Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (2013)

Overview

“Helia”, meaning sunshine in Greek, is a bright name for the brilliant new Fountaine Pajot catamaran.

The designers have achieved a level deck to walk between the cockpit and the saloon, which opens up to give a true al fresco ambience to the saloon at anchor, and terrific communication and conviviality between the saloon, cockpit and helm position under way. The helm position is unique, in the way that it is both part of the cockpit, and part of the upper deck, which enables the skipper ( and two others) to sit at the helm, with unhindered 360 degree vision, whilst at the same time, being connected with the crew and activity in the saloon and cockpit. Next to the helm position is a sun deck, which makes for very sociable sailing.

All sailing control lines are led back to the winches just forward of the helm position on the Fountaine Pajot Helia 44. The design here allows Captain or crew to handle the sails, without cluttering the helm position itself with lines. With a powerful autopilot, and an electric winch to hoist the mainsail, this yacht is easily sailed short handed, and her 1237 sq.ft of sail area, coupled with a 10.8 ton displacement, and outstanding bridge deck clearance, makes her fast and comfortable under sail.

Forty four feet long, over twenty four feet wide, the Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 boasts 4 double cabins, 4 heads and showers, and two single berths forward accessed from the deck. Through their long affiliation with Fountaine-Pajot, Beret Racoupeau have poured all their catamaran design expertise into the Helia. Boarding at the stern, you are greeted by wide open transoms, (one with a swimming ladder) with spacious steps that lead to a cockpit that has seating for eight to ten persons at the cockpit table.

The owner of “Maple Cookie” has specified some very nice upgrades – an uber quiet generator, air conditioning throughout, a comprehensive, intuitive, Garmin electronics package with a 12 inch and 8 inch chartplotter…………and to ensure you best sailing charter ever – a Bose sound system and underwater LED lights to illuminate the iridescent fish of the BVI at night. What more could you ask for?

To avoid friends and family being disappointed, we suggest you book her immediately, as we only have one “Maple Cookie” in the jar.

You can view the operating manual for this yacht here: FP Helia 44 2013 Maple Cookie.

Would you like to check availability on this Fountaine Pajot Helia 44? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away! Perhaps you would like to buy this yacht or something similar? Visit our yacht sales pages here.

So join Horizon Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands and enjoy the Caribbean sailing vacation of your dreams!

This yacht is available with or without air-conditioning. If you would like to charter this yacht without air-conditioning US$500 will be deducted from your charter rate.

Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (2013)

Specifications
Cabins
4
Heads
4
Year
2013
Hull type
Catamaran
Length (LOA)
43' 8" / 13.3 m
Beam (width)
24' 3" / 7.4 m
Air Conditioning
Yes
Draft (depth)
3' 9" / 1.15 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
124 gal / 470 L
Water capacity
185 gal / 700 L
Engine size (standard)
40 hp / 29 kW
No. of engines
2
Cruising speed
6.5 kts
Rig options
Conventional mast

Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (2013)

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Reviews
Larry Lewis, Helia 44 "Maple Cookie" with Horizon Yacht Charters - Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI, March 2016

“Maple Cookie” Fountaine Pajot, Helia) was by far and above the best yacht we have chartered over the past 12 years!
The layout for sailing, winches, getting around the exterior, the interior salon and cabins was pretty much perfect. Lines were all clearly labeled, (I usually bring my own tape and markers) so took very little time for the crew to learn the system. The elect 2 speed winch was perfect! Reef was fast set up for and easy to use. The dingy was larger and had a motor that we could actually get someplace fast, thanks so much since that is always a concern with us.
The cabin ventilation was the best of any other charter. No-one had any problems and we didn’t even need the A.C. Another best of, the refrigeration and freezer. First time we didn’t waste food. Fridges were large and kept the food fresh the entire 8 nights and freezer kept all the ice frozen! That’s a first!
The final best of is I did not have to fix anything! Nada, First time I didn’t spend hours fixing a water pump, wiring, lines, loose bolts, or something. Overall, I can’t think of anything negative. We had no problems and everyone on-board agreed this was one of the best charters we have had to date.
Thanks to Everyone on the staff for their help on every minute detail!

Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (2013)

We frequently get asked “what’s included on my BVI yacht charter?”

Well, apart from guaranteed fun on the water when you charter a yacht with Horizon BVI, we hope the following list of charter yacht equipment provides you with a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!)

In addition to the comprehensive equipment lists below, please note all our bareboat catamarans are equipped with on-board Wifi.

Equipment On Board

All of Horizons’ British Virgin Island yachts have the following charter yacht equipment included on board:

  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • 11ft or 12ft R.I.B Dinghy and 9.9hp or 15hp outboard motor
  • Charts and VI Guide
  • Flashlight
  • Adult Lifejackets
  • BBQ Grill
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Through-hull Plugs
  • Deck brush
  • Cockpit table
  • Bimini
  • Linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Clothes pegs
  • Speedo and depth-sounder
  • Wind indicator
  • Electric windlass
  • Refrigerator
  • Cellular Boatphone
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flare Kit
  • Binoculars
  • Tool Kit
  • Boat Hook
  • Signal Horn
  • Duct Tape
  • Bucket with Lanyard
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cooler or deck cooler
  • All galley and cooking utensils
  • Pillows
  • 12V Outlet
  •  110 Volt Inverter to charge laptops etc
  • Autopilot in all yachts 37′ and above
  • Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
  • CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
  • Roller furling genoa

Extras

Some of our BVI yacht charter vessels also have the following additional charter yacht equipment included:

  • Generator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender 110V

Watertoys

SUPs & Kayaks are available to rent.

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Why not rent SUPs or Kayaks to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?

Please contact us for details and pricing, or visit our watersports page for more information.

Internet & Adapters

High Speed Internet & Plug Adapters

For wifi provision we work with a company by the name of Renport. You can visit their secure online booking system to confirm and guarantee your reservation for the “Surf 4G Router Pak”. Please ensure that you put “Horizon Yacht Charters” in the notes section.

Please click here for useful information on plug adapters for you electronics.

Free Provisions

Complimentary Starter Kit

Upon boarding your yacht for the start of your BVI sailing vacation, you will find we have included a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use. This includes:

  • Bottle of Rum (Naturally!)
  • Bottle of Spring Water
  • Dish Liquid
  • Roll Paper Towel
  • Antibacterial Spray
  • Guest Soaps
  • Coca Cola
  • Complimentary bag of ice
  • Condiments (salt & pepper)
  • One roll toilet tissue per head/shower
  • Matches
  • OFF Insect Repellent
  • Handiwipes
  • 2 Trash Bags

Snorkel Gear

Please note that we do not supply snorkel gear. We suggest you bring your own mask and snorkel to ensure a good fit, or you can easily rent the full set from Blue Water Divers situated next-door to Horizon Yacht Charters. Visit our watersports page for more information.

Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (2013)

Enquire
Low Season Jul 10 - Oct 31
US$7,795/week US$1,113/day
Low/Mid Season Apr 16 - Jul 9
US$8,495/week US$1,213/day
Mid Season Jan 5 - Jan 30,
Nov 1 - Dec 17
US$9,595/week US$1,370/day
High Season Dec 18 - Jan 4,
Jan 31 - Apr 15
US$10,595/week US$1,513/day

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Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 (2013)

Terms & Conditions

Current Rates

Weekly rates (full 8 days / 7 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Minimum 5 night requirement.

BVI Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.

Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Charter Rates are listed above. Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although we endeavor to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, colour of hull, dodger or bimini.

All yachts come with rigid inflatables & outboards, biminis, BBQ, CD, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.

Key:

C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only

* Add $700 supplement per week from Dec 18 – Jan 4

** This boat has a compulsory professional skipper on the first day of your charter, the fee for which is included in the rate shown.

May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits and National Parks Permit are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travelers’ cheques. Upon return of the vessel you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.

BVI Charter Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except Christmas and New Year min 7 nights + supplements on selected yachts) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. BVI Charters start and finish at noon. Sleep-aboards (the option of staying on board your yacht at the dock) with boarding of your vessel available after 5.00 pm, can sometimes be added to the start of your charter at an extra charge of $75.00 per head per night (minimum of $200.00 per night), depending upon yacht availability.

  • Hull Damage Waiver Insurance is compulsory for $50.00 (max $500) per day and limits your liability to $1000.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit on yacht.
  • Skippers are available from $185.00 per day, Instructors from $210.00 per day and Cooks from $160.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
  • Provisioning – please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
  • Windsurfing, kayaks, hammock rentals, SCUBA gear or other water-sports are all available at competitive rates. Click here for more information.
  • Hotel Accommodations throughout the islands can be arranged. Most major credit cards accepted. Please check our Accommodations page for more information.
  • Learn to Sail – we are an ASA affiliated Instructing Facility – please request more details on our courses or click here for more information.

The BVI government may soon implement a 7% Accommodation tax on charters and also a Climate Control Trust Fund tax. Should these be implemented in the future the relevant additional fees shall be levied on your charter.

Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% should be received by Horizon Yacht Charters no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A full refund less a $200.00 administration fee is given should the reservation be canceled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is canceled within 90 days of charter start date, then a full refund (less $200.00) is made subject to Horizon Yacht Charters reselling the charter space reserved.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday.

Conditions apply to all charters.

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