Fountaine Pajot outsources motor yacht production

Fountaine Pajot power catamaran

Fountaine Pajot is outsourcing the manufacture of its entire motor yacht range to Chantier Naval Couach in a move that frees up capacity for the production of its tall ships at its La Rochelle site. 

Chantier Naval Couach shipyard is based in Gujan-Mestras and the subcontract should start in October 2022, for delivery of the first motor catamarans from November 2022.

In addition to its La Rochelle site, Fountaine Pajot‘s Aigrefeuille site is dedicated to mid-size sailboats and the Périgny site to Dufour monohulls. On these three sites, the Fountaine Pajot group is continuing its recruitment and training plans. 

Created in 1998 under the Trawler Catamarans brand and now marketed under the Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts brand, the range currently has three models (MY4S, MY5 and MY6), which Chantier Naval Couach will now produce.

Florent Battistella, chairman and CEO of Chantier Naval Couach, says: “We are very happy with this new collaboration between our two shipyards, the first step in a relationship that we hope will last. For our shipyard, it is above all a new recognition of our industrial excellence, but also a new opportunity to develop our skills and continue our development.

Fountaine Pajot states: ‘This unprecedented industrial collaboration between Fountaine Pajot and Chantier Naval Couach will allow Fountaine Pajot to free up capacity on its La Rochelle site for future developments and to support the growth of its activity and the extension of its Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts range.’

Nicolas Gardies, managing director of Fountaine Pajot, adds: “Fountaine Pajot is proud to be able to rely on Couach to continue developing its Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts range. Couach’s know-how is a guarantee of success for the future. It meets our expectations and those of our customers who have trusted us for almost 25 years in this fast-growing motor catamaran segment. This partnership prepares for the future by giving Fountaine Pajot new development capabilities.”

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