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Written by Administrator    Thursday, 28 March 2013 08:54    PDF Print E-mail
The Helia 44 is designed by Naval Architects Berret Racoupeau and The Fountaine Pajot design office, to Fountaine Pajot catamarans shipyard's exacting standards for beauty, comfort and performance. Her majestic lines, sleek horizontal styling, and flush twin solar panels deliver top performances under sail with innovative living areas including her new lounge deck connected directly to the steering station. The Helia 44, meaning 'sunshine' in Greek, is the ultimate lightfilled and spacious catamaran built and is the epitome of liveaboard luxury.
The Pleasures of Sailing
The Helia 44 delivers all the pleasures of sailing:
• A protected, high-visibility steering station connected directly to the cockpit,
• Helmsman's bench, pride of place designed for three people to enjoy the sailing experience with the skipper,
• Centralized manoeuvres and easily accessible boom.
Relaxation & Sun Bathing
A superbly-designed lounge deck to match the boat's streamlined style, the Helia 44 has superb outdoor living areas in store for you to give rhythm to your cruise.
• Integrated indoor- outdoor living
The Helia 44's protected cockpit, designed for luxury dining and relaxation, is thoughtfully integrated with the lounge deck on one level, opening onto the galley to create a comfortable 50 m2 entertaining space. Features include a generous table and bench seating for 8-10 people, a sumptuous lounge suite to enjoy the view, and fridge available as an optional extra. it is truly the ultimate in cruising comfort.
When the outdoors reinvents the interior...
• Bathed in natural light the Helia 44, features:
A luminous and airy lounge deck with roof lights and superb panoramic views,
A comprehensively fitted lounge area with sofa and coffee table (dining table available as optional extra),
A forward-facing navigation station containing electronics,
A genuine U-shaped open-plan galley in the cockpit equipped
with a generous range of storage options (including under floor) for optimal cruising convenience.
A Positive energy catamaran
The Helia 44 comes with an Eco Cruising option, an exclusive concept developed by Fountaine Pajot Catamarans. The Helia 44 features a 750-litre water tank and 190 litres of cold storage, 115 amp alternators, AGM batteries (4x150 amps) plus led navigation and exterior lights. it can also be fitted as optional extra with embedded solar panels to maximize performance, plus a hydrogenerator and wind turbine.
A Superb owner's version
Located off the passageways, the cabins are designed as peaceful retreats. Enjoying excellent natural light and ventilation, all cabin versions feature double beds, private ensuites and large windows affording outstanding views.
Contact: Vincent Tabuteau
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www.asia-marine.net


SPECIFICATION
Length: 43.5 ft
Beam: 24.3 ft
Draft: 3.80 ft
Displacement unloaded: 10.8 T
Main sail area: 753.5 sqft
Genoa area: 484.4 sqft
Water tank capacity: 2 x 375 l (approx.)
Diesel tank capacity: 470 l (approx.)
Standard engines: 2 x 40 CV Diesel/hp
Quatuor version: 4 double + 4 bathrooms
Owner version:
1 owner suite + 1 bathroom / 2 guest cabins + 2 bathrooms
Naval architect: Berret Racoupeau
World famous Dehler yachts are celebrating their 50th anniversary and are again available in Asia. These truly elegant sport-cruisers have great performance and extremely well thought-out, quality interiors. They are equally at home on the race course or on a relaxed cruise. The entire range is ideal for those who wish to combine comfort, sailing enjoyment and speed, with a sense of security. The combination of German craftsmanship, excellent design and the use of superior materials have ensured consistently high quality.
The Dehler 29, Dehler 32 and Dehler 35 are extremely popular worldwide. The 29 is an exceptional boat for the first-time yacht buyer. It has sparkling performance, a well-fitted, comfortable interior and is a really safe small yacht. The latest two models, the Dehler 38 and Dehler 41 are both designed by Judel-Vrolijk design using the latest thinking and techniques to achieve remarkable boats. The Dehler 38 has been just released.
Besides its outstanding performance, the exterior look is another progressive step from Dehler. New window lines enhance the sporty looks and simultaneously let more light into the cabin. A narrowed walking deck enhances the inner measures of the coach roof resulting in more head room and a wider saloon in her class.
She is available in two versions; standard and competition, the latter includes carbon spars and all the goodies. The Dehler 41 was released in 2012 and her sleek lines have been catching attention ever since. Her spacious cockpit with double wheels enables the crew to function effectively. Below decks she is spacious and planned for perfect weight distribution. She has roomy well fitted cabins, a navigator's seat with its adjustable table to port with the galley and L-shaped sofa to starboard. The sustained quality control of the yachts and their reputation has enabled them to achieve aboveaverage resale prices, after several years of use.
A Dehler is an investment in the future, of secure, lasting value. A bonus for new boat buyers is that Dehler is presently running special 50th anniversary prices.