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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2015 BVI Charter Yacht Show Preview

The 34th BVI Charter Yacht Show will take place at the Nanny Cay Resort & Marina from Monday 9th until Thursday 12th November 2015. The event will showcase once again the finest selection of crewed catamarans available for your BVI Yacht Charter. Below are the catamarans everybody is talking about this year, due to their superb reputation and consistently positive guest feedback. We are looking forward to meeting the crew and spending time on the boat to ensure your yacht charter provides the optimum experience.

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Embark upon a Worldwide Gastronomic Adventure in 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve from the Boatbookings Team! It has been a spectacular year full of stunning reviews from unforgettable charters all around the world. If you didn’t get the chance to get away as much as you would have liked, get together with your family over the holidays and start planning for next year! With an experienced Brokerage Team all around the world, we look forward to helping no matter where you want to go. If you need something to tickle your tastebuds, you will be inspired below!

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2014 BVI Charter Show Review and Restaurant Guide

Have you decided to take your family away to the British Virgin Islands but need inspiration on where to go while you’re there?
After inspecting more than 50 yachts during the 2014 BVI Charter Show, the only way to travel around the islands is in style aboard one of our top crewed catamarans. After extensive review, we are delighted to announce our Top 5 BVI charter yachts from this year’s show:

Aletheia

The Boatbookings Top 5 Crewed Catamarans

  1. Aletheia
  2. King’s Ransom
  3. Lady Katlo
  4. Alegria / Flow
  5. Miss Kirsty

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ALEGRIA – one of the best 5 cabin crewed catamarans in the BVI

Alegria

Presenting ALEGRIA, a brand new Fountaine Pajot Sanya 57 catamaran: accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 double cabins: this is one of the very few 5 double cabin catamarans in the Caribbean, based in the BVI.

Captain Nathan, chef/mate Penny

Our Broker Director Lambros has had several clients onboard ALEGRIA and has nothing but superlatively positive comments for her crew: “Nathan and Penny are the perfect crew for such a lovely catamaran; they really raise the standards of crewed catamaran chartering in the BVI’s; professional, polite, knowledgeable, they are perfect for families and all-adult clients alike.

Huge aft deck with al-fresco dining area

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ALEGRIA has spacious exterior areas,  which makes her perfect for a sunny winter BVI relaxation. There is plenty of room for you to enjoy the almost endless summer.

Contact Boatbookings today about chartering ALEGRIA, while she still has selected dates available for the winter season!

Catamaran Yacht Design: From The America’s Cup to the 2014 Cannes Boat Show

The humble catamaran was originally designed by the natives of Polynesia and Micronesia. Their raft like structure was stable enough to withstand the heavy waves of the South Pacific, which meant that they could successfully sustain their community. In the second half of the 19th Century, the American naval architect Nathanael Herreshoff took inspiration from the natives’ designs to create the twin hulled sailing vessel that we are all so familiar with today. Herreshoff revolutionised yacht design, producing a succession of unbeatable America’s Cup yachts between 1893 and 1920.

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Catamarans have come a long way since the 19th century, but their fundamental design remains the same. Fountaine Pajot catamarans are synonymous with innovation, technology and luxury. Nevertheless, the founding fathers have never forgot their passion for sailing, or their desire to produce the very best sailing catamarans possible. The 2015 Saba 50 is no different, illustrated by the superb layout which creates a natural flow aboard the yacht. Lines of communication are clear from the front to the back, ensuring direct contact from the cockpit, the helm station and the lounge deck. The ingenious layout makes everyone feel at ease, providing an heir of conviviality between all charter guests and crew.

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The Saba 50 offers magnificent living spaces, which fold out onto the majestic decks. Interior architect, Isabelle Racoupeau, incorporates natural materials with light fixtures and fittings to create a comfortable ambience. Her deck spaces combine trampolines with al fresco dining and sunbathing spaces galore, perfect for the contemporary catamaran charter guest. The brand new catamaran series is available in either a 6 cabin layout or our favoured maestro version, with 3 grand guest cabins and a spacious master owners suite.

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The brand new series of Fountaine Pajot catamarans are available at a boat show near you! The next available date to view this fantastic new series is at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show, held between the 9th and 14th September. We will be at the show to view all of the best catamarans, sailboats and motor yachts available for charter. Watch this space for up to date yachting news, show updates and yacht charter exclusives.