FP Elba 45 (Florida)

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Asking: $874,000 (USD) Location: Hollywood, FL, US (Florida)
S/V Aratui is a Hollywood, FL, US based 2021 Fountaine Pajot 45 Elba Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

Better than new, Aratui is a luxury Fountaine Pajot catamaran with a proven pedigree of exceptional cruising and blue water comfort.

She boasts the highly desirable and luxurious comfort version with three staterooms, and three separate bathrooms. The entire Port side hull is an expansive master suite devoted to owner comfort and space, complete with generous queen bed, office, huge bathroom shower, vanity, and separate head. Starboard, the spacious guest staterooms include generous beds, ample storage, clever lighting, and private, well-appointed showers and heads. All heads are fresh water, electric flush. Both hulls include factory fitted carpets and block- out curtains.

The spacious saloon is furnished with tasteful fabrics, light modern wood grained furniture, a Bose and Fusion sound system, and Samsung TV. Generous soft seating wrapped around a coffee table with storage underneath. A computer charging and storage station is next to an integrated wine rack, and pre-wired space for a microwave oven. Along with large picture windows, a huge forward-facing window ensures plenty of ventilation and connection with the foredeck.

The galley is seamlessly connected to the cockpit by large sliding windows and doors. Two generous Corian benchtops make entertaining a pleasure, along with a three-burner cooktop, Airlux gas oven, double stainless sinks, eight place dishwasher, freezer, and a double drawer refrigerator.

The generous cockpit includes an eight-seater teak table, drinks refrigerator, BBQ, extra lounging areas, external speakers, and storage.

Along with relaxing areas around the forward trampoline, the upstairs sunlounge includes generous wraparound seating and double sun beds.

The well-designed helm station has excellent visibility, is nicely linked to the cockpit and sun lounge, is weather protected, and includes comfortable seating for three. This uncluttered, safe space, brings sheets, halyards, and reefing lines back to three winches, and nine clutches. The clearly set out navigation instruments and compass include a chain counter and windlass remote control.

Aratui has been fastidiously maintained by its one and only owners, she has never been chartered and includes a long list of factory fitted upgrades and ongoing improvements.

The owners are motivated sellers and continue to look after Aratui with pride and care.

Catamaran Name:S/V Aratui
Model:45 Elba
Year Built:2021
Designer:Berret-Racoupeau Design
Loa:13.45 m
Beam:7.55 m
Headroom:6' 3"
Draft:1.20 m
Displacement:14.021 T
Fuel Tanks:1 (124 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (124 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 3
Engines:Volvo D260F 60 hp / Volvo D260F 60 hp / Tohatsu MFS20E 20 hp
Engine Hours: 1170 / 1156

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Catamaran Inventory


  • Designer: Berret Racoupeau
  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 44.17 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 3"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 6"


  • Total Power: 140
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D260F
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1170
  • Engine Power: 60 hp
  • Total Power: 140
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D260F
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1156
  • Engine Power: 60 hp
  • Total Power: 140
  • Engine Brand: Tohatsu
  • Engine Model: MFS20E
  • Engine Type: Outboard 4 Stroke
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 20 hp

Manufacturer Provided Description

  • Climb aboard the Elba 45 and enter the boldly modern, bright, spacious world of acruising catamaransigned by Fountaine Pajot.
  • The 45 boasts energetic lines and inverted bows, accommodating incredible interior living spaces, making her truly astonishing. This elegant newcatamaranalso has a newly designed helm station to improve handling, promising excellent performance.
  • The Elba 45 delivers all-embracing harmony, with an abundance of light, an extensive cockpit opening onto an innovative saloon, together with the largest lounge space of her category, and lots of invisible storage.
  • The Owner suite and guest cabins are also bathed in light and offer a quiet, comfortable place in which to relax, with en-suite shower rooms. The Elba 45 by Fountaine Pajot is enhanced with incredibly generous relaxation spaces, on the foredeck, lounge deck, and in the cockpit.


  • Helm Station:
  • 3 Lewmar 50 winches (one electric). 9 clutches. Rope tidy bag and straps.
  • Bimini and all-round weather and sun protection.
  • Garmin navigation instruments; VHF; Quick high quality CHC 1203 chain counter and remote for Quick DH4 windlass; and Plastimo compass.
  • Steering, autohelm, and engine throttle controls. 12v outlet for spotlight.
  • 1 x 8 persons bench seat around the table
  • 1 Teak cockpit table
  • Serving hatch to the kitchen by sliding bay
  • 1 fainting sofa
  • 1 Large storage area on the bench
  • 1 Large storage area on the fainting sofa
  • 1 Gas chest for 5 bottles 4kg each
  • Natural lighting and ventilation via deck hatches
  • Lighting by waterproof spotlights
  • Beverge cooler (upgrade)
  • Large steel gas BBQ w / side table (upgrade)
  • Complete cockpit enclosure with screens (upgrade)


  • In the Galley:
  • 190 litre Isotherm two drawer refrigerator.
  • Isotherm freezer
  • Eight place Bosch dishwasher.
  • Airlux oven and three burner hob.
  • Twin stainless sinks with fresh and saltwater taps.
  • Two generous Corian benchtops.
  • Excellent ventilation, and exterior visibility. Sirocco fan and storage for everything.
  • Soda stream, kettle, toaster, electric coffee grinder and everything youll need to easily step aboard and go. Cutlery, crockery, French cookware etc.
  • Open kitchen to the outside by sliding bay
  • Sink work top in synthetic resin
  • Double stainless steel
  • Pressurized hot and cold freshwater from mixer faucet
  • 1 draining board
  • 1 top accessed trash can, bags removed through separate door
  • 1 x 3 burner stove with pan holder
  • 1 stainless gaz oven
  • 1 cutlery drawer
  • Cupboard under the sink includes storage and dishwasher
  • 3 large drawers and cupboards under cooktop bench
  • Two drawer 190 ltr refrigerator
  • Freezer under bench
  • LED spotlighting
  • Ventilation hatch above the stove top and large forward facing window
  • Accommodations
  • In the Saloon:
  • Dometic12,000 BTU Air conditioning.
  • Bose Acoustimass 3 series and Fusion MS-UD AV 650 sound system, swing mounted Samsung 32 inch flat-screen Series 5/4 TV.
  • WiFi linked to Starlink modem and dish. Peplink Max Series router.
  • Under floor and under seating storage, Karcher wet and dry vacuum. All windows with anti-glare/heat screens. Stainless handrails to downstairs suites.
  • Navigation consol with slide-top desk, Ocean Signal AIS Alarm unit, VHF, VHF speaker, Chart plotter, 12v outlet, USB Aux input, USB and HDMI inputs, 24v outlet and barometer.
  • Siemens iQ 500 washing machine (Starboard hull).


  • Saloon access through a sliding Altuglas door
  • Natural lighting by panoramic surround windows & two roof windows
  • Coffee table with sliding top and large storage underneath
  • Six place bench seat
  • Bose speakers, hi-fi system and articulated TV
  • Large cupboards under bench
  • Ventilation via front-opening hatches
  • Principal lighting by spot LED fixtures
  • Air conditioning

Chart Table

  • Wooden chart table and storage under includes USB and 220v outlets
  • Navigation instruments console with upgraded AIS Sounder
  • One 12V electric outlet
  • Starlink modem
  • In the Staterooms:
  • LED, mood, and bedside lighting each with two integrated USB charging ports.
  • Caframo 12/24v three speed silent Sirocco ll fans.
  • Queen beds, side ventilation and roof hatches with built in insect screens and block out blinds and block out curtains.

Maestro Version – Owner’s Cabin

  • Entire port hull dedicated to owners’ cabin
  • Island style queen berth aft
  • Office space/ vanity
  • Storage lockers amidships
  • Spacious head area forward that includes a walk-in shower separated by a sole-to-ceiling wall of glass
  • Private, separate head with large, fresh water, electric flush toilets

Aft Cabin

  • Access through wooden door in passageway
  • Double bed (1,60×2,00 meter approximately) with lateral access (island style bed)
  • 1 Drawer under bed with frontal access
  • Shelving on side of bed
  • 1 hanging closet
  • 1 Console with shelves inside
  • Ventilation through 1 deck hatch and through port in large outward-facing picture window
  • Aft panoramic bay window
  • Large non-opening outward-facing picture window
  • Curtains on all openings
  • Main lighting via spotlight LED fixtures and 2 bedside reading lights
  • Coat hook
  • Cupboards, storage under bed

Aft and forward bathrooms

  • Access through wooden door
  • Worktop with sink
  • Mirror + shelves
  • Hot and cold water
  • Separate shower with mixer tap with built-in showerhead
  • Shower with electrical drainage pump
  • Large electric freshwater toilets
  • Cupboard storage with internal shelves under worktop
  • Coat hook
  • Ventilation through 1 deck hatch
  • 2 LED spotlight fixtures

Fore cabin

  • Access through wooden door in passageway
  • Double bed (1,60/1,3x 2 meters approximately) with lateral access (island style bed)
  • 1 Drawer under bed with frontal access
  • 1 hanging closet
  • 1 console with internal shelf
  • 1 shelf above bed
  • Ventilation through 1 deck hatch and 1 hull hatch
  • 1 escape hatch opening
  • Large non-opening outward-facing picture window
  • Curtains on all openings
  • Main lighting via spotlight LED fixtures and 2 bedside reading lights
  • Coat hook
  • Cupboard storage under bed

Electrical and Mechanical

  • Electrical:
  • 1050 watts solar
  • 3 x MPPT Blue Solar 100/30 controllers
  • 5 x 150 Ah AGM house batteries, 1 x 50Ah AGM start battery
  • 2 x Victron Multiplus Compact 2000 inverters
  • Fischer Pander NEO 5000i generator with separate start battery
  • 2 x 115A/12V engine alternators
  • 1 set starboard onboard/engine batteries of 600A/h
  • 1 port engine battery of 100A/h/ 800CCA
  • 1 Manual back-up link
  • 12V electrical distribution panel
  • General 12V distribution panel at chart table protected by circuit breakers
  • Voltmeter for onboard batteries
  • Spare sockets for extra equipment
  • 6 Solar 1050 Panels
  • 3 Victron control MPPT 100/30
  • Generator Model NE O5000i with 350
  • 2 Victron Multiplus Compact 2000/80 230 Volt Charger Inverters
  • USB plugs


  • Navigation Equipment and electronics:
  • GPS Chart Plotters: Two12-inch linked Garmin GPSMAP 8400/8600 series chart-plotters with Active Captain; depth sounder, fuel, water, electrical, radar, tide, wind, water temperature and battery management, AIS, and autopilot readouts.
  • Wind, Autopilot, VHF, Radar, and EPIRB: Garmin GMI 20 wind instruments. GHC 20 and Reactor 40 mechanical auto pilot. Two Garmin VHF 315 handsets. Garmin radar range 18 nm. Garmin AIS 800. McMurdo Smartfind G8 AIS EPIRB. Back-up separate CPT Auto-pilot.
  • Garmin Chart Plotter Brand8400/8600 Series
  • Garmin Depth Sounder Brand 8400/8600 series
  • 2 x 12 inch Chart Plotters
  • Depth Sounder
  • Garmin Wind instrument ModelGMI 20
  • GHC 20 and CPT Autopilot
  • Garmin VHF 315 Radio Brand
  • VHF Ram mic at nav sation and helm
  • IridiumGo Satellite Phone
  • Radar Range 18 nmS
  • Starlink Satellite Internet


  • Engines:
  • Two upgraded D60 Turbo Volvo Penta Diesel engines including separate fuel filters. Cruise at 6.5 7 kts, max 9 kts. Fully serviced at recommended intervals.
  • 124 gal fuel tank (470 ltr), plus six 5 gal (20 ltr) diesel jerry cans, additional fuel filter for each engine.
  • 2 Upgraded Volvo D2 60 HP Engines (2021) 1156 / 1169 Engine hours
  • 3 Folding blade propellers with Ambassador rope cutters
  • Saltwater filter
  • Engine cooling by heat exchanger
  • Complete engine panel and dual controls at helm station
  • Hour meter
  • Tohatsu MFS20# 4 stroke dinghy engine (2021)

Mast and Boom

  • Mast and boom in anodised aluminium
  • Reef lines all come back to clutches at helm, first reef is single line and is reefed from helm
  • Complete standing rigging
  • Ball bearing mainsail luff cars
  • 1 tackle on mainsail halyard
  • 1 topping lift
  • 3 reef pennants
  • 1 genoa halyard
  • 1 spinnaker halyard
  • lazy-jack
  • clutches on all halyards for genoa, spinnaker and topping lift
  • 2 flag halyards
  • Navigation, running and mooring lights with additional tri-colour lights at masthead
  • Deck lighting

Sail gear, ground tackle, safety gear

  • Sails:
  • Fountaine Pajot fully battened square topped mainsail, genoa with furler, slab reefing, lazy jacks, Karver hook and sail bag.
  • Bowsprit for Flying Gennaker 95m2, Wingaker 152m2, separate Karver furler. Wingaker spring blocks on each bow, sheets and lines back to cockpit with four clutches and two Lewmar 50 winches.
  • Bowsprit and gear for gennaker including winches and 4x clutch
  • Additional windlass control (and counter at helm)
  • Electric davit winch
  • Fully battened Mainsail (74m2)
  • Genoa (48m2)
  • Flying genoa (95m2)
  • Wingaker (152m2)
  • Spare: Main halyard, spinnaker halyard, topping lift
  • 2x 100 metres floating stern lines (16mm)
  • 33kg Rocna primary anchor + 100 mtrs 12mm chain
  • Fortress 47 secondary anchor 10 mtrs 12mm chain + 60 mtrs rode
  • Hypalon Highfield dinghy 3.4m, with 20hp Tohatsu outboard
  • MP 6 Plastimo Liferaft
  • 3x Jacklines
  • Dan buoy with drogue + light, horse-shoe life ring +whistle and light, MOB recovery sling, throw bag
  • 400mm octahedral radar reflector
  • Mast deck ight
  • Masthead tricolour lights (and bow lights)
  • IridiumGo Satellite equipment (including mast mounted antennae)
  • Starlink Dish and Modem
  • Various fenders and mooring lines
  • Mooring line springs and rubber snubbers
  • Anchor bridle and snubbers
  • Anchor wash
  • 700L water tanks
  • 470L fuel tank (plus 7x 20L jerry cans yellow plastic)
  • Upgraded steering linkages (rose-joints)
  • New Rudders
  • Masthead and bow navigation lights


  • Length Overall 13.45 mtr
  • Length at Waterline 13.45 mtr
  • Beam 7.55 mtr
  • Maximum Draft 1.2 mtr
  • Minimum Draft 1.2 mtr
  • Air Draft 23 Mtr
  • Ballast 14.5 MTR
  • 470 ltr fuel tank
  • 2 x 700 water tanks hold 700 ltr total
  • 160 ltr holding tank


  • LED Interior light
  • Large freshwater flush electric toilets
  • Aquabase Water Maker YK3 47.5 GPH
  • Dometic Air Conditioning (12000 BTU) DGT12-2371-410A 6MR 230/50-60/1
  • 2280 – 1840 mm standing head room in saloon
  • 5 Sirocco cabin fans

Owner’s Notes

  • This meticulously maintained Fountaine Pajot Elba boasts a well-proven design, and features a plethora of factory options, enhancements, and extras. With a commitment to peak performance, the vessel has undergone annual haul-outs for routine maintenance, ensuring optimal condition. Notably, for three years, it has seen gentle use, being enjoyed for only six months per year.
  • Seize the opportunity to own a fully loaded Fountaine Pajot Elba 45, a vessel in high demand with a waiting list until 2026. Take advantage of this rare chance to save between $200k and $300k on a well-maintained luxury catamaran, perfect for cruising or serious blue water sailing. Located in Grenada, Caribbean, this sought-after model is ready for your sailing adventure. Don’t miss outschedule a virtual walk-through or visit in person to make this dream a reality!”

Other Important Gear Already Onboard

  • Spares: Main halyard, spinnaker halyard, topping lift
  • 100 metres floating stern line
  • Mantus stainless anchor swivel
  • Anchor chain lock
  • Fortress 47 secondary anchor 10 mtrs 12mm chain + 60 mtrs rode
  • MP 6 Plastimo Liferaft.
  • 3x Jacklines
  • Dan buoy with drogue + light, horse-shoe life ring +whistle and light, MOB recovery sling, throw bag
  • 400mm octahedral radar reflector
  • Mast deck and search light
  • Masthead tricolour navigation lights
  • Bow navigation lights
  • MDI and windlass bypass switches
  • IridiumGo antennae mast mounted
  • Various fenders and mooring lines
  • Mooring line steel springs and rubber snubbers
  • Anchor bridle and snubbers
  • Anchor wash
  • Upgraded steering system
  • Aft deck hot and cold shower
  • Blue courtesy deck lights
  • Cockpit & helm surround clears and interchangeable black mesh sunscreens
  • Sun awnings foredeck and upper lounge
  • Additional stern cleats
  • Fairleads for mooring lines
  • Karcher pressure washer
  • Bosuns chair
  • Stainless rubbing strips under each cleat, and furling line
  • Additional safety grab rails
  • Boat equipment manuals
  • Spare outboard propeller
  • 4 x Ocean going life jackets
  • Full set of flares
  • ARC approved grab bag
  • 4 additional high volume bilge pump stations and 3700 lpm pump
  • Emergency steering system
  • Drogue and deployment lines
  • Snorkels, masks and flippers
  • Many spares
  • Emergency VHF antennae


  • Other:
  • Hauled out for full maintenance every year and latest applications in January 2024:
  • Seajet 039 Antifoul and propspeed
  • Full set of new anodes
  • Full polish and wax
  • Stainless davits with electric winch
  • Highfield 3.4mtr double floor tender, 20 Hp Tohatsu outboard
  • SLCE Aquabase Watermaker 180 Lt/h (220V)
  • 2 x freshwater tanks 185 gal (700 ltr)
  • SPX Aquajet wash down system
  • 33kg Rocna primary anchor + 100 mtrs 12mm chain


  • 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.

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Chris @ The Multihull Company

By Chris @ The Multihull Company

Chris Rundlett’s first sailing adventure was on a small Sunfish owned by the U.S. Coast Guard where his father was stationed in North Dakota. There was plenty of wind – but not much water! Since then he dreamed of bigger horizons and sailed whenever he had the chance. Chris is a true son of a sailor. Chris started his maritime career teaching USCG Captains Licensing courses in the Pacific Northwest. This lead to teaching sailing in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. In 2008, Chris started working with a sailing school in the Caribbean – St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He enjoyed sailing in these exquisite waters so much, he decided to stay. In 2013, Chris started the premier American Sailing Association affiliate school in the Caribbean, LTD Sailing – “Living the Dream!”, with his partner Chrystal Young. They have now opened a second location in the Grenadines at the Port Louis Marina, Grenada partnering with The Multihull Company and Five Oceans Marine Group. Chris and Chrystal found that many of their sailing school students were interested in buying boats – making this a natural partnership. Grenada is a great cruising destination with its southerly latitude, excellent marine services and active cruising community. Please call Chris or Chrystal if you would like to discuss the advantages of buying or selling your yacht in the Caribbean. Stop by the office at Prickly Bay Marina to say ‘Hi’ next time you are in Grenada!