My Boat and I

Interview with an Alégria 67 Owner & guided tour


Xavier Embroise explains why he chose the Alégria 67, an exceptional yacht…

At this year’s International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte, we had the chance to meet Xavier Embroise, who has recently become owner of a Fountaine Pajot Alégria 67, his fourth and largest boat to date.

It made a great opportunity to find out more about Xavier’s story and the reasons that led him to choose a catamaran from the French shipyard Fountaine Pajot. He talks about his love affair with the Alégria 67 and the three fundamental criteria that guided him in his choice, between sailing equipment, design and living space for the crew and everyone on board. After explaining how he wanted to use this flagship yacht, we had the privilege of discovering the boat’s various living spaces during a private guided tour

Catamaran Alégria 67: interview with the owner & boat tour


A thoughtful choice, but one made from the heart…

Xavier Embroise, a keen yachtsman and former offshore racer, wants to use his new yacht for various purposes. In this interview, he explains that purchasing the boat has been the fruit of a “long process” and that he plans to use the yacht to share some good times with family and friends. But first and foremost, he plans to put it to commercial use, offering cruising experiences around Corsica and Sicily and then, the Caribbean during the winter season.

Mr. Embroise highlights three fundamental criteria that guided his choice. Firstly, marine performance: “a light displacement” and a generous sail area, with a 130 m² genoa and 150 m² gennaker, to satisfy sailing enthusiasts. Secondly, comfort on board: a spacious, calming living area, capable of accommodating up to eight passengers without being cramped. Thirdly, the possibility of offering a real premium service on board, particularly in terms of gastronomy, by having a chef on board. This boat also has enough space to offer a complete wine list, a real asset according to Xavier Embroise, who will be able to satisfy all his guests’ requirements. And therein lies the strength of the Alégria 67, offering both real marine performance and the opportunity for the crew to enjoy a genuine luxury cruising experience.

All this is made possible, on the one hand, by the DNA of Fountaine Pajot catamarans, which are above all seakindly, and, on the other, by the diversity of living spaces offered by the Alégria 67. The option of having the galley “down”, in the passageway, or a galley “up”, in the saloon, means that the boat can be adapted to suit the owner’s different desires and the uses to which the boat will be put. The large number of berths – from 4 to 6 double cabins depending on the layout options – as well as the two crew cabins in the forepeaks, mean that every scenario can be envisaged, and every need met.

A generous flybridge, a Jacuzzi forward, and a huge aft cockpit are just some of the features that make sailing aboard the Alégria an exceptionally comfortable experience.


Customising his catamaran, a real asset

Mr. Embroise rounds off the interview by underlining the customisation and attention provided by the Fountaine Pajot yard, which has enabled him to create a boat that reflects his tastes and expectations. “We wanted a boat that suited our needs. With the support we received from the shipyard, we were able to go for fittings and decor that were close to our hearts. The Fountaine Pajot yard was particularly attentive to each of our requests so that we could achieve this result.”

In short, Xavier Embroise’s catamaran Alégria 67 embodies a perfect blend of nautical performance, onboard comfort and gastronomic excellence, offering an exceptional sailing experience for lovers of luxury at sea.