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Galathéa 65: the top of the range, according to Fountaine Pajot…

Published on 01 april 2011 at 0h00

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The story of Fountaine Pajot is linked eternally to the incredible development of the cruising catamaran over more than 30 years. But since the birth of the company and its emblematic Louisiane 37, a lot of ground has been covered to arrive, today, at the Galathéa 65...

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Presented to the public for the first time at the Cannes Boat Show last year, the Galathéa 65 positions itself at the summit of the builder’s range, in the famous Flagship Class. This is nothing more than bringing together under this name the builder’s top of the range catamarans. At the moment, only the Eleuthera and Galathéa 65 sailing cats and the Cumberland and Queensland 55 trawlers have the right to wear this prestigious logo. On approaching the Marines de Cogolin pontoon in the Golfe de St Tropez , where our test Galathéa was awaiting us, we discovered a slender, streamlined catamaran, a sailing boat which finally looked good amongst the superb boats which had arrived for the ‘Voiles de St Tropez’. Thanks to the wide steps on the sugar scoops, we climbed aboard easily and entered the cockpit. Here the builder has not done things by halves, as the table can easily accommodate up to eight people, with space remaining for friends on the genuine settees bordering this area, which is well protected by the rigid bimini, and when anchored at St Barth or Portofino, can be turned into a very nice reception area. And of course there is the sunbathing area over the d...

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