IMAGINATION WITH FLAIR
Long distance cruiser or simply a great place to entertain, the Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 has it all. The Power 67 combines all the strengths of a power catamaran with Fountaine Pajot’s extensive experience producing award-winning motor yachts and luxury catamarans. The Power 67 is the flagship model of Fountaine Pajot’s Motor Yacht range and boasts all the signature features of the shipyard’s highly acclaimed lineup, yet has also inherited the luxury, space, and elegance Alegria 67 sailing catamaran.
The Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 is the largest power catamaran from this leading French builder and another step up in the luxury scale. It has it all—size, stability, range and comfort.
The Fountaine Pajot 67 has the layout and space that only a 19.69 m long catamaran with a 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. The Power 67 has the galley on the main deck in the Classic Maestro with an owner’s suite and four double cabins below, each with a private head.
Interestingly, Fountaine-Pajot has opted not to fit pods – a departure from the mid-range models in its lineup – but with straight shafts and the uprated twin 435hp Volvos, the Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 will cover 1,700nm at a sedate cruise of around 8 knots, thanks to a whopping 4,000-litre fuel capacity. Even at a still leisurely 15 knots, you have a range of over 400 nm. The top speed is around 20 knots.
Stairs to starboard on the aft deck lead up to the Power 67’s flying bridge that offers 32 sqm of open area. There’s a horseshoe-shaped lounge around a table to port, a wet bar starboard, and aft is two rear-facing double-wide lounges. Forward to starboard, the helm has dual multifunction displays with the controls and IPS joystick to starboard.
More akin to a superyacht, there is a jacuzzi and lounge area on the foredeck. This exceptional area of the yacht is directly accessible from the inside saloon through a sliding door.
The aft deck has 36 sqm of space and a large lounge around a table to port. Folding deck chairs add capacity, and 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 saloon. The boat’s expanse is felt in this area, where there’s a super-sized lounge and a table to starboard. When you have a beam of nearly 10m, you have plenty of space to work the layout magic, and in the Power 67, that amounts to an impressive 40sqm. Her quality design and trims help usher in the natural light and further enhance the serenity and comfort of the living areas.
The accommodation below in the hulls offers four to six double cabins, making the Power 67 an ideal charter boat. In Charter mode, the layout offers six double cabins with ensuite bathrooms, three in each hull in a symmetrical order.
Fountaine Pajot’s flagship is stunning in every respect, and it puts the builders right up there amongst some of the most influential power cat builders in the world. It’s a vessel that encompasses French flair with a bit of Italian styling and some imagination. It is sure to appeal to both the recreational and charter market and is destined to be seen at some of the world’s ultimate cruising destinations. Great Barrier Reef or the Bay of Islands would be a great start.
For a full review on the Fountaine Pajot Power 67, check out the Nov-Dec issue of Pacific PowerBoat magazine (Online Oct 24)