Catamaran For Sale -- Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (Florida)

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Asking: $625,000 (USD) Location: Clearwater (Florida)
S/V Runnoft is a Clearwater based 2018 Fountaine Pajot 44 Helia Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.

S/V Runnoft is a 2018 Fontaine Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran for sale by owner. This catamaran is an innovative Fountaine Pajot catamaran offshore cruiser. This is a new benchmark design for a 44 cruising catamaran. The Helia 44 catamaran benefits from the yard’s 30 years experience in building safe, seaworthy and comfortable cruising catamarans. The Helia 44 catamaran features many innovations and upgrades over her predecessor.

The Hélia 44 was designed by naval architects Berret Racoupeau and the Fountaine Pajot design office and replaced the Orana 44. Her majestic lines, sleek horizontal styling, and flush solar panels deliver top performance under sail with innovative living areas. The helm is conveniently located just off the center line to the starboard side, where the helmsman can easily communicate with passengers and allows the skipper to have a 360 degree view of the surroundings.

This 44′ catamaran is one of the most popular cruising catamarans and was designed for maximum living space while boasting beautiful natural light throughout its interior. This elegant and luxuriously appointed catamaran also delivers a dynamic performance at sea. With a generous sail plan, the Helia 44 is built for blue-water cruising providing the ideal balance between sail performance and comfort. All halyards, sheets and reefing lines lead back to the helm station, with an electric winch making it an easy boat to manage while sailing single-handed.

This catamaran for sale by owner has LOTS of large portholes and windows and very large deck spaces throughout the boat for lounging and sunbathing. The saloon and cockpit are connected with a very large and functional kitchen and the saloon has a large chart table with all the necessary navigation equipment.

Although perfect for fun and relaxing recreational cruises, she is also built to face the ocean. Very seaworthy and ideal for around the world travel.

Catamaran Name: S/V Runnoft
Model: 44 Helia
Year Built: 2018
Builder: Fountaine Pajot
Designer: Berret-Raccoupeau
Loa: 44' 0" (13.3 m.)
Lwl: 44' 0" (13.3 m.)
Beam: 24' 6" (7.4 m.)
Headroom: 185cm (doors) to 210cm (Cabin/Salon = 6,1- 6.9ft)
Draft: 3' 10" (1.20 m.)
Displacement: 23,800 lbs. (10,800kg.)
Mast Height: 70' 0" (21.4 m.)
Speed: 5 to 10 kts cruise; max 15kts
Cabins: 3
Heads: 3
Galley Location: up
Engines: Volvo 40 HP
Engine Hours: P 700 S 700
Sails: Factory

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Catamaran Inventory


  • HULL MATERIAL: Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) using balsa core – infused sandwich construction. HULL COLOR: White gelcoat.
  • FRAMING: Composite fiberglass bulkheads and plywood transverse webs are bonded to the hulls and deck with fiberglass tabbing.
  • DECK & SUPERSTRUCTURE: Composite GRP. There is a molded non-skid surface.
  • An extended cabin top covers the cockpit area aft. The helm position is to starboard and it
  • is covered with a canvas bimini with a stainless steel frame.
  • HULL to DECK JOINT: The deck is bonded to the hull with fiberglass tabbing.
  • RUBRAIL: There is a plastic rubrail along the hull to deck joint.
  • CEILINGS: Molded fiberglass and vinyl covered plywood panels.
  • HULL COVERINGS: Foam backed vinyl.
  • KEELS: Molded fiberglass keels (filled with foam) are bonded into female lower hull recesses.
  • RUDDERS: Composite fiberglass spade rudders with stainless steel rudderstocks.
  • BOWS & additions: A tensioned, anodized aluminum crossbeam is bolted between the hulls and there
  • is a single trampoline.
  • STERNS & additions: Reverse transoms with molded steps. Stainless steel dinghy davits (SWL 100kg each) are bolted to the aft side of the bridgedeck. There is a hinged stainless steel swim ladder on the port side. BALLAST: None.
  • OSMOTIC BLISTERING: No blisters were visible on the wetted surface area of the hulls, keels or rudders. HULL SOUNDING: The lower hulls, keels & rudders were sounded and no delamination was detected.


  • Port hull from forward – Single bow bunk with access by hatch or to the forward cabin.
  • Double cabin forward, two heads (toilets & showers) amidships and a double cabin aft.
  • Starboard hull from forward – A single bow bunk with deck hatch access.
  • A shower and toilet forward, a desk amidships and a double bunk aft.
  • Bridge deck – Saloon settee with a dining table, navigation station to port forward and the galley – aft side to port.
  • STEREO: ‘Fusion’ media player – interior and cockpit speakers.
  • 4 Toilets with 4 heads
  • 4 stand-alone shower cabins (one used for storage with shelves installed)


  • STOVE: ‘Eno’ 3-burner propane stovetop. OVEN: ‘Eno’
  • 1 x ‘Isotherm’ refrigerator with 2 drawers
  • 1 x ‘Isotherm’ side opening refrigerator
  • MICROWAVE OVEN: 110-v ‘Panasonic’
  • 1 x ‘Vitrifrigo’ refrigerator – 12-volt air-cooled compressor (cockpit mounted).


  • Radar
  • G.P.S / CHARTPLOTTER: ‘Garmin GPSmap 7410’ multi-function display (chart table). AUTOPILOT: ‘Garmin GHC 20’ with a linear drive acting on the starboard rudderstock tiller. MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAYS: 2 x ‘Garmin GMI 20’ displays (helm)
  • Garmin 8612
  • COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: 2 x ‘Garmin GHS 10i’ VHF handsets (chart table and helm).
  • Sat phone
  • WiFI, Entrnet
  • STEERING COMPASS: ‘Plastimo Offshore 135’ pedestal type compass.


  • AIR CONDITIONING: 2 x 12 000 BTU ‘Dometic’ air conditioning units (saloon)
  • 4 x 8 000 BTU ‘Dometic’ air conditioning units (two in each hull)
  • Working on 220-v: Air conditioning and cooling pumps.
  • Shore power: 50A cable.
  • CATHODIC PROTECTION: Saildrive collar zinc anodes.
  • Generator: 11,5kW ‘Onan Cummins’ diesel generator in a soundproof capsule. Engine hours: 1 430 hours
  • Battery charger / Inverter: ‘Victron Energy Multiplus Compact’ 2000W inverter / 80A charger + remote. Cabin receptacles: 110-v
  • Working on 110-v: Hot water tank, charger / inverter, microwave, cabin receptacles.
  • AC – SYSTEM: 220-volt
  • AC – SYSTEM: 110-volt
  • 12-volt House batteries: 5 x 150Ah ‘Varta Professional Deep Cycle’ AGM batteries.
  • Start batteries: Starboard engine – starts off the house bank.
  • Port engine – ‘Exide EM1000’ AGM battery (port engine room)
  • Generator start – ‘Exide EM1000’ AGM battery (forward deck locker). Circuit Protection Devices: Battery isolation switches.
  • Parallel switch: Yes
  • Power distribution system: Labeled DC/AC circuit breaker panels.
  • Battery management: Analogue voltmeter.
  • Charging system: 2 x engine mounted 115A alternators.
  • 80A / 110-v battery charger.
  • 4 x 130W (estimated) solar panels (on the hardtop bimini aft)
  • + ‘Energie Mobile’ MPPT solar charge controller.

Deck & Hull

  • THROUGH HULL FITTINGS (below w/l): Plastic and bronze with plastic & bronze ball valve type seacocks.
  • DECK HATCHES: 12 ‘Lewmar’ – 8 aluminum framed hatches + 4 flush mounted hatches (deck & cabintop).
  • EMERGENCY ESCAPE HATCHES: 2 ‘Goïot’ aluminum framed hatches (one in each hull amidships).
  • OPENING PORTLIGHTS: 7 opening ports.
  • HULL MOUNTED WINDOWS: 4 tinted acrylic windows – two each side.
  • CABINTOP: 9 tinted acrylic windows. There is an aluminum framed sliding doorway at the aft side.

Mast Rigging, Sails & Canvas

  • Sloop rigged / fractional rig. MAST Make: ‘Z-Spars’
  • Anodized aluminum mast & boom
  • Spreaders: Two sets of raked spreaders.
  • 1 x 19 stainless steel wire to swaged studs and open bronze bodied turnbuckles.
  • RUNNING RIGGING: Braided Polyester.
  • Cabintop – 1 x ‘Lewmar 45’ 12-v self-tailing winch.
  • 2 x ‘Lewmar 50’ two speed self-tailing winches.
  • 1 x ‘Lewmar 40’ two speed self-tailing winch.
  • Profurl C430’ furling drum and foil on the forestay.
  • CHAIN PLATES: through-bolted to the sides of the hull.
  • SAILS – Fully-battened Mainsail. Furling Genoa
  • Helm station – a canvas bimini with a SSl frame.
  • New SAIL COVERS: ‘Stack-pack’ with lazy-jacks.

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 x ‘Volvo Penta D2-40F’ 4 cylinder diesel engines. ENGINE NUMBERS:
  • ENGINE HOURS: 717 hours – port / 715 hours – starboard
  • HORSEPOWER: 80hp (2 x 39,6hp)
  • SAILDRIVES: ‘Volvo Penta 130S-C’ Ratio 2,19:1
  • Fresh water cooled through a heat exchanger.
  • Wet exhaust – mixing elbow to plastic ‘Vetus’ waterlocks, looped reinforced exhaust hosing to transom skin fittings.
  • COMPRESSORS & ALTERNATORS FITTED: A single 115A alternator on each engine.
  • PRIMARY FUEL FILTERS: & water separators.
  • PROPELLERS: Fixed two bladed alloy propellers.


  • WATER TANKS: 700lt / 185 US gallons in 2 x 350lt plastic tanks – port forward of the mast. DIESEL TANK: 470lt / 124 US gallons in a single fiberglass tank (aluminum top) – port aft. HOLDING TANKS: 3 x 45lt / 12 USG plastic tanks – gravity drain or deck pump out. COOKING GAS: 2 x 10lb steel propane tanks – in a dedicated locker in the cockpit.
  • Piping: Flexible propane hose and copper pipe.
  • Solenoid & pressure gauge: Both. MARINE SANITATION DEVICES: 3 x 12-v toilets.
  • HOT WATER: 1 x 40lt ‘Isotemp’ tank – port engine room. The water is heated via the engine heat exchanger or a 110-v element.
  • 1 ‘Jabsco Par-Max 2,9’ 2,9 GPM / 40 PSI diaphragm pump + a steel accumulator tank.
  • BILGE PUMPS – Electric:
  • Amidships bilges Port – 1 x ‘Rule-Mate 1100’ 1100 GPH automatic submersible pump.
  • 1 x ‘Rule 1500’ 1500 GPH submersible pump with a ‘Rule’ float switch. Starboard – 2 x ‘Rule-Mate 1100’ 1100 GPH automatic submersible pumps.
  • Engine compartments – ‘Rule-Mate 1100’ 1100 GPH automatic submersible pump (port) ‘Rule-Mate 1100’ 1100 GPH automatic submersible pump (starboard)
  • Manual Pumps: 1 x ‘Whale’ pump with a long suction hose (mounted in the cockpit).
  • BILGE HIGH WATER ALARMS: Yes – the alarm activates with the pumps.
  • PIPING – Diesel: Approved fuel hose.
  • Propane: Approved propane hose and copper pipe. Fresh water: Plastic pipe.
  • SHOWERS: Each head has a shower + a transom shower (port side).
  • SHOWER SUMP PUMPS: 2 x plastic sealed sumps with float switches + 2 ‘Whale Gulper 220 diaphragm pumps.

Safety Equipment

  • PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES: 10 x offshore adult lifejackets. 1 x child offshore lifejacket.
  • THROWABLE DEVICES: 2 ‘Quick Fit’ Horseshoe Liferings. ‘Seago’ inflatable Danbuoy.
  • SOUND SIGNALS: Foghorn.
  • VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS: 4 red hand flares (expiry date 12/2021)
  • 4 red parachute flares (expiry date 12/2021)
  • 2 orange smoke floats (expiry date 12/2021) NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTING: Bicolor, steaming light, stern light and anchor light.
  • LIFERAFT: 8-person ‘Plastimo Transocean’ Type 1 / Group A liferaft in a fiberglass capsule. Service dates: None.
  • s/n: 52383SN00018118
  • LIFELINES: Stainless steel wire to s/s swaged studs and turnbuckles through stainless steel stanchions. FIRST AID KIT: Yes.
  • VAPOR DETECTORS: ‘Xintex’ Propane Fume Detector.
  • Smoke detector – starboard hull.
  • EPIRB: None.
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS: 2 x 4kg + 2 x 1kg + 1 x 3lb dry chemical extinguishers.
  • Engine compartments: 6lb ‘Sea-Fire’ automatic extinguisher. INSPECTION DATES: March 2018 / all show charged
  • OTHER: Wooden plugs, spare VHF antenna, 10 survival blankets.


  • New 12ft ‘ West Marine’ rigid bottom inflatable.
  • New 15hp Mercury four-stroke outboard engine

Ground tackle / Steering

  • Chain / rode: Approximately 150ft x 10mm chain.
  • SECONDARY ANCHOR: 25kg / 55lb ‘Delta’
  • Chain / rode: Approximately 15ft x 10mm chain + nylon rode attached.
  • WINDLASS: ‘Quick Dylan’ 12-volt / 1500W windlass with a remote control.
  • MAKE: ‘Lecomble & Schmitt’
  • DESCRIPTION: Hydraulic steering system. A single wheel to a linear drive acting on the starboard rudderstock tiller. An aluminum transverse bar connects the rudders across the aft end of the bridge deck. Aluminum tillers are attached to the stainless steel rudderstocks.
  • EMERGENCY TILLER: A steel tiller to the rudderstock (cockpit locker).


  • New Bauer Scuba compressor