IMAGINATION WITH FLAIR
by Eric Colby/ Barry Thompson
Long distance cruiser or simply a great place to entertain, the Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 has it all.
The Power 67 combines all the strengths of a power catamaran with Fountaine Pajot’s extensive experience producing award-winning motor yachts and luxury catamarans. The Power 67 is the flagship model of Fountaine Pajot’s Motor Yacht range and boasts all the signature features of the shipyard’s highly acclaimed lineup, yet has also inherited the luxury, space, and elegance Alegria 67 sailing catamaran.
The Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 is the largest power catamaran from this leading French builder and another step up in the luxury scale. It has it all—size, stability, range and comfort.
The Fountaine Pajot 67 has the layout and space that only a 19.69 m long catamaran with a 9.84 m beam can provide. She’s drawn by Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design and is available in two layouts. Lounge Maestro has the galley down with an owner’s suite and three double cabins with en suites. The Power 67 has the galley on the main deck in the Classic Maestro with an owner’s suite and four double cabins below, each with a private head.
Interestingly, Fountaine-Pajot has opted not to fit pods – a departure from the mid-range models in its lineup – but with straight shafts and the uprated twin 435hp Volvos, the Fountaine-Pajot Power 67 will cover 1,700nm at a sedate cruise of around 8 knots, thanks to a whopping 4,000-litre fuel capacity. Even at a still leisurely 15 knots, you have a range of over 400 nm. The top speed is around 20 knots. If you want more top end, then the upgrade to the Volvo Penta 480s will see something closer to 25 knots. Speed enthusiasts will also be satisfied with the excellent performance, thanks to the engines offering a standard 2 x 300 hp and especially with the engine upgrade of 2 x 480 hp. The Power 67 hulls have been adapted from the new Alegria 67 sailing catamaran to enhance engine performance. The stern lines are broad to allow great power propulsion.
Stairs to starboard on the aft deck lead up to the Power 67’s flying bridge that offers 32 sqm of open area. There’s a horseshoe-shaped lounge around a table to port. To starboard, there’s a small wet bar with a grill just ahead of the stairs. Aft is two rear-facing double-wide lounges. Forward to starboard, the helm has dual multifunction displays with the controls and IPS joystick to starboard. The bench-style seat has a fold-up bolster so the captain can sit or stand while driving. Lounges alongside and immediately abaft the helm seat ensure that the captain will have company during a long cruise. Overhead, the hardtop has an opening sunroof.
From the flying bridge, it’s easy to see the potential of the foredeck as a gathering area during a dockside cocktail party. More akin to a superyacht, there is a jacuzzi to port with two lounges to starboard. This is an option, but with direct access to the owner’s stateroom, it’s probably going to be a very popular one. Forward, the teak decking is wide open, perfect for putting out some chaise lounges to soak up some rays, getting in some yoga or dancing the night away. This exceptional area of the yacht is directly accessible from the inside saloon through a sliding door.
Extra-wide side decks with tall rails lead aft where there are stairs on each side of the centrally positioned swim platform. There’s a passerelle to port to facilitate pier-side boarding. The swim platform between the hulls can be lowered into the water to create a private beach.
Moving forward, the aft deck has 36 sqm of space and a large lounge that wraps around a table to port. Folding deck chairs add capacity, and the table can be lowered to create a large berth. There’s a smaller lounge to starboard as well as a grill. Overhead, the flying bridge provides shade for the entire area and has recessed lighting.
Large stainless-steel framed glass doors open to provide a seamless entry to the Power 67’s saloon. The boat’s expanse is felt in this area, where there’s a super-sized lounge and a table to starboard. When you have a beam of nearly 10m, you have plenty of space to work the layout magic, and in the Power 67, that amounts to an impressive 40sqm.
Ottomans add to the seating space. In the Classic Maestro layout, the galley is opposite to port, with a small lounge just ahead. Forward, a centrally positioned door leads to the foredeck and starboard, a navigation station includes a chart plotting screen plus monitors for the onboard systems.
Available in a long galley version or a galley beautifully incorporated into the saloon, the Power 67 delivers generous five-star luxury space that is bold, modern and eminently stylish. Incredible 360° views are afforded through panoramic windows throughout the power catamaran. Her quality design and trims help usher in the natural light and further enhance the serenity and comfort of the living areas.
The accommodation below in the hulls offers four to six double cabins, making the Power 67 an ideal charter boat. In Charter mode, the layout offers six double cabins with en-suite bathrooms, three in each hull in a symmetrical order.
When choosing the galley down option, it replaces the port middle cabin and leaves more room for the reception area in the saloon. The port rear cabin can offer bunk beds and might be preferred as a cabin crew or for adults. Both rear cabins are accessible from outside through the cockpit for more privacy. The forepeak cabins with double beds and private bathrooms can be fitted both on port and starboard.
The major difference in Maestro mode is a sensational 22sqm owner suite on starboard, with sofa, desk, and an extensive bathroom with separate shower. An exclusive door to the front cockpit provides convenient exterior access while retaining privacy. This layout offers the galley down option for the port mid-space to enjoy a more voluminous saloon.
The bunk bed option in the port rear cabin might be preferred to accommodate crew members or solo passengers. Like in the Charter layout, rear cabins staircases come from the cockpit. Both forepeaks can be fitted with double cabins with their own bathroom, independently accessible from the front deck.
PARTY OR CRUISE
Fountaine Pajot’s flagship is stunning in every respect, and it puts the builders right up there amongst some of the most influential power cat builders in the world. It’s a vessel that encompasses French flair with a bit of Italian styling and some imagination. It is sure to appeal to both the recreational and charter market and is destined to be seen at some of the world’s ultimate cruising destinations. Great Barrier Reef or the Bay of Islands would be a great start.
- Model: Fountaine Pajot 67
- Builder: Fountaine Pajot
- Year Launched: 2021
- Type: Powercat
- Construction: GRP
- Displacement (Light): 31.5 tonnes
- LOA: 19.69m
- Beam: 9.84m
- Draft: 1.15m
- Power (Std): 2 x Volvo Penta 300hp
- Power (Opt): 2 x 435hp & 485hp
- Fuel Capacity: 4000 litres
- Water Capacity: 1050 litres