Power multihulls seem to be in the news more and more recently, whether we’re talking about the new Pacific Northwest eco-tourism vessel Salish Sea Dream (see our I Dream of Orcas article in the August issue) or the Navy’s cutting edge Spearhead-class vessels, power multihulls have some mojo. How about the recreational sector? Enter the MY 44 Fountaine Pajot Catamaran, straight from the offices of designer Daniel Andrieu and famous Italian luxury and naval architect Pierangelo Andreani.
The MY 44 offers massive accommodations thanks to her generous beam. The enormous flybridge, complete with sunbathing lounge, spacious galley, and bow seating with terrace overlooking the sea are some of the attractions, and there is even an option for a pool. The interior is very Euro-deco with modern-looking woodwork and cabinetry. The starboard hull houses the two guest and VIP staterooms while the private berth for the owner lies to the port. All staterooms have a sea view and en suite heads, and there is an option for a forward cabin.
The MY 44 can haul it too. Volvo IPS motors between 350 to 600 horsepower are recommended, delivering top speeds ranging from 20 to 30 knots. Her performance, coupled with her large tankage capacity, means she’ll be there and back a few times before it’s time for port. Available from Signature Yachts, $622,847.