Fountaine Pajot, the Aura 51 sailing cat for green (and comfortable) sailing

Aura 51 is Fountaine Pajot new sailing catamaran, another step forward for the La Rochelle-based yard in its ecological approach.

The deck layout of the Aura 51 has undergone a complete redesign: at the heart of it all is comfort and space onboard to move around freely.

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A great innovation for this 51-foot cruising catamaran is the complete opening between the saloon and the cockpit, connecting the galley and the cockpit table.

Renewable energy with great capacity

The Fountaine Pajot design office worked with the Olivier Racoupeau Design team of naval architects. This led to the idea of implementing a large surface area of solar panels, without compromising the design.

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On the flybridge, where the lounge and sunbathing area is located, are a series of solar panels flush with the deck, capable of producing 2000 watts of energy.

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Different layouts, even with six cabins

The French yard promises great customisation possibilities, offering four different layouts for the Aura 51. Each cabin has its own bathroom area, including the 6-cabin version. Exclusive to the yard is the double-owner version, the Double Maestro. The Full Maestro version features a large owner’s cabin in the entire port hull.

Main specifications

Total length
51 ft / 15.54 m

26,5 ft / 8,08 m

Displacement when empty
18;1 T

4.26 ft / 1.3 m

Sail area
1023 ft² / 95 ft²

635 ft² / 59 ft²

Standard power
2 x 60 HP – 2 x 60 HP

Optional power
2 x 75 HP – 2 x 75 HP

Berret-Racoupeau Design

Tank capacity

Fresh water
900 l / 237.75 US gallons (approx.)

2 x 450 l / 2 x 118.27 US gallons (approx.)


Double Maestro version
2 master suites + 2 bathrooms / 2 double cabins + 2 bathrooms

Full Maestro version
1 large master suite + 1 bathroom / 3 double cabins + 3 bathrooms

5 Cabins Maestro Version
1 Owner Suite + 1 Bathroom / 4 Double Cabins + 4 Bathrooms

6 Cabin Version
6 Double Cabins + 6 Bathrooms

(Fountaine Pajot, the sailing cat Aura 51 – – April 2022)