Recent Cannes Yachting Festival (ex Cannes Boat Show) held in September of this year provided us numerous world premieres of boats in various categories. One of them is the latest product from Fountaine Pajot shipyard. They proudly presented their latest catamaran Saba 50.
It is a grandiose vessel which abounds with space and luxury. The space on board is designed in a manner to provide the maximum level of comfort while handling the sails and maneuvering is easier than ever. Skipper’s position is moved to starboard of the hard top roof of the vessel, leaving much space on the rest of it for sunbathing or just leisure with a glass of summer cocktail.
Winches and jammers are placed in front of skipper’s pedestal so it is quite tricky to steer and handle the sails at the same time. Still, that is the problem to be considered by the skipper while passengers won’t lose any of their pleasure this vessel provides. There is a spacious cockpit under the hard top, big enough to comfortably accommodate 8 – 10 people. Lounge deck is placed to the bow, just in between the windshield and bow net.
The interior, designed by Isabelle Racoupeau, is extremely light-filled thanks to massive glass areas that provide a 360° panoramic view from the saloon. Furthermore, both saloon and cockpit provide generous storage areas so you won’t have to leave behind your favorite outfit because ‘it is just a sailing trip’…
Living aboard Saba 50 makes a combination between indoor and outdoor because the cockpit and the saloon are connected by large sliding doors and windows. The galley is really generous with storage and working areas, designed both practically and very elegant. The cabins are situated in hulls, designed as peaceful retreats, with high ceilings and wide passageways. They are completely isolated and independent, providing a top level of luxury and elegance. All cabin versions feature double beds, private ensuites and large windows.
Fountaine Pajot Saba 50, designed by Berret-Racoupeau naval architects studio, showed to be stable under sails, due to her low barycenter along with wide hulls and high bows. Total sailing surface of Saba 50 consists of 53 m² genoa and 74.70 m² mainsail.
Standard powering considers two 55 HP engines. LOA of Saba 50 amounts to 14.98 m while her overall width is 7.99 m, drafting as much as 1.25 m. Freshwater tank capacity amounts to 700 l and fuel tank could be loaded with some 940 l of diesel. Quite enough for long carefree legged trips. Still, it would be recommended to equip such a yacht with water maker and generator to provide full comfort and leisure to her passengers.
Such investment pays well because enough power, enough fresh water along with provision stored in large storage areas considers extended sailing autonomy without docking in overcrowded marinas and ports. After successful presentation at Cannes Yachting Festival, there is no doubt about great sales success so we can expect the newborn baby of Fountaine Pajot at marinas and ports as early as next spring.
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I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!