Saturday, September 18

Fountaine-Pajot Launches New 36-Foot Power Cat

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Fountaine-Pajot just launched its first MY4.S power catamaran. It will show the sporty looking cat, with a knife-like entry, low profile and lounging spaces all around, at the Cannes Yachting Festival starting Sept. 7, before bringing it to the U.S.

At 36-feet, the MY4.S is the French builder’s new entry-level cat, replacing the popular 37; it has sold about 100 37s since it launched the model five years ago. The MY4.S is aimed at a younger buyer as well as at longer-range cruisers. Powered by twin 150-hp Yanmars, the new cat cruises at 16 knots, tops out at 22 knots, and has a range of 1,000 nm. Twin 250-hp Yanmars are an upgrade.

Fountaine-Pajot offers the MY4.S with a choice of two interiors. In the three-cabin version, the owner’s stateroom occupies one entire hull, with an en suite head and shower, and there are two guest cabins, sharing a head, in the other hull. In the four-cabin version, appealing to a charter market, each hull has two double cabins sharing a head and shower.

The new cat is full of social spaces, inside and out. The foredeck has an enormous sun lounging area, while the aft deck makes full use of the boat’s 16’ 8” beam to stretch a settee across the transom facing a table; the back of the settee folds out over the swim platform for sun bathing. All the way aft, the swim platform can be lowered to water level for water sports.

The salon is filled with light from windows all around and an opening sun roof. The galley occupies the port side, while sofas and a folding table are to starboard. A two-person seat faces the helm.

With a draft of just 2’ 6”, the MY4.S is designed for skinny water, whether in the Bahamas or the Chesapeake or your favorite cove. And it has an air draft of just 12’ 4” so it can slide under a lot of bridges on the Great Loop or the Waterway in Florida and the southeast.

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. Click on the You Tube link below for a fun video, and read more at







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