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Huge bluewater specification cruising catarmaran

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFountaine Pajot Helia 44 Maestro
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingSan Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy


Engine2x Volvo Penta D2-55 55hp
Engine Hours1400
Fuel Capacity470l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity780l


Huge specification bluewater cruising catamaran from Fountain Pajot. Three cabin layout with starboard owners hull. Turnkey and ready to go.


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CLOUD ATLAS is an extremely well-equipped MAESTRO owner’s version of the popular Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 bluewater cruising catamaran, with more than €90.000,00 in fitted options, and remains in her original ownership. Her inventory highlights are many and include:
• 3-cabin, 3-head Maestro interior layout
• Leisure Furl furling boom
• fully battened mainsail Quantum TR 100 Warp Drive - 2017
• Parasailor - 2017
• Gennaker
• Coppershield Antifouling (2017, will last 10 years)
• 4 electric winches
• GRP Bimini Hardtop over steering station – 2016
• New cockpit enclosures - 2019
• 7x100 Watt Solar Panels
• Watermaker Schenker 100l/hour - 2016
• 6x150 Ah AGM batteries
• Generator Onan 9 kW
• 5kg washing machine/dryer Miele in master bathroom
• Ebersbächer central heating in all cabins and salon
• Hydraulic gangway Osculati 2.5m - 2019
• Flexiteek in cockpit and transoms
• Micowave/Grill Oven
• Extractor fan in galley
• Fully equipped with assorted dishes and glasses, cutlery for 10, etc.
• Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, cooking utensils,, etc.
• Double set of bedding, towels, etc.
• Rear and forward facing cameras
• Radar
• 5.1 Surround-System


“Sailing with a furling boom makes hoisting, reefing and lowering the mainsail very easy in all conditions. The boat can be sailed single handed without any problems.”


“With an array of cutting-edge features, the Hélia 44 is in many ways as revolutionary as the sleekest carbon racing cat. The result is a boat that is not only fun to sail, but more user-friendly than ever for the crew.”

“Structurally, the Berret Racoupeau design is tough and well engineered, which should come as no surprise given Fountaine Pajot’s position as one of the world’s leading multihull manufacturers…”

On Deck:
“Gone are the cramped and lonely multihull helm stations of old. The Hélia boasts an expansive helming bench with plenty of room for a couple of friends to keep you company and a stolid tubular “roof” overhead to keep the sun off... Fountaine Pajot and Berret Racoupeau have managed to incorporate all these cool features without making the boat look in any way top heavy. Indeed, the angular aesthetic approach of this boat is both businesslike and satisfying—this despite a “roof” that extends far enough aft to not only shade the entire cockpit but support a pair of large solar panels, well clear of the aforementioned lounging area.”

“The saloon and galley are large, practical, suffused with light and configured to provide a seamless transition between the indoor spaces and cockpit. In both the three- and four-cabin layouts, each cabin gets its own shower and head. The three-cabin version gives over the entire starboard hull to the owner’s quarters.

What really impressed me was the lighting and ventilation belowdecks. This is another area in which the Hélia 44 is truly pushing the envelope. The combination of hull windows, conventional opening portlights and overhead hatches provide a level of lighting and air circulation that are truly incredible—never mind the immense size of the berths and generous headroom.”

Under Sail:
“…As is often the case when I’m aboard a well-found multihull, I couldn’t stop marveling at how easy it all was. No heaving, no heeling and no spray, even with the moderate chop: just point the bow, trim the sails and watch the wake stretch out arrow-straight astern.

Coming about was equally easy, and the helm was satisfyingly light and responsive, so that it was possible to play the shifts and get into a groove on the tighter reaching angles, much like a monohull…

… When it came time to reluctantly give up the helm, I spent a few moments afterward watching the wake unfurl behind us, thinking I’d love to cover some serious passage miles on this boat.”

Under Power
“No surprises here. Like any good cat, playing the engines made it possible to pirouette in place, even in a stiff cross breeze.”

Sailing Magazine – May 2013


Founded in 1976 as a result of the quest for sporting performance by Jean-François Fountaine, Yves Pajot and Daniel Givon, the Fountaine Pajot shipyard launched its first cruising catamaran in 1983 and began the Motor Yachts adventure in 1998.

We have acquired our position as an international reference thanks to our constant desire for innovation and renewal. Our ranges of sailing catamarans and Motor Yachtsare designed, conceived and upgraded to meet the needs of customers who are passionate about sailing, comfort and freedom.

Naturally concerned about protecting the primary source of our ideals, we are committed to reducing the marine footprint of our catamarans. Therefore, we propose on all our models the inclusion of renewable energy sources. Our ECO-CRUISING and SMART CRUISING concepts considerably reduce the ecological impact of our boats and consecrate the choice of clean energy for our sailboats.

From Fontaine-Pajot web-site



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel is CE certified for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• Hulls and decks are hand laid and then vacuum-bagged to ensure light weight and complete resin infusion.
• The deck is cored with balsa, and areas where deck hardware attaches are reinforced with solid glass Foam core composite hulls - white gel coat
• Solid glass FRP under waterline
• FRP reinforced marine ply bulkheads; tabbed or glued to hull

Keel & Rudder:
• Twin sacrificial keels infused solid laminate
• Twin hung, foam sandwich fibreglass rudder blades with stainless steel rudder stock
• Epoxy rudder stock tubes.
• Self-aligning upper and lower bearings


Engine & gearbox:
• 2x Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engines producing 55hp each
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchangers
• Volvo sail drive gearboxes
• Access to engine compartment from transoms via hatches with stainless steel jacks
• Mechanical single lever gear/throttle controls at helm
• Engine compartments ventilation: Natural aeration and forced extraction in rear section

Engine Maintenance:
• Engine hours approximately 1400 hours as of November 2019
• Engines always serviced as per Volvo Penta requirement with last major service in October 2019

• Onan 9kW generator
• Generator hours approximately 900 hours as of November 2019

Propulsion & Steering:
• Hydraulic steering mechanism via rudder push rod
• Stainless steel hide-covered wheel
• Emergency steering.
• 3-blade propellers with Ambassador Rope cutters


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC system via shore-power, inverter or generator with automatic switch.

Battery Banks:
• 7x 150Ahm 12vDC AGM batteries
• Engine start battery
• Generator start battery

Charging / Inverter:
• Victron 3000 Watt
• Separate Victron Centauron 12vDC 60Ahm charger

• 2x 12vDC 115amp each engine mounted alternators

Other Electrical:
• 7x 100 Watt Solar Panels providing around 50 Ahm charging
• 220vAC sockets, USB sockets and 12v sockets


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised fresh water system with Jabsco dual redundant pump with accumulator tank - 2019
• Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank in port engine compartment.
• Hot & cold pressurised water supply throughout including cockpit shower.

Bilge Pumps:
• 1x manual bilge pumps
• 3x electric-manual bilge pumps


• 470 litres fuel capacity in PVC tanks with gauge at DC panel

Fresh Water:
• 780 litres fresh water capacity in one tank with gauge

Holding Tanks:
• 3 x 45 litres black water holding tank capacity with individual gauges

Water maker:
• Schenker desalinator 100lt/h – 2016


• All main functions of Garmin navigational system can be remotely controlled with Garmin Quatix watches (included)
• Rear Garmin camera for mooring manoeuvring
• Forward facing Garmin camera on bow for improved field of vision

At flybridge helm:
• Garmin 8008 GPS chart plotter
• Garmin HD 4kw 18” Radar
• Compass
• Steering compass
• 3 x Garmin GMI 20 multi-instruments for log, speed, depth, autopilot, etc.
• Autopilot remote control

At chart table:
• Garmin 8012 GPS chart plotter
• Garmin VHF 300i DSC
• Eco cruising monitor (Fountaine Pajot)
• NASA Navtex and Meteoman
• Echomax active radar reflector
• Fusion radio

Communications Equipment:
• Garmin VHF 300i DSC – at the chart table
• Garmin VHF-station on the flybridge helm
• Garmin 600 AIS (transmitter + receiver)


• ENO Gas stove with 3-burners
• BEKO cocker hood
• Bosh microwave oven
• SMEV oven and grill
• 2x 190 litres front opening refrigerators
• 35 litres deep freezer
• Garbage bin
• 2 stainless steel sinks with hot & cold mixer tap
• Storage under sink with slide-drawers
• Slicer
• Toaster
• 2x 3,5 kg propane tanks in cockpit
• All cabinets furnished with slide-drawers

• Ebersbächer central heating in salon and all cabins with individual with thermostats.

• 3x electric marine heads with fresh water flushing
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies
• Separate shower cubicles in each washroom


Summary of Accommodation:
• Owners Version layout
• Sleeps 6 in 3-double cabins
• Each of the 3 cabins has an en-suite heads.

Accommodation Finish:
• Calypso Boxspring mattresses in all berths
• Corian worktop in galley
• Indirect lighting in cabins and saloon
• New powerful LED interior lighting – 2019

Accommodation Layout:

Portside Forward Cabin:
• Large double berth (150 x 200 cm) with slats and Calypso Boxspring mattresses
• Large drawer and additional storage underneath berth
• Hanging locker and cupboards
• Indirect and direct lighting (LED)
• En-suite bathroom with separate shower
• Large storage area in front of cabin furnished with mattress and lights

Portside Aft Cabin
• Large double berth (160 x 200 cm) with slats and Calypso Boxspring mattresses
• Large drawer and additional storage underneath berth
• Indirect and direct lighting (LED)
• Many hanging lockers and further stowage.
• En-suite bathroom with separate shower

Starboard Hull
• The whole hull is dedicated to the owner(s)
• Large double berth (160 x 200 cm) with slats and Calypso Boxspring mattresses
• large drawer and additional storage underneath berth
• Large desk
• An abundance of lockers and drawers
• Large bathroom with separate shower
• Indirect and direct lighting (LED)
• Separate compartment with washing machine/dryer Miele and large locker for laundry
• Large storage area in front of bathroom with two stories for sails and other equipment (also accessible from deck).
• Sliding door and window with aluminium locker for the access to the cockpit, can be locked open or closed.
• Coffee/card/dinner table in natural maple-wood, height-adjustable
• L-shaped settee seating to starboard
• Indirect and direct lighting (LED)
• 5.1 Surround-System with Pioneer-Receiver, DVD/BlueRay-Player, AppleTV, Casio HD Laserbeamer and roll-down screen (72” diagonal), Subwoofer and 5 speakers

Chart Table:
• Large instrument console with electronics installed
• Seating
• Desk with storage inside

• U-shaped galley on portside on port side

• 110 litre stainless steel refrigerator
• Large table in teak


• 19 m Deck-stepped aluminium anodised mast
• Active radar reflector
• Fractional rig with two set of swept-back spreaders and jumper-struts
• Leisure Furl furling boom - 2017
• Shrouds with chafeguards
• Climbing harness
• Stainless steel wire standing rigging, last inspection in September 2019
• Manual genoa furler on winch
• Spinlock jammers

• 3x Harken self-tailing electric winches positioned at helm station
• 1x Harken self-tailing electric winch in cockpit for lifting outboard and dinghy, etc.

• Full batten Quantum TR 100 Warp Drive furling mainsail - 2017
• Furling genoa - 2017
• Parasailor - 2017
• Gennaker with top-down furler
• Measurement:
• Main sail: 70mq
• Genoa: 45mq
• Parasailor: 166mq

• Stainless steel guard wire stanchions
• Bow pulpits
• Extra long davits for tender
• Large structural GRP bimini above cockpit
• GRP bimini above helm station
• Boarding ladder
• Swimming platform
• Hydraulic Gangway Osculati 2.5 m
• Cockpit shower
• Deck courtesy lights
• 10 Fenders and mooring lines

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC electric Quick 1500W/12vDC reversing anchor windlass
• Delta anchor 25 kg
• Stern Anchor Fortress aluminium 8 kg
• 70m 13mm Cromox electro-polished stainless steel chain (made by Ketten Waelder)
• 8 Mooring cleats
• Assortment of Mooring lines (8) and fenders (10)
• Swimming ladder

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Cockpit and helm cushions
• Covers for helm wheel, helm station, winches, gangway and cockpit table
• GFK-Bimini top
• Sun Shades on all windows in cockpit and salon

Tender & Outboard:
• Dinghy AB 3.1m Hypalon - 2015
• 15hp Suzuki outboard – 2016 used ca. 20 hrs.
• Crane for outboard in cockpit
• Outboard bracket


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

• 4x lift vests
• Liferaft ZODIAC Open sea 8 person ISO9650/ISAF in valise + Grab-bag
• Jon Buoy Recovery module
• Several maritime distress signals
• 4 Fire extinguishers (3x6 kg ABC, 1x2 kg CO2)

Viewing arrangements

Lying – San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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