Popular Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Maestro version is a rare find. This boat was purchased in Europe by a very particular Norwegian captain and sailed to the Caribbean. The current owner purchased there and sailed up the islands to Florida.
Major upgrades include new Volvo engines replaced under recall by Volvo and with extended warranty, conversion to 110V electrical system, new genset, new a/c. Upgraded Garmin electronics. Solar panels. Dinghy and outboard.
US Customs duty paid.
Current dockage lease is transferable. Is safe, easy in/out, and great price in comparison to alternatives in the area.
Don't wait too long. Put her on your short list to for sure.
Polaris is the Maestro layout version with the master suite to starboard and two guest suites to port. The master is a full queen berth as you go aft in the ama with closets and deck/vanith mid-ships. The huge master head/shower are forward with access to a custom workshop forward thru the shower.
The guest suites with two double berth are fore and aft in the port ama and have two full head/shower combos between the.
The salon has large sliding door between the the cockpit and salon the to open up the living space. The L-shaped galley is to port with the nav station and the fridge adn dinette are to stbd.
The living space environment is controlled by recently installed a/c that runs on shore power or the genset. An for cooler climes there is also a diesel heater system.
The galley has a huge working counter that can also act as a serving area for cockpit dining. The features are a oven, microwave and a three burner propane range. Large fridge/freezer drawers are located on the stbd side of the salon.
The Volvo engines were recalled by Volvo due to the US EPA requirements and replaced in 2018 by the Volvo dealer in Florida. While the engines were out, the sail drives were also removed and serviced and the seals, rudder, and steering were also serviced. Currently there are only about 20 hours on the new engines.
Due to the new engines, there is an extended warranty and there is still one year left.
Access to the engines are outside of the cockpit and accessible by water tight hatches on the rear deck.
Additional mechanical features include a workshop with bench, vice, tool rack in the stbd fore peak.
An SLCE Aqua Base 12V water maker is installed in forward deck locker. Capacity is about 20 gph.
And a combo washer/dryer is also installed. Runs only on 230V at this time.
Polaris is well equipped for cruising or just nights on the bay. There was a recent conversion from European to US standards so the shore power is provided by 50A 110V/60Hz hook up. All receptacles have been changed to US standard.
And a new Onan 110V/8kw genset is installed in the forward deck locker. Approx 120 hours.
And to keep the batteries charged while away, there are 6 solar panels (wattage undetermined at this time) mounted on the coach roof.
There are 6 house batteries recently replaced and under warranty in the stbd engine space and a new Optima engine start battery on the port.
Navigation electronics are a Garmin suite with a new Garmin plotter/GPS at the helm along with Garmin displays for depth, wind and speed. A new Garmin radar is onboard but not yet installed.
The sailing rig is a classic catamaran rig with a large full battened mainsail and furling genoa, Lines are all run to the cockpit and the current owner had claimed to single hand the boat in many conditions.
For light air, there is also furling screecher mounted on the bow sprit and a new Parasail spinnaker.
Lines are run to the helm station to a set of Harken winches. At the helm is a Harken 46ST electric with foot controlled switches for the mainsail and the main reef lines. Also two Harken 50ST for the sheets. The is an additional Harken 40ST at the davits and another Harken 46ST on the port side deck.
The Helia deck, fly bridge and cockpit areas are made for comfort, entertainment and relaxing. On the bridge deck is a large lounge/sun deck area with cushions for guests. The cockpit has seating all around the large table as well as the transom. And of course the fore deck and tramps are also there for lounging as well.
A full cockpit enclosure is available.
Davits hold the large RIB dinghy and mount for the outboard.
A huge Rocna anchor and full chain rode make up the main ground tackle.
Polaris is currently located at a single, private dock associated with a large condo/apartment complex. The lease on this dock is open ended and transferable. The location is off of the Intercoastal Waterway in the canals of Ft. Lauderdale. Although not a perfect hurricane hole, it is away from the strong waves and surge associated with storm conditions. It is also secure and gated from casual traffic.
The owner has moved off the boat and everything remaining stays with the boat except for the 2 inflatable kayaks and some other personal items.