Ponant’s new six-stateroom catamaran sets sail this summer

Ponant has welcomed the 24-meter Spirit of Ponant, a six-stateroom catamaran that will set sail in Corsica in July 2024 before heading to the Seychelles for winter 2024.

The intimate vessel will be available as a private charter for week-long voyages as well as on a per-cabin basis on select itineraries — a rarity for sailing yachts of this scale. Rates start at $8,250 (€7,500) per person based on double occupancy for a single cabin booking in Corsica.

The Spirit of Ponant will sleep up to 12 guests and four crew and will offer all the refinements and personalized service that serve as hallmarks of the brand, including a personal chef, spacious staterooms, and nautical activities such as paddleboarding, wakeboarding, and snorkelling.   

Customizable voyages

First setting sail in Corsica, sailing roundtrip from Bonifacio, the seven-night long voyages are completely customizable based on the traveler’s interests and each journey is co-created with the Captain’s recommendations.

The vessel will then venture to the Seychelles for the winter 2024 season, offering circumnavigations of Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago.  

The Spirit of Ponant joins Ponant’s fleet of 13 small-size ships, including the company’s first ship, a three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant featuring just 16 staterooms, and the world’s only luxury icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot.   

The Spirit of Ponant is a new expression of our pioneering spirit, as the travel format is a first in the luxury cruise sector,” explains Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Ponant. “Our guests will experience what it is really like to be a sailor, including interacting with the captain to create a voyage that meets their desires and expectations. They will benefit from hidden away anchorages in magical places, while enjoying the high-end services for which Ponant is renowned.”    

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