Fountaine Pajot 48 Custom (Florida)

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Asking: $235,000 (USD)
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Location: Fort Pierce FL (Florida)
S/V Catalyst is a Fort Pierce FL based 1988 Fountaine Pajot 48 Custom Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
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S/V Catalyst is a 1988 Fountaine Pajot 48 Custom, for sale by owner. She is a classic, fast cruiser with long, narrow hulls and high bridge-deck clearance for efficient and comfortable (no slamming) open-ocean sailing. She is a custom sleek 48’ long (14.7 meter), 23’ beam sailing catamaran in excellent condition. Strong, light construction of isophthalic resin and S-glass. Stellar sailing machine with excellent sea-keeping qualities. All systems serviced/upgraded, ready to cruise.

Catalyst started as a 46′ Fountaine Pajot Casamance; transoms were replaced with a better design for increased sailing performance and incorporate steps, storage and a transom shower. Rudders were replaced with spade design for better control and efficiency.

Roomy, airy, comfortable accommodations with 4 staterooms, plus two single berths in bows, two heads, galley-up, comfortable salon with teak dining table and comfortable seating for 6 with ample storage. Easy handling with protected helm station; all sail and furling lines leading to the cockpit. Cockpit has teak surround seating with custom-made cushions and plentiful storage. Dedicated engine rooms, large anchor locker, sizeable front trampoline for lounging and rear trampoline for dinghy storage.

The boat is long enough to have good accommodations without sacrificing sailing performance and ability. The boat is a U.S. documented vessel.


  • New lithium iron phosphate battery system with 60 amp DC-DC battery chargers (2024)
  • 4-bank battery charger with individual charging modes (2023)
  • New marine starting batteries (2024)
  • New digital VHF radio (2023)
  • New 16000 AC system for at dock (2024)
  • New bimini and front windscreen (2022)
  • New lines (2022)
  • New deck nonskid (2022)
  • New cockpit teak seating (2023)
  • Engine overhaul (2022)
  • New masthead 3-color LED light (2022)
  • New Raymarine i70S multifunction system (2023)
  • Refitted freshwater pump (2022)
  • All winches serviced and rebuilt profurl headsail reefing (2022)
  • New seals both sail drives
  • Previous upgrades/replacements:
  • Hulls painted with Imron finish
  • New front webbing trampoline
  • New refrigerator/freezer
  • Overhaul of top loading freezer
  • Engines replaced with new Volvo Penta 2030s
  • New 150 amp alternators and electronic regulators
  • Upgraded autohelm
  • Rebuilt Goiot windlass
  • New sails with ATN spinnaker snuffer
  • Replaced rigging
  • Replaced bilge pumps, freshwater pump and accumulator
Catamaran Name:S/V Catalyst
Model:48 Custom
Year Built:1988
Builder:Fountaine Pajot France
Designer:Joubert Nivelt
Construction:isophthalic resin-S glass
Mast Height:64'
Bridgedeck Clearance:3'
Speed:hull speed 9 kts
Fuel Tanks:92 gal/350 L
Water Tanks:200gal/750L
Galley Location:up
Engines:2 Volvo Penta 2030
Engine Hours:Engine 1 3.5 hours/ engine 2 950 hrs
Fuel Consumption:0.5gal per engine @7.5 kts
Sails:Main sail, genoa and spinnaker

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Catamaran Inventory


  • Isophthalic resin S-glass. Solid hulls below the water line; cored above.


  • 2 front staterooms with queen size berths, large hatches over berths
  • 2 rear staterooms with double berths
  • 2 additional single cabins in front section of hulls
  • 2 heads with Blake Lavac toilets, sink, cabinets, and shower


  • Custom all teak table-seats 6
  • Surround cushioned seating
  • Ample storage
  • Recessed lighting
  • New 16000btu Dock A/C
  • Large sliding glass door to cockpit


  • Galley up
  • 3-burner stove top with oven
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Top-loading freezer in starboard hull
  • Food storage bins
  • Drawers and cabinets
  • Panoramic plexiglass windshield


  • Protected helm station
  • Surround teak seating (with cushions)
  • Ample storage below seats and floor
  • 4 Lewmar 43 and 46 winches
  • All sails controlled from cockpit
  • Full bimini with front; side and back enclosures
  • Teak table for cockpit
  • Stereo speakers


  • Navionics tablet navigation
  • Raymarine i70S multi function system
  • Digital VHF radio
  • Autohelm auto pilot
  • Compass
  • Engine panels
  • Depth/fish finder


  • New lithium iron phosphate battery system approximately 6.0 kwh capacity with proper charging equipment-new marine starting batteries
  • Full electric panel in salon
  • Battery combiner switches left and right rear cabin
  • 2 150 amp alternators with electronic regulators
  • Switches for panel activation and windlass
  • 12 volt, and 120 volt systems
  • New 16000 A/C sytsem for dock
  • Remote lighting all areas
  • Installed fans

Deck and Hull

  • Deck cored composite
  • Non-skid finish
  • Hulls solid laminate below waterline
  • Hull cored above waterline
  • Isophthalic resin S-glass
  • 3-step transoms with storage (each hull) and outdoor shower (starboard hull)
  • Storage in rear crossbeam

Sails and; Rigging

  • Profurl roller reefing for genoa
  • Bamar in-mast roller reefing main
  • All new lines to cockpit
  • 2-Lewmar 46 2-speed winches
  • 2 Lewmar 43 2-speed winches
  • Main sail traveler
  • Spinnaker with ATN snuffer

Engines; Mechanical

  • 2 2030 Volvo Penta diesel engines
  • Dedicated engine rooms with lighting and bilge pumps
  • Volvo 120 saildrives
  • 1000 watt chain windlass
  • Tank hot water heater with engine coolant heating and electric heating
  • 2 150 amp alternators with electronic regulators

Navigation Equipment

  • Mast head 3-color LED light
  • Deck level navigation lights
  • Autohelm 6000
  • Depth sounder
  • Windspeed and direction
  • Raymarine i70s multifunction system
  • Navionics tablet navigation


  • Life-sling2 overboard rescue system
  • Life jackets
  • Jack-lines
  • Lifelines
  • Navigation lighting with LED anchor light
  • 12 volte plug- in halogen spotlights
  • Large front 1" webbed trampoline
  • Rear 1" webbed trampoline
  • VHF radio

Anchoring and Docking

  • 3 large anchors
  • Delta 55 lb anchor with 100 foot chain and 200 1' nylon rode
  • Max 17 mud anchor with chain and rode
  • Fortress type anchor with chain and rode
  • Front nylon bridle
  • 1000 watt electric Goiot windlass
  • Large anchor locker
  • Dock lines and fenders


  • Large sturdy front 1" webbed trampoline across bow area
  • Rear trampoline for dinghy storage underway
  • Escape hatches in heads with 8" sea clearance
  • 10-man life raft (needs servicing) accessible through large under bridge hatch
  • 4 solar panels with mounts for top of bimini (not installed)
  • PUR power survivor 35 water maker (not installed)

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