The Fountaine Pajot 42 Astréa. European Multihull of the year, boot Dusseldorf 2019.
The innovative Fountaine Pajot 42 Astréa is a very smartly designed, easy-to-handle sailing package. With many of the features of her bigger sister, the hugely popular Saona 47, she is all about comfort, style, and performance.
- An elegant and dynamic line is provided by the signature inverted bow and flared hulls, while offering incomparable interior space.
- Smooth-flowing communication between all areas of the boat is at the forefront of design.
- A joy to share as a couple, or with family and friends, she combines superior integrated living with agile sailing performance
- Beach Club tender-lift, integrated BBQ, finer entry hulls, elevated helm and modern contemporary décor below are just a few of the highlights.
- The 2019 Fountaine Pajot 42 Astréa was awarded “2018 Multihull of the Year” by Le Monde du Multi and the famous French magazine, Voile.
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OUTSIDE INTEGRATED LIVING
The Fountaine Pajot 42 Astréa is designed to encourage interaction between the helm and everyone on board. The elevated, double-seated, helm station is almost the centrepiece of the cleverly designed outdoor living space and offers a flowing dynamic between cockpit and helm.
The spacious cockpit is the perfect place to relax and entertain. A generous bench settee with backrests along the transom neatly incorporates a BBQ grill to starboard, and the port side L-shaped settee around the table happily seats everybody. There is also a recliner bench seat for lounging to the starboard, as well as a fridge under the stairs to the helm for easy access to refreshing drinks.
There is another lounge area and trampoline at the bow. This provides a marvellous secluded relaxation area away from the bustle of the cockpit.
And do not forget the very neat optional electric tender-lift, which not only makes handling the dinghy effortless but also lowers to provide an enticing swim-up bathing platform. The ‘Beach Club’ as it is affectionately known.
Her U-shaped galley transitions seamlessly with the cockpit courtesy of a vast fully retractable sliding door and window. With 3 burner stove, double sinks and fridge the galley is functional and tidy and has a lovely countertop oven for easy use.
As with other Fountaine Pajots, the Astrea’s are available in multiple cabin configurations, including three- and four-cabin layouts. Each layout has dedicated heads.
The three-cabin Maestro version sees the entire starboard hull configured as a master suite. This comprises a large double island bed aft and a very generous bathroom with a cleverly designed separate shower upfront (as you see on the Tanna 47). They’re separated by a ‘dressing room’ which also functions as a study/office.
The four-cabin version offers large aft cabins with an en-suite bathroom and the forward cabin is almost identical with a slightly smaller bathroom. Large hull windows and hatches bring plenty of natural light.
With three different base configurations of equipment, a variety of technical options and multiple choices of upholstery both interior and exterior you can customize this boat to your own requirements.
SAILING AND HANDLING
The mainsail and genoa are operated using three winches atop the coach roof forward of the helm. There is a neat tail storage bag for excess rope and a passageway separates the helm station from the sail control area giving plenty of room for the crew to work the lines and keeping the helm station clear.
The mainsheet traveller mounted on the cockpit roof, immediately aft of the helm station helps with trimming the mainsail into its optimum shape. The boom sits relatively low and with the expansive coach-roof stowing the mainsail into its bag is easy. Also with the extended coach roof, there is space for solar panels behind the traveller for extra help with keeping batteries charged.
The Genoa is sheeted through cars on the coach roof giving decent sailing angles upwind and an optional bow-sprite and gennaker will enhance the off-wind sailing experience.
The 40HP upgraded engines provide efficient cruising at over 6.5 knots. There is also plenty of control when close-quarter manoeuvring.
If you would like to buy a Fountaine Pajot 42 Astréa for private use, for placing in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean, or would simply like to learn more about this or another Fountaine Pajot model email Robin Hodges. email@example.com Full contact details for our team can be found here.
- Design Year
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 12.58 m / 41 ft 3 in
- Model Length
- 12.8016 m / 42 ft
- Beam (width)
- 7.2 m / 23 ft 7 in
- 11,500 kg / 25,353 lbs
- Sail area
- 65 m2 / 700 ft2
- Draft (depth)
- 1.25 m / 4 ft 1 in
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 470 L / 124 gallons
- Water capacity
2 x 350 L / 2 x 92 gallons
- Engine size
- 30 hp / 22 kW
- No. of engines
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