New Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution

Helia4UPDATE 2018: This awesome model has been replaced by the FP Elba 45.

The Helia 44 is a very successful catamaran in the size range with more than 130 boats sold since the launch in 2012. However popular, Fountaine Pajot has

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introduced a range of improvements on the original design. Dimensions and specifications remain the same for the most part. Mainly, the changes are cosmetics that add comfort and luxury. A few of the changes include:

  • 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.

Read More About The Fountaine Pajot Helia 44

Length Overall: 13.25 m / 43.50 ft
Beam: 7.40 m / 24.30 ft
Draft: 1.15m / 3.80 ft
Air Draft: 20.44m
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
Architects: Berret Racoupeau

Read this Helia 44 review by live-aboard cruisers Amy & David from “Out Chasing Stars” after a 6,000NM passage: Amy & David give a frank review of their likes and dislikes of the Helia 44, after picking their boat up in France and sailing her all the way to Florida.

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Helia 44 Evolution Upgrades & Changes


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



Very impressive new owner suite

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Impovements like portholes and redesigned davits


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