1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US
Set sail on the adventure of a lifetime with Aquavit, a luxurious sailing catamaran designed for comfort and safety. Built in 1997 by Fountaine Pajot, Aquavit boasts four spacious cabins, each with a queen-size bed, and a bathroom in each hull ensuring ample space and privacy for your family and friends.
Aquavit is engineered to roam in luxury and safety. The hull and deck are molded together, and the hulls have a sandwiched construction with closed-cell foam, making the boat unsinkable. The hulls below water are solid FRP, and there are two full-height watertight bulkheads in each hull. Engineered for extended cruising in remote locations, this yacht is loaded with lithium batteries, solar, water maker, generator, and 10 years of spare parts. Special features of the design aimed for use in hot climates include the overhang of the cabin roof, which cuts out the direct rays of the sun from hitting the windows, and prevents the greenhouse effect from raising the interior temperature. This is combined with ten wide opening hatches around the salon, plus hatches in the sides of the hulls, to give excellent ventilation in the hottest of conditions. The sail plan is designed for ease of handling, with a big main, but small, self tacking jib with no overlap.
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17.2 meter (56.4 feet) long, with a beam of 8.15 meter (26.7 feet), and a draft of 1.4 meter (4.6 feet). The fully loaded displacement is estimated to be about 17,800 kg (39,000 lbs).
1200L / 317 gallons of diesel
180L / 48 gallons waste in starboard hull
300L / 80 gallons of fresh water
Sails & Rigging
The Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56 sports a fractional Solent rig with diamond stays, swept-back shrouds, dual forestays, and no backstay.
The mast is 21.6 meters (71 feet) tall, reaching 23.8 meter (78 feet) above water.
The mainsail is a moderate roach, fully battened Dacron sail, with an area of more than 83 square meters (900 square feet) and three reefing points.
Frederiksen/Ronstan Series 22 captive ball bearing batten car system
Lewmar Ocean mainsheet traveler (size 3)
ProFurl NI 52E self tacking jib on the inner stay.
Lewmar Ocean (size 2) jib traveler
Three jib sails in the inventory, all in excellent condition.
ProFurl LCI 42E furler on the outer (genoa) stay with Lewmar Ocean, size 3 travelers.
Three spinnakers in the inventory, one symmetric and two asymmetric with dousing chutes.
Seven Lewmar Ocean self-tailing winches
Electric 48ST on the foredeck for the main
Electric 58ST on each side of the cockpit, together with a manual 48ST
48ST and two 44ST on the mast for other halyards and reefing
Twin Yanmar 4LH-DTE 170 HP (approx 2800 hours/ea)
Direct-drive via ZF Marine V-drive transmissions (ZF63IV)
3-bladed MaxProp Classic propellers.
With fixed blade propellers, factory testing achieved 16.5 knots at WOT
PSS dripless shaft seals, with spares.
LiFePO4 battery bank 20 CALB 230ah cells configured 4S5P total capacity 16 kWh
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.