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Fountaine Pajot MY 37 Vive Les Power Cats!

Published on 01 december 2015 at 0h00

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Fountaine Pajot was certainly the first yard to take a long term view on building power catamarans … and how right they were - today the market is booming! At Porquerolles in the South of France, we took a look at the latest model in the Motor Yacht range, the MY 37.

100% Motorboat

Fountaine-Pajot have always believed in powerboats. They were initially pigeon-holed as Trawlers, (a name which doesn’t do justice to these boats which truly are yachts), and the yard then decided to completely overhaul their range, whilst maintaining two key principles: boats designed 100% as motor boats and with powerful motors. There's another new thing with our MY 37: it signals the abandoning of the boats being named after exotic locations or paradise islands - Queensland, Maryland, etc. Their sailing catamarans have kept their nice christian names, but the power range is now content with a simple MY, which stands for Motor Yacht. Here’s the difference: some manufacturers have simply amputated the rig from an existing catamaran, and developed the lines of the hulls to be able to carry greater loads, thanks to larger motors and to counter the effect of the bow coming up. Fountaine Pajot on the other hand produces models which are designed and conceived purely as power boats. Significantly, these catamarans are higher and narrower. So in a way, they are closer to traditional motorboats, with which they are in direct competition. As for the motors, the MY 37 of...

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