Going to an upcoming boat show?

Upcoming boat shows…

Miami Feb. 14-18, 2019

  • See and learn more about Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot Sail and Power boat models.
  • Seminars on our Boat Business program. Talk to base managers and owners. Tax seminars with extended Q& A sessions.
  • Management, charter and ASA course information
  • Yacht consultants can reserve a priority production slot, provide pricing and answer your questions.

In this post:

  • Get pricing in advance
  • What’s happening, places to stay, things to do.
  • Products you’ll see
  • Sign up for seminars, charters, sailing courses
  • Detailed instructions for getting there, Ferries, parking, Boat show layout, dealing with Uber and important links…

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Why consider Catamaran Motor yachts?

factoryaerialA little background…

Over 17 years ago, Fountaine Pajot decided to build commercial catamaran ferry boats–in fiberglass. They struck a deal with the city of LaRochelle to lease the old WWII Seaplane factory down on the water.

Fountaine Pajot brought jobs and opportunity to the city in exchange for a dollar a year lease of the facility. It was brilliant and it worked. (Today, Jean Francois, the founder of Fountaine Pajot, is the Mayor of LaRochelle and FP continues to enjoy an excellent rapport with the city.)

The design team has applied their engineering and design expertise from commercial boats to true catamaran motor yachts. This expertise just isn’t generally available to traditional manufactures of non-commercial yachts.

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Catamaran or monohull–a different view…

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Catamarans cost less than monohulls! Really?

I just had an inquiry for pricing information for a customer deciding between a catamaran or monohull (A Fountaine Pajot 40 to a Jeanneau 47  to be exact.)

Interesting that my customer,  “ML” chose these two models, because I’ve done a rough calculation and determined that, in fact, catamarans cost more than monohulls–per foot! No! Not a revelation you say, but I also found that looking at the same data a different way, that the price came out about the same–when you compared usable space. Cost per Cubic Foot, in other words.

So what the heck am I talking about? Well here’s two sets of data. When we look at per foot costs, the catamaran definitely costs more, however when I did a calculation to figure the comparable cubic feet (the volume, if you will) I found that the costs were very similar…

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Looking for Power and Stability?

 HOW ABOUT THE FOUNTAINE PAJOT MY37 POWER CATAMARAN

MOFPAJMY37_2129-1-1200x800With projected top speeds of over 20 knots, the Fountaine Pajot MY37 is the ultimate power catamaran. With her twin 220-horsepower Volvo Penta D3s you can easily make a trip from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas even cruising through the most challenging weather the Gulf Stream can whip up.  Once you hit the islands don’t worry about touching bottom she draws just 2 feet 6 inches.

A perfect Bahamas boat or with a range of over 1500 in eco-cruising mode, at 7 knots…you can make from Ft. Lauderdale to Cancun and back without refueling. With its impressive fuel economy it is the ideal choice for long-term cruisers.

Inspired by the space and luxury of fine villas, the remarkable MY37 delivers exceptional comfort at sea with expansive living areas, a naturally luminous saloon with panoramic windows and an integrated cockpit access, superb flybridge with protected helm station, and plenty of room for sunbathing. Its stunning contemporary design incorporates the finest finishings and fixtures for the ultimate cruising pleasure.

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Why is Fountaine Pajot ISO 9001 certified?

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Since July 1991 Fountaine Pajot has been certified by DNV-GL, to ISO 9001 standards. This certification covers their 3 sites Aigrefeuille, La Rochelle and coming into operation Les Minimes. It includes the full scope of their activities, design and manufacture of catamarans.

What is ISO 9001 certified? It demonstrates a company’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It shows a commitment to effective quality management by adding credibility and demonstrating that your product or service meets the expectations of your customers. These standards ensure safety and quality of products produced.

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New Jeanneau 51 Yacht

TitleJ51-17All new for 2017 on the heels of the successful Jeanneau 54 comes the all new Jeanneau 51 with a nod towards exceptional live-aboard features.

She will enjoy the great fold out, stow away patio platform aft and the forward lounge. Exceptional, comfortable cockpit lounge seating, including forward with armrests and drink holders with the choice to get out of the weather behind the protected bimini.

See “New for 2017” choices. Now the choice of two different wood finish options, more upholstery choices and more interior choices. Interior layouts now include a live-aboard, work shop/storage area option with deck access. Take a look. More coming. Limited availability so talk to us now.

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What’s New for Jeanneau in 2017?

Jeanneau17JEANNEAU – New for 2017–a first look!

“Less is more, except when more matters?”

Since 1990 over 17000 Sun Odysseys have been built of which 2000 are of the current XX9 generation. This iconic boat range is a top selling brand worldwide offering a blend of both great design with great sailing performance and great value for money.

In 2017 Jeanneau’s objective is to harmonize the range from the 349 through to the 519. To offer more choices and to introduce the new Jeanneau 51 Yacht and re-vamped 57. Let’s get into it…

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Christening your new boat…

Bill-SpecialAngel- Christening your new boatThere are many traditions involved in christening your new boat. My good friend and sailing companion General, (retired) Bill Keifer will be christening his beloved “Special Angel”, Jeanneau 389 this weekend.

Here’s the beginning of his idea. I will report on the results after.

We always offer to assist with a commissioning party. Not everyone is able to go as far as Bill plans to. There will be a tent on the grass, his boat on display in our display area in front of the charter office. Food, beverages a presiding minister and we’ll be videoing both on the ground and by drone.

Hope you catch the excitement… Watch for more…

 

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Buying A Used Boat 101 (1/2)

I meant for this to be pretty basic. But things got away from me a little and I went a little further into detail. If you have never considered buying a used boat, or never bought Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 - buying a used boata used boat–this article may be for you. If you bought a used boat a while ago, and didn’t have a great experience, or you’ve forgotten what it was like, and now you want a different boat–this may be for you.Continue Reading…

Why sailors consider catamaran motor yachts…

90% of the boating market is filled with Power boats.

ABS-Power Boats - Sailors consider catamaran motor yachtsAccording to the Washington Post 7-12-05 Sailing vs. Powerboating Wash Post 7-12-05

Why? Sailors consider catamaran motor yachts because people find them simple to understand and operate. They’re easy to run with minimum skills required, and if your time is somewhat limited, they get you there quickly. They’re relatively safe and reliable, and family friendly.

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