Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 (Mexico Pacific)

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Asking: $175,000 (USD) Location: Loreto, MX (Mexico Pacific)
S/V Belize is a Loreto, MX based 2001 Fountaine Pajot 38 Athena Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Belize is a 2001 Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 catamaran, for sale by owner in Mexico. She is currently on the hard at Marina Escondido just south of Loreto. In 2021 she was sailed from Panama to Puerto Vallarta by her second owner. We purchased her last season in 2022 and cruised her from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan to La Paz to Loreto. I had planned to return for this cruising season but plans have changed, so I’m trying to sell the boat rather than leave her on the hard for a year. I would also consider a trade for a similar size catamaran in a different locale.

The boat is fully loaded for extended cruising including electronics, windlass, AIS, water maker, built in refrigerator and a new Dometic stand alone fridge/freezer, three anchors, full canvas cover for the cockpit, 1480 watts solar panels with two controllers, battery charger, Highfield RIB dinghy with outboard, fishing gear, two inflatable SUPs, lots of tools including sewing machine and spares. The twin diesels are the original Volvo 2020MDs with saildrives. The engines run strong and have 3000+ hours each. Sails are in good shape with main with three reef points, roller furling ~130% jib, and a parasailor for down wind.

I’m in WA state and would fly down to put the boat in the water and do the sea trial with a buyer under contract. This is a great opportunity to get a cruise ready cat in a great location!

Catamaran Name:S/V Belize
Model:38 Athena
Year Built:2001
Builder:Fountaine Pajot
Designer:Olivier Flahault
Loa:38 ft 0 in / 11.6m
Lwl:38 ft 0 in / 11.6m
Beam:20 ft 8 in / 6.3m
Headroom:in hulls: 2.00m
Draft:3 ft 4 in / 1m
Displacement:5760 kg dry / 7800 kg max
Mast Height:58 ft 0 in / 17.7m
Speed:6 knots
Galley Location:up
Engines:Volvo MD 2020 saildrive
Engine Hours:3000+

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Catamaran Inventory


  • Fiberglass


  • 4 cabins
  • 2 heads


  • standard factory layout
  • large center table
  • storage under seating
  • nav station to port
  • galley to starboard


  • 3 burner propane stove and range
  • 12v refrigerator built-in
  • double sink
  • pressurized hot and cold water
  • free standing Dometic 12V or AC refrigerator/freezer new 2022
  • blender
  • fully equipped for cruising
  • adequate storage


  • helm and wheel to starboard
  • 12 v outlets by controls
  • molded seating and pedestal table
  • full canvas enclosure including windscreen


  • Ipad tablet for plotter
  • Raymarine auto pilot, depth, and speed
  • radar
  • AIS
  • VHF
  • Starlink internet


  • 400 Ah AGM house batteries
  • 1 group 36 starter battery
  • 1040 watts solar panels with two separate Victron regulators
  • shore power cord and system with 120V outlets
  • 2000 W inverter to separate 120V outlets for redundancy
  • Mastervolt 12/50-3 battery charger

Deck & Hull

  • Well maintained
  • new bottom paint 2022

Sails & Rigging

  • Battened main with 3 reef points
  • Roller furling jib, 130%
  • Parasailor for downwind

Engines & Mechanical

  • original Volvo MD 2020 diesels run strong
  • 3000+ engine hours
  • Echotech watermaker


  • Highfield UL240 RIB with 4hp Yamaha

Navigation Equipment

  • Ipad tablet for plotter
  • Raymarine auto pilot, depth, and speed at helm
  • Compass at helm
  • radar
  • AIS
  • VHF
  • Starlink internet


  • automatic inflatable life vests x 4
  • one throwable horseshoe
  • ditch bag
  • one survival suit
  • life raft mounted on transom

Anchor & Docking

  • main anchor is a Rocna with 240' chain
  • two additional backup Fortress anchors with 300' of rope and chain
  • dinghy anchor with bag
  • multiple fenders including 8 stanard Taylor, 6 inflatable, and 4 West Marine flat fenders
  • docklines new in 2022 with older spares


  • Turn key cruising boat
  • Water filtration system
  • Complete canvas enclosure
  • 2 inflatable SUPs
  • mask and fins
  • fishing gear
  • full sets of tools
  • sewing machine
  • multiple spares
  • Everything needed to cruise Mexico

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