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.
Alexandra was born in 1979 and grew up in Athens. From her schooldays she had a passion mainly for two things; cooking and sailing. So it is no surprise that throughout her life she has been involved with these. She has an offshore sailing license and every year she participates in off shore sailing yacht races. She also has a professional Diploma (with distinction) in culinary art from Le Monde Institute. Initially she worked in restaurants but in 2010 she decided to combine her talents by working on yachts. She has participated in various culinary seminars. She has also completed courses on First Aid, Sea Survival and Maritime Radio Operation at RYA. She is a cheerful and communicative person who loves caring about people. Her hobbies include reading, tennis and travelling. She speaks English and a little Italian.
Antonis was born and raised in Athens. As a child, he travelled abroad a lot with his family, which lit the flame of adventure in him. After finishing school he moved to Wales, where he studied architecture. His desire to understand life took him to many places around the world. Apart from Greece, he has lived in Britain, Spain and Estonia and travelled through many countries in Europe and South America. Even though his love for architecture, arts and crafts never faded, and remains part of his life till the present day, he always seeks opportunities getting in touch with other cultures and civilisations. While at home (wherever that may be) he loves getting in touch with travellers and visitors as a way to “travel” without leaving home. He has been a member of CouchSurfing community for a couple of decades and has hosted people for all over the world. While living in Spain he run a small Bed & Breakfast in the old city of Barcelona. Fulfilling a childhood dream at the age of 28 he moved to the island of Paros in Cyclades, seeking a life closer to nature. It was there that his love for the sea flourished and he also got the chance to cultivate the land and grow his own food. While in Paros he got involved with the running of Arokaria Dreams, a small hotel near Naousa, where offering customised service to visitors is a priority. His love for good food and cooking started while observing his grandmother cooking as a child. Moving away from home at a young age gave him the chance to explore the art of cooking. He soon realised that cooking was a lot more than just a skill for covering basic needs, for him it became a form of expression and connection with others in the spirit of Greek hospitality.
Languages: Greek (native), English & Spanish fluently, some basic French, Portuguese and Estonian.
Skills and interests: Photography, Cooking, Making things and constructions with his own hands, painting, SUP, Gymnasts rings, Ancient Greek philosophy and Reiki therapist (Second degree)
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.