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Catamaran Isla 40

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The first step towards blue-water sailing

The first model in the range incorporates everything that has made our sailing catamarans so famous: distinctive lines and plenty of space, creating an irresistible desire to cast off. All you need to do is choose your next port of call!

11.93 m

Length overall

6.63 m

Beam overall

2 x 20 cv

Standard Power

59 m2

Mainsail area


This 12-metre catamaran comprises all the comforts you need to enjoy cruising with family or friends.

The ideal size for a cruising catamaran

You can easily distinguish the Isla 40 from other sailing catamarans

Yacht design is no easy task, but our teams are experts at it. Reversed bows, deck cladding, stylised hull portholes and a sleek silhouette… you almost forget that this multihull is a 40-footer. But it’s enough to give her the air of a tall ship, ready to set sail on new adventures. The entire Fountaine Pajot ethos is concentrated here in a combination of spaces and volumes offering a superb degree of liveability. Her hull and sail plan provide a real thrill, and the ergonomics of her helm are designed with utmost safety in mind.

Catamaran Isla 40 in video

Isla 40 : a sailing catamaran ideal for family cruising

3:25 min


The horizon begins expanding for you here

There’s nothing like an open-plan space to make you feel at ease. A retractable sliding door creates a seamless transition between the exterior cockpit area and interior saloon, making the galley the centre of onboard life. Simply closing the door transforms the interior into a cosy haven.


Features Catamaran Isla 40


Version Maestro

1 owner’s suite + 1 private bathroom / 2 double cabins + 2 bathrooms

  • Length overall

    11.93 m

  • Beam overall

    6.63 m

  • Draft

    1.21 m

  • Mainsail area

    59 m2

  • Genoa area

    36 m2

  • Displacement unloaded

    9.525 T

  • Standard Power

    2 x 20 cv

  • Option Power

    2 x 30 cv

  • Fresh water tank

    2 x 265 L

  • Diesel tank

    300 L

  • Architect

    Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design

Travelling, even when you aren’t going far, is always about sharing. Making memories, forgetting about tomorrow, and above all, living in the present. Are you ready?

One of the fundamental principles behind Fountaine Pajot yachts is that the skipper is not just the person behind the helm: they’re also a parent or the leader of a group of friends. The cockpit has been designed so they are always in visual contact and communication with the rest of the crew.


& outdoor areas

Unique design and incomparable spaces

Whether you opt for the ‘maestro’ Owner version comprising an entire hull converted into a spacious master suite plus two guest cabins, or the 4–cabin ‘quartet’ format with 2 to 4 bathrooms, comfort is à la carte for everyone after a wonderful day at sea.



Virtual visit

As if you were there…

Welcome aboard this exceptional yacht for a 100% immersive visit. Explore her interior and exterior living spaces in minute detail!


  • Waiting times for a Fountaine Pajot catamaran may vary according to the stage of your project, the model you want or your sailing area. Some Fountaine Pajot dealers have new catamarans ready to sail! Contact your nearest dealer HERE to ask about the availability of the catamaran of your dreams!

  • Visit your nearest Fountaine Pajot boat dealer to buy a new catamaran from our range. You will benefit from personalised advice through the Fountaine Pajot dealer network. Discover our network HERE

  • The price of a Fountaine Pajot sailing catamaran varies according to the size of the model chosen and your sailing project. Our dealers are at your disposal to guide you in your choice of fittings, packages and options to best suit your boat purchase project. You can find out the starting price of the catamaran of your choice on this page HERE.

  • Innovative, high-tech composite materials constitute most of the structure of our sailing catamarans: hulls, flybridge, decks, bulkheads and more. Fountaine Pajot has perfected a resin injection and infusion technique, an advanced technology that gives our boats all their robustness. Thanks to this expertise, we can make our catamarans considerably lighter while maintaining consistent quality. Injection also makes it possible to meet the most stringent environmental requirements, in line with the commitments of the Fountaine Pajot Group.

  • Sailing catamarans from 40 to 50 feet are built at the Aigrefeuille headquarters, a few kilometres from La Rochelle. Catamaran yachts from 51 to 80 feet are built in La Rochelle, France, where they benefit from a slipway.

  • It is essential to define your sailing program: define the size of the crew on board, the level of sailing knowledge, the sailing project and the target sailing area. Every project is different. Whether you want to enjoy a large Owner’s suite, invite many friends and family on board, or telecommute during your voyage, the Fountaine Pajot cruising catamarans can be adapted to suit your needs. Benefit from reliable, seaworthy and spacious catamarans! Find out more about our Owners’ testimonials here

  • The ergonomics of Fountaine Pajot catamarans have been designed to facilitate manoeuvring at the helm, enabling a small crew (2 persons) to manoeuvre the boat easily, both in port and at sea. The unique design of the helm station allows good communication between the aft cockpit and the Fly relaxation areas. Of course, your level of navigation will determine your ability to sail with two or more persons!

  • Our electric catamarans now feature a large surface area of solar panels, up to 2000 WC, perfectly integrated into the design of the coachroof. Combined with equipment such as wind turbines or hydro-generators, they compensate for the energy consumption generated by on-board use during cruising. Discover the benefits of the Smart Electric solution with 4 real-life cruise scenarios

  • The Fountaine Pajot range of electric catamarans is expanding, and now includes 3 Smart Electric models. The Astréa 42, Elba 45 and Aura 51 are now available in this version.

  • With the help of over 70 engineers, Fountaine Pajot has developed an in-house solution, 100% adapted to the use of its catamarans equipped with hybrid electric motors. All on-board production and energy expenditure flows are managed from a single console designed by our teams to offer a simple, designer user experience. The system we have developed enables us to give priority to the use of renewable energies at all times. Find out more here

40 Isla 40

Catamaran Isla 40

11-meter sailboat

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