Sailing Catamaran PEARL - Our floating Home

Sailing catamaran PERLE - Our floating home

Sitting area in the salon

The large headroom in the whole ship is one of the numerous advantages of our catamaran. Another: the large seating area.
It offers all crew members enough space to eat, to talk and to toast with a good glass of wine.

Kitchen

The versatile kitchen leaves nothing to be desired with the most diverse recipes.
It has a 3 burner gas stove with large oven, a fridge, a separate freezer, a double sink with drainer and many appliances that make life on board and cooking easier.
The entire area is located on the starboard side of the salon next to the seating area. Due to the flowing spatial transition to the sitting area and the cockpit, we are not separated from the rest of the crew when preparing meals. We also enjoy a good all-round view while cooking.

Cabins

In each hull, the PEARL has 2 cabins with large double beds, one at each bow and stern, and a bathroom with sink, mirror, shower tray and toilet. The bathrooms are located amidships in the passage between the cabins.
Therefore, each crew member has his privacy, and it is guaranteed a comfortable sleep.
Each cabin has enough storage space and space for personal belongings.
In the berths you will find a selection of books and games on shelves.
All berths are equipped with reading lights.
Sometimes you want to retire privately? No problem!

The cabins are spacious and very cozy!

Aft cabin to starboard

This is our bedroom and TV room.

Aft cabin to port

Here Christine sets up her film studio, when there are no guests on board.

Christine's film studio

Christine likes to work comfortably lying down and can darken her workshop very well during the day.

Front cabin to starboard
This cabin is mainly used as work and storage space. Next to the entrance is our washing machine, which is connected to the adjacent bathroom.
Unfortunately, it rarely looks so nice and tidy.
With more than 4 guests on board, we sleep here and make our cabin available to our guests. This is very rarely the case.
Maybe we will later convert this cabin as a workshop and work space.

Our laundry drying area is located at the rear under the solar panels.

Front cabin to port
Bathroom to starboard
If we do not have guests on board, the Christines bathroom. If guests are on board, we share the bathroom.
Bathroom to port
This is Alwins bathroom. When we have guests, he uses the bathroom on the starboard side.

Cockpit

The spacious cockpit is completely covered with a bimini with large windows in the side walls and in the front and rear walls, which optimally protects against direct sunlight, wind and rain. The front window can be opened for better air circulation, so that it is always pleasantly cool in the cockpit.
For arrival and departure and for driving an anchorage, the front window is also open.
On the port side is a large seating and dining area, similar to the salon, which offers plenty of space for all crew members and additional guests.
The ideal place to talk, eat or for a sundowner.
We spend most of the day in the cockpit, it’s our second living room. On both sides there is a sunbed for relaxing, sunbathing or reading.
If the side walls and the back wall are rolled up, you have a good all-round view, and you feel immediately like on a covered terrace.
Behind the cockpit is still plenty of room for a gear via which the rear steps of the hulls are achieved for bathing or for convenient boarding the dinghy.
The helm station with steering wheel is on the starboard side of the wall to the salon.
From here, the catamaran can be controlled very well protected from sun, wind and rain. But usually this does the autopilot.
The helm is equipped with all instruments necessary for a safe navigation of the ship.
 

Technical specifications

Layout of a Fountaine Pajot Venezia 42 charter version

This is the layout of the charter version with 10 berths.
Our PEARL is an owner version with “only” 8 beds.
Instead of the front single berths the PEARL has large storage spaces.

Specification

Shipyard: Fountaine Pajot
Designer: Joubert
Hull form: Catamaran
Hull material: GRP (fiberglass)
Engine / Fuel Type: Twin Diesel
Year: Stb 2013, Bb 2015

Dimensions

Width: 6.95 m
Length on deck: 12.60 m
Draught max .: 1.20 m
Displacement: 6800 kg dry

Engine

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Power: 2 x 30 PS
Engine Type: 3YM30
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail drive
Year build: 2013/2015
1 brand new Saildrive as sparepart

Tanks

Capacity water tank: 600 liters
Capacity fuel tanks: 350 liters

Cabins

Double berths: 4
Cabins: 4
Toilets: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Equipment

Echosounder
Log
Wind speed and direction
Slave indicators in salon
Navigation unit
Chartplotter
Autopilot
Compass
GPS
VHF radio
SW radio
Radio/CD-Player
Cockpit and salon speaker

Sail

Furling mainsail
Furling genoa
Gennaker
Rigging
Steering wheel

Interior

3-burner gas stove and gas oven with bottom heat
1 Refrigerator
1 Freezer/Refrigerator
2 Marine toilet
Bilge pump manually
2 Tankwater Pumps

Electrical equipment

Shore power
Generator
Battery charger
Inverter 230 V / 3000 W
Board voltage 12V

Deck equipment

5 Solar Panel 155 W each
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Bathing ladder
Cockpit shower
Outboard engine bracket
Davits
Dinghy
Liferaft
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8 person
Anchorwinch eletrical

Hood

Bimini Top

Inventory

Accommodation

4 Doubles cabins
2 Shower room, with sink shower and marine toilette
Pressurized cold and hot water
Water tank 600 L
Koch 120L/h water maker

Galley

Stove 3 burners with Eno oven
Danfoss 12v fridge
Danfoss 12v deep fridge with sea water cooler

Sails and rigging

New complete standing rigging December 2010
New martingale August 2011
Furling main sail in mast
Furling genoa
Profurl furling system

Electronics

Raymarine ST 60 log speedometer, depth sounder wind speed and wind direction at the steering wheel
Tridata at the chart table
Raymarine Evolution auto pilot with linear drive Typ I
Raymarine chart plotter
ICM 710 Icom SSB
Icom ICM 422 VHF

Electrical

Services batteries 8 x 6 V / 225 Amp = 900 Amp 12 V
Solar panel 5 x 155 W new Mai 2013 D400 wind generator new 2009
Xantrex 50 Amp batteries charger
Dolphin 35 Amp batteries charger
Honda 1000W portable generator
Inverter 3000 watts
Radio CD player

Deck

Whitlock electric windlass Flate main anchor 35KG 10m/m chain 80m (stainless steel)
Folding bimini with sides
Cockpit cushion and 2 sun mattress
Batilyne Exterior window blinds for salon
Swim ladder
Deck shower
Dinghy davits

Additional

Plastimo life raft 8 peoples new December 2011
Complete safety equipment
Caribe C10 RIB dinghy new November 2011
Mercury 15 Hp out board engine new December 2011
Magma BBQ new December 2011