Catamaran Focus: MiCats 2015 Hélia 44 as seen at the Düsseldorf Boat Show
A world leader in catamarans of this size, the Hélia 44 from Fountaine Pajot was exhibited at the boot Düsseldorf, attracting plenty of interest, as the time lapse video below shows.
This catamaran is described as “a magnificent, luminous catamaran that combines elegance and high performance for cruises with family or friends in the utmost comfort”. It has been designed for maximum light and space, and can come with an ‘Eco Cruising’ option. According to international distributors, this catamaran is proving such a success on both the catamaran rental and buyers' markets.
Carl Livett, managing director of MiCats told BoatsandOutboards: “MiCats decided to attend boot Düsseldorf this year because of the increase in UK buyers heading to this impressive show. This year proved no different, with UK clients arriving every day on the stand to view the Helia 44. I decided to film the time lapse video to show the interest on the Friday.”
Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran
Thanks to sleek horizontal styling, with flush twin solar panels, the Hélia 44 can deliver top performances under sail. It boasts innovative living areas such as its new lounge deck connected directly to the helm station. This makes things far more sociable for whoever is at the helm. Another nice touch is the helmsman’s bench - designed for three people to enjoy the sailing experience with the skipper.
Integrated indoor & outdoor living
The Hélia 44 catamaran has a protected cockpit. Designed for luxury dining and relaxation, is thoughtfully integrated with the lounge deck on one level, opening onto the galley to create a comfortable 50 m2 entertaining space. Features include a generous table and bench for seating 8-10 people, a sumptuous lounge suite to enjoy the view, and a fridge available as an optional extra.
On board you’ll find a light and airy lounge deck with roof lights and superb panoramic views, a comprehensively fitted lounge area with sofa and coffee table - or dining table available as optional extra. There’s also a forward-facing navigation station containing electronics, a U-shaped open-plan galley equipped with a generous range of storage options (including under floor) for optimal cruising convenience.
Generous cabins offering privacy and tranquillity - Located off the passageways, the cabins in the Helia 44 catamaran are designed as peaceful retreats. Enjoying excellent natural light and ventilation, all cabin versions feature double beds, private en-suites and large windows affording outstanding views.
Energy efficient cruising
This is a ‘positive energy’ catamaran, meaning that the Hélia 44 comes with an Eco Cruising option – specially developed by Fountaine Pajot Catamarans.
The Hélia 44 features a 750-litre water tank and 190 litres of cold storage, 115 amp alternators, AGM batteries (4x150 amps) plus LED navigation and exterior lights. It can also be fitted as optional extra with embedded solar panels to maximise performance, plus a hydrogenerator and wind turbine.
In the UK MiCats is the official Fountaine Pajot dealer
Multihull International Ltd, trading as MiCats, is the official and exclusive UK dealer for three world leading multihull brands: Fountaine Pajot Catamarans, Privilege Marine Catamarans and Neel Trimarans.
In addition to new yacht sales, we specialise in pre-owned / second-hand multihulls from across the world via our brokerage division. Our dedication and commitment to our clients is underlined by the fact that we have been established since 1992 making us Fountaine Pajot’s longest established dealer worldwide.
MiCats also provides a tailored multihull charter management program focused on easing the responsibility and financial burden of boat ownership and operation.
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