REVIEWS Cumberland 47 LC
Shipyard FOUNTAINE PAJOT MOTOR YACHTS
Cumberland 47 LC catamaran : Traditional motor boats had better look out
Further optimised and even more comfortable, the Cumberland 47 LC motor catamaran maintains excellent nautical qualities, coupled with an almost unequalled range: the oceans are within reach of its bows.
Fountaine Pajot has believed in motor catamarans since 2000. And the builder has taken advantage of a certain hesitation of its major competitor, Lagoon, in this niche. The catamaran motor range (Power 43, then Power 44) of the world’s leading catamaran builder was in fact sidelined six years ago, to ensure production of the Hybrid range. But it seems from certain rumours that Lagoon’s motor catamarans will soon be returning in force, with a 62-footer which is currently being designed. But shhh, it’s still a secret!For its part, Fountaine Pajot is succeeding brilliantly in gaining a clear advantage, with a range of three models of catamaran designed specifically for use under power. The most recent is the Cumberland 47 LC catamaran, presented at the 2013 Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte. This Cumberland is well-known to motor boat lovers, as it is derived from the venerable 44, launched in...2001! At the time, it joined, as flagship, the Greenland 34 and the Maryland 37 catamarans. 110 examples later, it gained a bit of length to become the 46. We were now in 2010, the year Fountaine Pajot decided to work on its Cumberland again. The main idea was above all, a change of direction in its marketing: the word trawler was dropped, as it is synonymous with slow speed and a slightly soft character. And from an economic point of view, it’s “too restrictive,” Steven Guedeu, the company's marketing director, answers. “The trawler represents 150 million euros of the 140 billion that the 35 – 70 foot motor boat market represents, just 5% of the market. Enter the Motor Yacht range, whose latest addition is this ‘Long Cruise’! Two words which show that the builder believes in luxury in motor catamarans, and that it still defends the very long range of its models, whilst putting the accent on performance, which is clearly superior to that of the traditional trawlers..
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Specification sheet Cumberland 47 LC
Shipyard : FOUNTAINE PAJOT MOTOR YACHTS / Length : 13.95mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran