Water and Wind is dedicated to diving liveaboards, charters and general sailing experiences. We operate in the beautiful archipelago of Azores, which is made of nine amazing islands voted second in the world for sustainable tourism by National Geographic Traveler in 2014.


Expect to receive the most amazing experience on a beautifully equipped Fountaine Pajot sailing catamaran, based on the model Helia 44. We will take you to the most iconic places of the Azores both during your charter and in the diving Liveaboards.

Pristine and beautiful places including Formigas Islets, Baixa do Ambrósio, Dollabarat, D. João de Castro and Princess Alice banks are now easily and comfortably reached in a luxurious diving platform. You can also take island excursions during your trip, visiting the beautiful and unique sites and cities of the Azores.


We also teach sailing and diving, and have special programmes for events, corporate occasions and team building sailing experiences.

The Boat

Helia 44


13,3m x 7,4m

4 king size bed suites

2 rooms for crew

Equiped kitchen

Lounge area


Length over all:

13,30 m / 43.5 ft


Beam over all:

7,40 m / 24.3 ft


Displacement unloaded:

10,8 T



1,15 m / 3.8 ft


Genoa area:

45 m² / 484.4 ft²


Main sail area:

70 m² / 753.5 ft²


Tank capacity

Fresh water:

700 l (approx.) /

185 US gallons (approx.)



470 l (approx.) / 124 US gallons (approx.)


Engine Power:

Volvo Penta 2 x 55 HP with three blades foldable propellers.


Quatuor Version:

Four double cabins, each with dedicated bathroom.

Two extra cabins for crew.


Berret Racoupeau


Eight guests plus crew


Main additional equipment:

Silent and ecological sailing with solar power and wind generator.


Fully equipped kitchen with microwaves, dishwasher, two fridges and one freezer.


9Kw Diesel generator and 12 V 60l/hour Watermaker.


220 V and 12 V sockets, allow you to charge your electrical equipment and cameras onboard.


3,80 mts aluminium RIB with 15Hp engine.


Snorkel equipment and swimming ladders.


Compressor and diving gear onboard (for diving liveaboards).


Oceanic Class Safety equipment.


Plotter, radar, GPS, EPIRB and Autopilot.




Sit back on one of our sundecks and enjoy all this and much more while sailing with us…






We offer tailored diving vacations with the only catamaran sailing cruises for liveaboards in the islands. You’re guaranteed the most relaxed and unique sailing vacation, with a maximum eight guests onboard which can be booked for private use.


Eight days / seven nights trips, with several route options to meet your diving experience expectations.


All-inclusive programmes (transfers, food, soft drinks, etc.).


Instructor or Divemaster guided trips.


Diving equipment rental available onboard.




Possibility to visit some of the islands, as well as taking part in other inland activities such as trekking and whale watching.

If you prefer to decide your own route and sail the Azores Archipelago as you please, you can book our boat for a week or two and discover the pleasure of sailing the Atlantic with Water and Wind. Several options are available to fulfill various requirements and expectations for your trip, whether you are booking as family, group of friends, company or a research team, for example.


The catamaran can be rented with or without a skipper – please contact us to know the experience and certifications required.


Maximum of eight guests in four double cabins, each with a dedicated bathroom.


You can choose to go for self-catering, or to hire a chef from us. We can help you to buy everything you need, and prepare everything in advance for you.


Snorkeling equipment onboard.


Optional equipment can be supplied on request, such as Wifi, mobile phone, or others you might need. Contact us and we will be glad to help you out with anything you need!


The price information will soon be available.

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us, if you’re interested in our services.


Flights from:

Oporto, Lisbon, London, Dusseldorf, Madrid, Brussels, etc


Companies flying to Azores:

sata.pt, flytap.pt, ryanair.com, easyjet.com, airberlin.com, jetairfly.com, tuifly.com


Boat location:

Boat is located at Santa Maria island (Vila do Porto Marina), but can pick you up in another location, by request.



+351 914 898 253

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