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8th Generation Jeanneau – Sailing Redesigned for Performance & Comfort
Yes, Jeanneau did it again! From the design table of PHILLIPPE BRIAND, this NEW generation brings significant improvements in both performance and comfort in cruising. Jeanneau proves you can have it all! Debut at the 2018 Cannes Show, Captain James interviewed the President of Jeanneau America, Mr. Nick Harvey, while walking through the NEW model. Mr. Harvey highlighted the new innovations of this NextGen Jeanneau:
- Innovative “Walk-Around Decks”
- New Hull Design for Performance & Comfort
- “Full-Length Hard Chine” Starting at the Bow for Better Stability
- Moved the Beam of the Boat Forward for Speed & More Cabin Volume
- Bow Comes Out of the Water when Flat for Faster Tacks
- Lower Goose Neck for Larger Sail Area and Lower Center of Gravity
- New Interior – Increasing Comfort, Increased Storage, Better Acoustics
For a complete break down go to /james.fachtmann
Captain James spoke with the CEO of Atlantic Cruising Yachts – Chris Bent (#1 North American Jeanneau Dealer) after he vacationed with his family in the BVI’s onboard a new Jeanneau 490. Mr. Bent revealed how much fun the new 8th Generation Sun Odyssey 490 was to sail! Here are some of his comments:
“My wife Dawn and I just finished an amazing week in the Virgin Islands, sailing the new Jeanneau 490 with our children. We had our pick of Waypoints yachts but we were most excited about the new 490. Why the 490? The excitement of true sailing performance on a very comfortable and safe platform. The 490 definitely exceeded our expectations! The walk-around decks are incredible. The ability to go forward or send the kids forward with dock-lines, or bring provisions into the cockpit, all without climbing over combings, made for easy circulation around the boat for everyone. The FWD master cabin was a real treat with completely separate shower and head areas with their own entrances that gave us plenty of privacy and convenience.
The best feature of this boat is the sailing performance which was the highlight of the trip for me. We sailed past every other boat out there, leaving them in our wake. We were the fastest boat that day, it felt great and the boat handled beautifully. The new hull shape allows much more stability while carrying more sail area, and it pays off big time with speed, comfort, and fun. When Dawn and I met 18 years ago, we enjoyed sailing the Virgin Islands on the old Jeanneau 45.2. It was great for us to rediscover the thrill of sailing and share it with our kids with this new 8th generation of the Jeanneau.”
Jeanneau has been a leading innovator in designing leading-edge cruising boats for over 60 years. With the new Sun Odyssey series, kicking off with the 410, 440 and 490, Jeanneau raises the bar. This is a total redesign from the keel up!