Catamaran For Sale – Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 (California)

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Asking: $394,000 (USD)
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Location: San Diego, CA (California)
S/V Colibri is a San Diego, CA based 2013 Fountaine Pajot 41 Lipari Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

S/V Colibri is an Owners’ Version 2013 Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 catamaran, for sale by owner. “Colibri” means hummingbird in many languages, including French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Polish, Portuguese and many more.  She is light, nimble, and beautiful.

​Colibri has undergone extensive modernization and upgrades. This a boat that is at home on the hook, dockside, or underway.  Colibri has a slip in San Diego that you can take over – a rare find for catamarans in California!

It is an excellent sailing boat and comfortable to be on while offshore or at anchor. It is easily sailed single-handed as all lines lead back to the helm which has an electric winch. The helm can be fully enclosed in the event of inclement weather. The dodger includes a unique glass pane for improved visibility.

​Instrumentation includes a new (2021) Raymarine Axiom Pro, 3 i70 displays and RAM mic., as well as two USB outlets and two 120v AC outlets at the helm.  There is also a new 12-inch Raymarine Axiom touchscreen display at the nav station as well as a fourth i70 display and the autopilot remote, satellite phone, Xantrex volt meter, Magnum inverter controller and controls for the Northern Lights generator.

The comfortable cockpit is covered by a hard top and provides ready access to the stern and side decks. There is a custom boarding ladder on the port side with a ladder extension to make getting onboard the sugar scoop easy.

A full sun/bug enclosure for the cockpit is included.  It is made of high-quality Sunbrella fabric and webbing with stainless steel snaps and clasps.  Fits like a glove and offers privacy as well as protection from the elements.

The foredeck has bow seats and a comfortable trampoline completely redone by Sunrise in 2018. Wiring is already in place to add foredeck speakers to the existing sound system which has two existing speakers in the salon and two in the cockpit. The 73 lb Vulcan anchor, windlass, freshwater wash down, 210 feet of chain, plus 150 feet of rode, Mantus bridle and spare Fortress anchor are housed in the deck locker along with a Northern Lights Generator. There is ample room for fenders and lines. A mooring bridle is also provided in addition to the Mantus anchor bridle.

The comfortable salon boasts an ENO three burner propane stove, stainless double sink, oven, isotherm freezer (convertible to refrigerator with digital thermostat), piano-style refrigerator, Toshiba flat screen TV, Fusion Bluetooth stereo with Sirius XM satellite radio, ample storage, Axiom Pro 12″ monitor at the nav station, plus Raymarine i70 monitor and remote auto-pilot allows for indoor control and monitoring, 12 volt fans, plentiful 120 volt, 12V and USB outlets. The salon has its own CruiseAir reverse cycle AC unit providing either cool air or heat if needed.

In this Owners’ Version, there are three queen berths. One to starboard which is the owner’s side. Two to port with a shared head. The port bow has a single berth with a port hole, hatch to the deck and reading light and fan. The starboard bow locker only has access from the owner’s head and has plenty of storage. That is where the Rainman AC water maker is mounted with two high capacity membranes that produce 170 liters of fresh water per hour.

The starboard hull is the private owner’s suite. There are 120V and USB outlets, fans, ample closets and drawers for storage, a queen-size berth with memory foam topper, reading lights and opening ports. There is a dedicated CruiseAir reverse-cycle AC unit that cools and heats. The bathroom has a fresh water vacuflush head installed in 2018 at which time all sanitary hoses were changed and upgraded. There is a monitor for the holding tank. There is a standup shower area. A solar/battery exhaust fan keeps the area fresh and cooler. Forward there is a bow locker with the watermaker and fishing rod storage, and hooks for line storage.

The port hull houses a guest cabin aft that is virtually identical to the master cabin. There is a hanging locker and shelving. Midship there is a bathroom with new (2018) vacuflush fresh water head, new hoses and tank monitor. Forward there is another queen size berth with multiple storage areas. The bow cabin is outfitted with a mattress, porthole and reading light. There is a separate reverse cycle AC/heater for the port hull.

​All standing rigging was replaced in 2018 with US-sourced (Hayn) product. All running rigging was also replaced at that time. The sails were inspected in 2019 and have been well cared for (always covered when not in use) and the UV cover on the jib was restitched and patched in 2019.  Colibri includes an asymmetrical spinnaker that really makes her fly.  It can be deployed via the included sock and sails comfortably between about 100 – 180 degrees from the wind.

The two Volvo D 1-30 engines were replaced in 2018 due to EPA recall. The sail drives were serviced at that time and new seals were installed in 2023.  There are currently about 1500 hours on both. Ample spares on board including zincs for the Volvo folding props, which include line cutters on the shafts. The sail drives were refinished June 2020.

The electrical system was upgraded in 2018, and all new AGM house batteries were added in 2023 for a total of 5 house batteries at 600Ah, plus a separate starter battery and another for the generator.

A semi-custom aluminum stern arch (the best we’ve seen on any other catamaran) was installed in 2018 with 990 watts of solar panels on three Victron controllers that include Bluetooth controls. The boat is self-sufficient at anchor with no need to run the generator except to make water as long as there is sunshine. There is a 50′ 50 amp shore power cord and shore power adapter (2×30 amp to 50 Amp). The stern arch also has a set of dinghy davits for redundancy. It also serves as a mount for the Starlink satellite dish.  It used to (and could again) hold the included dome for the Sailor satellite phone.

Electronics include autopilot remote, Sirius XM Satellite radio and weather receiver, AIS transceiver, ultrasonic speed transducer with depth and temperature. A clever addition is the streamlined storage container on the hardtop which provides a great place to store dive gear and water toys.

Included with Colibri comes a 10′ 6″ AB aluminum dinghy with new (2021) custom Sunbrella chaps and vinyl cushion, 15 HP electric start 4-stroke Yamaha, stainless steel dinghy swim ladder, anchor, locks and cables, bailing pump, navigation lights and oars, plus spare gasoline storage. The 6-person Viking life raft is included though it missed its last inspection which was due May 2020.  Also included is a Jordan series drogue. 5 offshore inflatable life vests and harnesses are negotiable.

​Colibri was built in La Rochelle France and is fully imported to the USA.  Available for sale in San Diego, CA July 2023.

Improvements & Upgrades since 2018

  • 2 x Volvo-Penta, D1-30 diesel engines 2018 (brand new, installed after 2018 EPA recall of old engines)
  • Sunbrella bimini with full enclosure and glass dodger (2018)
  • 2 new (2018) vacuflush heads (2018)
  • The rubrails were upgraded to stainless in 2019.
  • The freshwater system was upgraded with a stainless expansion tank in 2018.
  • There are two freshwater pumps new in 2020.
  • The navigation lights were upgraded to LEDs and brought into compliance in 2018.
  • Magnum charger/2000 Watt inverter
  • New dinghy chaps in 2021
  • Replaced both escape hatches due to FP recall 2022
  • Installed Starlink satellite internet in elegant and out–of–the–way mount on the solar arch in place of the included satellite phone dome
  • Two fresh coats of antifoul bottom paint were applied in July 2023.
Catamaran Name:S/V Colibri
Model:41 Lipari
Year Built:2013
Builder:Fountaine Pajot
Designer:Joubert-Nivelt Architects
Loa:39 ft 2 in / 14.3m
Lwl:38 ft 8 in (13.3 m.)
Beam:22 ft 1 in (7.4 m.)
Headroom:195cm / 6ft 5 in)
Draft:3 ft 8 in (1.20 m.)
Displacement:21,600 lbs. (10,800kg.)
Mast Height:58' 7" (12.05 m.)
Fuel Tanks:300L
Water Tanks:140 gallons
Holding Tanks:2 x 18 gallons
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 x Volvo D1-30 deisel, new 2018
Engine Hours:1460 hrs.
Sails:Fully-battented square-top main sail, original 2012
Furling genoa, original 2012 with sunbrella UV guard
Custom sunbrella sail cover with lazy jacks
2 electric Harken Radial winches
2 manual Harken Radial winches
Complete standing rigging, new 2018
Complete running rigging, new 2019
2 flag halyards

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory


  • Number of queen size cabins: 3
  • Memory foam mattress topper on owner’s side. Soft foam mattress toppers on port guest beds - so comfy
  • Number of single cabins: 1
  • Number of heads and showers: 2 + stern warm water wash-down


  • Saloon table converts double bed.
  • Excellent wrap-around windows give beautiful views and so much natural light
  • Removable salon sun/privacy shades for wrap around windows
  • Two 12v mounted fans
  • Very good air flow keeps salon cool
  • Hatch in roof allows warm air to vent and adds light
  • Warm lighting with good visibility and/or ambiance
  • Mounted Toshiba flat screen TV and DVD player, currently does not turn on


  • Galley “UP”
  • Stove - ENO 3 burner
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Double sink
  • Freezer (convertible to any temp with digital thermostat)
  • Piano-style Isotherm refrigerator
  • Magma propane grill aft
  • Full set of dishes, cups, cutlery, cooking knives and utensils, cutting boards, nesting MAGMA stainless steel cooking pots
  • Trash area converted to storage, with external stainless steel trash can neatly tucked in


  • Cockpit table lowers and converts to large bed
  • Removable closed-cell foam cushions
  • Full enclosure to keep out sun, insects and prying eyes


  • All integrated electronics are Raymarine
  • Depth-sounder, speed , temperature on integrated ultrasonic transducer
  • Autopilot with remote
  • Plotter x 2 (12’ AxiomPro at chart table, 9” AxiomPro at helm. WiFi connectivity
  • ICOM VHF with RAM mic at helm
  • AIS Transceiver
  • Digital Radar
  • Radar reflector
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Compass
  • Sirius XM satellite radio and weather receiver
  • Flat screen TV with DVD
  • Magnum inverter
  • Mount on the solar arch for Starlink satellite dish, mousing lines and mount for router


  • 110 volt (US) electrical system
  • 50 foot long 50 Amp shore power cord with adapter for two 30 Amp feeds.
  • 990W of solar panels
  • 3 Victron controllers with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Magnum charger/2000Watt inverter (2018)
  • 6 x 12 V fans in 3 main cabins and saloon
  • Generator Northern Lights 6 kw (1516 hrs)
  • 5 bilge pumps - 1 manual / 4 electric with alarms

Deck & Hull

  • External Deck shower
  • Fresh water wash down in the anchor locker
  • 1 halyard winch (electric)
  • 2 sheet winches
  • 1 aft winch for dinghy (electric)
  • Suede-covered steering wheel
  • Fenders & plenty of lines
  • Davits + custom aluminum arch with block & tackle
  • Stainless steel fishing rod holders (x2)
  • Swim ladder & extension
  • Sail covers & winch covers
  • Bimini with full enclosure & glass dodger (2018)
  • Helm station protective cover
  • Rain & sun shades (full Sunbrella cockpit enclosure)
  • Foredeck sunshade (2021)
  • Foredeck is wired for audio speakers
  • Unique mount of Yakima roof-top carrier with teak and SS fittings gives tons of extra storage space
  • Two boat hooks and a fish net

Sails & Rigging

  • Fully battened main with square top
  • Lazy jacks and Sunbrella sail bag
  • 3 Reefs
  • Headsail – furling
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 x Volvo-Penta, 2018, D1-30​, 1460hrs coupled to Volvo sail drives
  • Volvo folding propellers (3 blade)
  • Watermaker – Rainman 37 gph
  • Fresh water tanks: 2 (145 Gal)
  • Fuel tanks: 1 (80 Gal)
  • Holding tanks: 2 (21 Gal)
  • Two steel propane tanks with solenoid
  • Windlass


  • 10’6”AB Hypalon aluminum dinghy (RIB) with safety gear
  • New sunbrella chaps (2021)
  • 15 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard with electric start


  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • 5 fire extinguishers, plus one in each engine room
  • Life Jackets
  • Viking Liferaft (6 person), inspection is overdue
  • Life buoys
  • Jim Buoy
  • Throw rope
  • Emergency steering
  • Satellite phone (currently disconnected. Starlink in its place)
  • Jordan series drogue
  • Large waterproof ditch bag

Anchor & Docking

  • Electric windlass
  • Anchor – Rocna Vulcan 73lb with 200 feet chain and 150 feet of rode, Mantus swivel and Mantus bridle.
  • Separate mooring bridle.
  • 2nd Fortress anchor with 10 ft chain and ~100 ft rode.
  • Glass-bottom bucket to view anchor from the surface

Negotiable Items

  • SUP - Inflatable standup paddle board that includes a seat and paddle that can convert it into a kayak
  • Two high-quality boogie boards
  • 5 inflatable life vests & harnesses
  • Shakespear fishing rod and assorted louers, line, and hooks