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Acknowledged as the performance leader of the big three catamaran manufacturers, Fountaine Pajot delivers a high quality build, a smart layout and noticeably more speed to make her the most comfortable and the most exciting cruising cat in the world. The novelty and public interest in a Fountaine Pajot catamaran at your docks is just the beginning. The memorable sailing and destination experiences will be the reward.
Catamarans have been experiencing explosive growth with rapid expansion in charter fleets and thrilling competition in the America's Cup and the Extreme 40s. They are the perfect answer for the cruising sailor who seeks "no heel" stability, a large comfortable entertainment platform and some more speed thrown in for good measure.
The Fountaine Pajot line of catamarans has built a reputation for performance and style. The Mahe 36 performance characteristics come from a strong but much lighter weight hull utilizing infusion technology and composite bulkheads. She has a significantly higher bridge deck clearance, as much as 30% higher. Lower helm stations enabling lower booms yield a lower center of gravity improving both speed and stability. As to style her superior design is evident to the beholder. Her lines are graceful and sweeping, not abrupt and vertical. With the salon on the same level as the cockpit there is no climbing down into the "dungeon" as in monohulls. Guests will be together with the helmspeople (2 person helmseat) whether inside or out. And the Mahe 36 interior is comfortable and thoughtfully laid out with choice of 2 or 3 cabins.
The Mahe 36 allows you to move around freely onboard, enjoying comfort when navigating (at the helm, in the cockpit or down below) or while moored. She also presents excellent sailing performance.
There are two versions for different navigation requirements:
3- cabin: one hull for the master stateroom with attached lavatory, the other accommodates two double cabins, each with all the comforts needed for a relaxing cruise.
2- cabin down the steps are two private cabins with doors and two toilet and shower rooms.
The salon has a 360 degree panoramic view, it is the ideal place to ccok, dine, relax with friends or draw up navigation charts. There is constant protection from the sun with a shelter on all Fountaine-Pajot catamarans.
There is a large, square table at which you can sit comfortable with benches. This also serves as an office space with considerable storage.
With their excellent performance at sea, Fountain-Pajot catamarans are stable during navigation, without any uncomfortable rolling. Well balanced, they remain stable when anchored, allowing for special moments in complete tranquility. The anchor is centered to increase comfort and safety. Duel engines and the position of the steering station mean that maneuvering is easier than with a single-hull boat.