Overview & Innovations
The SALINA 48 is designed to renew one of FOUNTAINE PAJOT's greatest successes: the BAHIA 46, of which over 170 were built in its 10 years of manufacture.
The design objective included following demands:
Create a sea going vessel, able to sail in conditions that are sometimes harsh, with easy, no obstacle circulation on the bridge: "the SALINA 48 is designed for open sea navigation".
The saloon/cockpit must make up a single unit, with no steps needed for access and with a very wide opening.
The helm must be able to accommodate 3 people and must be convivial with the cockpit, providing direct and protected access.
Manoeuvres (haliards, sheets, etc.) must be grouped together at the helm, in order to manoeuvre without having to move about.
The sun bathing area must be able to be used at sea.
The berths must be magnificent with portholes offering a view of the sea, low beds that do not require any steps, private bathrooms with separate showers, passageways without thresholds.
Demanding in terms of safety:
Its length (48'/14.30 m) gives it a thin shape, with a very low centre of gravity for comfort and safety at sea. Its 136 m2 sail plan performs very effectively and does not cause any pitch in choppy conditions.
Demanding in terms of comfort on board:
On board, the saloon/cockpit unit has an impressive amount of volume, forming a continuous area: a card table facing the sea, L-shaped kitchen with the new "Piano" type refrigerator, inside and outside table, lounge corner outside, etc. This generously proportioned area provides a cosy atmosphere.
The SALINA 48 comes in two versions:
Quatuor version: 4 cabins, 4 bathrooms, with sleeping accommodations for 12 (not including the saloon)
Maestro version: a private suite in a hull including a laundry room, making open sea sailing possible, and of course a hull for Guests.
New manufacturing technologies:
The SALINA 48 is manufactured with FOUNTAINE PAJOT's new technologies: the sandwich composite hull is infused and the deckhouse is odd side moulded utilizing the high strength/light weight patented "RTM eco: technology system.