1997 Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56

1997 Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56


Presented By

Jason Hite

+52 315 100 9174


Our Location

San Diego
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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Technical Specifications


  • 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

  • Maxwell Ultracapacitor start module replaces conventional start batteries

  • 12 x 100W Lensun semiflexible solar panels (1200W) and 6 spare 100W panels.

  • 3xVictron Phoenix Compact 1600 inverters, for a total of 4.8kW continuous capacity;

  • Trace T-240 autotransformers; fully wired and configured for electric cooking

  • Lugger/Northern Lights M843N-12 12kW 120/240 VAC generator.(1140 hours)


  • 2 x B&G Triton 2 MFDs;

  • 2 x Simrad IS42 MFDs;

  • Simrad Precision-9 compass;

  • Simrad RF25N rudder feedback;

  • Garmin GPS 19x GNSS receiver;

  • Airmar DT800 depth transducer;

  • Maretron WSO100 wind and environmental transducer

  • Simrad HALO 20+ radar with radar display on main computer, with overlay on OpenCPN.

  • Simrad NAC-3 autopilot controller

  • Simrad autopilot controllers AP42, OP12, and WR10 + BT-1 wireless

  • AMEC Widelink B600 AIS transceiver, with GNSS and NMEA 2000

  • Windows 10 industrial computer serves as the vessel’s main computing hub. Running OpenCPN, Signal K, and connected to the vessel’s NMEA 2000 bus.

  • 36,000 BTU reversible air condition system, with dual evaporators/air handlers.

Ground Tackle

  • Spade S140 steel anchor

  • 90m (275 feet) of Ketten Wälder Super Duplex stainless chain

  • Lewmar V5 windlass

  • Fiorentino 18’ Para-anchor sea anchor

Fresh Water

  • Dual Whale Watermaster FW1215 quiet pressure pumps with pressure tanks for smooth flow

  • Custom Watermaker based around Spectra’s energy recovery pump 60lph/15gph

  • Isotemp Regular 30 Water Heater

  • 2 x Raritan Atlantes A512 electric toilets

  • Splendide WDC 7100XC washer/dryer combo

  • Whale Elegance transom showers

Safety Equipment

  • Sea-Fire automatic fire depression system in engine compartments

  • ACR Electronics Globalfix iPro EPIRB

  • Rule 4-station high bilge water alarm system

  • Winslow Offshore Plus 6-person liferaft (expired)

  • Caribe C10-X with bow storage locker, seat, and Torqeedo Travel 1103 CS electric outboard


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Fountaine Pajot
Model: Marquises 56
Year: 1997
Category: Sail
Condition: Used
Location: La Cruz, , MX
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Catamaran
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
HIN: 2511017070019
Designer: Jean Berret
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 56 ft
LOA: 56 ft
Beam: 26.75 ft
Dry Weight:
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Yanmar
Model: 4LH-DTE
Engine(s): 2
Hours: 2800
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 170 hp
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 317 Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: 80 Gal()
Holding Tank: 48 Gal()


Total Cabins: 4
Berths Count:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads: 2
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


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.