In 1998, Fountaine Pajot took a major step becoming a pioneer in power cruising catamarans with the launch of its Motor Yachts range. The catamaran, a concept in which Fountaine Pajot have been experts in for nearly fifty years, was optimised by the shipyard with hulls specifically designed for motor propulsion.
“This power-saving aspect gives catamaran power boats the upper hand when it comes to overcoming the challenges of today's transition to a greener world, where energy consumption is set to become paramount. Their behaviour under sail is also an advantage, as they cut cleanly through the sea.”
All the leading characteristics of a Motor Yacht with the bonus of being more economical.
Courtesy of its two-float architecture and suspended central nacelle, the weight of the catamaran is halved and more evenly distributed. Finer hulls reduce buoyancy and require considerably less energy to move the hull through the water. As a result, fuel consumption is half that of a monohull, giving motor catamarans greater range for longer voyages and reaching distant anchorages.
For the same length as a motor yacht, a catamaran enjoys more living space. The number and size of cabins are significantly increased. The wide beam creates a more spacious saloon as well as increasing the single-level living areas inside and out, making onboard movement more seamless.