Plenty of boatbuilders use terms like voluminous and cavernous to describe interior accommodations, but catamaran companies — working with far wider beams than same-length monohulls allow — have long held the edge on stateroom space. Fountaine Pajot’s MY 44, which made her U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is the latest example of a catamaran that allots substantial hull space to sleeping areas, making the yacht feel less like a weekender and more like a second home on the water. Instead of jamming in an extra stateroom, Fountaine Pajot kept the number at three en suites, including a master that runs about two-thirds of the yacht’s length on the port side, earning it the nickname the “private apartment.” Look at the size of the belowdecks windows in the photograph at left. Some of them have opening ports for fresh breezes too.
215 Square Feet
That’s the size of the main salon, which has panoramic views and a cockpit-facing galley for serving guests inside and out.
226 Square Feet
The flybridge guest area — with seating, sun pads and a dining table — inches out the salon in terms of relaxation space.
161 Square Feet
That’s how much acreage Fountaine Pajot devoted to the master stateroom, which has an athwartships island queen berth so owners wake up to a view out the windows to the sea.
Twin 260 hp Volvo Penta IPS350 engines come standard, with IPS400 and IPS600 power plants available as options.
The foredeck on the MY 44 has two sun pads with flip-up backrests. Views over the bows (through safety railings, of course) are nearly unimpeded.
THE CAT’S PAJAMAS
The MY 44 fills the gap between the MY 37 and MY 55 in Fountaine Pajot’s lineup of power catamarans.
Garmin is an official partner of Fountaine Pajot, which calls itself the world’s leader in luxury catamarans.
FORTY-TWO YEAR LEGACY
Fountaine Pajot has been building boats since 1976. Its first sailing cat launched in 1983, and its first power cat in 1998.