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stephen and estelle cockcroft are owners of catamaran guru

Being successful catamaran broker-consultants isn’t just business, it’s our lifestyle. We are Stephen & Estelle. 25+ years ago in a friend’s backyard in Cape Town, South Africa, we built our first boat then sailed the world. Discovering new places, meeting extraordinary people, and enjoying unique experiences was fun, not work! We've co-owned a catamaran manufacturer, consulted with catamaran manufacturers, managed charter companies, and taught sailing. These experiences and living aboard for 22+ years have taught us important lessons that we happily share with fellow sailors and yacht owners like you. 

Today, Catamaran Guru™ is the number one go-to company for catamaran buyers. As experienced yacht brokers and liveaboard catamaran owners ourselves, we help you realize your cruising dreams safely and comfortably while maintaining more of your investment. Whether you are a cruiser looking for a well priced, well-equipped catamaran or want to reduce cost of ownership by placing your catamaran in a charter fleet, we have the expertise to help you. Read More>>

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helia 44 catamaran

fp helia 44 cockpit 


Dimensions & Specifications

Specifications Brochure

Length: 13,30 m

Beam: 7,40 m

Draft: 1,15 m

Light Displacement: 10.8 T

Main Sail area: 70 m2

Genoa Sail area: 45 m2

Water tanks: 2 x 375 l (approx.)

Diesel tank: 470 l (approx.)

Motors: 2 x 40 CV Diesel/hp

Quatuor Version: 4 double cabins with 4 heads

Maestro Version: 1 private suite and headn / 2 cabins 2 heads

Owner version: 1 owner suite + 1 bathroom /

2 guest cabins + 2 bathrooms

Naval Architect: Berret Racoupeau

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The Helia 44 catamaran replaced the Orana 44. This catamaran is an innovative Fountaine Pajot catamaran offshore cruiser. This is a new benchmark design for a 44 cruising catamaran. The Helia 44 catamaran benefits from the yard’s 30 years experience in building safe, seaworthy and comfortable cruising catamarans. The Helia 44 catamaran features many innovations and upgrades over her predecessor.

Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution

Fountaine Pajot have done a range of improvements on the original design. Mostly everything stays the same as far as dimensions and specifications. Mainly the changes are cosmetic that adds comfort and luxury. A few of the changes are:

  • Interesting New Owner Suite: The Owner’s Suite in the Maestro version now incorporate an upgraded ensuite with expansive shower (80 x 85cm), separate toilet, generous wardrobe, and a very practical laundry for convenience on extended passages
  • New Portholes: Redesigned portholes in the hulls to increase natural light by 30%
  • Redesigned bigger saloon: The newly recessed mast creates brilliant panoramic vistas from the saloon and allows even more natural light and extra seating
  • Redesigned Davits: New stainless steel davits on deck provide even greater strength and durability
  • This new version, Helia 44 Evolution will be available from November 2014. 

New design saloon with more seating and recessed mast for a more open unobstructed area


Very impressive new owner suite



Impovements like portholes and redesigned davits

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