AU $320,000 Negotiable Need Finance?
40' 0" - 12.20m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
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AU $320,000 Negotiable    Need Finance?
Description: Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 4 cabins version. Never chartered.


All standing rigging replaced in October 2018

Mast / boom attachment (gooseneck) replaced October 2019

Most of the running rigging replaced between 2015 and 2019

Fully battened main sail and Genoa - installed new in 2017, in great condition

Parasail - great cruising spinnaker for light wind sailing, new in 2015, in great condition

Engines in excellent condition with major service done in 2018. Regularly serviced through the boat's life.

2 X new feathering props by KIwiProps in 2019 (older Volvo props kept as spare)

6kW Northern Lights diesel generator, 3217 hours

2500W Xantrex inverter/charger

Air Conditioning - 2 Cruisair air conditioning units with reverse cycle (for heating or cooling)

Ultra-efficient Spectra Watermaker 60 l/h. DC power with two membranes and two pumps, can be run in low-power mode to produce 30 l/h at just 9Amps

One freshwater electric toilet and one manual (salt water)

Washing machine - front loading Daewoo Mini 3kg

Maxwell RC10 windlass (new in 2018) and brand new Italian Maggie Aqua410mm chain

3m AB inflatables aluminium RIB with 18HP 2-stroke Tohatsu outboard and another 5hp 2-stroke Mercury outboard as backup

All mattresses, saloon sofa and interior upholstery replaced in 2018 with high quality materials from Sunbrella and Ultra Leather.

Lifelines were replaced in 2019 with Dyneema

All hatches and deck hardware were re-bedded over the last 2 years to ensure there are absolutely no leaks

All of older bronze thru-hulls and seacocks were replaced with high quality non-metallic TRUDESIGN versions

Extensive supply of spares and tools

New Webber BBQ 2018

'Ponyo' is a Fontaine Pajot Lavezzi Maestro 40 four cabins version which is presented in turn key condition.

This boat was never chartered and was sailed by three cruising families in succession, who meticulously maintained and upgraded her.

She was commissioned in 2008 and delivered to Florida for her first owners, a retired couple who cruised her gently between the US and the Bahamas until 2014 when she was purchased by a family with young children who then explored the South Pacific for 3 years.

Her current owners, also with young children (the youngest was a few days old when they moved on board) have followed in Ponyo's previous family's footsteps and cruised extensively between New Zealand and Fiji, where they are now offering the boat for sale as they wish to return to New Zealand to purchase a larger catamaran. During their time on Ponyo, they continuously upgraded and perfected this lovely boat, which is presented in remarkable condition and fully ready for you to begin your own cruising adventures.

Ponyo is a happy boat, fresh, clean, delightfully presented, and with all the usual suspects taken care of: the rigging was replaced, the sails were purchased in 2017, all new hull fittings throughout, new watermaker, etc. Etc. This boat is ready to sail on with nothing to spend.

Kept in immaculate condition, with hardly any noticeable wear and tear either inside or outside, it is hard to believe that this yacht has been the home of two young families for the past 5 years, keeping them safe and comfortable no matter the weather and length of the voyage. Then again, having sold quite a few Fontaine Pajots over the years with similar ocean miles under their intelligently designed hulls, we are once again impressed at the ease with which these yachts cross oceans.

This Lavezzi 40 four cabin version, never chartered, in such great condition and with such extensive upgrades is a rare find.

Ponyo is a big, comfortable boat, well suited to life on board. The amount of storage is remarkable, as well as her multitude of portholes and hatches, which provide abundance of light and ventilation, which is complimented if you want extra comfort with the 2 separate reverse cycle air conditioning systems. Spending winter in cold NZ won't be a problem, nor would be summer in the tropics.

The headroom is 6.4+ throughout, even in the forward cabins. Designed on a indoor-outdoor flow, the cockpit and saloon become one huge relaxation and entertaining area when the sliding door is open, with almost level access to steerage, which many find better than the larger catamaran's turret' ' type cockpit, often exposing the skipper to the elements and making communication and companionship difficult when in the sea way.

With 530L water tanks as well as its ultra-efficient 60l / h water maker, there is no need to rush to port or shorten showers. Designed to remain 'off the grid' for as long as possible, the boat can provide for its own power and water needs, thanks to its 850 Watt solar panels, huge battery bank and a 6kwa generator.

Basically handed over with everything you need to start your cruising life now, the huge inventory also includes a vast array of tools and spare parts.

For more information or to organise an inspection please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to assist you in every way and to help you make your cruising dream come true. Our agency specialises in high-quality cruising yachts and is very involved with the cruising community. We can answer all your questions regarding offshore purchase, import, registration, etc. And help you at every stage of this exciting journey!

A word from the owners: "Ponyo (Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi) was commissioned in 2008 to a couple in Florida where it sailed between Bahamas and Florida up until 2014 when family from Great Britain decided to sail her under name Skylark across Pacific ocean. The Skylark family enjoyed 3 years cruising Pacific and had to stop sailing as the oldest daughter went to high school.
As Skylark started searching for new owners we were looking for our new home. We had sailed East coast of Australia and loved cruising life but sea sickness and rolly anchorages on our monohull made us look for alternatives - stop cruising or try switching to 2 hulls. We posted our story to facebook group 'Kids4sail' where Skylark family reached out to us and invited to Fiji to stay few night on the boat and decide if we feel better about cruising and sailing catamaran.
We absolutely loved the experience!
Firstly, the interior is very open, airy and inviting, layout is perfect for having guests over, 4 bedrooms for our family (mum, dad and 2 girls) means that we can have another family with 1-2 kids over in comfort - each family will have accomodation in separate hull.
Secondly, catamaran is very stable at the anchorage or while sailing at sea. We were very surprised when Skylark family served breakfast and we started sailing while having breakfast seating at the table. Previously we had to stove away everything before moving anywhere on our monohull, I had so many cups of coffee flying over the saloon or even myself that a simple fact of putting a cup of coffee on the table and finding it there with all liquid still in the cup, was a miracle to me.
Then we were impressed by sailing performance - we could easily sail 8 knots in calm seas. Wide and flat deck makes it easy to walk around a boat and make all necessary sail adjustments or fly a parasail.
Having 2 engines on the boat is a great point too, firstly it's a safety redundancy and then it's making all fine manoeuvres and docking a bliss - no more thinking which way the prop walk will go or worrying about loosing steering if the boat speed is too slow, now we could graciously get into the pen in marinas and step out (not jump out) the boat to the dock for lines.
We spent 2 beautiful years aboard Ponyo, we looked after her and she looked after and us.

These are improvements we made:
Installed new solar panels;
Changed saloon sofa;
Changed all mattresses to new firm foam;
Upgraded watermaker from 30l to 55-60l capacity;
Professionally serviced and in-depth service of the engines
Changed one of the radar stocks due to pitting corrosion now it's a high grade stainless steel;
Installed new windlass and new chain that made anchoring a lot easier;
Resealed all hatches and made Ponyo dry even in the heaviest of rains;
Installed washing machine;
Installed radar for safety during passages;
Serviced gas stove and changed all crowns to new ones.
New rigging and running rigging was purchased
New through hull fittings
New dinghy, etc, etc. (read the Highlights and description for the full list)
Our family had grown during this time too - our little Nicole joined Ponyo crew and moved aboard when she was just few days old, it's amazing how kids friendly (kids are always at arms reach) and kids proof (all cabinetry has lockers) our boat is.

Michelle - our 4 year old daughter had seen dolphins, little penguins, turtles, sharks, sea snakes, whales and lots of times of fish from trampolines, she learned how to snorkel from the sugar-scoops so she can see coral reefs of Tonga and Fiji with her own eyes not through the screen.
We enjoyed watching sunsets sitting on the sail bag. We shared our adventure with our parents when they came over to visit.
We had great friends gatherings like Nicole's first birthday which we celebrated on Minerva reef while waiting out a storm with our lovely friend boats.
Ponyo showed us that we as a family with 2 little kids can venture across the sea and see magical Minerva reef, Tonga and Fiji. "

New Zealand
Launch Year
O. Flahault Design /Joubert - Nivelt
Fountaine Pajot Catamarans (FRA)
40' 0" - 12.20m
Keel / Ballast
Hull Material
Deck Material
Engine Make
Engines - 2x Volvo D1-30,30hp each, diesel inboard engines with Volvo S130 saildrives. Port engine 3760 hours, Starboard engine 3200 hours Propellers - 2x 3 blade feathering KiwiProps (new in 2019) plus two original fixed 2-blade from Volvo as spares Fuel capacity - 250l internal alloy tank plus 5 jerry cans 20 litres each Engines had major service done in 2018 and are in good condition. Current owner's service history: December 2017: Replaced primary and secondary fuel filters, replaced oil and oil filters, replaced belts and impellers, replaced port heat exchanger, replaced exhaust manifolds, flushed cooling system and replaced coolant. Most of the work done by JB Marine in Opua - cost 4500 NZD February 2018: Starboard engine and sail drive pulled out of the boat and took into workshop. Replaced gaskets and o-rings, replaced belt once again as old one was not properly installed, replaced coupling plate between engine and saildrive, replaced saildrive seal and diaphragm. Work done by Whangarei Marine Services, cost 3338 NZD January 2019: Replaced primary and secondary fuel filters on both engines, replaced impellers on both engines, replaced oil filters and oil in both engines, changed oil in both sail drives. Work done by owners.
Number Engines
Horse Power
60HP total
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
3760 hours
2nd Engine Hrs
3200 hours
Fuel Consumption
4 l / h
Max Speed
9 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots at 2000rpm.
Sail drives and 2 X blades feathering props
6kW Northern Lights diesel generator, 3217 hours
Watermaker - ultra efficient Spectra (equivalent of Cape Horn Extreme model) 60 l/h. DC power with two membranes and two pumps, can be run in low-power mode to produce 30 l/h at just 9Amps. One membrane is new in 2017, the other membrane new in 2019
Fresh water capacity - 530l in two 265 linked tanks
Rain catchment built into the saloon roof
Pressurised cold and hot water system.
2 heads/showers plus cockpit shower.
One manual Jabsco head (saltwater) and one electric Jabsco head (freshwater).
2x holding tanks 40L each.
Water can be heated by port engine or via electric heater from shore power or generator.
4 double
ENO 3 burner stove and ENO oven both run on LPG.
Webber BBQ in the cockpit.
Top-loading fridge with small freezer compartment.
12v DC Engel Freezer (currently used as dry storage) under the settee in saloon.
Water Maker
Ultra efficient Spectra (equivalent of Cape Horn Extreme model) 60 l/h. DC power with two membranes
Hotwater System
Yes. Engine heat exchanger and electric
2 hot and cold showers in head areas plus one hot and cold in cockpit
2 with holding tank (one toilet is fresh water electric, the other salt water manual)
Air Conditioning
2 Crusair air conditioning units with reverse cycle (for heating or cooling)
3m AB inflatables aluminium RIB. Pelican kayak with paddle
18HP 2-stroke Tohatsu outboard and another 5hp 2-stroke Mercury outboard as backup.
Ground Tackle
Maxwell RC10 windlass (new in 2018)
60 meters of brand new Italian Maggie Aqua4 10mm chain
Rocna 20 primary anchor
Fortress back-up anchor with 25m of 10mm chain and 50m of rode
Assortment of mooring lines and 4 fenders
Safety Gear
Life jackets
Life raft 6pax Ocean Safety from 2014 (due for service)
Bilge pumps automatic and manual
Flares, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, extensive offshore first aid kit, emergency tillers.
Bilge Pumps
Electric and manual
Life Raft
6pax Ocean Safety from 2014 (due for service)
Yes. 406
Life Jackets
Yes. Numerous
Yeses. In service
Fire Protection
Yeses. 3 X fire extinguishers. In service.
Electrical system - 12V DC system and 110V AC. Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor
Generator - 6kW Northern Lights diesel generator, 3217 hours
Inverter - 2500W Xantrex inverter/charger
Shore power cord and 110v plugs
Batteries - 550Ah in 4xTrojan deep cycle T-105 batteries, new in 2015
Solar panels - 3x180W flexible solar panels, new in 2019.2x150W rigid solar panels, new in 2015 - total of 850W of solar with MPPT charge controllers for maximum efficiency.
Wind generator - SilentWind 400+, needs new charge controller.
Boat wired for 220V but currently set up for 110V.
Step up transformer from 110V to 220V so 220v appliances aboard can be run.
Raymarine C120 chart plotter.
Raymarine 24nm analog Radar.
Furuno linear drive autopilot.
Icom VHF radio.
McMurdo AIS receiver.
Furuno WAAS/GPS navigator.
Garmin backup GPS receiver.
Sail Inventory
Fully battened main sail and Genoa - installed new in 2017, in great condition
Parasail - great cruising spinnaker for light wind sailing, new in 2015, in great condition.
Mast / Rigging
Z-spar alloy mast and boom. Main track with batten cars. Genoa furler - Profurl 430C
Stainless steel wire standing rig. (1/19)
All standing rigging and mast/boom attachment (gooseneck) replaced in October 2018.
Most of the running rigging replaced in 2015 and some parts renewed in 2018.
All in excellent condition.
4 X Harken winches: 2x40 and 2x44, all recently serviced.
Very tidy and everything in good working order! Huge amount of upgrades these past 3 years. A must see! Owners will deliver to Australian and NZ if requested.

Broker / Dealer
Nautilus Yacht Management
Careel Bay Marina 46 Cowdroy Avenue