Fontaine Pajot Helia 44 Sailing Catamaran: Short Take from Miami
Zuzana Prochazka points out some of the features on this sailing cat, which can be customized for owners or chartering.
I’m on the Helia 44 at the Miami Boat Show. This Fontaine Pajot boat replaces the old 44 and it’s been completely redesigned. Starting with this helm station. All the lines are led aft, and it leads up into a lounge and sundeck.
You have a lot of options on the Helia 44 starting with this refrigerator, which is an option. You also have drawer refrigeration inside, and another freezer in the galley.
This model comes with a couple of options in the interior. Three or four cabins, four for the charter, which is what we have here. On the owner’s version, the entire starboard hull is a luxurious master suite.
- Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.
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