The Aura 51, star of the multihull show in La Grande Motte

13 April 2023


Until Sunday, come and visit the Aura 51 Smart Electric, one of the most awaited models of this Multihull Show in La Grande Motte. “Today, in 2023, the only shipyard with an electric range is Fountaine Pajot” – Emmanuel Van Deth, editor in chief of Multihulls World.

L’Aura 51 Smart Electric, seul catamaran électrique de la gamme ? Les futurs modèles à venir…


The beacon of a pioneering electrical propulsion system

The Aura 51 Smart Electric, is the first Fountaine Pajot model equipped with electric motors and an intelligent onboard energy management system. It is the result of collaborative work between Fountaine Pajot teams and #energytransition experts, supported by the ODSea Lab innovation platform, created by Fountaine Pajot. Launched in 2022, this electric cruising catamaran, already ordered in several units, will become the boat of tomorrow, but also the future of cruising worldwide. As a pioneer of the Smart Electric system, the Aura 51 shows the way forward for integrating the system to our entire range in a near future.

Renewable energies for a sustainable boat

In order to offer a low-carbon cruising experience, Fountaine Pajot’s design office, through its ODSea Lab innovation platform, created by the shipyard and its partners (including Alternatives Energies), has imagined the Aura 51 Smart Electric to accommodate a large surface area of solar panels, while respecting its sleek and stylish design.

Her large flybridge, with its convivial lounge and sunbathing areas, is covered with 16 m2 of «flush» solar panels totally integrated into the design, capable of accommodating 2000 watts of energy that feed two battery banks of up to 32 kW each. An additional option allows to produce 1,5 kW of energy thanks to a hydraulic energy system by using the rotation of the propellers during navigation under sail. A power generator serves as a back-up.