September 3, 2010

New Model: Fountaine Pajot 55 Queensland

Fountaine Pajot launches the 55 Queensland, brand new flagship of its Trawler Catamaran fleet now featuring four distinctive models from 35 up to 55 feet. Designed by Andrieu and Coste the new 55 Queensland wants to be a true cruising apartment making advantage of its beam to offer a spacious unheard of in sixteen meters of length interior space of four double cabins all with personal showers and head. The cabins have also two separate entrances for the port and starboard lower deck hulls. A further optional crew cabin is available to the fore bow peak. The main deck is also comfortable and airy here taking advantage more of the seven metres beam, offering a dining table for eight, a relaxing sofa, and C-shaped galley. The flybridge is distinctively spacious and offers a free aft area which can be equipped with relaxing chaise lounges, or a another tender. Power is from twin Volvo standard 435hp, or optional 670hp this later choice increasing speed by four digits to a max of 24 knots. Range is 1200 nautical miles at nine knots with the standard engines, or 1000 NM with the big engine choice at the same economic cruise.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.75 m (54.9ft)
Beam - 7.80 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Displacement - 25,000 kg, 33,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3200 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, D11 670hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 20 knots max 15 knots cruise 435hp, 24 knots max 18 knots cruise w/ 670hp
Range - 1000 nm at economic 9.5 knots cruise
Project - Andrieu, Coste Design & Partners
Certification - CE A