2015 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 – New Photos

Grabau International is delighted to publish new photos the 2015 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Maestro ‘CLOUD ATLAS’.

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

FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:

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
• 7×100 Watt Solar Panels
• Watermaker Schenker 100l/hour – 2016
• 6×150 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

OWNER’S COMMENT:

“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.”

PRESS REVIEW:

“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.”

Construction:
“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.”

Accommodations:
“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

MANUFACTURER’S HISTORY:

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.

Fountaine Pajot 44 Maestro – Cloud Atlas – Asking Euro 480,000 ex VAT – Over 130 new (January 2020) photos available on request – full details here

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