Fountaine Pajot New 42

Fountaine Pajot New 42

Norris Comer New Boats

Fountaine Pajot New 42

Newly announced to the successful Fountaine Pajot luxury catamaran line from Australian based Multihull Solutions is the New 42, available now for order for a June 2019 arrival. The first glimpses of this build show a couple or family cruiser with a strong resemblance to the Saona 47, another build from the line. The New 42 comes from the ubiquitous architects of Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design.

Right off the bat, the gigantic covered cockpit catches the eye with sumptuous seating and a deployable swimstep with access to the water via two stern sets of stairs. The expansive layout could even make this yacht a good candidate for charter. The elevated helm station is situated up a few stairs and to starboard as a sort of hybrid-center cockpit arrangement. An advantage of this elevated helm is surely a commanding view for ease of navigation. There’s even more lounge-style seating forward.

Fountaine Pajot New 42 SpecsThe interior layout comes in two different arrangements, the Maestro and the Quatuor. The main difference is that the Maestro features a master stateroom in the starboard hull (with en suite head), while the Quatuor has two guest staterooms in the same hull (with two en suite heads). The cabin, complete with lounge-style salon and galley, is naturally massive and takes full advantage of the generous beam allowed with the two hulls. Between the large windows, all-glass doorway, and modern styling, this is very much a forward-looking design with little or no nostalgia factor.

To learn more about the Fountaine Pajot New 42, contact local dealer Signature Yachts or look on The first orders in the USA are being made now for a June 2019 arrival. Pricing available upon request.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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