The Fountaine Pajot Victoria 67 is a vessel that makes finding faults a difficult task. I have always been struck by the Fountaine Pajot policy of staying modern by utilizing only tried and true technology in their boats.
This method makes these boats cutting-edge, but only after all the technical issues have been worked out and the newest addition to savvy innovations has been proven.
My Fountaine Pajot Victoria 67 review will discuss what makes the vessel stand out from the rest and what keeps it in line with all the other modern catamarans available for charter.
If you’ve already decided on which cat to charter, this review may change your mind, so be warned!
The Victoria has impressive accommodation options for guests and the crew. A 6-cabin layout can be chosen with 4 large cabins and 2 smaller cabins, or a 5-cabin option that features 2 large bedrooms with 3 smaller cabins.
In both layouts, each cabin is equipped with a head, and the main cabins have showers. The crew cabins are housed in the bow.
It should be noted that the Victoria 67 comes with 3 crews, but the vessel is large enough to accommodate large parties and the required number of crew members to operate the vessel properly.
The first time I saw the galley and saloon below deck, I likened it to a luxury apartment. The galley is huge by boat standards and has lots of counter space for the chef to work.
Its central location makes it easy to watch meals being prepared or to converse as you and the guests lounge around the saloon. The windows provide a 360-degree view of the water and sky outside.
If the stars are out and the sky is clear, you will be in for a particular treat! Storage below the deck is ample, with queen-sized berths in the cabins and galley.
It was also nice having a lot of headroom; though I’m not particularly tall, it’s much better than feeling cramped or having to stoop over constantly.
The flybridge was our favorite entertainment spot during our trip. Only the worst kind of weather could convince us to abandon the lounge area, which is large and perfectly situated in order to enjoy the company of the captain.
The flybridge is equipped with a refrigerator and a sink, so you have almost no reason to venture below deck until it can’t be helped. A stairway on either side of the flybridge increases the access to the deck.
The cockpit was our natural hideout whenever the rain didn’t cooperate with our plans. We had sunbathing beds and a dining table in our cockpit, which made it especially easy to move our little party around.
The Victoria’s incredible power under sail is aided by the mainsail and the genoa sheet. Even in poor winds, the sails manage to catch what there is, and the boat will average around 6-8 knots.
This, of course, is ramped up in better conditions, but we were cursed with low winds for much of our trip.
Fortunately, we didn’t miss out on much because we were busy enjoying other aspects of the Victoria.
Why Sail the Victoria 67
- Up-to-date technology and design
- Huge amounts of space
- Comfortable, roomy lounge areas
- Big galley that can be moved around easily
- Lots of cabins and room for crew
- Intimate and fun flybridge and cockpit design that encourage socialization.
- Fantastic views from everywhere on the boat, above and below deck
The Victoria 67 is a big boat, but that’s just stating the most obvious fact!
It’s true that Victoria’s size is an asset and makes everything else that much more comfortable because of it, but I if the rest of its parts weren’t as well-chosen, this would just be a big boat that was okay to sail.
Instead, the Victoria is almost like a floating luxury hotel with the crew aboard.
I always suggest to friends (and anyone who will listen) who are considering a cruise to charter a Fontaine Pajot Victoria 67 as an alternative.
It’s more private, and personalized, and you don’t have to deal with any strangers who aren’t part of the crew.
Enjoy your next vacation on the Victoria, and bring the whole family, because there’s plenty of room!
For more information on Fontaine Pajot Victoria 67 charter boat:
- LOA: 20.42 m
- Beam: 9.47 m
- Maximum Draft: 1.55 m
- Fresh Water Tanks: (3974 Liters)
- Fuel Tanks: (5299 Liters)
- Engine Brand: Volvo
- Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
- Engine Power: 82 KW
- Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
- Engine Power: 82 KW
- Cabins: 4 to 5
- Berths: 8 to 10
Have you already sailed the Victoria 67? If so, please feel free to share your comment below.
Daniella has been passionate about travel, the sea, and nature for many years. As a child, she frequently traveled throughout the Mediterranean and continued with her journeys throughout her adult life.
Her experiences have created the desire within her to share her love for traveling with other passionate and adventurers who want to discover beautiful horizons and new cultures.