Catamarans have so many things going for them that they are no longer the novelty they once were, especially among the once devoted mono-hull crowds. Their sheer volume of interior space is probably the main attraction, and they not only attract buyers trading up from smaller boats, but down from larger ones. But here at BoatTEST, we’re drivers first and foremost, so we also tend to favor the handling characteristics that no other design can touch. Look at every high-speed offshore ferry and there’s a good reason they’re all cats. So with this one-two punch in mind, we couldn’t wait to get aboard the Fountaine Pajot MY44 and we weren’t disappointed.