Fountaine Pajot New 80 (24 m) is the superyacht in catamaran version


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The new Fountaine Pajot New 80 designed by Berret Racoupeau

It’s Fountaine Pajot’s turn to be the first to unveil the new generation of catamaran superyachts by presenting renderings of the 23.98-meter-long Fountaine Pajot New 80, which is launched in 2023. Not surprisingly, an overall length of 23.98 meters, just two centimeters short of the fateful 24 meters that are the watershed between a recreational vessel and a ship, with all the consequences in terms of documents, bureaucracy, and constraints.

Fountaine Pajot New 80 – Trendsetter

The Fountaine Pajot New 80 is anticipating a trend. Rest assured, as early as next year catamarans will also grow in size, competing with 24-meter monohulls with the advantage of having at least 30 percent more space than their competitors.

The aft bridge of the Fountaine Pajot New 80 lowers to create a seaward terrace/beach club

Fountaine Pajot New 80 – The advantage of being a catamaran

Just take the given width of m. 11.09 meters of the Fountaine Pajot New 80 (provisional name) and compare it with an 80-foot monohull, which has an average width of 6/6.50 meters, to realize that a catamaran is worth at least a 30-meter monohull in terms of footprint.

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The bulwarks are lowered, creating true side sea view terraces

The draft then. The Fountaine Pajot New 80, fishes only 2.1 meters, very little compared to a monohull of similar length, 80 feet, which fishes between 3.5 and 4 meters. This figure clarifies the other competitive advantage of the catamaran superyacht, which, thanks to a shallow draft, can anchor in any bay and enter any port. Which a monohull of the same length cannot do.

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The aft sofa opens and its locker can also accommodate a jet ski

Two-Hulled Superyacht

But Fountaine Pajot’s real bet is to make a catamaran a luxury boat, a true superyacht in short. Because until now the catamaran has won the game on space and functionality but not yet on design. Making the aesthetic side of the multihull beautiful, rich, appealing, which until now has lost the “unique and fascinating boat” game.

This is the new challenge for catamaran manufacturers, the perception of beauty and harmony of the object.

The French shipyard has tried hard to change its skin as it enters the world of superyachts, adapting to the canons of the luxury yacht, “stealing” ideas more from motor yachts than from sailboats.

One only has to see the images to realize this.

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There is even a hot tub in the bow!

Two examples to support our thesis, the aft area that opens with two side platforms with balconies and a hot tub in the bow. Motor superyacht solutions without question.

Fountaine Pajot New 80 – Outside

The new Fountaine Pajot New 80 designed by Berrett Racoupeau, the La Rochelle studio headed by Olivier Racoupeau, has an overall length of 23.98 meters, a beam of 11.09 meters and a draft of 2.1 meters with a hard top and integrated superstructures with solar panels.

Video – Fountaine Pajot’s new luxury catamaran

Key features include two “side wells” with water-facing sofas and drop-down balconies. The beach club features a large aft-facing sofa, two corner sofas, and a central hydraulic platform that can be lowered to connect the two stringers and create a large area on the water or raised to cockpit level.

The aft couch can hold a jet ski, while on the sides of the foredeck are integrated lockers for paddleboards/sup/dive equipment and/or Seabob.

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The Flybridge of the New Fountaine Pajot New 80

The flybridge offers a large area, with a large table and C-shaped sofa to port, and an L-shaped sofa and other seating to starboard. The two steering stations have been off-center, with a winch for sailing maneuvers positioned away from the lounging areas.

Fountaine Pajot New 80 – The Interior

On the main deck, the salon has large sliding windows and is available with a galley that occupies the entire length of the port side or a version with a galley hidden in the aft hull on the port side.

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The aft view of the (huge) salon in the version with a lowered galley in the port hull

The galley version off the salon includes long sofas and a chart table forward to starboard of the central cabinets around the mast, while to port is an L-shaped bar, sofas, and an optional wine refrigerator.

The optional galley in the port hull

Lowered galley accommodation options in the port hull include a version with six double en-suite guest cabins-four in the starboard hull and two in the port hull-and four crew cabins.

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The master cabin in the “Maestro” version

The VIP version has a large suite and two standard guest cabins in the starboard hull, while the Maestro version has a VIP aft and a master suite forward with a Jacuzzi on the starboard side, for a total of four guest cabins. Both have three crew cabins.

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The XXL bathroom in the owner’s suite

The Numbers

Fountanine Pajot’s 80-foot 80-footer has a mainsail sail area of 200 square meters and a genoa sail area of 140 square meters, while propulsion options include two engines with 175 hp, 270 hp or 300 hp, 1,600 liters of water and 2,400 liters of fuel.

Data Sheet

LENGTH FT m.23.98
MAX WIDTH m. 11,09
FISH m. 2,1
FUEL 2,400 LT (option + 1,000 LT)
ENGINE 2X175 or 270 or 300 hp
MAESTRO VERSION FACILITIES: 1 owner suite + bathroom/ 1 VIP cabin + bathroom/ 2 double cabins + 2 bathrooms
FACILITIES VIP VERSION 4 GUESTS: 1 owner suite + bathroom/ 4 double cabins + 4 bathrooms
FACILITIES VIP VERSION 6 GUESTS: 6 double cabins + 6 bathrooms
NAVY ARCHITECTURE Berret Racoupeau Design.
YARD Fountaine Pajot – La Rochelle



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