|Length Overall:||13.25 m / 43.50 ft|
|Beam:||7.40 m / 24.30 ft|
|Draft:||1.15m / 3.80 ft|
|Displacement:||10.8 tonnes (unloaded)|
|Main Sail Area:||70 m² / 753 sq ft|
|Genoa Area:||45 m² / 484 sq ft|
|Engines:||2 x 40 hp - larger optional|
|Fuel/Diesel:||1 x 470 litre - larger optional|
|Freshwater:||2 x 375 litre - larger optional|
Fountaine Pajot, the world leader in cruising catamaran technology and design, has again raised the industry bar with the $2.5m investment in a new blue-water sailing catamaran, the Hélia 44.
With its name derived from the Greek term for ‘ray of light’, the Hélia 44 is the 19th model launched by Fountaine Pajot in its prestigious 30-year history. Impressive offshore performance, optimal safety and ease of handling are at the forefront of the Hélia 44’s design, and its light-filled and spacious design make it the epitome of liveaboard luxury.
Her majestic lines, sleek horizontal styling and flush twin solar panels deliver top performances under sail with innovative living areas designed for comfort both underway and at anchor. A protected, high-visibility steering station is connected directly to the cockpit for ease of movement, while the helmsman’s bench provides comfortable seating for three guests to share in the sailing experience.
The ergonomic deck allows for centralised maneuvering, and the boom is easily accessible with no obstacles. The superbly designed lounge deck complements the boat’s streamlined style and is a beautiful haven for relaxing and enjoying the view.
Indoor and outdoor living are integrated with the Hélia 44’s galley opening onto the protected cockpit, which is seamlessly connected to the lounge deck on one convenient level, effectively creating an exceptional 50m2 of entertaining space. Features include a very large table and bench seating for 8-10 people, a sumptuous lounge suite for decadent relaxation, and outdoor fridge available as an optional extra.
The saloon is sleek and modern with an abundance of natural light, designer fixtures and fittings, and forward-facing navigation station. The U-shaped is comprehensively equipped and has an unparallel storage capacity for extended cruising.
Located off the passageways, the cabins are designed as peaceful retreats. Enjoying excellent natural light and ventilation, all cabin versions feature double beds, private ensuites and large windows affording outstanding views.
The Hélia 44 comes with an Eco Cruising option, an exclusive concept developed by Fountaine Pajot Catamarans. The catamaran features a 750-litre water tank and 190 litres of cold storage, 115 amp alternators, AGM batteries (4×150 amps) plus LED navigation and exterior lights. It can also be fitted with embedded solar panels as optional extra to maximise performance, plus a hydrogenerator and wind turbine.
- Fountaine Pajot – Helia 44 – Sun Worshipper – By Kevin Green for Asia Pacific Boating magazine
- Fountaine Pajot – Hélia 44 – Ray Of Light – By Anthony Twibill for SAIL magazine Australia. (pdf 895 kb)
- Fountaine Pajot – Helia 44 – A Fountaine Pajot Signature – Boat Review (pdf 390 kb)
- Fountaine Pajot – Hélia 44 – Boat Review – A big, elegant cruiser with heaps of room for long passages by Steven Lague for www.boatpoint.com.au