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1996 Fountaine Pajot Venezia 42



Brand New Listing on 6 January, 2019 --- Priced for immediate sale, and ready for immediate cruising! 

It is time to get excited about your plans for cruising the Caribbean on your catamaran -- THIS catamaran!!  Plenty of solar and wind power combine with LED interior lighting to promote bright, happy memories of times shared aboard with family and friends.

Please explore the pictures and fully consider the Full Specification information, then write or call with your questions -- expect refreshingly prompt and honest answers!  In reply to your inquiry, you'll also receive a link to a professional video tour of this Fountaine Pajot looking beautiful under sail in tropical waters.

Your ideal catamaran is conveniently located in one of the finest cruising areas possible: the pristine Western Caribbean!  While tucked up the beautiful Rio Dulce in Guatemala for hurricane-safe storage, same day cruising from the Rio can have you snorkeling or diving the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef – Belize it!  Or, it’s just an overnighter away to experience the Bay Islands of Honduras (Utila, Roatan, Guanaja).  Farther voyages can have you enjoying Mexico, Jamaica, Caymans, and Panama before returning to the Rio sanctuary year after year, as countless cruisers do.  Great Yacht, Great Location… it’s time to have fun!!


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Basic Boat Info

Price: $159,900
Make: Fountaine Pajot
Model: Venezia 42
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: M. Joubert - B. Nivelt
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Waterline Length: 41 ft / 12.50 m
Beam: 22'10 ft / 6.96 m
Max Draft: 3'11 ft / 1.19 m
Displacement: 14,960 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Dry Weight: 14,960 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 30hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 30hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 60hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 93 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 132 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Multi-Hulls, Cruisers


Sail Away Catamarans Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by SeaKist Yacht Sales.

Additional Information:

Special mention is deservedly awarded to the excellent fish-fighting chair nicely mounted starboard/aft!  Even if you never go fishing you can bet this will be a favorite chair for lounging in the sun, and without doubt the neighboring catamaran owners will wish they had one too!

Special mention also goes to the fantastic outdoor galley fitted aft of the cockpit, offering a perfect place for grilling and stove-top burner cooking, plus plenty of counter space!!  Keeping the cooking heat outside of the boat while not isolating the cook from guests in the cockpit is an excellent feature of this catamaran! 

Rigging was professionally inspected in 2018, resulting in a new martingale ordered and fitted aboard, along with a new mainsail halyard. 

Batteries of three 4D size sealed lead-acid as house service bank, and port (2017) and starboard (2018) engine starting batteries.

Ground tackle of a Delta anchor (primary), a large Danforth, a Fortress, and approximately 100' of 3/8" chain plus rode.  Lofrans Cayman 88 12-volt windlass with power up and down foot switches, doubles for use with raising the mainsail.  And, an "up" switch is at the helm.

2006 Yanmar engines were professionally serviced and ran in December, 2018.  Spare saildrive seals/bearings are aboard, among other usual spares and tools. 

Manufacturer Provided Description

Individual, aesthetic, efficient, and perfectly balanced: the Venezia 42.

The futuristic "cap" in the roof is a sunshade which eliminates the greenhouse effect inside the boat and shields fabrics and woodwork from the deteriorating affect of UV rays.

Colours, shapes, materials - all are ingredients for the successful alchemy of the Venezia interior design. One of its finer points must be the unusually spacious hulls, with four double cabins. Galley and chart table are both in the saloon to take advantage of the superb all-round view.

Every Fountaine Pajot is built to the highest ISO 9002 European standard for offshore yachts, incorporating vacuum-bagging construction and careful hand lay-up with sophisticated high-strength isophthalic resins, which results in an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. The keels are fixed fins, and filled with foam, protecting the rudders and shafts. Should they strike a reef or submerged object they harmlessly break away without allowing water intrusion.

Fountaine Pajot catamarans use nets forward and eliminate weight in the forward hulls to prevent pitching and aid bow recovery in heavy seas. Electric windlass is used not only for hauling in the anchor, but also for hoisting the mainsail.

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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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