Home » 16. Catamaran Design Comparisons + Why We Chose a FP Orana

This week we walk around the shipyard and look at exterior features of other catamarans and talk about what we looked at when we chose a Fountaine Pajot Orana 44. As we say in the video, we are not picking sides or saying one catamaran is better than another. We look at catamaran designs and what options are available in catamarans in the 40-foot range. Plus, Kay does all the work this week painting the anchor chain.

We are still on the hard during the Greek COVID lockdown, WITH an end in sight! We have officially missed the weather window for an Atlantic crossing in 2020, so we’re trying to stay in the Med-area until November 2021 when the weather window returns. We are weeks from departing Greece and heading to Croatia after almost 7 months in lockdown. We hope you enjoy the video!

Catamarans we look at:
Lagoon 40, 42, 45
Bali 4.1, 4.3
Nautitech 44, 45
Fontaine Pajot Orana 44
Fontaine Pajot Elba 45
Fontaine Pajot Helia 44
Excess 12

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