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Lavezzi 40 - Comfort with plenty of finesse!

Fountaine-Pajot’s best-seller, the predecessor to the Lipari 41 offers some great attributes for family cruising. And more, if suitably equipped.

On the dock we find a catamaran which is compact, yet rather aesthetically pleasing. All the signs of having come from the Fountaine-Pajot yard are there - even if things have evolved a little since the early 2000s. The rounded bows have now become straight, the sheer of the deck is inverted, but the sidedecks as usual drop back to the aft steps, and the coachroof has the established sun visor - nothing better has been found to combat the greenhouse effect, that heavy and inescapable heat spreading from the non-shaded windows when the sun is at its zenith. The infusion build is standard, with bulkheads and equipment fitted directly into the hulls - it’s stiff, which gives long-term reassurance. Below the waterline, the glass cloth infused with polyester resin is at least 3kg/m², while the topsides, the sidedecks and also the underside of the bridgedeck are of 15mm PVC foam sandwich. As for the coachroof, that’s made up of a 1,600 to 2,000 g/m² laminate. A largely robust construction, but thanks to the use of infusion, a long way from the previously robust generations such as the Bahia 46 or the Belize which were a little heavier.
With 227 examples built over a seven year period, ...

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