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!

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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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

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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

Fly bridge

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.

Saloon FP Catamaran

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.

 

3 Cool Catamarans in Corsica!

Looking to do something a little bit special for your 2014 summer vacation? The Boatbookings team have just the thing for you! Luxury Crewed Catamaran charter is the perfect holiday for large families or groups of friends to explore picturesque coastline and for the active charterer to enjoy an array of activities. Corsica and Sardinia are our favourite spots to book early, combining idyllic and isolated areas such as Cannigione and the glitz and glamour of Porto Cervo or Bonifacio.

Southern SardiniaOur expert team have chosen three crewed catamarans available for next summer in these awesome locations!

FILOSOF

1. FILSOF is a super-sleek Nautitech 542 available from Southern Corsica and Northern Sardinia next year. Her interior consists of a beautiful open plan saloon and 5 versatile cabins to accommodate up to 10 guests. Available from €14,700 per week plus VAT and expenses next summer she’s perfect for two families looking to charter in comfort and style.

MOBYDICK

2. MOBY DICK guarantees a whale of a time! Her array of on board amenities mean she guarantees entertainment whatever your taste. Her spacious flybridge is great for laying out and relaxing in the sun, along with plenty of shaded space to escape the heat of summer. MOBY DICK stands out from the crowd with her cool Fountaine Pajot design and unusual beige decoration. She is available from €24,000 plus expenses next summer!

MUSE

3. MUSE is a Sunreef 70 that has to be seen to be believed. Her exterior styling combines clean white and red decoration with a huge flybridge! Her state of the art entertainment system and large assortment of toys mean she’s popular for family charters. She exemplifies modern luxury whilst maintaining brilliant performance under sail. Our Managing Director Capucine commended the incredible selection of food on offer on MUSE, and a great service from the crew.

For more information on these boats and more on chartering in Corsica or Sardinia, contact us today!

Three New Luxury Catamarans for Charter in the BVI – ALETHEIA, FLOW and ALEGRIA

As the summer draws closer and closer with every day that passes, so Christmas nears too. Similar to every year, one of the most popular destinations worldwide for Christmas and New Year charters is the British Virgin Islands. The yacht of choice out of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands is a crewed catamaran, and this year we have three beautiful new Fountaine Pajots to offer.

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The first of the three new stunning crewed catamarans is ALETHEIAALETHEIA, a Fountaine Pajot 70. She accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 gorgeous cabins. On board, there is ample space for charter guests to enjoy, and on deck and on the flybridge, yet more space can be enjoyed. She has a fabulous crew of 3, including Captain Donald, who is a PADI Diving Instructor. This means that charter guests of ALETHEIA will be given the opportunity, should they want, to go diving straight off the yacht.

More information about ALETHEIA can be found here.

ALETHEIA has two smaller sister boats, 'twins' if you like, as they are of the same size. The first of the two is FLOW, that is also new to the charter market, and available in the British FLOWVirgin Islands. FLOW is a 59 foot crewed catamaran, that also accommodates for up to 10 guests in 5 cabins. She too has brilliant outdoor space, that offers guests a chance to dine al fresco every day. As with her two sister catamarans, FLOW has on board a small plethora of water toys, that can always be made use of.

Please click here for more information about FLOW.

The third of these brand new Fountaine Pajots is ALEGRIA, also 59 foot catamaran, with 2 crew members. She is identical to FLOW, both on the exterior and interior, meaning both of them are fantastic options for your charter.

If you're considering a charter out of Tortola, but would like ALEGRIAto have a look at a full itinerary, why not consider looking at our full 7 day itinerary, that can be found here.

Check out our website, www.boatbookings.com, and start searching for your luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean for this winter. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

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Grand Pavois La Rochelle, France

I am at the Grand Pavois which runs from 15-20 September in beautiful La Rochelle, France and have taken the opportunity to board several yachts. The French yacht manufacturers are well represented, as you can imagine! Some of the yachts that I boarded are very popular for charter. The range of Lagoons starts with the 380, then 400, 420, 450 and 500. Also in the water are a fleet from Fountaine Pajot including the Mahe 36 and the Highland 35 Pilot power cat both extremely popular choices for charter in the BVI.