Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution (2016) for sale in Tahiti, French Polynesia

£388,442 GBP
Listed price €460,000 EURGet a foreign exchange quote


The Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution, hull number #140, located in Moorea, French Polynesia, is a 2016 model extensively updated in 2022, making it turn-key and bluewater ready. Measuring 13.23 metres in length and 7.39 metres in beam, this catamaran features four cabins and four heads, offering excellent onboard comfort without compromising sailing performance. Enhanced with a lightweight infused GRP deck, upgraded solar panels totalling 940W, and a powerful 180 L/h watermaker, it supports extended off-grid cruising. Equipped with twin Yanmar 57 HP engines, new sails from Incidence (2022), and a comprehensive list of recent upgrades including antifouling and engine services in 2024, this vessel is prepared for any adventure. The spacious cockpit integrates seamlessly with the saloon and galley, and the entire helm area provides excellent visibility and seating, making this sought-after vessel ideal for new owners ready to embark on their next nautical journey. Delivery in Marquesas or Tahiti and a detailed survey report from September 2023 are also available.

General information
Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution
Used sail boat for sale
£388,442 GBP | Listed price €460,000 EURGet a foreign exchange quote
Name of boat
Berret Racoupeau
Length overall
13.41 metres
7.39 metres
1.12 metres
Tahiti, French Polynesia

About this Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution


Extensively updated in 2022

Turnkey / Bluewater ready

2016 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution catamaran

ASPE is hull number #130 (Hull laid in late 2015, launched in April 2016), an Evolution model. She comes with with 4 cabins and 4 heads. The Helia design is well proven with several circumnavigations and a well thought out layout.

This Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution is turn-key and ready for her new owners and she is equipped for comfortable and safe bluewater cruising. This boat has been upgraded extensively by the owner and comes with an impressive inventory list. Antifouling and polishing done in May 2024. Engines serviced (Feb 2024).

The Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Evolution offers great comfort aboard without compromising sailing performance. With infused GRP deck that saves on weight while giving structure. ASPE performs better than most catamarans in her category. 

This is the later Evolution model with higher and better davits and newer windows (30% more light). ASPE has been offshore cruising since March 2022. Easy to stay of the grid for months without any need to go to port. With extra solar, generator, powerful watermaker, big freezer and fridge she is equipped for your dream adventure. 

The two large Yanmar 57 HP diesel engines delivers an economical cruise speed of 6-7 knots with a max of extra power available, if required. The vessel can be sailed singlehanded as all lines are led back to the helm.

The steering helm, which is fully enclosed, probably has the best design in this category, excellent visibility and great size seating area. The cockpit has a lovely spacious feeling with saloon sliding windows that open to integrate the saloon and galley into the cockpit area. The floor is the same level inside as outside that makes it feel like one big room. The galley is very large and has a smart U-shaped form for cooking even in rough conditions. Inside the saloon, the table can be lowered to form a big bed. The cockpit area outside has a table for 8 people and the area is also large enough to project movies on a large screen. For the warmer days, sit upstairs in the spectacular open lounge area on the rooftop for a sundowner or laze back on the double sunbed.

The 4 double cabins are spacious with large double beds (160*200) and have several opening hatches, so ventilation is also excellent, even without air-con. There is a rectangular opening window over the large island bed, plus an opening porthole for breeze at anchor. The 4 heads are spacious enough for both shower and storage of personal items. 

This is a very well maintained and sought-after vessel that is ready to take a new owner on her next adventure. The boat can be delivered in Tahiti which offer the most fantastic sailing in spectacular scenery.

There is a survey report from September 2023 we can share for interested buyers. If of interest to the new owner, the current owners have offerred the possibility to sail with them for some days to learn all the tips of this great boat.

Highlights & recent upgrades

  • Full original canvas enclosure for cockpit (2022), steering helm (2022) and lazy bag (2022)
  • Mesh sunscreens for saloon windows (2022)
  • Added 540 W of solar (2022), total 940 W
  • Strengthened rudder setup by bigger bolt and aluminum enforcement of rudder arms (2022)
  • Engines and saildrives large maintenance in 2022 by Yanmar certified team: new saildrive membranes, engine mounts, heat exchangers, axels shaft and seals new belts, new control box and cables.
  • Northern Lights Generator 5,5 KW
  • New Flexofold 3 blade folding props (2022)
  • New Rochna 33 kg anchor with 100 m of chain (2022)
  • New genoa and mainsail from Incidence (2022).
  • New membranes for watermaker (180 L/h) (2022)
  • New 6 kg washing machine (2023)
  • Many spares onboard, 2 sets of diving gear (BCD and tanks) and professional fishing gear can be included.

Specifications and Inventory List

Catamaran Name:    S/V ASPE
Model:    44 Helia Evolution
Year Built:    2015
Builder:    Fountaine Pajot
Designer:    Berret-Raccoupeau
Loa:    44' 0" (13.3 m.)
Lwl:    44' 0" (13.3 m.)
Beam:    24' 6" (7.4 m.)
Headroom:    185cm (doors) to 210cm (Cabin/Salon = 6,1- 6.9ft)
Draft:    3' 10" (1.20 m.)
Displacement:    28,600 lbs. (13,000kg.)
Mast Height:    70' 0" (21.4 m.)
Fuel Tanks:    125 GAL / 470 Liter
Water Tanks:    200 GAL/ 725Liter
Holding Tanks:    12 GAL/ 45 Liter
Cabins:    4
Heads:    4
Galley Location:    Up
Engines:    Yanmar 4JH-57, Yanmar SD60 saildrives
Fuel Consumption:    3L per hours cruising speed one engine
Sails:    Genoa Incidence 46 m2 from 2021
Mainsail Incidence 70 m2 from 2021
Spinnaker symmetrical (older)
Older set of backup sails - genoa and main.
Dyneema ropes on halyard and reefing lines (2022)

Catamaran Inventory

Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) – infused sandwich construction. Balsacore only above waterline.
HULL COLOR: White gelcoat.
Composite fiberglass bulkheads and plywood transverse webs are bonded to the hulls and deck with fiberglass tabbing.

4 cabins 4 bathrooms
4 beds 160 x 200 / x2 reading lamps in each cabin
Adjustable saloon table for an additional bed (200 x 200 approximately). Mattress not provided
Starboard aft cabin: very large storage locker under the bed + a large drawer. Double wardrobe closet
Starboard forward cabin: very large storage locker under the bed + a large drawer. Double wardrobe closet
Port aft cabin: a large drawer under the bed (no additional space as this is the location of the diesel tank) 3 large cupboards
Port forward cabin: very large storage locker under the bed + a large drawer. Wardrobe closet
4 showers with dedicated space: You don't get the whole bathroom wet when you take a shower (2 of the heads are currently used as storage/wetroom and for the washing machine)
4 manual toilets / 1 holding tank (45L)
Hot water (40L) by the engine.

Sofa for 6 people with big fineer table
Table can be enlarged with extra plate and table can be lowered to a big bed (no cushion)
Mesh-sunshades all windows in saloon
Nav station

Large U-shaped galley
ISOTHERM large fridge with 2 drawers (180 L). New fans (2022)
ISOTHERM freezer (90 L). Extra isolation and new fans (2022)
Eno gas oven
Eno 3-burner gas hob
1 double sink
Hot / cold water
Outdoor Force 10 gas barbecue grill
The kitchen is fully equipped with enough crockery, pots and pans for 8 people.

Fully enclosed cockpit on all sides. Canvas from 2022.
Sunshades in the back
Large table outside in cockpit, seating for 8
Additional seating area for 2 people on the side
Teak-steps leading to steering helm
Deck shower (fresh water) & swim ladder
Exterior Upholstery/Cushions
4 stainless fishing rod holders

Steering helm & rooftop sunlounge
Large seating area for 3 people at the helm
Large fully enclosed steering helm. Canvas from 2022.
All lines leading back to helm
Sunlounge on rooftop:
Lounge area with 2 seats and 2 sunbeds

Electronics & Navigation
Garmin instruments: Speed, depth, wind, radar
Garmin Autopilot – new hydraulic pump in 2022.
Garmin plotter GPS7410: Large screen at nav station, mirror screen on ipad/iPhone (not provided) etc. via own wifi at helm
Garmin AIS (send and receive)
Garmin VHF
ICOM handheld VHF
Fusion radio with Bluetooth connection. 4 speakers, 2 in saloon and 2 in cockpit outside

Electricity: Batteries, solar & generator
5 x Victron AGM 165 AH Batteries (June 2023)
1 engine start battery 90A (2022)
1 generator start battery 90A (2022)
2 alternators (on the engines)
Solar panels: 1 panel 540W installed above davits (2022) and 4 panels on roof 400W
2 MPPT 100/50 Victron (1 from 2022)
Victron Multiplus 2000W inverter and charger
Victron Battery Monitor BMV-721 with bluetooth
GX Victron display
Shore power connector 220 V & 1 cable
5 KW Northern Lights Generator (see all details under engines)
All lights in boat is LED
Fans in all cabins and saloon
220V sockets in all cabins& Saloon
12 V sockets in all cabins
Multiple USB/12V socket chart table

Powerful Watermaker Hydrotechnique 220 V, 180 Liter per hour
New membranes 2022
PPM tester (handheld)

Sails & Rigging
Incidence Genoa on furler (2022)
Incidence mainsail (2022)
Symmetrical spinnaker
1 back-up older genoa
1 back-up mainsail
The boat has the factory mounted bowsprit which is in GRP and very strong, flying the spinnaker on the bowsprit works really well. This bowsprit is also ideal for a code 0 or downwind light sails like a gennaker on a roller and electronic furler.
Rigcheck by rigger in 2022 with no findings

Engines & Generator
2* Yanmar 57 hp engines. SD60 Yanmar Sail drives
Flexofold folding propellers (2022)
Many spare parts for engines, e.g. starter and alternator and raw water pump.
470 Liter fueltank
5*20 Liter jerry cans
Installed 2 electrical bilge pumps in engine rooms (2022)
Northern Light ML673 diesel generator 5,5 KW. 1810 hours

Zodiak 360 cm hyphalon dinghy with glass fiber bottom and built in anchor locker
Dinghy anchor plus chain and dinghy cover in sunbrella (cover 2022)
Yamaha enduro 15 hp (2 stroke)

Safety & safety equipment
Liferaft for 10 persons
Lifevests for 10 persons including 2 children vests
Safety lines
2 Jacklines
Backup safety hatches for escape hatches
Iridium satellite phone
3 fire extinguishers and 1 fire blanket (2022)
Additional aft protection covers
Replaced 4 metal through-holes
Horse-Shoe with LED-Light,
Flare kit and safety kit (waterproof box)
Signal horn
Iridium 9575 sat tlf.
EPIRB Ocean signal

Anchor & Docking
Rochna 33 kg anchor (2022)
100 m galvanised chain in 10 mm (2022)
Windlass, Remote Control
1 back-up anchor (30 kg)
1 stern anchor (16 kg)
6 Fenders and lines for mooring
4 floats for anchor chain (to avoid coral)

2 sets of tanks, BCD, regulators and weights
Inflatable SUP board
Body board
line with handle for pulling boards after dinghy
Fishing gear
Toolbox with tool and various spray, lubrication, paint, etc.
Diving gear and boards included and fishing gear can be included at a small additional cost

Nicolle Associates 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.

  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Tahiti, French Polynesia.
  • © 2024 Nicolle Associates

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Nicolle Associates - Hamble

Saltmakers House Hamble Point Marina School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom
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