deck with the option to add additional seats and a table.

The elevated view from the flybridge is breathtaking and there is no doubt that you will probably spend the majority of your time up here.

Throughout the boat, you will find plenty of storage space that allows you to keep everything out of sight and safe, especially when you want to pick up speed on the water. The interior cabins all feature spacious storage and closet areas.

Within the cockpit, the captain will enjoy 100 square feet of space that is adorned with a comfortable captain’s chair and a large console that is easy to read and use. You will be able to access all of the information needed about your boat right before your eyes. Surrounding the cockpit is a frameless windshield that has a glass door and side windows.

Additional Features Included on the 2024 Aspen C120:

  • Bow and stern thrusters with joysticks
  • Batteries
  • Outlets
  • Skylights
  • Corian counters
  • Blinds and shades
  • Propane tank
  • LED courtesy lights
  • Raw water wash down
  • Water heater

Engine

When it comes to performance, Aspen did not miss the mark with the C120. Handling of the boat is flawless and easy making it every boater’s dream to drive. You will find that the boat itself flows seamlessly across the water due to the asymmetrical hulls that have been designed for stability. One of the hulls is roughly 35 percent larger than the other to help deliver that stable feeling all the way around. The hull near the portside is designed to take on the engine’s force and counter it so that your vessel will remain straight no matter how much get up and go you give it at the throttle.

The 2024 Aspen C120 comes standard with a single Volvo Penta D6 330 HP diesel engine. The engine works hard to deliver the performance, acceleration, and speed that you have come to love from Aspen. Aspen ran a set of performance tests to ensure that boaters would have a full understanding of how the 2024 Aspen C120 performs. The test information is as follows:

The test was run with 10 percent reserves:

  • At an engine speed of 600 RPM, and boat speed at 3.6 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 12 MPG, with a range of 2,376.
  • At an engine speed of 1,000 RPM, and boat speed at 6.1 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 8.71 MPG, with a range of 1,725.4.
  • At an engine speed of 1,500 RPM, and boat speed at 9.1 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 4.79 MPG, with a range of 948.3.
  • At an engine speed of 2,000 RPM, and boat speed at 11.3 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 2.31 MPG, with a range of 456.6.
  • At an engine speed of 2,500 RPM, and boat speed at 17.5 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 2.07 MPG, with a range of 410.
  • At an engine speed of 3,000 RPM, and boat speed at 22.85 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 1.63 MPG, with a range of 323.2.
  • At an engine speed of 3,500 RPM, and boat speed at 25.3 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 1.48 MPG, with a range of 292.3.
  • At an engine speed of 3,530 RPM, and boat speed at 27.15 MPH, the fuel burn rate is 1.23 MPG, with a range of 244.4.

It does not look like Aspen offers an engine upgrade for the C120; however, it is best to speak with an authorized dealer to learn more about your options. The standard engine that is equipped on the C120 offers powerful acceleration and good fuel economy.

Pros

  • Sleeping accommodations for 7 people
  • Perfect boat for weekends and extended getaways
  • Full galley with a side-by-side refrigerator and freezer
  • Propane 3-burner stove and oven
  • Plenty of storage
  • Large deck and living space

Pricing and Specifications

Aspen does provide pricing information for the 2024 Aspen C120, which has a starting base MSRP of $1,221,000.

The base price can rise depending on any options or upgrades that you choose for your boat. Aspen does offer quite a few different options to create the perfect boat for you. When it comes to color, you can choose from an array of colors or choose a custom color.

For the most accurate pricing on the 2024 Aspen C120, speak with an authorized dealer.

2024 Aspen C120 Specifications

  • Length: 42 feet 6 inches
  • Beam: 13 feet 10 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 gallons
  • Water Capacity: 100 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Estimated Dry Weight: 22,500 pounds

Warranty

Aspen does provide a warranty with the purchase of their boats, which means that the 2024 Aspen C120 will come with a warranty.

The warranty provided by Aspen covers the following:

  • Structural hull and deck: 10 years
  • Electrical harness: 5 years
  • Steering and tanks: 5 years
  • Gel coat: 5 years
  • Electrical components: 2 years
  • Engine’s transmission: 2 years
  • Electronics: 2 years
  • Hardware: 3 years

It does appear that Aspen allows the original boat owner to transfer the warranty to a subsequent person who purchases the boat.

It is important to make sure that you work closely with an authorized dealer to receive a copy of the warranty and to learn more about what is and is not covered.

Final Thoughts

The brand-new 2024 Aspen C120 is perfectly designed for boaters who want to take extended cruises. It offers accommodation on board for up to 7 people comfortably. There is a flybridge that allows you to get the perfect photo backdrop no matter where you are.

The C120 is said to be one of the best designs that Aspen has come up with and it is truly a dream for boaters. Cutting through the water is easy and with the improved stability, you will feel more in control and safe, no matter the type of water conditions you find yourself facing.

When you purchase an Aspen boat, you receive the following benefits:

  • Family-like feel
  • Amazing fuel economy
  • Safe and comfortable ride on the water
  • Roomy accommodations right on board
  • Vessel built with the best materials making it a premium choice

As you can see, the 2024 Aspen C120 is quite impressive and a boat that you should definitely check out. Taking this boat on a test drive is sure to help lead your hand to the purchase contract. If you would like to purchase a new C120, first, we are jealous, and second, speak with an authorized dealer today!

Image Source: aspenpowercatamarans.com

Have something to add or correct? Please let us know by clicking here.
* See disclaimer in the footer of the site for use of this content.
 

Latest Posts

Don't Miss

Our Newsletter

Get the latest boating tips, fishing resources and featured products in your email from BoatingWorld.com!