Dream Yacht and Fountaine Pajot launch first global line of electric catamarans
Düsseldorf, Germany — January 24, 2023 – Dream Yacht Worldwide, one of the world’s leading
sea-holiday companies, and Fountaine Pajot, global designer and boat builder of leading-edge
luxury catamarans, has announced its partnership to launch the first of its collection of electric
catamarans. Together, the companies are proud to be the first global brands to launch electric
yachts at scale for consumer retail purchase and worldwide yacht charter holiday offerings and is
expected to have a significant global impact toward more sustainable sea holiday experiences.
Fountaine Pajot’s ground-breaking Aura 51 Smart Electric model is equipped with electric motors and an intelligent on-board energy management system, the result of an ambitious collaboration of more than 60 technicians, engineers and electrical experts whose goal was an entirely new approach to a zero-emissions propulsion energy system designed expressly for the needs of
yachting. Powerful and highly efficient electric engines power the new Aura 51, with two lithium technology battery banks for storage – providing power for hours of motor cruising, or as much as a week at anchor without any emissions.
The pioneering and innovating spirit of both Fountaine Pajot and Dream Yacht creates the perfect alliance to steward and challenge the yachting industry to make progress toward more sustainable sailing technologies and practices. By its very nature, sailing is a hybrid solution powered partly by wind. Through research and technology, Fountaine Pajot is going further with cleaner manufacturing processes, more efficient sail design, and electric engines fueled by renewable energies like solar, and potentially, hydrogen.
“Aware of the urgency of preserving the planet, we are living through a great cultural change. The new generation expects much of us at the dawn of this new era and these realisations. Our owners are also changing their needs and today expect their boat to be more environmentally responsible,
while maintaining a high level of demand in terms of comfort.”
“As part of an external audit, it has been established that 20% of our carbon footprint comes from production and 80% from the use of the boats, shared Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO, Fountaine