Fountaine Pajot’s 36-foot MY4.S is the French boatbuilder’s new entry point in a power-catamaran lineup that includes the MY5 (formerly the MY 40), MY6 (formerly the MY 44) and Power 67. The company says the series’ re-badging reflects the sense of volume and space people feel on board these yachts when compared with similar-length monohull vessels (the 40-foot cat feels more like a 50-foot monohull and so on).
With the MY4.S, the effect is illustrated in the catamaran’s 16-foot-8-inch beam. This girth creates side decks that can be transited without turning the body sideways, enhancing safety. The beam also opens up room for a two- to three-person foredeck sun-pad area measuring about 51 square feet.
In the cockpit, the builder used the available real estate for U-shaped transom seating on centerline that can be outfitted with a table for alfresco meals or arranged as another sunning space. To starboard of the seating is an outdoor grill. Two sets of steps flanking the seating provide access to the swim platform, which also is nearly full-beam and outfitted with a ladder for easy water access.
The vessel’s main deck has one-level living from the cockpit to the helm fully forward. The galley is aft and to port to serve guests indoors and outdoors. The galley has a 6.3-cubic-foot fridge, a two-burner electric cooktop, a microwave and a sink. Across from the galley are a settee and folding table for casual dining and/or meals on rainy days.
The salon is kept bright via nearly 360 degrees of glass and an overhead sunroof with an electrically opening skylight option.
The helm has room for one multi- function display, seating for two, single-lever controls to port, and a lounge seat for one to starboard.
Belowdecks, the MY4.S can have a three- or four-stateroom setup. The Maestro layout has three staterooms and two heads, with the master stateroom taking up the port hull. In this layout, the master measures about 96.8 square feet and has a berth for two, a settee and an en suite head forward. A hullside window measuring 1.34 feet tall by 4.2 feet wide lets in natural light and enhances the area’s sense of space. Two guest staterooms to starboard are separated by a head.
In the four-stateroom, two-head layout called Quatuor, the starboard-side stays the same, but the master loses the settee, a head goes in its place, and what was the head becomes the fourth stateroom.
Standard power for the Fountaine Pajot MY4.S is a pair of 150 hp Yanmar diesels, with twin 250 hp Yanmars optional. The builder projects a top hop around 22 knots and a maximum range of 1,000 nautical miles on the vessel’s 316-gallon fuel capacity.
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