March 25, 2018

Web: Fountain Pajot New Web Site

French catamaran builder Fountaine Pajot presents its new world wide web site. This French boat builder who since its early years concentrated its production on catamarans first of sail and later on in 1998 to fuel engines 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 meter 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 ten models in two ranges starting from the power 37 Catamaran Motor Yacht, to the still in project 67 from the sailing range.  Fountaine Pajot largest ever built is the 80 Taiti. The power Trawler Catamaran range offers three models; 37 Catamaran Motor Yacht, 40 MY Catamaran Motor Yacht, and 44 MY Catamaran Motor Yacht. Fountaine Pajot new website  takes you around with the following buttons: Home, The Shipyard, Sailing Catamaran, Motor Yacht, Catamarans Day Charters, Investors, Contact, Photo Library, and Yacht Club.  Fountaine Pajot is also on social media with Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube page links located at the bottom of the page.