Fountaine Pajot, the prestigious French builder, has just released details about its new MY 40 power catamaran, with three cabins, two heads, Volvo IPS performance and simply space and more space everywhere. The 40 is built on the success of the MY 44, which has won three awards, including “European Powerboat of the Year 2018,” at the Düsseldorf show in January.
The hull is designed by naval architect Daniel Andreu, who specializes in motor yachts and who designed the 44, and it’s made for performance and seakeeping. Standard power is twin 260-hp Volvos, with IPS350 pod drives; optional power is twin 370-hp Volvos with IPS500 pod drives. IPS, of course, gives the captain fingertip control of the boat at low speeds and maneuvering around a dock.
The new 40 has an outsized swim platform, which leads to a large cockpit with a settee stretching across the back plus a table and wet bar. Large glass doors lead into the salon, which is filled with light and has 360-degree visibility. A social area with two sunpads is on the bow.
Below, the owner’s stateroom with a walkaround bed is on the port side with its own head and shower, and it’s unusually large and bright for a 40-foot boat. The VIP cabin is over on the starboard side, with a smaller guest cabin forward on the same side. They share a head and shower. The large bridge, with more seating and relaxing areas, is protected by a hardtop.
Specs.: LOA: 40’0”; Beam: 19’8”; Draft: 3’7”; Disp.: 27,000 lbs.; Fuel: 259 gals,; Water: 193 gals.: Power: 2×260-hp Volvo IPS350 pod drives; Optional: 2×370-hp Volvo IPS500 pod drives.