Isla 40 and Astrea 42, the perfect models for starting out in the world of catamarans?


The Isla 40 and the Astrea 42, two models, one gateway to cruising catamarans.

As entry-level models from the Fountaine Pajot Sailing Catamarans brand, the Isla 40 and Astrea 42 are iconic catamarans on the cruising boat market. Whether you’re buying for the first time, planning an adventure, cruising the Mediterranean or sailing around the world, these catamarans have nothing to envy from bigger boats. Find out more about both these models in this new Nautic Broadcast co-hosted by Stéven Guedeu, the Fountaine Pajot Group Sales Director and Maël Jouan, Area Manager for France & Europe.

Two captivating owner testimonials

In this webcast, you’ll discover accounts by two owner couples, the first, owners of an Astrea 42, and the other of an Isla 40. Through their reports, they share with us their experience on board, the reasons behind their choices and their advice on how to select the right catamaran. Escape through their stories, from the islands of the Caribbean as far as Alaska, between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Proof that Fountaine Pajot catamarans have been criss-crossing all the seas of the world for many decades, much to the delight of their owners… Thanks to Mike & Cindy, the American owners of a new Isla 40, who we caught up with at the Annapolis boat show, and to Luke & Vivian, Belgian owners of an Astrea 42, who were only too happy to answer our questions from Mexico.


Nautic Broadcast by Fountaine Pajot

Isla 40 and Astrea 42, the perfect models for starting out in the world of catamarans?

Time 19:55

Photos @Mike & Cindy

The Isla 40, a first step towards blue water boating

The Isla 40 is the embodiment of excellence in the world of smaller cruising catamarans, offering an incomparable sailing experience. Measuring 11.93 metres in length and 6.63 metres in beam, this model perfectly combines performance and comfort. Her elegant, contemporary design is instantly appealing, while her spacious, light-filled interior provides a luxurious living environment on the water. Capable of accommodating up to 8 people, the Isla 40 offers several configuration options, to meet the needs of each owner. The outdoor living spaces, including a large cockpit and generous foredeck area, are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the panoramic view. The Isla 40 from Fountaine Pajot Sailing Catamarans skilfully blends elegance, performance and comfort. She offers a remarkable sailing experience, capable of navigating on every ocean…


Photos @Luke & Vivian

The Astrea 42, designed for cruising and much more besides

The Astrea 42 stands out thanks to her avant-garde design, which at the time of her launch injected a new dynamic into the conception and design choices aboard the Fountaine Pajot catamarans that followed. This boat is the ideal model for cruising with family or friends, thanks to her generous living areas. The Astrea 42 offers a more spacious interior configuration with four double cabins, still offering the option of comfortably accommodating up to eight people. Her performance under sail is exceptional, thanks to an optimised hull design and a well-balanced sail plan that ensure smooth, pleasant sailing. In terms of outdoor relaxation spaces, the Astrea 42 features a large aft cockpit with table and loungers; a foredeck with adjustable bench seating; and a generous upper sundeck, offering a great space where 2 or 3 people can relax and enjoy the fresh air while remaining close to the helm station…


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