By the beginning of 2022, Fountaine Pajot announced the new catamaran New 51 as a successor of Saba 50.
It is designed to serve a family or clientele that does not need a skipper because it is easy to manage even without a skipper. However, keep in mind that in Croatian waters you need to have a valid navigation license to operate catamarans, and this type of catamaran will not be possible to rent for charter without a professional crew member.
The trend of shipbuilders Fountaine-Pajot continues to move towards sustainable, ecological development of the Fountaine Pajot brand. So this model is also equipped with solar panels to produce more than 2000W of renewable energy. The solar panels are fully integrated into the ship's lines, giving it complete autonomy.
LAYOUT OF NEW 51
The layout on the deck has been completely redesigned, and the biggest innovation of this catamaran is the spacious open space between the saloon and cockpit, which unites the kitchen and large saloon and gives a feeling of freedom and space and better communication between the crew.
It comes in several versions - full maestro version, double maestro version, maestro, and charter version. The charter version of this vessel differs in a number of cabins, 6 of them to be precise, while the full maestro version offers a large luxury cabin in the entire hull, and each cabin is accompanied by its own bathroom.
- Full maestro version - has amazing owners suite and three other double cabins with bathrooms
- Double maestro version - has big owners suite and another cabin on the port side, in a total of 4 cabins each with their own bathroom
- Maestro version - has big owners suite and 4 double cabins with private bathrooms
- Charter version - has 6 identical cabins each with their own bathrooms
In addition, in the left and right hull, there is additional accommodation for a professional crew with great comfort.
The designers of this catamaran have made sure that the Flybridge provides completely separate living space on this catamaran and gives you a feeling of freedom and comfort - it has deep seats, a large enough sun deck with direct access from the cockpit. All control commands are located in one place, which gives excellent communication with the cockpit and kitchen, a good position for the use of winches and other electrics.
The spacious and wide enough cockpit has a large enough sun deck on the hydraulic platform (in case the dinghy is outside) and enough that bimini top to provide much-needed shade in summer, and at the table, you can accommodate up to 14 people. So, there is enough laughing and dining space.
The new NEW51 is a comfortable catamaran that is pleasant to sail and enjoy sailing, as well as respecting the environment.
Next year, 2022 will be the year of the presentation of the new 51-foot catamaran from La Rochelle, the world premiere is expected in April 2022, while the first delivery of the New 51 in Croatia is expected at the end of the season and will be available for charter in 2023.