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First Australian Helia 44 to arrive in March

by Multihull Solutions/Sail-World on 17 Dec 2012
Helia 44 at anchor SW

The size and space of a catamaran per foot of length is dramatically larger when compared to the size and space of a monohull, so the first Helia 44 to arrive in Australia is a seriously large cruising boat.

The first ever Australian Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 is set to arrive in Western Australia in February and will be unveiled at the 2013 Hillarys Boat Show from 15-17 March 2013.

The new blue water cruising catamaran is the result of in-depth collaboration between the Fountaine Pajot team and the Berret Racoupeau architects office.

With its name derived from the Greek term for ‘ray of light’, the Helia 44 is the nineteenth model launched by Fountaine Pajot in the company’s 30-year history.

Impressive offshore performance, optimal safety and ease of handling are at the forefront of the Helia 44’s design, and it has breathtaking features that set new standards in the cruising catamaran market.

Clerestory windows bathe the expansive living areas in natural light, while the cabins are also fitted with generous windows to afford unprecedented views.

Huge volumes in the saloon and accommodation areas are complemented by an elegant contemporary design.

This first Australian Helia 44 has been purchased by a Western Australian couple who intend to compete in the 2013 Fremantle to Bali Yacht Rally, then enjoy some cruising in Asian waters before returning to Australia.

Multihull Solutions is now accepting expressions of interest in the Helia 44 through email at info@multihullsolutions.com.au or via phone on 1300 855 338 or +61 (0) 7 5452 5164 (in Australia) or +64 9 903 1000 (New Zealand).

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