The history of Fountaine Pajot began in western France in the 70s of the last century. It was then that the French Olympic yachtsman Jean-François Fontaine teamed up with his friends to produce Olympic and international dinghies.
Members of the French Olympic yachting team appreciated the efforts of Fontaine and his friends. And in 1978, the partners already needed their own production space to fulfill the incoming orders. These were found near La Rochelle in Egrefeuil d'Oni. The turn of the 70s-80s of the last century passed for the company in an active search for the most successful technology. Over time, she was found and used to build multihull ships, intended for ocean cruises. In fact, Fountaine Pajot has shaped the sailing and hybrid catamarans market by using injection-molded boat hull technology, pioneering the segment.
The prestigious awards and prizes of the races, in which the 18-meter Royale trimaran and the 21-meter Charente Maritime catamaran participated, added to the success of the shipyard's work.
In 1998, the shipyard surprised the yachting world with the release of the Maryland 37 and Greenland 34 catamarans into a series. From that moment on, a high level of quality was taken, which has not dropped to this day. The current line of sailing catamarans from this manufacturer includes models from 40 to 67 feet in the comfort and elite classes. The Motorized cruising catamarans from this shipyard have hull lengths ranging from 30 to 40 feet.
The Fountaine Pajot shipyard has changed several technologies for the production and layout of the hulls. Not only the speed characteristics were significantly improved, but also the level of comfort of the catamarans. The interior design also underwent significant changes under the influence of designer Olivier Flout, who significantly improved the habitability of catamarans by increasing the volume of the hull and creating comfortable living spaces between them.