A large, comfortable, self-sufficient cruising catamaran with a decent sail plan, the new Helia 44 is a hit with buyers and it's easy to see why. Join Rupert Holmes as he takes his first look aboard in this Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 video (and read the full-length boats.com Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 review).




The three-cabin version of the design (as opposed to the four-cabin version) has proved most popular so far, offering two double cabins in the port hull with their own heads, and a master cabin in the starboard hull with a luxury bathroom instead of the fourth cabin.

The main deck level is fully integrated inside and outside with enormous glass panels in the roof of the saloon as well as the hard top on the outside deck.

There is also an eco-option that includes four large capacity solar panels, a wind generator and hydro generator enabling large amounts of time to be spent living in comfort, but off grid, without worrying about the diesel capacity needed to run generators and watermakers.

Compare the Helia 44 with these other cats (sail and power) featured on www.boats.com: Isara 50: stylish cruising catamaran or Lagoon 630 video: quick tour.