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Turn-Key Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 in Mexico

This beautiful Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Maestro Owners’ Version is one of the most sought after catamarans on the market today and is a rare find. She has been fully equipped by her original owners and is ready for off-grid and offshore cruising. The entire starboard hull earmarked as the owners’ suite. It contains a luxurious queen-sized bed, ensuite bathroom, separate shower stall, sofa, desk and abundant storage. The port hull contains two separate queen-sized cabins complete with ensuite bathroom, separate shower stall and abundant storage. The roomy cockpit can accommodate eight people around a large dining table that flows into the main salon containing galley, navigation station, comfortable lounge seating and coffee table that converts to a small dining table.

Bisou has been meticulously maintained by the original (non-smoking) owners. Bisou has never been chartered and is in excellent condition. She is fully equipped with everything needed to go cruising now with her new owner.

She was just hauled and new bottom paint in April 2024 with bottom paint Seahawk Bio-cop TF and sail-drives/Engines have been serviced, the topsides, deck and cabin top has been polished and waxed. Also, all New Solbian Solar Panels have just been installed.

Vessel is currently prepared for rainy season weather, sails removed, washed, dried, including all running rigging and hardware. Custom cover over upper deck and cockpit. New trampoline to be installed after rainy season end. A 2022 survey is available upon request.



Bisou is the Maestro Version (Owners’ Version) with the master suite to starboard and two guest suites to port.  Access to owners’ and guest accommodation is via main salon companionway starboard and port.

The Master Suite has a full queen-sized bed with side space access and a large drawer under the bed with large storage areas below and aft.  Ventilation hatch and operating port lights with fly screens & curtains and a large non-opening outward-facing oval window w/curtains makes for a lighted, airy stateroom which includes a sofa and desk. Laundry area with a Bosch Classixx 7 washing machine and linen closet, leading forward to the head that contains a mirror, medicine cabinet, lavatory, electric toilet, separate shower, and storage with a forepeak storage area.

The port aft guest cabin is a mirror of the master cabin sleeping accommodation plus a mirror, shelving, head, lavatory, manual toilet and separate shower stall with storage. The port forward cabin contains a queen-sized bed, head with mirror, shelving, lavatory, manual toilet and separate shower stall and storage, with a forepeak storage area.

The L-shaped galley is to port with ample counter space, storage, S/S Isotherm 90L Freezer, a (2) drawer S/S Isotherm refrigerator, Eno S/S LPG oven, Eno S/S LPG 3 burner stovetop and a coffee table that converts to a small dining table in the main salon along with the port side seat and Navigation Station.

A large sliding glass door and opening window visually and practically make a useful amenity connection from the main salon to the large cockpit area that is protected from the elements by a hardtop Bimini with sunshades and / or alternatively enclosure clears. The cockpit area contains the helm station that is covered by a composite hardtop which has surrounding opening protective clears, and contains the primary winches, lines, engine controls, navigation equipment, and seating for three with access to the upper deck sail handling and top deck lounge area.

The large cockpit dining table is directly accessible to the galley with easy access to the S/S Virtifrigo 90L drinks refrigerator, S/S Galleymate BBQ and transom located hot & cold water shower and the adjacent engine access hatches.  All the bench seating has ample under seat storage and does include an LPG locker that contains (2) Fiberglass 20 lb LPG tanks, that is vented overboard.

Fountain Pajot Helia 44 3-Cabin Maestro Layout


  • Refrigerator #1:  Virtifrigo 90L Fridge/freezer in cockpit – Stainless Steel
  • Refrigerator #2:  Isotherm 180L (2) drawer Refrig – S/S – Digital thermostat
  • Freezer:  Isotherm 90L – Stainless Steel Freezer – Digital thermostat
  • Oven:  Eno – stainless steel LPG oven
  • Stove:  Eno – 3 burner LPG – stainless steel – stovetop
  • BBQ:  Galleymate 1000 S/S – LPG BBQ w/ enclosed 20 lb Fiberglass LPG tank
  • Water System:  Pressure
  • Water Heater:  Isotemp – 40L – stainless steel water heater
  • Garbage:  locker with countertop Rubbish ring
  • Washing Machine:  Bosch Classixx 7 – front loading washing machine

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine 127e GPS/Chartplotter – Helm station
  • Raymarine 95e – GPS/ Chart-plotter – Navigation Station
  • Raymarine Digital Radar – RD4180/770166 48 nm range
  • Raymarine VHF Radio – 55E/A46052 – Navigation station
  • Raymarine VHF – Remote repeater – Helm Station
  • Raymarine Chrip Sounder – CP100/E670206 integrated to both Chartplotters
  • Raymarine Autopilot – Evolution + Le Comb & Schmidt hydraulic actuator
  • Raymarine I70 – wind, depth, knot meter – Dual Station
  • Raymarine AIS – Send and receive
  • ICOM VHF M-36 – (2) Handheld
  • Fusion MS – RA70NSX Stereo – iPhone dock – 6 speakers, (2) cockpit, (2) salon
  • Iridium “GO” – Satellite Navigation & Communication System
  • Compass: Plastimo
  • Weather station digital – barometer, temperature, humidity, time
  • Analogue instruments:  temperature and Barometer
  • Gauges:  Fuel, water & voltage
  • Television: 32″ Smart TV

Electrical System

  • House battery bank: Lifeline 8D – 765 AH AGM (new March 2024)
  • Starting Battery: Optima 1000 CCA (August 2022)
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Solar System: (10) New Solbian Maxeon solar thin cell panels deck mounted, spread  array, total solar system wattage (1366w), controlled by: (10) MPPT Genasun GV-10 solar controllers, one controller wired to each panel
  • Battery Monitor: Phillipi BMT2 Digital – monitors:  House service, Start battery,  and Solar System Power output to the house battery bank
  • Electrical Systems: DC 12 volt, AC 120 volt & 230 volt
  • Inverter/Charger: Victron Multiplus 2000 Inverter/charger – 12 volt DC/230 volt
  • Interior Lighting: LED overhead and accent lighting, main salon, both hulls
  • Battery Charger: Victron IP43 – Omni voltage charger 120v – 230v to 12v DC
  • Victron Galvanic Isolator over both AC shore power supply voltages
  • Dockside shore power cables: 120 volt – 30A  & 230 volt – 30A
  • Alternators:  Mitsubishi 115 AH alternators on each engine
  • Battery Bank:  Master switches, windlass & winch control, battery bank coupling  system manual switch + auto connect relay system @ 13.2 volts

Sails, Rigging and Winches

  • Cruise equipped
  • Mast:  Aluminum – stepped on deck
  • Standing Rigging:  Stainless steel wire and rig replacement (new August 2022)
  • Trampoline:  (new 2024)
  • Bow Sprit – Fountaine Pajot factory
  • Main sheet traveller – led to Helm position
  • Roller Furlers:  Facnor LS 200 & Profurl on Genaker
  • Snubber system for mainsail boom
  • Sail control – all lines led to Helm station except for Genaker sheets
  • Whisker Poles – (2) Selden adjustable 6m poles
  • Reefing:  Mainsail, 1st reef auto single line, 2nd reef, 3rd reef and Carver Hook


  • Sail Material:  Dacron
  • Incidences mainsail, square top, full battens, w/intermediate cars
  • #1 Incidences genoa on Facnor LS 200 roller furler
  • Incidences Genaker on bow sprit w/ Profurl  furler
  • Second identical Incidences  (#1) Genoa for use on single hoist Facnor twin slot furler for downwind sailing w/ 2 topped, stationary stayed whisker poles & fairlead snatch blocks
  • Twin headsail and stationary pole rig controlled from helm station – 14 day Atlantic crossing (with headsails alone) without the need to go on deck to shorten sail


  • (1)ea.  Harken 46, 2 Speed electric @ helm
  • (2)ea.  Harken 50, 2 speed @ helm
  • (2)ea.  Harken 46, 2 speed @ cockpit genaker
  • (1)ea.   Harken 40, 2 speed @ back deck – dinghy

Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details

  • Bilge Pumps: 6) Auto
  • Raw Water Sea Strainers: 2)
  • Bilge Blowers: 2) P&S
  • Fire Extinguishing SYstem: 6) Manual
  • Fuel Filters: Racor and Racor Fuel Polisher
  • Fresh Water Cooling System
  • Head Type: 2) Jabsco, Manual; 1) Sanimarin-Electric
  • Holding Tank 3) 45L
  • Watermaker: Aquabase ESW601, 60L per hour
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Hydraulic: Autopilot
  • Other Equipment and Engine Details: Complete Log Books for Engine Service and Maintenance, Operational Manual


  • Cruising Speed @ 1800 RPM: 6.1 knots single engine
  • Maximum Cruising Speed: 7.2 knots w/ two engines
  • RANGE:  Approximately 1400 NM  2.0L per hour on single engine
  • Propellers: 3 Blade – Bronze, Flex-o-Fold, folding propellers
  • Spare Propellers: (2x)  2 Blade – Standard Volvo propellers
  • Spare engine parts: Fuel lift pump, fan belts, filters, impellers, seals, coolant etc

Deck Equipment

  • Deck material: Fiberglass
  • Primary Anchor: Rocna 33 kg + 100m of 10mm galvanised chain
  • Secondary Anchor: Rocna 25kg + 10m of 12mm gal chain + 80m of 22mm rode
  • Anchor Windlass: Quick – Dylan 1500w electric w/ (2) remotes, anchor locker & helm
  • Anchor Bridle: 16mm shock absorbed bridle with stainless steel chain hook
  • Anchor Roller: double roller anchor chain fairleads – reinforced stainless steel
  • Anchor buoys: (2)
  • Anchor saltwater wash down system:  12 volt electric pump
  • Navigation Lights: LED running lights, LED tri-colour light, LED Deck light
  • Lifelines/Stanchions: Dyneema lifelines,  coach top lifelines, S/S handrails, jack  lines port & stbd + coach top
  • Entry gates:  Aft at each transom step w/ fitted weather cloths.
  • Swim ladder: stainless steel port aft transom
  • Swim Platform: transom steps
  • Bow Pulpits: stainless steel with teak seat, port & stbd
  • Dinghy Davits: manual winch Harken 40, 2 speed
  • Dinghy: Highfield 340 RIB, fuel & anchor storage and removable Beach
    Master dinghy wheels w/ 15HP Yamaha, 2 stroke engine
  • Freshwater wash down system:  electric 12 volt, utilizes tank water
  • Flag pole holder: stainless steel flag pole holder and flag pole
  • Covers & curtains: Cockpit Bimini enclosure with  both Clears or Shade sunscreen cloth option
  • Hardtop helm with clear enclosure that produces a dry helm station (in tropical rains), hatch covers, winch covers, full upper deck cover, mainsail cover, BBQ cover, Wet weather Canopy over BBQ for rain, Dinghy chaps & transom weather cloths
  • Screens: Ports, hatches, main salon door and cockpit shade cloth
  • Other Deck Equipment: dock lines, 4) 400mm ball fenders, (6) sausage type fenders, (2) fender boards, (2) 20mm X 75m stretch lines for Med mooring, Tiki Torch solar lights, automatic solar anchor light
  • Dock water filter: dual cartridge carbon and sediment filters w/ spare filters
  • Teak Chair: for use at the end of the cockpit table

Safety equipment

  • Life raft: Bombard Offshore (8) person ISO 6501 – (In Service)
  • Life jackets: (4) inflatable
  • Lifesling: (1)
  • MOB Pole & strobe
  • Ditch Bag and associated supplies and equipment
  • First Aid Kit: (1)
  • EPRIB:  McMurdo Smart Offshore G8 (New – August 2022)
  • Smoke & fume detector: (1)
  • Jack lines: port, starboard and coach top
  • Automatic solar anchor light: (1)
  • 12 volt spot light
  • Tiki Solar Torch lights: (4)
  • Jordan Series Drogue by Ace Sailmakers of New England, designed and built specifically for a Helia 44, New (never been in water)

Additional Equipment

  • Boat Hook, buckets & deck mops
  • Water hoses: (2) food grade hose
  • Dishes: (8) place setting ceramic
  • Silverware: (8) place stainless steel
  • Pots & Pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls, pizza stone for BBQ, containers etc
  • Cooking Utensils: Miscellaneous, mainly stainless steel
  • Knives: Kitchen and fishing knives
  • Bedding: linen, blankets, pillows, decorative pillows, etc.
  • Spare parts, latches, pumps, filters, service kits, s/s screws & bolts, elec.


  • Milwaukee 18 volt – Fan
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – Vacuum & filters
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – Torches (2)
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – Orbital Sander
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – 1/2” variable speed drill
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – Impact Driver
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – (2 X) battery chargers – 120v & 230v
  • Milwaukee 18 volt – Batteries
  • Ryobi Heat Gun: (1) 230 volt
  • 1/2” Polisher with wool buffing pads: (1) 230 volt
  • Worx 12 volt –  jig saw
  • Worx 12 volt – multi tool
  • Hand tools: Miscellaneous, pliers, screwdrivers, scissors etc
  • Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico 
  • Price: $525,000 
  • Year Built: 2014 
  • Brand/Builder: Fountaine Pajot 
  • Model Name: Helia 44 
  • Hull Form: Catamaran 
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass/GRP 
  • Boat Name: Bisou 
  • Length Overall: 43.5 
  • Beam: 24.3 
  • Draft: 3.7 
  • Propulsion: Twin Diesel 
  • Total HP: 80 
  • Engine Hours: 2050 
  • Fuel Capacity: 124 
  • Fresh Water: 199 
  • Waste: 36 
  • Dinghy: Highfield 340 RIB w/15 hp Yamaha 
  • Phone Number: Kurt: 619.571.3513 
  • Vessel Type: Used-Brokerage Sail