Greener Catamarans: A Spotlight on Fountaine Pajot

Fountaine Pajot, one of the world’s largest yacht manufacturers, has taken significant strides toward creating greener and more sustainable catamarans. The French shipyard is renowned for its commitment to building great catamarans of the highest quality while prioritizing sustainability.

Aside from their green credentials, the catamarans are spacious, comfortable, and perfect for island hopping in areas such as French Polynesia, the Caribbean islands, and various Mediterranean destinations. 

A Sustainable Vision 

Last year the shipyard launched its vision to lead the environmental transition through its Odyssea 2024 business plan, where the company is planning to deliver net carbon-neutral cruising boats by 2030. For 2023, the mission of this Odyssea plan is to facilitate more research on fuel cells, which will see the implementation of hydrogen-powered motors on the catamarans. 

To achieve these ambitious goals, Fountaine Pajot is leveraging collaborative platforms like ODSea Lab. This platform is helping accelerate technological solutions to transform the choice of materials and implement innovative solutions regarding energy, propulsion, and operations onboard.

Lifecycle Analysis

The End of Life factor is a huge issue to consider for the boating industry and it is one aspect that Fountaine Pajot is particularly focussing on within its catamarans. They are investigating processes to limit the impact on the environment within the boat-building life cycle that include recycling, repurposing, and reusing many of the parts of their cats. 

Greener Propulsion 

To reduce the boating industry’s carbon footprint, the shipyard works with various stakeholders to implement greener parts and equipment that help reduce overall emissions. They do this through two main methods. The first by reducing the amount of transport in its supply chain, and the other by using recycled and bio-sourced materials that can be recycled. 

The Aura 51 

One particular model harnessing a more eco-conscious approach is the Aura 51, equipped with an electric propulsion system and intelligent onboard energy management system. This is the first model to offer Fountaine Pajot’s smart electric option. The technology utilized within the Aura catamaran results from the work supported by the ODSea Lab innovation platform. As well as being voluminous, the coachroof design also integrates solar panels.

Charter Today!

Want to charter a Fountaine Pajot yacht today? You can combine a unique, luxurious and silent cruising experience while reducing your carbon footprint, joining the green revolution. Contact the Boatbookings team to find out more about a greener crewed charter with Fountaine Pajot. 

Spend 2020 on a Belize Crewed Catamaran

If you’re looking to sample a new crewed catamaran destination, then you have to try a Belize yacht charter this season. Combining the rainforests of Central America with the translucent waters of the Caribbean Sea, Belize is an adventurers dream. Belize is a mixing pot of cultures so get ready for the best Caribbean lobster as you sip cold beer to the sound of the Garifuna drum. You’ll be in heaven!

Belize sits on the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest in the world. You are guaranteed some of the best snorkelling and diving found anywhere on the planet. The tradewinds blow at a steady 15-22 knots so you can make the most of wind and kitesurfing off your Belize crewed catamaran. There really is something for everyone!

The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 TRANQUILO is one of our favourite Belize catamarans. She’s perfect for family charters exploring Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Join Captain Jesse and Karla as they show you their Belize highlights which will leave you wanting more. We’ve been before and want to go back!

So skip your yearly British Virgin islands sailing tradition and try something new in 2020. Speak to Broker Ben for unrivalled local insights to get the most out of your trip to Central America.

Fabulous Fountaine Pajot Catamarans

A fleeting glimpse to the wonderful Fountaine Pajot shipbuilders, one of the finest bareboat and crewed catamaran manufacturers in the world.

In 2017 Fountaine Pajot celebrated 40 successful years of luxury catamaran manufacturing. Since 1976 when their first centerboard prototypes were announced they have gone from strength to strength and have created some of the best cruising catamarans available on the market.

Fountaine Pajot has strong opinions about the impact of their catamarans on the environment. Therefore the models are available in an “ECO CONCEPT” version. Positive energy boats incorporating renewable energy sources, strongly reducing the ecological footprint of their power catamarans.

We have some of the newest Fountaine Pajot yachts available around the world just waiting for you to charter! Wherever you are looking for your charter why not try one of these catamarans?

With all catamarans it’s the space that makes these particular yachts such a popular choice. Cruising with a maximum of 12 people, these yachts will never feel crowded, and you will always feel like you have enough space to have some ‘time out’.

Fountaine Pajots are also extremely comfortable to sail. Making them a great choice for people who suffer from seasickness. Catamarans will never “heal” like monohulls, making them an excellent safe choice when travelling with children.

We have a mixture of crewed and bareboat Fountaine Pajot catamarans available. Please enquire today to avoid disappointment!

We Can’t Wait For The 35th BVI Charter Yacht Society Show!

In a few weeks time, all of the best catamarans in the BVI will be heading to Nanny Cay Resort and Marina in Tortola for the 35th BVI Charter Yacht Society Show.  From November 7-10, our team of brokers will be attending the show to inspect over 70 catamarans.  During the show we will dine onboard to savour the chef’s cuisine and attend many yacht hops to make sure everything is perfect on the catamarans. This ensures that our clients have the best holidays of their lives in the stunning BVIs. The BVI Yacht Show is one of our favourite charter shows to attend and we are all looking forward to it!BVI Yacht Show
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Caribbean Catamarans Make the Ultimate Charter!

The most popular way to get initiated in the Caribbean is through a Catamaran St Vincent is an incredible destination to cruise through. Following that, many of our clients get hooked and they keep returning to the Virgin Island, whist others want to have a taste of the rest of the Caribbean. For those adventurous souls, the Windward Islands and more specifically St Vincent and the Grenadines are the solution; lying at the south western part of the Caribbean, opposite south America, this is a magnificent archipelago comprising of roughly two dozen bigger and smaller islands. Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, great snorkeling and  an abundance of fresh lobster makes the Grenadines simply unforgettable!

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