2005 Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46

Magic Inspiration

YACHT DETAILS: 2005 Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46








Deltaville, VA
$362,000 USD
46 ft
4.25 ft
24.08 ft
68.5 ft









(1) 105|gallon
(1) 230|gallon
(1) 48|gallon

“Magic Inspiration” is a rare offering of the popular Fountaine Pajot 46 Bahia.  She is 4 cabin, 4 head vessel, with significant recent upgrades. The vessel has been prepared for extended cruising anywhere in the world. Magic Inspiration had a major refit in 2016 – 2018  and the current owners have continued that trend, preparing for cruising in the Pacific.  Consequently, they have made sure that the systems and structure are in excellent condition and all upgrades, including compete engine repowers in 2021/2, have been undertaken to the highest standards by some of the best technicians and boatyards in the Marine industry! Their plans have changed, so you benefit from their high-caliber upgrades.

The Bahia is a specially designed series created by the famed Joubert-Nivelt team for Fountaine Pajot. It was a series built to the highest ISO 9002 European standard for offshore yachts, incorporating vacuum-bagging construction and hand lay-up, with high strength resins, resulting in an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio, while maintaining tremendous abuse strength.

It has a sleek and low-profile design, with wide side decks, an expansive foredeck, and enclosed cockpit with helm station against the bulkhead, for greater safety under way. The comfortable enclosed cockpit is also a huge plus for sailors with small children on board, as it provides a safe space with “walls”. In addition, at sea in rough conditions the crew feels protected with lots of areas to brace or used as handholds. The  Bahia model is also known for its sailing performance and regularly outperforms similar sized cruising cats.


The modern interior has excellent storage, ventilation (17 hatches and portlights through the boat) and systems which are easily accessible.

This vessel is presented for sale in pristine condition and is as clean as one could wish for a vessel of its age. She is “ready to go”, for extended voyaging.

Some of Magic Inspiration’s Equipment and Upgrades Include:

  • New Yanmar 3JH40  40HP Common Rail Engines
  • Flex-o-Fold Three Blade Props
  • Spectra Watermaker (2022)
  • Westerbeke 5.5 KW Generator
  • Electronics suite upgraded to B & G (2020)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Vevor diesel air heater (2022)
  • New Standing and Running Rigging (2020)
  • Topsides painted with AwlCraft 2000 (2016)
  • Bottom stripped and epoxy coated (2016)
  • 450 W Solar array and Victron management system (2020)
  • SD60 Saildrives installed (2020) & diaphrams replaced (2023)
  • Revere 6-Person Life raft (2020)

And a LOT MORE. See descriptions for details. Don’t miss out on this superb dream maker.


  • Comfortable Salon directly ahead of cockpit access doors:
    Curved settee
    Coffee table
    Curved bench
    Leather upholstery (2016-18 upgrades)
    New curtains (2020)
  • Counter/nav area with overhead cabinet/mount for TV and electronics (port)
  • Galley Starboard forward
  • Port and Starboard hulls are identical:
    Double Cabin aft w/ en suite head w/ toilet, basin & shower
    Double Cabin forward w/ en suite head w/ toilet, basin & shower
  • Each hull has a settee berth in the passageway that can be used for extra crew to sleep or be converted into storage shelves for totes.
  • The port hull has a bow cabin with mattress that can be accessed from the deck but which also has an “emergency” hatch in to the forward cabin.
  • In addition, each passageway has a “tall cupboard” ideal for use as a pantry or for spares and tools.
  • 3 x Raritan Electric Heads
  • 1 x Jabsco Manual Head
  • Overboard discharge connections (new 2024)
  • New curtains , saloon and cabins (2020)
  • Lonseal Commercial Flooring (2016-18 ) w/ new coating/treatment (5/24)


  • Hull topsides painted with AwlCraft 2000 ( 2016)
  • Hull bottom stripped to gelcoat, epoxy coated (2016)
  • Long, deep steps, port & starboard hulls
  • Swim Ladder, port sugar scoop
  • Shore power inlets, starboard hull (top steps)
  • Solid S/S stern rails port & starboard
  • Gates in port & starboard stern rails
  • Davits w/ custom solar panel mounts
  • Traveller – aft transom w/ dedicated winch midships cockpit coaming
  • Magma Propane BBQ, starboard stern rail
  • Engine access port and starboard quarters:
    Each engine compartment has a large storage area/utility room  w/
    Hinged doors in the floor for full engine access
  • Port Engine Compartment:
    Breaker switches for Heads & SSB
    Battery switches for port engine start battery
  • Starboard Engine Compartment:
    House batteries
    Aircon units
    Solar regulator
    Breaker Panels
    Battery Switches
  • Large cockpit w/ high coamings & continuous seating forward, sides & aft
    Table w/ fold down leaves, port
  • Helm to starboard:
    Todd Helm seat
    Navigation and Engine instruments
    Engine throttle controls (2016)
  • Cockpit Canvas:
    Helm station bimini (re-stitched 5/24)
    Full enclosure w/  roll up bug screens
    Half Side screens w/ Strata Glass (10/23)
  • Wide, clear side decks
  • Lifelines (2019)
  • Salon windshield covers (10/23)
  • 7 x Hatch lenses replaced (2017)
  • 2 x Hatches replaced (2024)
  • 2  x Escape Hatches (sealed closed – new replacement Goiot hatches on board)
  • Trampoline (2018)
  • Bow pulpit seats
  • Anchor deploys from just below the foredeck hatch
  • Lofrans Cayman Windlass (2019)
  • Aluminum crossbeam forward w/ forestay attachment and extra anchor roller.

  • ENO 3-burner Propane Stove w/ Oven (2017)
  • Double S/S sink
  • Mixer faucet
  • Isotherm Fridge / Freezer (re-insulated 2016)
  • Plates, Cookware, Flatware


  • 110V/12V system
  • Replaced and upgraded 12V switch main panel in saloon with Blue Seas Systems (10/2020)
  • Westerbeke 5.5 KW Generator  w/ 3254 hours  Major service by Bayshore Marine in 2021
  • 4 x Lifeline AGM GPL-4DL House Batteries (2020) 
  • 2 x Lifeline AGM Start batteries (2020)
  • 3 x Solara Solar panels –  450 A/H (2020)
  • Victron Connect power management system (2020)
  • Magnum ME 2000 Inverter (2018)
  • 2 x MarineAir 16 000 BTU Aircon units with chiller system (serviced 2024)
  • 2 x Isotherm 11G Water heaters (one new in 2020)
  • 3 x Raritan Electric Heads    
  • LED lighting – interior, navigation, side decks
  • Hella Fans


  • Upgraded all instruments & most sending units to B&G w/ multiple redundancies & remote control devices (Autumn 2020):
    Simrad Autopilot and Interior Display Remote Control
    B & G Halo 2 Radar
    B & G Zeus 3 14” Chartplotter with regional Explorer Charts
    B & G Triton 2 Multi Displays x 3  (Wind, Depth, Speed)
    B & G WR10 Wireless Autopilot Remote
    B & G Keypad Autopilot Controller
    B & G V60 VHF Radio and Wireless Remote

  • Uniden Atlantis 275 Handheld 2-Way VHF Marine Radio (2022)
  • VesperMarine Watchmate AIS
  • Iridium Go with external antenna  (subscription required)
  • Samsung SMART QLED TV in salon (2020) – doubles as interior CP display
  • Fusion Stereo w/ DVD  (2023)
  • Quick Windlass remote (2021) 



  • Repowered with Yanmar 3JH40 40 HP Engines:   
    PORT – 911 hours (installed by Bayshore Marine 11/2021)
    STARBOARD – 727 Hours (installed by Zimmerman Marine 9/2022)
    Difference in installation time due to availability of engines during Covid
  • Replaced throttle cable & conduit assemblies 
  • New engine control panels 2021/22
  • Steering lines replaced (11/2021)
  • Replaced & upgraded fuel lines & diesel fuel filters to Racor 500 series (9/2022)
  • SD 60 Saildrives (new 2017)
  • Saildrive diaphrams replaced (10/2023)
  • Flexofold 3-blade props (2020)
  • Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Watermaker  11 -15 GPH (4/2021)
  • Vevor 5KW diesel air heater (12/2022)



  • Main Sail – Square Top by Mack Sails (2012). Refurbished (9/2022)  Good condition
  • Head Sail – Doyle Sails (2015). Refurbished (6/2024)
  • Parasail + blocks and sheets
  • Quantum Mainsail Bag (2020)
  • Rigging work Spring 2020:
    All Standing Rigging replaced including crossbeam tension wire (2023)
    Mast & boom refurbished
    Mast fixtures replaced or refurbished
    Gooseneck replaced
    All Running Rigging replaced
  • Harken Foresail Furler
  • 2 x Harken 53 Primary Winches
  • 2 x Harken 46 Secondary Winches (Cabin top)
  • 2 x Harken 46 Halyard & Reefing winches (Mast)
  • 1 x Harken 32 Traveller/Dinghy winch (Transom)
  • 1 x Harken Electric Halyard Winch (2016)


  • ROCNA 65 LB Anchor  w/ 200’ 3/8” BBB Chain (Anchor & Chain regalvanized 9/2023)
  • ROCNA 45LB Anchor w/ 30’ Chain & 200’ Rode



  • Revere Offshore Commander 2.0 Life Raft (New Nov 2020 – 6 persons)
  • Jacklines & Harnesses
  • Radar Reflector
  • Life Jackets



  • Caribe 12.5’ DINGHY
  • Yamaha 25HP 2-Stroke (Fair Condition)
  • Magma Propane Kettle Grill (2024)
  • 2  x SeaEagle inflatable paddle boards 
  • SNUBA 
  • 12 x 5-gallon Diesel Jerry Cans
  • Spare parts ($6,000+) &  many special tools on board:
    inc 2 x  Goiot Escape Hatches (last two in country)
  • ShurFlo whole boat fresh water pumps
  • 12V SeaFlo high volume  submersible bilge pump
  • Maintenance Log and recent services will be included

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Jon and Anne Hutchings
YaZu Yachting
Deltaville, VA 23043


Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
We are cruising yacht specialists who have “been there and done that”. We are able to guide buyers and sellers through the purchase and sale experience as a result of having sold hundreds of boats in the past fifteen years and our personal backgrounds in boating.
Give us a call or send us an email to see how we can assist you with this yacht or another. 

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