October 2, 2010

Web: Fountaine Pajot New Web Site

French catamaran builder Fountaine Pajot presents a new Internet showroom for 2010. This French boat builder who since its early years concentrated its production on catamarans first of sail and later on in 1998 to fossil fuel engined powered models was founded in 1976, on the coast of La Rochelle by the Olympic competitor Jean-Francois Fountaine . The first Fountaine Pajot was a 505 dinghy with four persons doing the job. Two years pass and a new yard is purchased in Aigrefeuille, and two further dinghy models are introduced the 420, and 470. In 1980 Fountaine Pajot alters course and builds the first prototype half toner IOR Racer which will become World Champion, and take the Figaro solo race establishing an important name in Ocean racing. But it will be 1981 which marks an important turn around for Fountaine Pajot when it builds its first multi hull yacht with the 18 metre racing trimaran the Royal which was entirely built in foam core sandwich for Lois Caradec, and Philippe Facque. This is followed in 1983 with the first production built catamaran also in foam core sandwich construction and a design to Joubert and Nivelt, the 37 Louisiane which will go on to sell 55 units. After the first production model is launched more will follow with the second model the 26 Corneel designed by Eric Bruneel taking Boat of the Year by Bateaux Magazine. Another important step occurs in 1990 with Fountaine Pajot recruiting architect Olivier Flahault, who still as today designs most of Fountaine Pajot models. 1998 marks the first engine only Trawler Catamarans range first with the 37 Maryland sold in 78 units, and then followed by the 34 Greenland in 2000. Fountaine Pajot continues to advance in technology and standards and in 1999 it gets ISO9002 version 1994 certification, which is followed by its first infusion constructed 40 Lavezzi model in 2002. Todays Fountaine Pajot offers a total of eleven models in three ranges starting from the small power Trawler Catamaran 35 Highland Pilot, to its 2010 biggest ever built 80 Taiti of the new Catamarans Professonnels range set for a commercial market. The power Trawler Catamaran range offers four models, with the flagship being the 2010 launched 55 Queensland. Fountaine Pajot new website is available in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and German languages and takes you around with the following buttons: Home, Enterprise, Actionnaires, Contacts, Facebook, and Youtube. The website has also three direct showroom accesses to each of the ranges; Catamarans, Trawler Catamarans, and Catamarans Professonnels.

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