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Fountaine Pajot’s MY 37 is a midsize cruiser with big-boat space.

MY 37

The MY 37’s flybridge, foredeck and cockpit provide three distinctly designed and inviting lounge areas.Courtesy Fountaine Pajot

Catamarans are known for their abundant volume and stability, making them a preferred craft for cruising enthusiasts. [Fountaine ­Pajot’s][] MY 37 is part of a four-model lineup that stretches to 55 feet LOA.

The MY 37 easily accommodates the seafaring family with three- and four-stateroom options. In the three-cabin version, called ­Maestro, you’ll find an owner’s suite in the portside hull with a queen-size berth and en suite head. Two double-berth cabins and one more head are available for the kids. If your brood is bigger, the Quator setup features four double cabins with two heads.

The 37 is a traveler and can be powered with twin 150 hp or 220 hp Volvo Penta diesels. Top speed with the smaller engines is 17 knots, while it’s 20 knots with the bigger power plants. Interestingly, at 7 knots, the fuel consumption is the same, with either set of motors offering voyagers a 1 ,000-nm range.

A shallow 2-foot-6-inch draft should make the MY 37 a solid performer in skinny water, allowing you to take the dinghy ashore easily or spend a day on the beach.

Sea View

A teak swim platform spans almost the entire 16-foot-7-inch beam of this spacious cruiser. It offers easy water access for snorkeling at your favorite gunkhole or just dipping your toes while watching the sunset.Courtesy Fountaine Pajot

Open Spaces

For on-water ­entertaining, the Fountaine Pajot MY 37’s ­salon and cockpit provide a combined and sizable 269 square feet of single-level ­party space. Wide ­sliding-glass doors enhance the area’s voluminous feel.Courtesy Fountaine Pajot