Helicat Red | Fountaine Pajot Catamaran 77ft

Saint George's, GD

Helicat Red | Fountaine Pajot Catamaran 77ft

US $1,600,000

Saint George's, GD


Custom yacht for an owner who likes expedition lifestyle combined with reasonable comfort.
Practical boat for long distance voyages.
Ideal for expeditions when crew and passengers are aiming to reach certain goal during longer sailing and life on board.

Built in France, in Canet-en-Roussillon - center of catamaran construction. 
Hulls and deck from "mother" boat - Fountaine Pageot project "Tahiti-80", introduced to the market in 2010.
Boat has been constructed in 4 years, including sea trials and 1 long-distance test voyage: Dec 2014 – Jan 2015: France-Turkey.

Several unique innovations implemented in this custom boat:

  1. Central hydraulic system powering front sales furlers, main sail traveller, power and autopilot  steering, sliding helicopter platform and tender boat disembarking. 
  2. Construction of sliding helicopter platform. 
  3. Construction of gennaker sheets' carriages along each hull.
  4. Rigging on the roof through multi-composite "boomerang". 
  5. Rigid construction of saloon roof. 
  6. System of refueling for helicopter.  
  7. All commands while sailing - from one place (the helm).

Key technical features:
• Cruise speed sailing: 10-12 nt.
• Maximum speed sailing: 17 nt.
• Cruise speed motoring: 8-10 nt.
• Maximum speed motoring: 15 nt.
• Engines Volvo D4 2x180 hp with folding propellers. 
• Additional fuel tanks for 1700 L total - allow to motor at a distance of 1300 NM with speed of 6 nt. 
• Possible navigate long-term without shore support: generator, water-maker, bakery.
• 4 solar panels.
• Separate groups of "power" (630 AH) and "comfort" (1080 AH) accumulators.
• Heating in all compartments. 
• 240 L - refrigerator. 180 L - freezer. 
• Inflatable 5 m. tender boat with Honda 40 hp engine. 
• 6 cabins for 12 passengers. Plus extra sleeping places.


  • Length: 77ft
  • Beam: 35' 0"
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 17

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  • Length Overall: 77.92 ft
  • Beam Measure: 35' 0"


  • Total Power: 360
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: D4 180
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 660
  • Engine Power: 180 hp

  • Total Power: 360
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: D4 180
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 660
  • Engine Power: 180 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (2100 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 6 (2100 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Number of heads: 6



Boat name: Helicat Red
Flag: Bahamas
Type: Sailing catamaran, custom made
Model: Tahiti 80, day charter customized.
Builder: Fountaine Pajot, custom
Builder country: France
Year: Hulls from Fountaine Pajot in 2010. Works in shipyard: 2011-2014
Material: GRP
Hull type: Catamaran
Displacement: 53 tons
LOA: 23,74 m
Beam: 10,70 m
Draft: 1,6
Keel: Fixed
Deck: Teak/paint
Internal design: Architect Jean de la Croix

Well protected, condition – very good, 5 months sailing total.
Main: 140 sq m, Incedences
Genoa: 77 sq m, Incedences
Gennaker: 144 sq m, Incedences
Standing rigging: Metal cable
Running rigging: Dinema

Fuel capacity: 2100 liters / 6 tanks
Water capacity: 1200 liters / 3 tanks
Holding tanks: 240 / 3 tanks

Engine type: 2 Diesel engines, Volvo Penta D4 180
Engine power: 2 x 132 kw (180 hp)
Engine date: 09.12.2012
No of hours: 630/660
Consumption: 9 L/hour x 1800 rpm
Range: 1160 nm
Speed: 10 kn (cruising), 15 kn (max)
Propeller: 2, Folding

Water maker: Aquabase 210 L/min
Battery charger: MASTERVOLT Cahrge Master 80A
Batteries Service: batts 6×105 Ah, Comfort batts 4x270Ah, 2 engine batts
Solar panels: 4×800 wt
Steering Hydraulic: 2 engines (main & spare)
Generator: ONAN 6500
Inverter: MASTERVOLT 3500 Mass Combi
Air conditioning: Ventilation + 3 separate heating systems (diesel) for all cabins
Water boilers: 3 x 40 L

Chain: 80 m main + 100 m additional
Windlass: Electric
Dinghy: Bombard C5 custom (5 m) + Accastillage Diffusion (3 m)
Outboards: Honda 40 (4 stroke) + Honda 3,5 (4 stroke)
Dinghy lift: Hydraulic, remote control
Fire ex-ting 10 + auto in engine rooms
Life raft: 2 x Zodiac (12 pers), last service 2016
Life jackets: 6 self inflate, 6 harnesses
Sun awning: All windows curtained, Electric cockpit awning
Winches: HARKEN 2×60, 3×70, 1×98 all electric
Hydraulic: gennaker travelers 2 with electric Winches – for gennaker trimming
Anchors: 2, 60 and 40 kgs
Leisure equipment: Sea fishing, Scuba diving, compressor
Helicopter platform: 6 x 4 m., sliding, for helicopters up to 1500 kg gross weight
Refueling system: 2 tanks for AVGAS, 1000 L capacity, pump, 10 m house.
Workshop: 2 Work benches, joinery, tools, etc.

Log: Raymarine
GPS: Raymarine + Furuno
Depth sounder: Hummingbird 998c
Chart plotter: 2x Raymarine E140, Raymarine E7
Compass: 2 x Plastimo
Wind equipment: Raymarine
Autopilot: 2 x Raymarine
Navtex Raymarine
Standard C Thrane & Thrane
Radar: Raymarine
SatCom Iridium
Video cameras external 4, Raymarine
Music system: BOSS, 4 speakers
TV: Philips 55’, video-player

Cooker: Ariston
Stove: Ariston
Refrigerator: Siemens+++ 210 L
Deep freezer: Siemens+++ 160 L
Microwave: LG
Breadmaker: Moulinex
Washing machine: Candy
Dish washer: Diamond
Exhaust fan: Fiama
Water purification: Atoll

Cabins: 6 total. 2 fwd and 4 aft.
Berths: 12 total. 10 twin and 2 double
Bathrooms: 3 with showers, 2 WC manual, 1 WC electric
Saloon: Spacious with dinner table (8 seats), sitting area with
Sitting area: 3 sofas custom, coffee table (transforming)
Office area: Office table custom, rotating chair
Chart table Custom, 2 rotating chairs

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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