Turnover: 219.8 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • French shipyard based in La Rochelle, building large catamarans and luxury yachts
  • 600 employees at Fountaine Pjot and 1,000 throughout the group
  • the company is listed on the stock exchange
  • Owner of Dufour shipyards


Jean-François Fountaine, from sea to town hall 08/08/2023

  • Fountaine Pajot, co-founded by Jean-François Fountaine in 1976, is a world leader in cruising catamarans.
  • Fountaine Pajot has sales of 220 million euros.
  • Fountaine Pajot employs 600 people.
  • Jean-François Fountaine left the operational side of Fountaine Pajot in 2014 when he was first elected mayor of La Rochelle, but remains a majority shareholder via his family holding company.

Fountaine Pajot's nautical future looks bright 21/01/2023

  • Growth of 10-15% in 2023
  • Sales up 8.7% by 2022
  • The Group intends to continue moving upmarket, and this summer will launch the New 80, its new flagship, with a selling price of around 7.5 million euros

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