Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 - USD 272,000


Introduced by the famous French builders in 1997, the Bahia 46 was lighter and faster than her counterparts and quickly established herself as a popular choice for a long range cruising cat and she was also adopted by the charter market. The bridgedeck cabin has the distinctive Fountaine Pajot 'visor' design with the wrap-around window, shaded by the extended roof. The cockpit is large, with a raised helm position, and wrap-around, sociable, seating. The whole yacht has been designed with a very stylish interior and exterior and the sculpted topsides disguise the volume within and give the yacht her great sleek looks.

This particular yacht is owned by a professional yachtsman and all systems are in excellent condition. These later model cats had a rigid bimini section and the interiors were brightened up with the lighter wood colour soles. The cat is in very good working order, just having had routine hull care and a new SD50 drive installed. Note the brand new sails and standing rigging renewal.



Last haulout October 2014.


Inspection by appointment with exclusive brokers YBC.


Location: Reunion Island
Year Launched: 2005
Designer:Joubert - Nivelt Registered: France
Displacement9,700kg Builder: Fountaine-Pajot
Engines: 2x Yamaha  3J4E
Drive: SD 50
Hulls: GRP
Decks: GRP
Fuel: 400 litres (1 alloy)
400 litres (2 alloy)
Steering: Cable Autopilot: Hydraulic
Length: 14.05m
Beam:   7.40m
Draft:    1.30m
Engine hours: 3000 each
Speed : 9 kts
Propellers: 3 blade fixed
The four double cabins are augmented by another two crew cabins full forward in each hull. The space on these boats is free flowing and stylish giving an extremely comfortable home afloat. The condition of the joinery on this catamaran is still very good, all berths have vinyl covered mattresses and the overall impression is of a very well cared for yacht.The boat is well set up for enjoying life afloat, a washing machine is sited in the port hull, entertainment from a cd player with speakers inside and in the cockpit and a TV in the saloon.
Galley up and excellent countertop space. Large 150 litre top loading fridge and 150 litre freezer. Three burner gas stove and separate oven. Double sinks plus drainer sink. Hot and cold water.

70 lph AQUABASE 12volt watermaker (2012)

Four plus one cockpit shower. Hot and cold water.
Four, manual, each with separate holding tank.
Electrics & Batteries:
240VAC and 12VDC. Three deep cycle battery house bank,wet cell types 180amps each (2012) and 75amp engine batteries. Four 400watt inverters. 60amp TECHSUD battery charger. DC charging from 4 solar panels (PROSTAR 30 solar charge controller), 130watts each, ATMB D400 wind generator and 85amp engine alternators.

Two automatic bilge pumps.

Electronics & Navigation:
  • RAYMARINE ST60 sailing instruments
  • RAYMARINE ST6001 autopilot
  • RAYMARINE C70 chartplotter
  • LOWRANCE VHF radio
Mast and Rigging:
The original tall triple spreader rig. Standing rigging all replaced in 2013. New stack pack 2013. The bearings in the furling gear were all replaced in 2013.
Sail Inventory:
  • 1 x brand new INCIDENCES mainsail
  • 1 x brand new INCIDENCES genoa (furling)
  • 1 x original mainsail
  • 1 x original genoa
  • 1 x 165 sqm asymmetrical spinnaker
Ground Tackle:
  • LEWMAR 100watt windlass
  • 25kg BRITTANY
  • 20kg BRITTANY
  • 30kg CQR
  • 50m of 12mm galv. chain
  • 12mm nylon warp

Safety Gear:

  • 2 x PLASTIMO 6 person life rafts (serviced 2013)
  • 12 adult life jackets
  • 2 x DANBUOY
  • Life rings
  • 5 x 2kg fire extinguishers (2013)
  • Basic First Aid kit
  • 3 x manual bilge pumps
Deck Gear:
  • 2 x LEWMAR #52 self tailing winches
  • 5 x LEWMAR #46 self tailing winches
  • 1 x LEWMAR #42 self tailing winch
  • Davits
  • 1 x swim ladder
  • Rain catching system, direct filling.
Covers and Awnings:
In 2013 all SUNBRELLA shades, awnings and boom bag were replaced. The bimini is a rigid construction c/w lighting with SUNBRELLA sides / clears.
3.80m 3D ultra light aluminium RIB (2012)
MARINER 15hp (2012)

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