Fountaine Pajot Helia 44

Built in 2015 and launched in 2016, this upgraded Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution catamaran, is for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

Hull number #130, an Evolution model launched in 2016. She comes with with 4 cabins and 4 heads with a well thought out layout. The Helia design is well proven with several of her sisterships doing circumnavigations of the globe.

The boat is turn-key and ready for her new owners. The current owner and their family have sailed the boat since March 2022, she is equipped for comfortable and safe bluewater cruising. This boat has been upgraded extensively by the current owner and comes with an impressive inventory list. Antifouling was carried out in May 2024 and the motor serviced in February 2024.

Start your sailing dream in one of the most beautiful places in the world - The Pacific!

A vessel that offers great comfort aboard without compromising sailing performance. With infused GRP deck that saves on weight while giving structure. She performs better than most catamarans in her category.

This is the later Evolution model with higher and better davits and newer windows (30% more light). She has been offshore cruising since March 2022. Easy to stay off the grid for months without any need to go to port. With extra solar, generator, powerful watermaker, big freezer and fridge she is equipped for your dream adventure.


The two large Yanmar 57 HP diesel engines deliver an economical cruise speed of 6-7 knots with a max of extra power available, if required. The vessel can be sailed singlehanded as all lines are led back to the helm.

The steering helm, which is fully enclosed, probably has the best design in this category, excellent visibility and great size seating area. The cockpit has a lovely spacious feeling with saloon sliding windows that open to integrate the saloon and galley into the cockpit area. The floor is the same level inside as outside that makes it feel like one big room. The galley is very large and has a smart U-shaped form for cooking even in rough conditions. Inside the saloon, the table can be lowered to form a big bed. The cockpit area outside has a table for 8 people and the area is also large enough to project movies on a large screen. For the warmer days, sit upstairs in the spectacular open lounge area on the rooftop for a sundowner or laze back on the double sunbed.

The 4 queen cabins are spacious with large beds and have several opening hatches, so ventilation is also excellent, even without air-con. There is a rectangular opening window over the large island bed, plus an opening porthole for breeze at anchor. The 4 heads are spacious enough for both shower and storage of personal items.

This is a very well maintained and sought-after vessel that is ready to take a new owner on her next adventure. The boat can be purchased in Tahiti which offers the most fantastic sailing in spectacular scenery. Or current owners happy to deliver to Fiji.

A survey report from September 2023 is available upon request. If interested, the new owner can have the possibility to sail with the current owners for some days to learn all the tips of this great boat.

Highlights & recent upgrades

  • Full original canvas enclosure for cockpit (replaced in 2022), steering helm cover (2022) and lazy bag (2022)
  • Mesh sunscreens for saloon windows (2022)
  • Added 540 W of solar (2022), total 940 W
  • Strengthened rudder setup by bigger bolt and aluminum enforcement of rudder arms (2022)
  • Engines and saildrives large maintenance in 2022 by Yanmar certified team: new saildrive membranes, engine mounts, heat exchangers, axels shaft and seals new belts, new control box and cables.
  • Factory bowsprit
  • Northern Lights Generator 5,5 KW
  • New Flexofold 3 blade folding props (2022)
  • New Rochna 33 kg anchor with 100 m of chain (2022)
  • New genoa and mainsail from Incidence (2022).
  • New membranes for watermaker (180 L/h) (2022)
  • New 6 kg washing machine (2023)
  • Many spares onboard, 2 sets of diving gear (BCD and tanks) and 2 sets of professional fishing gear can be included.

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email sales@dbyboatsales.com.au

Price: $720,000.00 AUD
Price Base: $720,000.00
Brand: Fountaine Pajot
Model: HELIA 44
Length: 13.30 Meters
Year: 2015
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: GRP
Hull Style: Multi
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Yanmar ,Yanmar
Engine Type: Yanmar
Condition: Used
State: International
Suburb: Tahiti
Stock Number: DBY00062
Designer : Fountaine Pajot
Builder : Berret-Raccoupeau
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 750
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Multi
Deck Construction Material : Composite fiberglass bulkheads and plywood transverse webs are bonded to the hulls and deck with fiberglass tabbing.
Country Origin : France
Length (feet) : 44 feet
Length (m) : 13.3 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 24'6" feet
Beam/Width (m) : 7.4 m
Draft (m) : 1.2 m
Draft (feet) : 3'10" feet
Number of Helms : 4
Displacement : 13,000kgs
Colour : White
Engine Notes : 2 x Yanmar 57 hp engines. SD60 Yanmar Sail drives with Flexifold folding propellers (2022). Many spare parts for engines, e.g. starter and alternator and raw water pump. Installed 2 electrical bilge pumps in engine rooms (2022).
Number Of Engines : 2
Engine Hours : Engine 1: 3030 Engine 2: 3030
Horse Power (hp) : 57
Drive Type : sail drive
Generator : Northern Light ML673 diesel generator 5.5KW - 1850 hours.
Number of Batteries : 5 x New Victron AGM 165 AH Batteries (June 2023). 1 engine start battery 90A (2024). 1 generator start battery 90A (2022). 2 alternators (on the engines). Solar panels: 1 panel 540W installed above davits (2022) and 4 panels on roof 400W. 2 MPPT 100/50 Victron (1 from 2022). Victron Multiplus 2000W inverter and charger. Victron Battery Monitor BMV-721 with Bluetooth. GX Victron display. Shore power connector 220 V & 1 cable. 5 KW Northern Lights Generator
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 x 470L fuel tank. 5*20L Jerry cans.
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 470
Propeller : New Flexofold 3 blade folding props
Steering System : Hydraulic
Accommodation Notes : Saloon: Sofa for 6 people with big veneer table. Table can be enlarged with extra plate and table can be lowered to a big bed (no cushion). Mesh-sunshades on all windows in saloon. Nav Station. 4 double cabins. 4 beds 160 x 200/x 2 reading lamps in each cabin. Adjustable saloon table for an additional bed (200 x 200 approximately). Mattress not provided. Starboard aft cabin: very large storage locker under the bed + a large drawer. Double wardrobe closet. Starboard forward cabin: very large storage locker under the bed + a large drawer. Double wardrobe closet. Port aft cabin: a large drawer under the bed (no additional space as this is the location of the diesel tank) 3 large cupboards. Port forward cabin: very large storage locker under the bed + a large drawer. Wardrobe closet. 4 bathrooms. 2 of the heads are currently used as storage/wetroom and for the washing machine.
Number of Berths : 10
Number of Showers : 4 showers with dedicated space (you don't get the whole bathroom wet when you take a shower).
Shower Type : hot and cold pressure
Number of Toilets : 4
Toilet Type : Manual/Holding Tank (45L)
Holding Tank (L) : 45
Galley Notes : Large U- shaped galley. The kitchen is fully equipped with enough crockery, pots and pans for 8 people.
Stove : ENO gas oven. ENO 3-burner gas hob. Outdoor Force 10 gas barbecue grill.
Refrigeration : ISOTHERM large fridge with 2 drawers (180L) New fans (2022)
Number of Freezers : ISOTHERM freezer (90L). Extra isolation and new fans (2022)
Number of Sinks : 1 double sink. Hot and cold water.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : All lights in boat are LED. There are fans in all cabins and saloon. 220v sockets in all cabins and saloon. 12V sockets in all cabins. Multiple USB/12V socket chart table.
Anchor / Winch : Rochna 33kg anchor (2022). 100m galvanised chain in 10mm (2022). Windlass, Remote Control. 1 back-up anchor (30kg). 1 stern anchor (16kg). 6 Fenders and lines for mooring. 4 floats for anchor chain (to avoid coral).
Bilge Pump : 2 x electrical bilge pumps in engine rooms (2022),
Sail Inventory : Incidence Genoa on furler (2022). Incidence mainsail (2022). Symmetrical spinnaker. 1 back-up older genoa. 1 back-up mainsail. The boat has the factory mounted bowsprit which is in GRP and very strong, flying the spinnaker on the bowsprit works really well. This bowsprit is also ideal for a code 0 or downwind light sails like a gennaker on a roller and electronic furler. Rig check by rigger in 2022 with no findings.
Electronics Navigation : 3 new instrument screens at the helm (2024). Garmin instruments: Speed, depth, wind, radar. Garmin Autopilot – new hydraulic pump in 2022. Garmin plotter GPS7410: Large screen at nav station, mirror screen on iPad/iPhone (not provided) etc. via own WiFi at helm. Garmin AIS (send and receive). Garmin VHF. ICOM handheld VHF. Fusion radio with Bluetooth connection. 4 speakers, 2 in saloon and 2 in cockpit outside. Starlink antenna and WiFi router (220V)
Dinghy : 2015 Zodiak 360cm hyphalon dinghy with glass fiber bottom and built in anchor locker. Dinghy anchor plus chain and dinghy cover in sunvrella (cover 2022). Yamaha enduro 15hp (2 stroke)
Safety Gear : Life-raft for 10 people. Life-vests for 10 persons including 2 children vests. Safety lines. 2 Jacklines. Backup safety hatches for escape hatches. Drogue. Iridium satellite phone. 3 fire extinguishers and 1 fire blanket (2022). Additional aft protection covers. Replaced 4 metal through-holes. Horse-shoe with LED-Light. Flare kit and safety kit (waterproof box). Signal horn. Iridium 9575 sat tlf. EPIRB ocean signal.
Watermaker / De-Sal : Powerful Watermaker Hydrotechnique 220V, 180 Litre per hour. New high pressure pump for water maker (2024). New membranes 2022. PPM tester (handheld).
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Number of Life Jackets : 10
Remarks : Fully enclosed cockpit on all sides. Canvas from 2022. Sunshades in the back. Large table outside in cockpit, seating for 8. Additional seating area for 2 people on the side. Teak-steps leading to steering helm. Deck shower (fresh water) & swim ladder. Exterior upholstery/cushions. 4 stainless fishing rod holders. Large seating area of 3 people at the helm. Large fully enclosed steering helm. Canvas from 2022. All lines leading back to helm. Sunlounge on rooftop. Lounge area with 2 seats and 2 sunbeds. 2 sets of tanks, BCD, regulators and weights. Inflatable SUP board. Body board. Surfboard. Line with handle for pulling boards after dinghy. 1 rod of professional big game fishing gear. 2 smaller rods. Toolbox with tool and various spray, lubrication, paint, etc. Diving gear boards included and fishing gear can be included at a small additional cost.
Cruising speed : 6-7knots
Anti-foul : May 2024
EGC Price : $720,000

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