September 24, 2009


I was invited to the launching of the Fountaine Pajot new flagship the GALATHEA 65 and I have to admit I was really impressed. Nothing to compare with previous Fountaine Pajot in terms of design and finish. The GALATHEA 65 trully is a luxury catamaran and deserves to be in this blog.

From left to right : Olivier Racoupeau, Jean Jacques Coste, the lady in charge of the Galathea project and Jean François Fountaine, founder et CEO of Fountaine Pajot.

The Galathea is designed by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design with an interior by Jean Jacques Coste. It boosts really a great pedigree. Always built using the infusion process like the rest of the Fountaine Pajot range and with square top sails, it performs well at sea according to JF Fountaine (he is not going to tell me the contrary). Berret Racoupeau have introduced some innovations like a two part flybridge, with all the sails controls at starboard side and a private salon at port side.The Galathea offers numerous places to relax including a very large sunbathing area above the tender which also protects the tender from the rain and water. There are numerous layout available including on with a whole hull for a huge owner suite and one with 6 doubles bedrooms for extensive chartering. Various level of customization are also available, this is a first for Fountaine Pajot. I am sure the Galathea 65 will have a great success on the market. All ready two units have been launched an a few other are being built at the yard.

Charter GALATHEA catamaran with Windward Islands.

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