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Fountaine Pajot Marquise 56 for sale

St. Maarten/St. Martin, Sint Maarten (Dutch Part)

$139,000 USD
approx £105,161GBP

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Fountaine Pajot Marquise 56
Used sail boat for sale
$139,000 USD
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Year of manufacture
Jean Berret
Length overall
17.07 metres
Length waterline
15.93 metres
8.23 metres
1.37 metres
12,973 kg
Fin Keel
St. Maarten/St. Martin, Sint Maarten (Dutch Part)


Perkins Perkins
Fuel capacity
598 litres


Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
1,200 litres

About this Fountaine Pajot Marquise 56

STORM DAMAGED ON THE HARD IN HURRICANE IRMA. SEE DETAILS IN DESCRIPTIONS.Pictures from 1 to 60 are pre Irma. Pictures 61 to the end are of her now.

Massively large and  robust platform for day or term charter work,

Would also suit an extended family or two looking for a circumnavigation platform.

Now being retired from a term charter fleet due to the purchase of even larger cataramarans, MOTU ITI  represents excellent value for someone looking to acquire a large vessel at a good price.

Structurally sound but cosmetically somewhat tired, she would suit someone looking for a day charter platform or something to live on whilst upgrading.

Owners are looking for offers for an early sale.

Pics were taken at her last haulout in St Maarten some years ago.

Pics after #15 were taken recently as she undergoes her phase out refit

Call for old survey

Manufacturer Provided Description

Construction of the 56 is in GRP - foam sandwich, using unidirectional and bidirectional cloths, bonded together with isophthalic resin, and a PVC foam core. The boats are laid up in a female mould, with vacuum-bagging to ensure a complete bond between the laminates and foam. The concept is a craft designed for the sunniest regions of the world, both for private owners or charter use, but with the capabilities of long passage-making or ocean crossings if required. Special features of the design aimed for use in hot climates include the overhang of the cabin roof, which stops the direct rays of the sun from hitting the windows, and prevents the greenhouse effect from raising the interior temperature. This is combined with ten wide-opening hatch-windows around the saloon, plus hatches in the insides of the hulls, to give excellent ventilation in the hottest of conditions. The sail plan is designed for ease of handling, with a big main, but small, easily tacked jib, with no overlap. The standard rig features a clever system that utilises the electric anchor windlass to hoist the mainsail, the only heavy operation required. A roller-furling main can be supplied as an extra. The mast is by Z-Spars, with the sails by Voile Systems. The basic layout is for most purposes the standard one, with the only alterations allowed being small changes to the cabins. As such it provides four double cabins for passengers, each with heads en suite, plus a double cabin for the captain, and two singles for the crew. The main areas are thoughtfully divided between the business and pleasure of cruising. Thus the saloon is spacious enough for lounging or entertaining, yet with a large separate galley for preparation of food, and an equally impressive navigation and chart area for serious passage-making. Similarly, the helm position is set well to one side of the cockpit, allowing the rest of the space to be used for enjoying the sun and fresh air, while the decks are divided between sunbathing and watersports areas, and sail-handling or anchoring.


The vessel  was on the hard during the hurricane and sheltered somewhat by the buildings behind so she did NOT fall off her chocks and no keel or rudder damage was sustained that the sellers are aware off.

There were two brand new rudders that were delivered from the factory that yet have to be installed.

Due to the high winds the mast feel down damaging the starboard side of the saloon and the internal navstation and instrumentation.

All significant amount of the starboard side  stanchions, the stbd front dolphin seat and some of the railings at the back were damaged.

The mast has been cut up and thrown away.
It appears that the boom suffered no damage.

We do not have a surveyors report

The only information is this info available on the website.

Offers for a quick clean deal ' as is where is' will be entertained.

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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 including the status of her ownership. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

The Little Ship Company

Marina Royale
French West Indies
Saint Martin (French Part)
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