Fountaine Pajot Cruising into 2018

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We just returned from the Fountaine Pajot Dealer Meeting in La Rochelle, France. We’ll be announcing many exciting new enhancements and changes for 2018 in the coming weeks. We are proud to announce our fifth consecutive #1 dealer award, and we continue our reign as the most experienced dealer in the network for over 26 years.

Experience matters. We can be your coach and share with you the ideas and features that hundreds of other owners have incorporated in setting up their boat their way, new or used. We’ll share with you what we’ve learned over the past 26 years as we’ve commissioned hundredsof Fountaine Pajots and sold both new and used catamarans of all types.

Sneak preview

There are a number of exciting changes for 2018. These boats, with all of the latest equipment and enhancements, can be ordered now. Mostly, we’re offering new fabrics and colors, some specific “most requested option choices” and a new 65′ sailing model that will blow your socks off!

Motor Yachts

MY 44

We enjoyed piloting the new MY44 for the first time and recorded some spectacular results. If you’re a sailor considering power–especially for long-range cruising or the great loop, this is for you. If you’re a trawler guy, you can get even better performance, fuel economy, and a comfortable motion with literally no rolling. You get more room and deck space than a 10′ larger monohull power yacht. Trawler speeds up to 28-30k, you’ll be drier, your spouse will be happier, and you’ll be the envy of your yacht club. Better stock the bar early, you’re going to have lots of visitors!

  • Top speeds, with the largest engine, fully-loaded in moderate seas up to 28k–(over 30 MPH)
  • At speed, she turned within about 8 boat lengths, with an easily managed helm and, at 26k, with virtually no discernible lean. (The older designs leaned over and had a much greater turn radius you really had to slow way down–not anymore.)
  • But, what’s really amazing, is we measured noise levels of only 85-88 decibels (we actually measured it with a meter we brought along)  in the main saloon underway. It’s also quiet on the fly-bridge (with hardtop, and retractable window overhead). You can talk in a normal conversational tone in either place.
  • Inside, everyone enjoyed the huge open saloon, with picture windows you could see out sitting or standing. There’s a fully instrumented, inside steering station with 360-degree visibility. Convertible hi-lo table compact as a coffee table and full-size as a dining table. Full-size refrigerator. Pull-out, hidden TV. Aft galley counter faces the cockpit, and triple doors open to create a bar from the cockpit with ongoing access through a still oversize door, to the cabin. The owner’s cabin, WOW. You have to see it. Lay in the oversized queen bed looking straight out the picture window in the hull. The crew cabin (or overflow cabin was a 3/4 berth size ( like a standard bed) that could take two adults. There is full sitting headroom over the bed.
  • 4 major social areas on deck. The cockpit has an optional teak table that seats 6-8 with two movable teak chairs. The swim platform is another great social area or platform to launch your scuba or dinghy excursions. Forward are built-in, reclining lounges. And then there’s the bridge. Hardtop with a convertible opening. Major helm station. Adjacent seat seats 3, with convertible backrest or sun pad. Entertainment counter with refrigerator and barbecue. Teak table and sun pads aft. Most 50′ monohulls don’t compare!
  • This MY44 is built on a newly designed, motor yacht hull, not on a sailboat hull as is much of the competition. This configuration offers better planning capability (thus the higher top speeds), and more room in the interior. This 44 is like no other Motor Cat out there and owners of monohull motor yachts claimed the MY44 had more interior volume and deck space than their 50-65′ monohulls!

Contact us for details and pricing. With our buying power, we keep hulls on order and can decrease the time to delivery.

Sailing Yachts

FP 65′

This all-new model will continue the trend of offering huge volume for a given size. You will find the room of most ’70s in this winning design. At this size, the Fountaine Pajot look becomes a truly rich, elegant design. Innovative ideas throughout, this will be the new flagship of the line. All the information is confidential now but will be released soon. The first boat will be available early spring of 2018. Let us know if you’re interested!

FP58 Ipanema

The FP58 won the top new yacht award at the recent Far East boat show. One reason was the incredible, huge, luxurious saloon with galley down. An ideal layout for entertaining and great for private owners or charterers. The galley is down in this layout.

Several different layouts are available, galley up or down, 4, 5, or 6 cabins with dedicated skippers cabin available. Huge fly-bridge like no other. Hydraulic lift, Dinghy/swim-platform available. A perfect boat for family cruising or placement in a crewed charter program. Ask us for details.

FP 50 Saba

This popular model now has space, the most requested option not previously available– The innovative swim/dinghy platform. (Shown on the 47, similar on the 50′). Similar to the new 47, this creates your own patio above, in, or below the water and greatly increases the load-carrying capacity for the dinghy. How do you want your dinghy? Center console. Big engine? Now, you can have the most-requested new option on your new Saba 50. 4, 5, or 6 cabins with dedicated skippers cabin available.

FP47 Saona

The FP47 Saona has a trend setting new design and had 50 hulls reserved before the first hit the water. Now we’ve seen it and sailed it.

As a result of numerous requests, once the boat was seen by the public, we are now offering it without the island (there’s still tons of storage) and with the electric hi-low table coffee table as seen on our new MY 44.

FP44 Helia

What can I say, the FP44 Helia has been one of the most popular serious cruisers of all time. There are blogs from successful, happy cruisers all over the place. This might be the most popular, proven live-aboard cruiser ever offered.

FP40 Lucia

The FP40 Lucia is so popular, we had to build a new plant. See why at our web site. We’ve added all kinds of storage options  and you have the choice of an owner’s version with 2 or 3 heads, or a 4 cabin version with 2 or 4 heads.

More information coming soon!

With success has come a threefold increase in production from about 80 boats a year just a few years ago, to an expected 250 boats in this coming year. Fountaine Pajot is rapidly heading towards being the #1 catamaran builder in the world and this with most boats going to private owners, rather than charter companies.

At this level of production, we can spread the cost of more sophisticated tooling over more units. We are now building our boats with some of the largest closed mold toolings in the world, using injection or infusion technology for the major parts of the boats (in most cases), as well as bulkheads and other critical load-bearing parts. If you’re serious about getting a boat soon and willing to make a conditional, refundable deposit, we can arrange factory tours of one of the most advanced production catamaran builders in the world.

Fountaine Pajot, purpose-built for cruising, not to just be a charter boat sailing in a 50-mile circle. 

Join the ACY Yachts team to get your boat, your way, for less! Customized for you for private ownership or with guidance on the Business Yacht Ownership® approach.

Eric Smith

Senior Sales Consultant, Partner
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