42′ Fountaine Pajot Catamaran 1995


Bob Steel and Guy Buxman


A highly successful model, the Venezia 42 was launched in 1992 and remained in production until 2000. Nearly 200 Venezias were built. Immediately recognizable for its enduring good looks, owing in part to the trend-setting extended visor, which adds to the sleek, futuristic profile while shielding the salon from harsh sunlight.

Truly a cruising cat, the hulls have a narrow entry and nearly-plumb bows, resulting in a waterline length of 41 feet. Sturdy and heavily-built by catamaran standards, the Venizia boasts a substantial bridgedeck at just over 27 feet long, which gives the boat rigidity and accounts for some of the weight.

The Venezia’s hulls are a sandwich construction with vacuum bagged PVC foam cores. The outer skins are hand-laid fiberglass with isophthalic polyester resin. The core is then bonded with regularly-spaced couplers, linking the two skins into a single, sturdy unit. The fiberglass sculpting is superb and the molded-in non-skid is very effective.

Loki’s previous owners cruised her extensively throughout Central and South America. This proven cruising catamaran is now available due to life circumstances. If you’re looking for a beautiful, solidly-performing sailing cat, Loki should be at the top of your list. Contact the seller’s agent to schedule a private viewing.

Full Specs

MakeFountaine Pajot
ModelVenezia 42
Vessel NameLoki
Beam23′ 8″
Draft4′ max
Hull MaterialsFiberglass
Fuel Capacity60 gal
Fresh Water Capacity120 gal
Cruising Speed
Top Speed


Number of Engines2
Total Horsepower28
MakeYanmar 3GM30-93

Additional Information

Walk Through

Board Loki via one of the hull sterns, ascending wide steps with handholds on either side, to the main deck. Once there, you can move forward or laterally with ease due to the intelligent, full-walk-around deck, without having to pass through the cockpit. Moving forward, generous side decks with double lifelines and handholds make for safe, easy access to the foredeck.

Swim Platforms / Sterns

  • Stainless steel fold-down swim latter (starboard hull)
  • Imitation teak decking
  • Stainless steel handholds
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Step lights

Deck and Hull

  • Stainless steel safety rails / stern pulpits
  • Double stainless steel lifelines
  • Aluminum toe rail
  • 2 x Rocket launchers
  • Boarding gate in lifelines
  • Stainless steel radar post
  • GPS antenna
  • Stern davits
  • Stainless steel manual hoist
  • Propane grill- magma
  • Lifesling2 throwable flotation device
  • 6 x Cleats
  • 2 x Hatches for engine access
  • Schaefer double cheek block
  • Harken deck organizer (triple)
  • Travelers and cars for jibsheets on cabin roof
  • 2 x Deck lockers forward
  • 2 x Trampoline
  • Bow pulpit safety rails
  • Bow pulpit seats
  • 8 x Hatches
  • Stainless steel handholds on deck house
  • Shore power inlet 30 amp
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Lofrans electric windlass with foot switches and helm controls
  • Anchor bow roller
  • Plow anchor with galvanized chain and rode
  • Deck washdown
  • Paddle board racks- port and starboard
  • Solar panels on a stainless steel mount- 3 amp
  • Bottom painted 2/23/2023


The cockpit is open and spacious with ample wrap-around seating that will accommodate 10-12 guests, with a full vinyl tonneau cover fitted over a heavy-duty, stainless steel frame. The helm station, positioned forward and to starboard with a two-person bench seat for the helmsman and observer, provides a commanding view of all quarters. With all lines leading to the cockpit and an electric winch, Loki is set up for short-handed cruising.

This area features:

  • Lewmar 44 stainless steel winch
  • 2 x Spinlock single line clutch
  • Double Spinlock line clutch
  • Triple Spinlock line clutch
  • Single cheek block
  • 1 x Electric Lewmar 44 self-tailing stainless steel winch (starboard)
  • 1 x Lewmar 44 two-speed, self-tailing, stainless steel winch
  • 2 x Lewmar 48, two-speed, self-tailing winches on cabin top
  • Mainsheet traveler mounted on aft cockpit coaming
  • Helm station
  • Full engine instrumentation
  • Engine controls: start, stop, tachometers, combination throttle/gearbox levers
  • VHF: Icom IC-M330
  • Contest Plastimo Compass
  • Sail handling controls
  • Wrap-around bench seating with cushions (cushions new in 2022)
  • Storage under bench seats
  • Folding cockpit table
  • Carpet: indoor/outdoor, snap in for cockpit soul (carpet new in 2022)
  • 2 x Cup holders
  • Fusion MS-AV550 entertainment system (1 year old)
  • USB charging port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 2 x Fusion Speakers
  • Windows to salon
  • 2 x Winch handle pockets
  • Propane locker under the centerline cockpit seat


Enter the salon via the cockpit via a sliding glass door. The salon is a welcoming, intelligently-laid-out space that’s bathed in ample, natural light from the wrap-around windows and light-colored sole. On the aft bulkhead, immediately to starboard is an array of instruments for battery monitoring, LP Gas control, tank monitor, and Magnum charger/inverter control. Aft and to port and starboard are companionway stairs to the mirror-image cabins in each hull. Forward and to starboard is a well-equipped, L-shaped, galley up. Forward on centerline is the large, U-shaped dinette and custom table. The wrap-around windows and two opening, forward-facing hatches provide both a stunning panoramic view and a dreamy flow of ocean air. To port is the chart table and breaker panel, easily accessed without having to crouch.

In this area you will find:

  • Sliding glass door
  • 2 x Audiopipe speakers
  • Magnum Energy Inverter control head
  • Raritan Tank Monitor
  • Trident L.P. Gas Control System
  • 3 x Victron Energy battery monitor for house bank, port and starboard starting batteries
  • Double stainless steel basin
  • In-counter soap dispenser
  • ENO Open Sea three-burner stove and oven
  • Stainless steel galley fixtures
  • 3 x Galley drawers
  • Toploading Technautics marine refrigerator/freezer
  • U-shaped dinette with storage beneath
  • Custom wood table
  • 2 x Director chairs
  • 4 x Windows
  • 2 x Forward facing portlights
  • Taylor digital weather station
  • 3 x 110 outlet
  • USB device charging port
  • Halon fire extinguisher
  • TV: 32” flatscreen TCL 32S331 with Roku
  • Hatch
  • 8 x Overhead lights
  • Makita LXT rechargeable vacuum

Aft cabins

  • Full double bed, athwartship
  • 3 x Portlights (one opens to the cockpit)
  • Hatch
  • 2 x Reading lights
  • USB charging ports
  • Hanging locker
  • Bench seat
  • Halon fire extinguisher
  • Storage under bed
  • Access to forepeak


  • Forward, midships, is the head. This area features:
  • Wash basin with faucet/shower wand
  • Hatch
  • Manual head
  • Mirror
  • Sump pump and drain
  • Port/escape hatch looking down

Forward Cabins

Moving forward in companionway, where there is a port and an overhead light, you enter the forward cabin.

This area features:

  • Double bed
  • 2 x Reading lights
  • Bookshelf
  • 2 x Ports
  • Hanging locker
  • Bench seat
  • Light
  • Access to forepeak
  • In the forepeak, there is no mattress. There is a port, an escape hatch and a step.

Sails and Rigging

  • Mainsail: Fully-battened Elliot Patterson (less than 2 years old)
  • 2 x Lewmar 44 stainless steel, self-tailing winch on mast
  • 2 x Cleats on the mast
  • 2 x Single halyard clutches on the mast
  • Wind and Windex wands at masthead
  • Mast: Deck-stepped Z-Spar aluminum
  • Single spreader
  • Turnbuckles
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Yacht Braid running rigging
  • Lazy Jack system
  • Jib roller furler- Profurl Titanium system
  • Mainsail cover retainer
  • Genoa cover


  • Garmin GPS Map SX radar
  • Garmin displays at helm station
  • VHF: Icom IC-M330
  • Autopilot: Autohelm 6000
  • Running lights


  • Electrical panel for 12 volt DC and 110 AC, 30 amp
  • 12 volt DC system
  • Digital amp meters
  • Digital volt meter
  • 12 volt outlets
  • Charging from port and starboard engine alternators
  • Magnum inverter/charger
  • Battery selection switch
  • Shore power inlet 110 AC, 30 amp
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Solar power input for charging all batteries