Monday, January 17

Fountaine Pajot Plans Entry-Level, 36-Foot Power Cat

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Reflecting the growing popularity of power catamarans, Fountaine Pajot just announced that it will build a new 36-footer, the MY 4.S, its entry-level cat aimed at the heart of the U.S. market.

The new 36 will replace the Fountaine Pajot 37, the French builder’s first power cat that it launched five years ago. (Almost 100 37s have been sold since then.) “We entered the power catamaran market five years ago, and we continue to invest and innovate in this sector with great potential,” said Romain Motteau, Fountaine Pajot’s general manager.

The new 36 does not have a flybridge, but Fountaine Pajot says it does have at least one-third more space inside and out than a monohull of the same length. And it shares the same slim bows and other design elements that mark all Fountaine Pajot power cats up to 67 feet.

The MY 4.S comes in three- or four-cabin versions. In the three-cabin option, a large owner’s stateroom occupies one hull, with an en suite head, and two guest cabins are in the other hull, sharing a head. The four-cabin version has two double cabins, sharing a head, in each hull.

Standard power is two 150-hp Yanmar diesels; two 200-hp Yanmars are optional, and they produce a top speed of 22 knots. Range is about 1,000 nm.

The new 36-footer is designed for comfortable living on board, with a redesigned aft cockpit, galley, and dining area, all with the aim of adding space. The twin hulls provide exceptional stability at sea or on the hook.

The open cockpit has a large lounge seat aft, facing a dining or cocktail table. The back of the seat folds out over the swim platform for sun bathing. (There’s also a large, three-person sun lounge on the foredeck.) A walkway on each side leads back to the full-beam swim platform.

A large windshield and side windows bring a lot of natural light into the salon. The fully equipped galley extends along the port side, while a lounge, facing a table, and occasional chairs are to starboard. A two-person seat is at the helm.

The Fountaine Pajot MY 4.S will make its debut at the Cannes boat show in September. Base price is 400,000 Euros, or about $486,456.

Specs.: LOA: 36’1”; Beam: 16’8”; Draft: 2’6”; Disp.: 19,000 lbs.; Fuel: 316 gals.; Water: 92 gals.; Power: 2×150-hp Yanmar diesels. Read more:



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