Fountaine Pajot Orana 44

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

As the successor to the ubiquitous Belize 43, the Orana 44 has big boots to fill. To help it, Fountaine Pajot engaged Joubert-Nivelt to design it and incorporated its own innovations to streamline and improve its manufacture. A new interior styling approach is the icing on this wholly new confection.

The hulls and the major partitions are constructed using resin infusion and the roof is made with Fountain Pajot's proprietary molding technology.

A step in the hull profile at the stern brings the deck nearer dock height and to the same level as the aft deck, cockpit, and saloon. The helm position is elevated to starboard, at the bulkhead, and its bench seat allows the helmsman to have company. With the galley facing aft, a nav desk has been placed forward in the saloon, with a clear view toward the bows. The hull accommodations are offered with four cabins or with three, in which arrangement the starboard hull is the owner's suite.