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Discover all the stakeholders and innovations involved in the ODSea Lab collaborative platform
Associations & initiatives
Through its collaborative ODSea Lab platform, Fountaine Pajot is seeking to encourage, highlight and collaborate with as many associative initiatives as possible aimed at decarbonising cruising. Individual, collective, local or international initiatives, join ODSeaLab to discuss the future of cruising.
Did you know?
– In April 2023, Fountaine Pajot invited several local associations to the launch of the Samana 59 Smart Electric RexH2.
– Fountaine Pajot also supports Low Tech Lab’s “Biospheres” project. An innovative project that aims to widen research into new ways of living that are more respectful of the Planet.
Our employees are a major stakeholder in FOUNTAINE PAJOT’s CSR strategy. Eco-design, raising awareness among our suppliers, energy management, control of waste produced, soft mobility, they are at the heart of our plan to become carbon-free.
FOUNTAINE PAJOT’s ambition, through its ODSEA LAB platform, is to collaborate and support all its suppliers in improving their offer and processes, towards a low-carbon economy and improving the carbon footprint of the catamarans and monohulls manufactured by the group. The carbon impact of products purchased is a key criterion in the selection of our suppliers. Environmental performance and innovation require collaboration, transparency and exemplary qualities.
NGO & Alliances
In 2022, Fountaine Pajot signs a three-year partnership with WWF France with the following goals:
– To provide operational support and raise awareness of the protection of Posidonia seagrass among those involved in the marine industry (charter companies, dealers) as well as yachtsmen (including our communities of owners and users)
– To launch awareness campaigns
– To participate in the search for solutions for the provision of charts showing anchorage areas on the electronic navigation equipment aboard our boats
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Fountaine Pajot has also joined the Posidonia Alliance “Voluntary commitments by socio-economic players to preserve Posidonia seagrass”…
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The Group’s ambition is to rally everyone in the Fountaine Pajot and Dufour communities around the sustainable development of boating, including owners, yachtsmen, charter companies, employees, dealers, suppliers and yachting stakeholders. Fountaine Pajot encourages its Owners to take action, such as the “Trash Tuesday” initiatives launched by Saba 50 Owners. Every gesture counts and together we can transform the boating world.
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Research & Development is at the heart of the ODSea Lab platform. Technological advances in construction, propulsion, live-aboard cruising management and on-board energy production will enable the marine industry to transform towards a more efficient and resilient model. In 2022, following a 2-year collaboration on the design of the Smart Electric technology and engines, Fountaine Pajot took a majority stake in Alternatives Energies. The aim was to support its development and pursue the electrification of Fountaine Pajot catamarans and Dufour sailing yachts. ODSea Lab’s ambition is to continue to seek out technological initiatives around the decarbonisation of cruising and to collaborate with the companies behind these technologies.
The Samana 59 Smart Electric RexH2, the world’s first hybrid Hydrogen catamaran, was unveiled in April 2023 in La Rochelle, and is the result of collaborative work between the Fountaine Pajot and EODev teams. It aims to offer a completely new cruising experience: In order to reduce its carbon impact, the Samana 59 Smart Electric REXH2 has a more virtuous energy architecture to limit its emissions. It comprises a REXH2 capable of delivering up to 70 kW of continuous power, a 63 kWh LiFePO4-(Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery integrated by EVE SYSTEM and Alternative Energies, and 42 m² of “Slim” solar panels capable of delivering 6000 Wc. This energy mix means we can take advantage of all the renewable energies on board (solar, wind, hydrogen). The Samana 59 Smart Electric REXH2 will be sailing in the Caribbean in 2024.
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The Fountaine Pajot Group has just announced its pilot project, “La Licorne”. This ‘prototype boat’, free from all the constraints of series production, will enable Dufour’s development teams to work freely and efficiently on new production processes that are as sustainable as possible. The ultimate aim of La Licorne is to eco-design a Dufour sailboat using as many bio-sourced, recycled and recyclable materials as possible. This initiative will accelerate research and development with suppliers and stakeholders to reduce its impact throughout its life cycle.
In order to produce more responsibly, Fountaine Pajot is investing in new construction technologies that limit waste production and is introducing a number of initiatives to recycle and recover waste both from the production process and at the end of the boat’s life. In-depth management of industrial waste, use of recyclable, reusable and recycled materials, recovery of waste as a source of energy or materials.
Wind generators on board sailing yachts are evolving and can now offer another natural source of sustainable energy that is very much in evidence when cruising: the wind. Day or night, a pair of wind generators can guarantee an output of 600 W to supplement the energy produced.
Equipped with two propellers, a Fountaine Pajot catamaran can produce additional energy when under way and under sail. The Smart Electric system enables users to engage the hydro-generation system at the click of a button, depending on the amount of energy needed to be produced. The water-driven systems fitted to our catamarans on request can supply almost 1000 W per propeller at an average speed of 8 knots.
In October 2022, Fountaine Pajot unveiled its first hybrid electric catamaran – an Aura 51 equipped with Smart Electric technology. This is a solution 100% suited to cruising, developed by the Fountaine Pajot teams and 70 engineers. Smart Electric technology ensures stability and resistance to the elements and the electric motors guarantee a longer life expectancy, with less maintenance and greater reliability. All on-board energy production and expenditure flows are managed from a single console, designed to offer a simple and stylish user experience. Three models are now available in Smart Electric version. Fountaine Pajot’s aim is for this to apply to 100% of the range by 2030.
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The amount of solar energy that can be produced when cruising aboard a catamaran is considerable and is one of the most promising renewable energies of our time. This is why Fountaine Pajot continues to invest in innovation and to install even more efficient solar technologies aboard its boats. Fountaine Pajot now offers to install large areas of solar panels, specially designed to blend in perfectly with the design of its catamarans. These solar panels, ranging from 400 to 2000 W depending on the size of the model, can provide clean, consistent energy production all day long, to power the equipment needed for live-aboard cruising.
ODSeaLab [Observe, Design and Save] is a collaborative platform that accelerates technological solutions. Its aim is to rethink and transform production processes and the choice of materials, and above all, to implement innovations in renewable energy production, electricity storage and zero-emission propulsion for eco-friendly life on board.
Who are the main players? The Owners, Employees, Suppliers, Energy Transition Experts and Research and Development teams who together create sustainable boats and offer low-carbon cruises with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
According to an in-depth study based on the internationally recognised GHG protocol, 80% of Fountaine Pajot yachts‘ carbon footprint is generated from their use and 20% from their production.
By fully optimising the life cycle of sailing catamarans through research and innovation, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts and Dufour Sailboats will considerably lessen the impact on the environment and respond to the growing desire of boat owners to reduce their carbon footprint and help preserve the oceans.
« If we want to continue to enjoy all that the oceans have to offer, we have to take action now. »
Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO
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