Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 (2018) 'Katrina'


Saba 50Sail Magazine awarded the Saba 50 best boat 2015 – you can read more here. Find out why when you charter “Katrina” with Horizon Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands!

The designers Berret Racoupeau, incorporated the main design features from the Helia, and the result was upscale perfection. The Saba 50 has wide transoms which lead to a cockpit and saloon which are on the same level, making for sure footedness underway, and a convivial al fresco living area at anchor.

The raised helm position is brilliantly executed, as it gives excellent visibility underway, but still allows direct access and communication with crew in the cockpit and even the saloon…or with errant crew relaxing on the foredeck sunbathing lounge. All running rigging is led to a ‘sail control station’, just forward of the helm, so the Saba 50 can be sailed single handed if needed, easily done utilizing the electric winch and gang of clutched sheets and halyards, but without the lines actually cluttering the helm itself.

There is seating for 3 at the helm, and the upper decks lounge area allows for a very sociable and comfortable cruise in fair weather. With a companionway that slides wide open, and complete protection from the elements due to the coach roof and hard bimini, one can navigate from the comfort of the forward facing chart desk in the saloon if the weather turns inclement, but still be a few steps from the winches if a sail trim is required.

Our Saba 50 catamaran has some superb additional features to make your BVI charter even more comfortable, including:

  • Smart TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wifi Booster (if you really have to stay connected!)
  • Watermaker
  • Underwater lighting
  • Electric (large bowl) heads

Mr. Jean Francois Fountaine was an Olympic sailor in the 470 Class, and his purist desire for performance is built into every Fountaine Pajot – as a result the Saba 50 is very rewarding to sail. What really makes this cat the envy of the pride though, is the space on-board. With 5 double cabins, and 5 heads and showers,  the Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 is luxuriously spacious with lashings of French-understated savoir faire.

Our Saba 50 has a compulsory first-day skipper requirement. For captains with the cruising experience that matches this fantastic yacht, the checkout skipper fee will be waived. You can complete the sailing resume for pre-approval here.


NB please note photos and video are library photos, actual yacht may differ slightly

Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 (2018) 'Katrina'

Hull type
Length (LOA)
49' 2" / 14.98 m
Beam (width)
26' 3" / 7.99 m
34,613 lbs / 15,700 kg
Air Conditioning
Sail area
1,518 ft2 / 141 m2
Draft (depth)
4' 1" / 1.25 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
248 gal / 940 L
Water capacity
185 gal / 700 L
Engine make
Volvo D2
Engine size (standard)
75 hp / 55 kW
No. of engines
Rig options
Conventional mast

Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 (2018) 'Katrina'


Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 (2018) 'Katrina'

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


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

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


SUPs & Kayaks are available to rent.


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 Saba 50 (2018) 'Katrina'

Low Season Jul 10 - Oct 31
US$12,680/week US$1,811/day
Low/Mid Season Apr 16 - Jul 9
US$13,680/week US$1,954/day
Mid Season Jan 5 - Jan 30,
Nov 1 - Dec 17
US$14,678/week US$2,096/day
High Season* Dec 18 - Jan 4,
Jan 31 - Apr 15
US$15,680/week US$2,240/day


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Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 (2018) 'Katrina'

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, Stereo, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.


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

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

May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits and National Parks Permit are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travelers’ cheques, as using a Credit Card will incur a 5% surcharge. 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. Should this be implemented in the future the relevant additional fees shall be levied on your charter.

An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).

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. Click Here for more details.

Conditions apply to all charters.

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