ZENITH Salina 48'


Rates per Day

Boat price $1,850 $195

2 $2,240
3 $2,435
4 $2,630
5 $2,825
6 $3,020
7 $3,215
8 $3,410
9 $3,605
10 $3,800
Technical Details
Type Catamaran
Length 48 feet
Shipyard Fountaine-Pajot
Year 2008 refit 2020
Country France
Guests 10
Accommodations 2 single, 4 double
Air Conditioning Available 24/7
Kayaks 3
Paddle Boards 3

Welcome aboard the ZENITH SALINA 48 ′ catamaran for your dream cruise: Zenith is without a doubt the
best maintained and equipped catamaran in San Blas. The FIVE STARS category of San Blas Sailing.
This luxurious 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran, built in France by Fountain Pajot, has several advantages:
gorgeous, adventurous, light and bright, very clean, private interior dining salon, covered open dining
area, trampoline with sunshade and hammock for two, rear sundeck, wide helm seats 3, lounge
With its helm on the upper deck, the Zenith’s cockpit is completely dedicated to guests.
This sailboat offers a good balance of nautical elegance, comfort, aerodynamic design, and sailing

ZENITH is operated for you and is specially equipped for guest cruising. It is not someone’s home. Seven
years at San Blas.
Upon your arrival, the experienced, pleasant, and professional crew will ascertain your interests. The
itinerary will accommodate your preferences day-to-day, to maximize your precious time.


The Zenith is designed to receive up to 10 guests, in 4 double cabins and 2 single accommodations. Each
cabin has its own private bathroom with shower. It is also a great design for as few as 2 guests,
expanding into two cabins on the same side, with two bathrooms.
Fans (2 in each cabin), windows, as well as separate air conditioning units with digital thermostats in
each cabin, and a central air conditioning unit for the saloon.
Each cabin is fitted with four 110-volt electrical outlets, nightlights, 2 reading lamps, and 4 high speed
USB chargers. Hair dryer and iron available.

Electric toilets – 4. All toilets are automatic and flush paper provided. Separate crew bathroom.
Hot and cold water for showers in bathroom. Swim platform shower outside.
Electronic equipment is numerous: Starlink Wi-Fi, 3-zone sound system with subwoofer and Bluetooth
phone connectivity, UHD TV, DVD and CD libraries as further described on this page.
Enjoy the bar and open kitchen. Separate anytime guest beverage refrigerator. Bottled drinking water
from hot and cold-water dispenser. Great percolated Panamanian coffee, or Colombian or Decaf
espresso. Anytime fruit and snack area.
Superior quality bedding. For each guest: an individual beach mat, a large colored beach towel, a white
bath towel, a hand towel, and a face cloth. All towels and sheets are 100% cotton.
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, liquid hand soap, disinfectant, and body lotion in every bath.
Zenith is a perfect boat for celebrations and honeymoon, including balloons, and a cake baked onboard.

Zenith Crew:

Alternating Captains:
Fred is American, with experience as a USCG licensed ship’s officer, any type and size vessel upon
oceans. US Merchant Marine Academy graduate. Seven years’ experience at San Blas.
Alexia is a French, with experience as a licensed pleasure yacht captain, registered nurse, and PADI
rescue and master diver. Seven years’ experience at San Blas.
Alternating Chefs:
Luis and Alicia are both trained and licensed Panamanian chefs, with high-end restaurant experience.
The food photos speak for themselves.
Alternating Marinaras:
Your hostess and deckhand, Jhai or Marina, are dual- English – Spanish – and some Guna language
speakers. Both have experience with the Gunas and know the Islands.


Food and beverage:

See the specific food and beverage information and preference survey . All charters offer fresh lobster
(in season) and a Captains BBQ of grilled filet beef.
Bottled water for drinking (cold and hot), and an icemaker sourced with bottled water for ice used in
drinks. Bottled water for brewed coffee, cooking, etc.
Commercially bottled water for drinking, drink ice, and cooking.

Soft beverages include Coke, Coke Zero (no sugar), Coke Light (diet Coke, no sugar), Fresca (grapefruit
soda), LaCroix sparkling waters (with natural fruit essence of lime, lemon, or orange), Ginger Ale.
Tropicana orange juice.
Alcoholic beverage package: Ron Abuelo and Bacardi light rum, Tanqueray Gin, Smirnoff Vodka,
Canadian Whisky, J&B Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Jose Cuervo Tequila silver and gold, Aperol, Cointreau,
Amaretto, and Kahlua (at least 1 bottle of each liquor will be aboard). Additional mixers include club
soda, tonic water, bloody Mary mix, tequila sunrise mix, and pina colada mix.
A selection of at least 3 types of beer (Atlas Premium, Balboa Ice and Miller Light).
A selection of bottled wines, white (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay), rose (Cabernet Sauvignon), and red
(Malbec, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon).
For children: Kids cereals and food items (such as pizza, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, peanut butter
and jelly, Nutella), boxed DelMonte nectars, flavored milks with straws, hot chocolate, and popcorn.

For childrens: Kids cereals and food items (pizza, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, Nutella), juices, hot chocolate, kids size life jackets (infant, child, and youth),



Toys and more …

ZENITH carries a wide selection of sports and beach equipment, by far the most extensive selection at
San Blas:
Fishing: 2 deep sea outriggers with lures and fishing belt, a large fish retrieval container with hook, 2
standard fishing rods, 8 Cuban hand reels, assorted lures, fresh frozen bait, manual fishing net, floating
Sport: 3 kayaks (1, 2 and 3 people), 3 paddle boards (of different sizes), snorkeling equipment for up to
10 people, tender with its outboard motor and side boarding ladder for re-entry from the water, sports
life jacket (adult and adult size extra-large), yoga mat.
For children: kids size life jackets (infant, child, and youth), youth size snorkeling equipment, boogie
boards, floating straws, sand toys, arm floaties and feature floaties with electric air pump.
Beach: 2 beach umbrellas, a large beach mat for 8 persons, 3 portable coolers (large, medium, small)
with ice and cups, a beach boombox (Bluetooth), a beach volleyball, and a portable walkie-talkie to call
the boat for drinks, pickup, etc…. Onboard the ZENITH – a sunshade for over the trampoline, a 2-person
hammock, lounge cushions, and a rear sundeck with mat.
Evening Entertainment: acoustic guitar, board games (Monopoly, etc..) , cards, dominos, or enjoy the
DVD movie and CD music selection: 43” UHD TV with DVD and Blueray players, sound system with
subwoofer. Bluetooth phone connection (3 sound system areas: indoor salon, covered outdoor cockpit,
and forward trampoline areas). Full library of Disney Blueray movies for children.
Personal protection: SPF 50 and 30 sunscreen, aloe gel, Off insect spray, vinegar and alcohol (for the
very rare, minor jellyfish sting), 1st aid kit with common medications, anti-fog spray for snorkeling

Event preparation: balloons for birthdays, honeymoons, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, etc.…
decorations for yearend holidays, laptop and phone HDMI cables for family or business presentations,
etc.… just let us know what you need!
Sailing lessons: maximum guest participation if interested.
Starlink Wi-Fi hotspot! For your own phones, laptop, and games!






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Reviews & Publications

  • The Riley Family from Hawaï: great time aboard Zenith 01-2023

  • Katie Jackson & Freinds (April 10th to 14th, 2022)

  • Chad, Patrick & Travis (March 28th to 31st, 2022)

  • Smith Family (from March 19th to 23rd, 2022)

  • Jose and Laurence Da Silva (March 15th to 18th, 2022)

  • Family Staff (December 26th to 31st, 2021)

    Our family of six spent a wonderful week in the Guna Yala (formerly San Blas) Islands of Panama aboard the beautiful 48 foot catamaran Zenith in December 2021.  We booked our trip with Melody of San Blas Sailing.  Melody was nice, easy to work with, and arranged a first class trip. She arranged charter flights to other beaches of Panama, transfers, hotels, and our charter of Zenith.  Everything went very smoothly and right on schedule.  The highlight of our trip was our time on Zenith.  Captain Fred and crew Marina were hospitable, caring, friendly, and fun!  Captain Fred’s deep knowledge of the San Blas islands meant that we spent each night in a beautiful protected anchorage right off the beach of one of the many amazing, mostly uninhabited small tropical islands there.  Both he and Marina seemed on very good terms with the few indiginous Guna who do live out on the islands.  This meant extremely fresh fish or lobster for dinner each night!  Marina’s meals were generous and delicious. She was able to accomodate our daughter’s gluten intolerance by making a special delicious dish for her when the menu dictated it.  The Zenith is really well laid out and equipped for this kind of charter. The staterooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable. Zenith has all the snorkel gear you could want, SUP’s and kayaks.  The water is so clear and warm that it is just as good to swim to the islands as SUP or Kayak. The snorkeling ranged from good to excellent depending on the reef.  We highly recommend San Blas Sailing and the Catamaran Zenith!!

    The Staff family from Los Angeles, California
  • Shane, Sally, Dylan & Tyler Moncrieff (December 19th to 26th, 2021)

  • Tanga Tanga Team

  • Lucas, Felipe, Martin y Melanie

  • Catherine Heller

    8 reviews

    a week ago

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    Une équipe qui a répondu parfaitement à nos exigences :
    – une croisière aux San Blas de 5 jours, organisée juste pour nous avec de très belles rencontres, des paysages à couper le souffle, des fonds marins d’une richesse inouïe sur un bateau très confortable, des langoustes et du poisson pêché du jour fantastiques !
    – un séjour dans la région de Chiriqui (Guadalupe et Boquete) avec encore de belles découvertes très bien rythmées. Location de voiture, choix d’hôtels parfaits.
    – Une journée qui a commencé avec le train “Panama Railway” de Panama à Gatun. Là notre chauffeur/guide, passionné et passionnant, nous attend pour nous faire découvrir le Canal (écluses de Gatun) puis route vers Portobelo, découverte de la région et retour avec notre guide à Panama City.
    15 jours de rêves et aucun point négatif ni de regret. Tout notre séjour a été parfaitement rythmé, encadré juste quant il fallait comme il fallait. Un très grand Merci à toute l’équipe !

  • April 26: Unforgettable Vacation!

    Fred & Rosanno & Hyuen

    Thank you for an unforgettable vacation.

    We enjoyed every minute, every meal, your personal treatment to each and one of us,

    You are great!!!

    The Givonys,The Millers, The Govens, The Ramots.

    From Israel,  April 29, 2019



    La experiencia del Zenith II ha sido fenomenal. El capitán Fred y Alexis han sido encantadores, espectacular las excursiones, su atención, el trato fenomenal con todos nosotros. El barco está igualmente de maravilla, camarotes, baños, etc…

    Nicolas San Roman, 15 de agosto del 2018

  • April 2018 aboard Zenith – San Blas sailing Salinas 48′ catamaran –

    Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:52 AM
    To: Eunice Ritter
    Cc: Alvaro Ruiz de Velasco
    Subject: Re: San Blas Sailing

    Buenos días Eunice,

    Nos gustaría daros la enhorabuena por el fin de semana tan bueno que nos habéis hecho disfrutar. La organización has sido perfecta desde el primer momento (avión, recogida, etc..) El trato que nos ha dado Fred el capitán y su ayudante Martina ha sido excelente!! Siempre estaba atento a lo que necesitásemos, pendiente de todos los detalles. Nos ha hecho sentirnos como en nuestra casa desde el momento en que llegamos. La comida buenisima, las bebidas siempre frías, nunca falto hielo, los equipos de buceo, pesca, kayack, etc de primera clase. Los camarotes, baños y demás instalaciones del barco perfectos con todo tipo de detalles.

    De verdad First Class!

    Vamos a recomendar a todos nuestras amistades que contraten el Zenith con su capitán Fred y que conozcan San Blas atraves vuestro.

    Una vez mas enhorabuena por tener al Zenith con su capitán Fred!!

    Muchas gracias y volveremos pronto!

    Carlos y Alvaro

    Enviado desde mi iPad

  • December 2016

    Chère Melodiy,

    Juste un petit mot pour vous dire que nous avons passé un sejour vraiment agreable dans l archipel des San Blas et avons ete ravis. Le temps a ete magnifique et les paysages de toute beauté.
    Nous avons beaucoup economisé pour partir tous les 7 pour cette semaine de vacance et ces vacances ont été tres reussies et reposantes. Gilbert et Amarylis ont ete d une grande gentillesse, tres professionnels et ont fait de ce voyage un moment exceptionnel malgré un incident avec certains de nos enfants qu ils ont su gerer avec calme et intelligence et avec notre soutien.

    Nous vous souhaitons ainsi qu a votre famille une tres bonne année 2017

  • Thierry (Bob) et Corinne – Février 2016

    Bonjour Bernard et Melody,

    Nous voulions vous remercier pour la superbe expérience en croisière sur le Catamaran pour visiter les îles San Blas et de la chance que vous nous avez accordée d’être les seuls clients à bord.

    Gilbert et sa compagne étaient très prévenants et nous étions dans un climat serein et apaisant. Les repas furent très copieux et de qualité.
    Les lieux où nous avons jeté l’ancre étaient très beau également.

    Bien cordialement,

  • John Fraser – June 2015

    Hi Jaime, We had a most amazing weekend on “Destination Unknown” with Captain Gilbert and his assistant Amaryllis. They were incredible hosts and went out of their way to make our trip a lifetime memory. Thank you for all your last minute arrangements – we will be recommending your company to all our friends!