Published on 26/06/2014

“A real home away from home, the Summerland 40 LC has served to reinforce Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ new identity and is leading the way in “full comfort” motor catamaran cruises.   Riding the wave of growth in sailing catamarans and managing to extend this dynamism into the motor boat sector (representing 85% of the global market), Fountaine Pajot’s vision has generated the term “Motor Yachts”, which today refers to a new generation of motorised cruise catamarans developed by the brand. Spearheading this new identity, the Summerland 40 LC (Long Cruise) embodies the codes and values of luxury motor boat sailing. Goodbye to cheap woodwork and spartan cockpits directly descended from the world of sail boats, and hello to noble materials, contemporary interior design and a focus on elegance and light. The saloon is transformed into a real living space that enjoys 360° views of the sea thanks to its vast panoramic windows, opening out onto the cockpit. It is made up of a comfortable living room to seat six guests and a fully-equipped kitchen, leading directly onto a cockpit characterised by its raised, central positioning and equipped with a spacious helm station and comfy seat for the captain. Three cabins are tucked away in the hulls: the luxurious owner’s suite is located on the starboard hull and contains a transverse bed (yet again boasting a view of the sea), a dressing table and private bathroom. The two port hull guest cabins share a second bathroom. 40% fuel savings Skippers will appreciate how easy this stunning catamaran is to manoeuvre from a flying bridge spread over more than 129 ft2. The structure was entrusted to prestigious architects Joubert-Nivelt. The boat excels when it comes to navigation thanks to its stability and the nimbleness of its two hulls and bows designed to provide a smooth sailing experience over the waves. Its moderate energy consumption is another of its key strengths, with fuel consumption claimed to be 40% lower than monohull designs. The shipyard extols its autonomy, with a cruising range of 1000 nautical miles at 7.5 knots, with a pair of 700-litre diesel tanks. Two standard Volvo D3 engines with 150 horsepower, for top speeds of 16 knots.  This “motor yacht” featuring two hulls is nevertheless capable of reaching 22 knots by opting for two inboard engines with 220 horsepower, again using Volvo D3 engines.   Particular attention has been paid to furnishings and furniture, with nobler materials selected compared to previous models. The interior cockpit contains a single central seat. The two guest cabins feature a sleek, inviting design and both hulls boast a beautiful bathroom each.” MOTEUR BOAT MAGAZINE • N° 294 juin 2014

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