Learn to Power Like a Pro in Southwest Florida
Offshore Sailing School Is Adding a Power Cat to its Florida Fleet
Starting November 19, 2019 motor yacht enthusiasts can learn to sail power catamarans in Florida by taking our popular Power Boat Courses in sunny southwest Florida’s beautiful Marina Village. Until now, the Power Catamaran lessons have only been available in the British Virgin Islands. Now, you can book a quick flight from most major cities into Southwest International Airport in Ft. Myers, Florida and start learning the nuances of handling a power catamaran on the waters surrounding nearby islands.
About the Fontaine Pajot Catamaran Motor Yacht MY 37
This remarkable yacht delivers the space, stability and comfort of a 44’ monohull. Its contemporary design incorporates fine detailing and fixtures with expansive living areas, naturally illuminated by large panoramic windows, enhanced with soft ambient lighting throughout.. Integrated cockpit access provides a steering station below and an excellent fly bridge with a protected helm station, great visibility, and a delightful area for sunbathing or relaxing when each day’s lessons are over..
Outstanding Stability and Control at Sea
The MY 37 has an advanced hull design to ensure outstanding stability and excellent performance at sea, with impressive fuel economy that makes it the ideal yacht for long-term cruisers. This fun to handle power cat is powered by two 220 Volvo engines, and carries 158 gallons of fuel. Specs for this very popular cruising cat are 36.1′ LOL (length overall), 16.7′ Beam, and 2.6′ Draft. The yacht carries 93 gallons of fresh water.
The photos shown here, taken in France, are of a test model of the Fontaine Pajot MY 37. The MY 37 you will learn on is a beautiful white yacht, which has an owner’s suite with bathroom and two double cabins sharing a bathroom. Maximum number of students is four. The instructor always has one of the cabins, the other two cabins can be assigned to two couples, two singles, or a couple and a single.
The New MY 37 is Based at Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral
Just 30 minutes from the airport (RSW), Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral is the home of the outstanding Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village where you will spend your first night before boarding the yacht.The catamaran lessons start Monday morning and ends Saturday by noon. You will move from port to port, anchorage to anchorage throughout the week, while you learn to sail the power catamaran, while navigating with a multitude of electronics on board. On Friday around noon, the instructor will leave the boat (or stay aboard as a silent observer) and you and your classmates have the unique chance to enjoy a 24-hour test cruise on your own – returning to Tarpon Point Marina by Saturday noon.
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About the Manufacturer, Fontaine Pajot
Fontaine Pajot is a manufacturer committed to environmental responsibility, designing “eco cruising” yachts. Their emphasis is on weight optimization and hull design that cuts through seas with the least resistance, which helps in keeping fuel consumption low. They also ensure their power catamarans have renewable energy sources that are measured, such as solar panels and low consumption water makers. The company has been designing and building luxury catamarans and motor yachts since 1976. As keen sailors, their team brings unique expertise in creating high-performance, seaworthy, innovative and comfortable yachts in a broad size range. The MY 37 is the perfect training yacht for those who want to learn more about living aboard power catamarans.