The new one was presented by the world's second largest catamaran manufacturer under the working title "New 45". Now not only is the name officially known, but also the first fully built Elb45 ships have already been built and delivered. Charter companies in particular are delighted with the new one from Fountaine Pajot, as the 45 is a popular size for the rental business, with four spacious double cabins and each with its own bathroom and shower. The predecessor model Heli44 has become an absolute best seller among the French. The Elb45 should now drive this success further.
The concept by Fountaine Pajot and the designers from Berret / Racoupeau is also interesting for owners. In the Maestro version, the 13.45 meter long and 7.55 meter wide catalytic converter comes with a three-cabin layout, with the port hull designed as a continuous owner's cabin with a huge bathroom in the foredeck. The sun loungers and lounge areas on the foredeck and especially on the flybridge on the upper floor also offer maximum comfort and relaxation. Between the floors, so to speak as a "middle station", the control stand is built on a higher side, with direct access upwards and downwards.
The YACHT has already subjected the Fountaine Pajot Elb45 to a detailed test. The current and comprehensive test report will follow in the next issue, Issue No. 24/2019. There is also a multihull special on other topics relating to multihulls as well as all the new products and trends for the coming 2020 season.
Issue 24 will be published on Wednesday, November 20. Until then there are the first pictures from the test of the Elb45 below in the YACHT gallery.
Photo gallery: Fountaine Pajot Elb45
In the test at YACHT-TV: the bigger brother Fountaine Pajot Saon47
Test of the new 14 meter cat from Fountaine Pajot