That's certainly the most common effect amongst visitors stepping on board the Saona 47. She was the first of Fountaine Pajot sailing catamarans to offer such optimized relaxation areas, and has inspired the very latest models. The surprising feature on this model is the large platform at aft, which is awesome for watersports activities, to sit or lay in just above water level, or even to lift the tender on or put it back in the water. You can even get the crew on board your dinghy before you splash it, making things much easier for many. No need to get the outboard off as the platform can bear the weight. With a large sofa and two sunbeds, the flybridge is very spacious. Perfect for chilling and enjoying the view, accompanying the skipper, enjoying some reading while soaking up sun, having your favorite drinks or local flavours of Greek cuisine accompanied with fine wine of local grape varietals (Agiorgitiko, Asyrtiko, Moschofilero, Roditis).
That's not all! Allowing three large sunbeds, the front deck is also a very convivial area. Pleasant all day long, the cockpit is really friendly and practical. Opening seamlessly onto the galley, it is also equipped for great moments around the dinner table which can receive up to 10.
The whole of the catamaran interior bathes in with natural light and benefits from great ventilation throughout. The galley communicates directly with the cockpit with a large sliding window. This corner also features an kitchen island bench which offers great counterspace and valuable storage. Opposite the galley is a very large L-shaped settee area, which can be customized either with a coffee table or a dinner table, also convertible into a double berth. Facing the ocean, the chart table seat is on the end of the settee.
The design of the Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 is easily recognizable and her strong lines and overall design provide her an elegant look. You will appreciate that same feeling once on board, whether inside or outside.
While the outside lines are assertive, the interior atmosphere is soft. There is plenty of natural light inside thanks to the saloon panoramic windows and skylights, whereas cabins benefit from large windows and hatches.
Dimitris was born and raised in Kalamata. He is a highly enthusiast experienced captain, born in 1985. His wide versatile sailing career ranges from thousands sailing miles in the Greek seas, Atlantic Ocean and Persian Gulf. His participation in various significant sailing championships Worldwide with the landmark of winner 2019 European Championship, has equipped him with the right standards of experience and discipline required in this kind of job while being a licensed Yacht Master Offshore RYA/MCA. His broad participation in various teams such as the Yacht club of Greece and national team 470 Olympic class has provided Dimitris with great interpersonal skills such as creativity, good sense of humor, confidence, punctuality and on top of everything, “safety first” alertness. His pool of interests ranging from extreme sports such as windsurfing, cycling, diving and in combination with his two university in Civil Engineering degrees and working experience in UAE will make Dimitris the ideal multifaceted personality captain who will make your trip even more delightful and memorable.
Medea Kastanou grew up in Kalamata, in the South of Greece. She is sailing since the age of 5 with her family for the racing team as members in the local sailing club. Since the age of 16 has been participating as a team member at open sea sailing races and got the skipper's diploma since 2008. She owns a BSc in Agriculture, a BA in Dance and a Diploma in Dance Studies. Medea has worked as a receptionist for Kalamata's marina management, as an assistant skipper and hostess for her family's rental yacht, as an assistant manager for a "hop-on/hopoff" bus company located in Athens, as a sailing yacht brokker, as a dance teacher (ballet, contemporary and movement assistant) and as a photographer since 2000. Olive tree farming, garden designing and cooking has been a life evolving goal, so she loves attending workshops to improve her skills. Growing up in Kalamata provided her the opportunity to appreciate local, healthy and traditional food which combined with her cooking passion, retained the love with Kalamata.
Greece’s location at the heart of the Mediterranean makes it a perfect cruising destination. It has long warm summers, good weather and, of course, fascinating history and ancient sites to discover while you cruise around its island strewn coastline. Whether you’re visiting for a bit of sun on the islands, or are looking to see major ancient sites, there's something for everyone.