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Fountaine Pajot is one of the few major builders, along with Robertson & Caine, to have maintained a long and unwavering commitment to the powercat. Today, sales of power catamarans represent 20% of the multihull market, which is more than enough motivation to launch a new model! The MY4.S, the smallest model in the range, is replacing the MY37. A new model to be discovered at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Test location: La Rochelle, France Atlantic Coast
Conditions: Sea state, slight - Wind, northeast 10 knots

The builder has taken the opportunity of the launch of this new model to rename its entire Motor Yachts range: the MY40 now becomes the MY5, and the MY44 becomes the MY6. The idea is to give a “monohull equivalent” reference in terms of surface area and volume: the 5 corresponds to a 50-foot motorboat, the 6 to a small 60-foot motoryacht... Remember that the entire MY range is produced from 100% motor-specific designs and molds - we are not talking about using a sailing catamaran hull as a base. As for the 4S that we’re looking at here, it is therefore taking on 40-foot monohulls. And the S stands for Sport Top or Sedan, as you wish. Fountaine Pajot has opted for a racy design by sacrificing the flybridge, an option offered on the previous model. It is difficult to overshadow the MY37 since the 4.S borrows its hulls. The manufacturer has done well: Daniel Andrieu’s design already offered excellent marine qualities on the 37. The hulls are characterized by a chine so marked that it forms a deep recess on the bows. However, above the chine, everything is new! And what stan...

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