A great example of a great design!
Broker's note: I first met Fountaine Pajot as a professional skipper and found them to be pleasing both in layout & handling.
Superb holiday yacht or comfortable world cruiser.
If looking for a well maintained example of this class of catamaran get in touch to ask questions or make arrangements to view.
4 double cabins plus saloon.
2 single cabins.
2 single pilot berths
MAIN SAIL : Full batten of Triradial DX laminate made in 2018. 76.64 sq.meters (an extra 1.64 sq.meters above standard in the roach for light wind performance). GENOA : Triradial DX laminate cloth made in 2018. SPINNAKER : Parasailor type 156 sq. meters. Made in 2016. Used only very lightly so as new condition.
MAST CARS : Facnor F30, All new in 2018.
MAINSAIL LAZY BAG : Sunbrella material. Made in 2015.
ENGINES : Two Yanmar 3JH3E.
ENGINE POWER EACH ENGINE : 39HP.
ENGINE HOURS (AS OF 01/2020) : Starboard 777hours since replacement crankshaft and rebuild in 2018. Port 7195 hours.
Ground tackle etc +
ANCHORS : Maın anchor, Rocna 33KG (this one will save you!).
Second anchor, Lewmar Delta 25 Kg.
ANCHOR CHAIN : 103 metres of 10mm chain.
WINDLASS; Lofrans 1200W . Motor service with new bearings fitted 2018.
BATTERIES: Four service batteries, each 135 AH fitted 2018. One port engine start battery fitted 2018. One generator start battery fitted 2013.
BATTERY CHARGER : Victron Energy “Centaur”. Very strong machine. Running off shore power or the yacht generator.
Outlets for three battery banks (only two connected).
SOLAR PANELS : Total three (one solid monocrystal on davits, two semi flexible fitted into bimini).
Electronics & Nav +
CHART PLOTTER : Raymarine 7 inch eS75 “Hybrid Touch”. Touch screen and button control, WiFi connected, music centre control compatible, satellite radio etc.).
AUTO PILOT DISPLAY/CONTROL : Raymarine p70Rs. AUTO PILOT ACTUATOR CONTROL : ACU 400.
WIND/DEPTH/ENVIRONMENT/SPEED/DISTANCE ; Multifunction display : Raymarine i70s.
VHF : Raymarine RAY50.
STEREO PLAYER : Pioneer with saloon and cockpit speakers.
NOTE ON NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRONICS :
The navigational equipment and electrical equipment (previous six listed items) were all fitted new in 2017, complete with all new backbone wiring, in mast wiring, mast head wind instrument and antenna) : a complete new system!
Safety Gear +
LIFE RAFTS : 2x6 person (annually inspected).
LIFE JACKETS : 12 SOLAS standard.
FLARES : full number and type as required by commercial law.
FIRST AID KIT : as required by commercial law.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS : as requird by commercial law.
Gas stove & oven (on bridgedeck)
2 x sinks etc etc.
4/4 plus extra WC and shower (total 5 WC/SHOWERS).
Also swim ladder shower.
Four cabin WC’s are electric.
Two Fridges, one with freezer box.
Both with completely new compressor units fitted in 2017.
FUEL TANK : 400 litre.
WATER TANKS : 860 litre.
WASTE WATER TANKS : Total 330 litres. One tank in each hull. Custom built from hot welded 10mm polypropylene(no smell!).
FRESH WATER PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR TANK : 4.5 ltre (large, so long pump rest time).
SALT WATER PUMP : supplying seawater to galley, deckwash and anchor chain wash.
TENDER : 3 meter inflatable, 510KG load capacity. 2017.
Lots more! +
AIR CONDITIONING : Fully air-conditioned 54000 BTU, new units in 2013, capable of heating in winter.
ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC PASSERELLE : Hydraulic, remote control, stainless steel and teak telescopic design (rock solid!).
BIMINI TOP : Quality Sunbrella material. With central portion reinforced with marine plywood faired with epoxy filler and paint to look light GRP (this provides walk-on access to the boom whilst keeping the bimini very light weight).
Also zip-on Sunbrella water proof walls all round for winter.
Plus zip-on sunshade walls for summer. All made in 2018.
Background Info +
This Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 was professionally maintained by her first owner from launch until 2013.
2013 saw a major refit with additions of generator, air-conditioning, electric/hydraulic passerrelle. LED lights throughout the boat, including navigation lights.
Under her second (current) owners since 2014 she has had upgrades, improvements, repairs and maintenance during each winter period. These improvements include :
The engines are serviced according to the Yanmar schedule (oil and filter changes STRICTLY every 150hrs). Coolant changed annually. Port engine new starter motor 2016. Starboard engine new starter motor 2019. In 2018 the starboard engine was removed and stripped down. Replacement crankshaft fitted. New Crankshaft bearings, piston rings, one piston connecting rod, new head gasket etc. All parts genuine Yanmar.
The Saildrives run with the specified oil, which is changed every 250 hours. Both Saildrives were removed and stripped for inspection and new prop shaft seals in 2016. Both Saildrive cones lapped in 2018, also starboard Clutch shaft replaced. Port Saildrive pinion shaft oil seal replaced 2018 (power take off to engine). Starboard Saildrive gear shift oil seal replaced 2018. Port Saildrive gear shift oil seal replaced 2019.
New trampoline, quality French made, 2015.
Guest cabin decklight frames (deck hatch window frames) removed and rebedded into deck onto butyl rubber 2016. Guest cabin hull portlight frames (port hole window frames) removed and rebidded into hull onto butyl rubber 2019.
Electric toilets in the 4 guest cabins (simple one button operation). Automatic shower pumps (no button to press!). Massive 330 litre waste water tanks to comply with strict pollution laws. A fifth toilet/shower compactly installed in the starboard hull corridor (for captain, crew or guests in the single cabins).
New battery wiring with isolator switches to parallel the port engine and generator batteries for emergency starting. Also switching to allow generator battery charging from the port engine alternator (to maintain generator start battery charge during infrequent use). Large charge shelf with 8 USB outlets fitted in saloon, sympathetic to the saloon design (looks original). Replacement side stays with Blue Wave Compact Strand 14 mm stainless wire in 2019. Replacement forestay with Blue Wave Compact Strand 14 mm stainless wire in 2019. Forestay furler completely stripped, inspected and reassembled in 2019. All rigging screws and end attachments are top-of-the-range Petersen products, made in England. The rigging screws are bronze bodied chrome finish. Fitted with the new wire in 2019.
Owner Comments +
SUMMARY FROM THE OWNER (British Ocean Yachtmaster and professional sailor):
The Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 is a fine sailing catamaran of stylish appearance. Hull and deck surfaces are rounded for strength, rigidity and windward aerodynamics. This design maintains light displacement for good sailing performance, whilst giving good interior accommodation size (the boat is bigger than it looks!). The Bahia 46 makes good progress to windward, even in heavy seas, and the cockpit is completely enclosed for ocean safety and safety of young children.
Probably one of the best production designed catamarans to provide home comfort with ocean going safety and performance.
For the last five and a half years we have used her for light charter work (always with me as skipper), and have also enjoyed her for their private use.
Maintenance issues have always been addressed, and improvements above original Fountaine Pajot spec have been added. Due to changed business plans and our current stage of family life we are reluctantly selling our Bahia. If circumstances were different – we would be off around the world in her!
Boat details are supplied by the owners & cannot be guaranteed by SBM. You must verify those details personally, or employ a Marine Surveyor before purchase.