Editor’s Report by Eric Colby
The Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 is equally suited for long-distance cruising and entertaining with the layout and space that only a 64’6’ (19.69 m) long catamaran with a 32’3” (9.84 m) beam can provide. She’s drawn by Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design and is available in two layouts. Lounge Maestro has the galley down with an owner’s suite and three double cabins with en suites. In the Classic Maestro, the Power 67 has the galley on the main deck with an owner’s suite and four double cabins below, each with a private head.
The Flying Bridge
Stairs to starboard on the aft deck lead up to the Power 67’s flying bridge that offers 344.44 sq. ft (32 sq. m) of open area. There’s a horseshoe-shaped lounge around a table to port. To starboard, there’s a small wetbar with a grill just ahead of the stairs. Aft are two rear-facing double-wide lounges. Forward to starboard, the helm has dual multifunction displays with the controls and IPS joystick to starboard. The bench-style seat has a fold-up bolster so the captain can sit or stand while driving. Lounges alongside and immediately abaft the helm seat ensure that the captain will have company during a long cruise. Overhead, the hardtop has an opening sunroof.
The Main Deck
From the flying bridge, it’s easy to see the potential of the foredeck as a gathering area during a dockside cocktail party. Aft, there’s a jacuzzi to port with two lounges to starboard. Forward, the teak decking is wide open, perfect for putting out some chaise lounges to soak up some rays, getting in some yoga or dancing the night away.
Extra-wide side decks with tall rails lead aft where there are stairs on each side of the centrally positioned swim platform. There’s a passerelle to port to facilitate pier-side boarding. The swim platform between the hulls can be lowered into the water to create a private beach.
Moving forward, the aft deck has 387.5 sq. ft. (36 sq. m) of space and a large lounge that wraps around a table to port. Folding deck chairs add capacity. The table can be lowered to create a large berth. There’s a smaller lounge to starboard as well as a grill. Overhead, the flying bridge provides shade for the entire area and has recessed lighting.
Large stainless-steel framed glass doors open to provide a seamless entry to the Power 67’s salon. The boat’s expanse is felt in this area where there’s a super-sized lounge and a table to starboard. Ottomans add to the seating space. In the Classic Maestro layout, the galley is opposite to port with a small lounge just ahead. Forward, a centrally positioned door leads to the foredeck. To starboard, a navigation station includes a chartplotting screen plus monitors for the on board systems.
With the catamaran design, the cabins are entered from hatches on each side of the salon. The master suite covers 236.81 sq. ft. (22 sq. m) of space to port with a large dressing area including a small lounge area and a private head with his and her sinks and a separate shower area. Each of the other cabins has a hanging locker and natural light from hullside windows and overhead deck hatches. Forward, there are crew quarters in each bow that could also be good for extra kids. If the galley is on this level, it’s to port.
The Power 67 has a draft of 3.8’ (1.15 m) and her unladen displacement is approximately 31.5 tons. Standard power is twin 300-hp engines with an upgrade to twin 435 hp IPS packages. She carries 277 gallons of freshwater (1,050 liters) and 1,057 gallons of fuel (4,000 liters). Fountaine-Pajot estimates her range at 1,700 nautical miles.