Just imagine your perfect morning. You are in a picturesque bay. Only you and nature are around. Somewhere inside, your family is sleeping in the cabins. On the turquoise horizon, fountains of dolphins swimming by are sparkling ...
How to make the right choice of the right boat?
Having brewed a stronger coffee for yourself, you decide to take a sip of this fragrant happiness somewhere on your nose, dangling your legs, and teasing hungry fish. And now, you are full of hope and, in anticipation of this solitude, you take a step, another, go around the trap, go around all corners and other obstacles.
And here it is: the home stretch. But then you stumble over the hatch handle or the hatch itself, a greyhound looking at you like a buffalo at a hungry Indian. A couple of these same gulps spill out of the vessel. Drops fall on the snow-white deck. Nothing, think to yourself, and step over the fender hovering near the rails, waiting for your reaction.
Without losing courage, patience and optimism, you move on. Even more confident and persistent. Only forward. Where a quietly hidden anchor winch awaits you ...
Further the climax. You completely forgot about this winch. The view is gorgeous, the coffee is aromatic, the light breeze is dizzy and intoxicating. Your feet slide along the deck, and suddenly your right toe meets this very winch. And now a cup of coffee is already soaring up. And not taken sips of fragrant happiness, salute in all directions, covering everything with which they could come in contact. Household situation, you say?
Not at all. We will say that it is ill-conceived and impractical.
You are a yachtsman or not. Even being in the first stage, sooner or later you will gain your experience. And the main thing is that it should be acquired without significant losses. And for this you need to make the right choice of the right boat.
First of all, let's figure out what a serial building is?
Right. This is not for a special project, not for a special order and not personally for you. This is not according to your drawings and calculations. When a lot at once, it is cheaper than once and for 1 person. It is a fact. Hence the availability of this object of dreams for people like you and me flows out.
And therefore, when this whole set is going far from your eyes, you need to be sure of what your hands will control, in which cabin your head will sleep peacefully, how your legs will move along the deck, and on which sundeck the sun will praise and heaven is your body.
And here the main skill, and the key to the success of any shipyard, is not only to master all the subtleties of design and keep up with modern technologies. It is also subtle psychology, analysis and the art of yacht building. How to make it convenient, comfortable, fast, reliable, inexpensive.
Now, let's compare four popular models of catamarans from 42 to 45 feet:
But why is Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42?
Because she is beyond competition!
You can, of course, argue for a long time about who is better, who is cooler, who is more stuffed, who is faster. Let's forget now about watery and diluted summaries, and focus on ... facts. Naked and irrefutable.
If you are choosing a yacht for life on board or for long voyages, and you make these trips with your family with children, the first thing you need is a guarantee of safety! Everything should be as accessible as possible, and within the reach of hands.
Here winches come to the rescue, which on Astrea 42 stand in a row and humbly await further actions and orders. Also on any of the autopilots there is an automatic change of tack function and keeping on course while changing or setting sails. One has only to press a button, and the tack change will go like a note. Your only task will be to pick up or pick up the sheet.
Agree - it's convenient. Especially if, of all the pairs of hands on board, you are the only one who understands the language of yachts, and you can give your yacht what she asks for or needs.
This implies the following:
Control post must have a good view and visibility. You must control every inch of your catamaran, not using neck twisting and tiptoeing techniques, in order to see where your float is aiming. Whether ramming a concrete pontoon or gently sneaking towards it. And although you can't lift this catamaran for ducks, there is no doubt about their strength. Durable steel alloy and connection to the hull will ensure a restful sleep in marinas even in extreme seas. That is why the catamaran Astrea 42 thought out to the smallest detail. And it is able to please even the most experienced yachtsmen. Please with speed and equipment. Quality and innovative technology.
A married couple represented by the most yacht architect Olivier Racupo and his wife, an interior designer Isabelle Racupo, have managed to create the perfect catamaran suitable for both life on board and for long journeys.
While Olivier created the exterior design and was responsible for the functionality and materiel, Isabelle worked on the project of the largest galley, among the catamarans of the same class. And a woman's hand is felt well here. Location, layout ... Everything you need to create delicious dishes with a homely mood. Everything is near and at hand.
Also, the couple strove to produce not just a beautiful, graceful boat, with rapid lines, but also to achieve improvements in other aspects and little things. For example, the highlight of the model is the spacious sun deck and huge cockpit.
An excellent solution Fountaine pajot it became - to clear the deck of all unnecessary. The hatches merged into one solid flat surface, without protruding parts and handles. A considerable number of lockers have been added for compact and convenient storage of all things. The fenders will no longer ripple in the eyes, and all the ropes will be laid out in places. After all, what is the art and skill of designers? In the fact that the inside of the yacht visually appears more than the outside. It was habitable and practical. Simple and straightforward.
Not in vain Astrea 42 by Fountaine Pajot is the bestseller among the catamarans of the same class. Which in itself is proof of quality and reliability. A proof of love, total dedication, dedication to their work, and the professionalism of the creators.
Astrea 42 is your home. A home where it is always warm and cozy. Where you can not think about anything and enjoy life and the splendor of the scenery. A home where you can find peace in all harsh times.
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