The Jeanneau 51 benefits from the latest innovations that have made Jeanneau Yachts so successful: unequalled level of finish, unrivalled quality of life aboard and maximum ease of handling. “There were cycles of boats [of various brands] built for charter in the past that had no spark.”. Three full days of sailing in the vicinity of Miami’s Biscayne Bay provided plenty of opportunity to see how the Jeanneau 54 did in a wide range conditions with its suit of Technique Voile sails. Sep, 2015. Review from BoatTest.com… For more information on the Jeanneau 54 contact us now. Some, for whatever reason, don’t feel quite right. While the fleet of motorboats assembled for Jeanneau’s global press trials all remained moored stern-to in the sanctuary of the old port, the company’s sailboat product director Erik Stromberg simply shrugged and said: “Ready when you are.”. It seems to me that ...read more, On Saturday, in what was surely the most exciting race of the series, INEOS Team UK beat Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli to earn a spot in the Prada Cup finals. All interior and nav lights are LED. The hull is solid hand-laid fiberglass; it and the keel structure are supported by fiberglass over wood floors and stringers, which create a rugged internal framework. The owner versions with two or three cabins work well, by providing generous cabins and a good-sized galley. Find Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 Ds boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. There is a mix of open space up top and accommodation and amenities below. There is a good reason behind this. And I like the way that, rather than waste the space underneath the table, Jeanneau has designed the liferaft stowage into the after end – an easy place to access and launch it from. Jeanneau looked at siting the primaries inboard, but chose this set-up because of its developments with Assisted Sail Trim (AST), a new system that automatically tacks sheets using electric reversible winches – so keeping winches out of the cockpit made sense. Jeanneau's distinctive new flagship, the Sun Odyssey 54 DS, was launched in France in the fall of 2002 with much fanfare and a bit of trepidation. Inspired by the Jeanneau 54, this new model was designed by naval architect, Philippe Briand and designer, Andrew Winch. Both are made of cast iron and encapsulated in epoxy. Is the vang really doing anything? There’s also a nifty “sun bed” up on the foredeck that even comes with its own bimini and voluminous drop-down swim platform. The beauty of this configuration is that you can feel totally comfortable preparing a meal at sea, while still being able to slide out the way if something hot spills in your direction. He has put enough miles in on large Jeanneaus to know they are deceptively manageable in a blow. Jeanneau describes it as a ‘VIP cabin’, a term which sounds a little grand. The decision not to have a tender garage means there are multiple areas to relax in, starting with a proper aft terrace. And it was really howling when we headed out to sea later that afternoon, where we met 35 knots and sharp seas round the back of the Lerin islands. Like the 64, the 54 carries many of Andrew Winch’s intricate styling details, including the use of leather with smart stitching, linen and solid wood. “We decided not to have an owner’s aft cabin option, but a VIP solution,” Stromberg explains. This two cabin version lets you indulge, luxuriate and succumb till … However, I was assured the boom has an appropriately over-sized section to cope with stress loads. The race was extraordinarily close, seeing shifty breezes, nine lead changes in just under 30 minutes and boatspeeds topping ...read more, Sailing and boating can come with a hefty price tag, but there are plenty of ways to get on the water without breaking the bank. There are a pair of folding padeyes that can be used to attach snatch blocks for sheeting in an A-sail tacked to the double anchor roller in the bow. This sturdy cruiser might look like a sun worshipper’s paradise, but she has hidden depths, says Toby Hodges after he tested her in a gale. The boat’s three-blade fixed prop on a saildrive pushed us into a slight headwind at 8 knots when set at 2,800 rpm. The success story that is the Jeanneau 54 starts with solid construction, and a tried and true canoe body that doesn’t necessarily break new ground, but works well in a wide range of sailing conditions. Jeanneau uses a bridle mainsheet system with a block on each side of the coachroof, which is sheeted back to the aft cockpit winches, an increasingly common method on large cruising yachts. The 440 was the first to change in the line. Imagine, just one tap on the leather-bound wheel suffices to make her tremble. Others, through some strange alchemy, just work. The spilt backstay, for example, is attached to either side of the swim platform, but inboard of the helm stations, so you don’t have to worry about them digging into your shoulder when on watch. But in my opinion that does not unduly affect her sailing performance. The boat has a single, high-aspect semi-balanced rudder, and our test boat came with the shoal keel, which draws 5ft 9in. Sailing on a close reach, we hit 6 knots with equal ease. The 17-tonne 54 is half the weight of the 64. No surprises here, even when maneuvering in and out of a super-tight marina and slip at West Palm with the help of the boat’s bow thruster. The interior of the 54 is light, spacious and inviting, especially compared with the 53, which has fizzled out of the range now. Some might argue she is a little over-engineered, complicated and heavy. With two berths, one forward and one at the rear, overnighters are well catered for, but it is the space and usability over the entire craft that really appeals. Visit sailmagazine.com/ratios, U.S. The forward cabin can be split in half lengthways with a soft bulkhead, and a Pullman cabin can be chosen instead of the aft heads. The voyage was ...read more, Reviewed by Amanda Balasubramanian As we were preparing for our first significant offshore passage in 2013, I read every book on ocean sailing I could find. The hull is hand-laid with a laminate schedule that includes an outer layer of vinylester to stave off blistering. She offers cruising couples and their guests an easy to handle, highly adaptable luxury cruiser full of creature comforts. The Jeanneau 54 is a great boat. The new collection, with its ...read more, TO VANG OR NOT TO VANG Q: Last year, I bought a new, fully-battened Dacron main for my 36-footer. So be it. Unlike the old one, the new main is loose-footed. In this way, Jeanneau … A modern Jeanneau is versatile, with the ability to continue sailing in as little as five knots of wind with the help of a code sail and to keep punching with a kindly motion through the heavy stuff. Before you think how spacious the saloon looks, remember it’s not sharing the central space with the galley on the test boat. Only a few years ago the Jeanneau 54 would have been regarded as enormous; nowadays she would share the marina with several other 54 footers. The cockpit table is large, suitable for six or eight guests, with an optional coolbox in the forward end. I can’t say why exactly the end result looks so good, but it does. The state of boatbuilding is such that there are very few lemons these days, but that doesn’t mean all boats are equal. The hull is solid hand-laid fiberglass; it and the keel structure are supported by fiberglass over wood floors and stringers, which create a rugged internal framework. The company’s latest introduction is also the entry level in this class, a 51-footer, which was inspired by the previous 54 but has been significantly improved with some smart ideas. Jeanneau 54 review. So if being comfortable whatever the weather is at the top of your list, then so should this latest yacht from Jeanneau. Not the sort of family cruising she is intended for, granted, but as a prospective owner I would be a lot happier knowing she could handle the rough stuff well, even when pressed. Distributor Jeanneau America, 410-280-9400, jeanneauamerica.com, The Cruising Club of America awarded Randall Reeves the 2020 Blue Water Medal for his solo Figure-8 voyage. The ballast keel is cast iron encapsulated in epoxy. Jeanneau has taken many of the ideas used in the 64 and extended them to suit a smaller size. Jeanneau is the all-rounder of the production yacht market. I have never found so many comfortable positions to sit on one boat before – making a boat comfortable helps keep a happy crew. And as the sprayhood extends far aft, you can leave the companionway open without fear of drenching the interior. Over the last decade its models have consistently offered tasteful styling, good performance, high build quality and value for money. 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Crusing World Review: "While the 54 DS design represents a leap into the future, Jeanneau continues to build boats the old-fashioned way. It’s inviting, but marred by an entrance that feels too constrictive for this size of boat. See our test of the Jeanneau 64 here. Factor in the double sunbed on the foredeck, with its own bimini, and you’ll see a healthy nod to motorboat-style deck comfort. And once again Jeanneau has set the bar high with a yacht that combines practicality, affordability and a touch of elegance. However, with 53ft of LOA, the boat doesn’t look in any way top-heavy, an aesthetic that is reinforced by the boat’s beautifully sculpted cabintrunk. The latest 54 will make a big splash at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show. I was surprised to note that none of those cushions were removed, nor in fact did any of them really move during our windy trial sail. I should have taken all this for granted perhaps, having tested the larger 64 during two days of Mistral. As conditions got a little spicy off the monastery, we spun the 54 around to return with the 1.5m waves – and bang, she absolutely powered up. Some of the highlights of the superb Jeanneau 54 include: There’s a low bulwark/toe rail and the side decks are nice and clear for security when moving forward. The two quarterberths aft also had their own heads and showers, and there was a good sized aft-facing nav table that shared a seat with the starboard-side settee. I have ‘tested’ this terrace with a drink in the sun in flat seas in Italy and can report that its position so close to the water, with unimpeded sea views, is second to none. By moving the galley aft, plenty of stowage space is gained in the saloon. Crusing World Review: "While the 54 DS design represents a leap into the future, Jeanneau continues to build boats the old-fashioned way. If ever there was a yacht that invites the proverb ‘never judge a book by its cover’, this is it. All Rights Reserved. An exclusive yacht for sharing unforgettable experiences… A choice of teak or oak finish is offered, although all bar one of the 40 owners of the 64 has chosen oak. The retractable davits are a smart solution that takes care of a tender up to 120kg, but it is an option that needs to be built into the hull structure because of the depth and reinforcement required. 23. You could be fighting biting wind-against-tide conditions and still find comfort and protection within the calming embrace of this sprayhood. Beyond that, the owner’s stateroom up in the bow was nothing less than palatial, with an en suite head and shower, and easy access to the berth from both sides. The cabintrunk’s long, lean windows also segue seamlessly into the cockpit coaming creating a continuous line of curves that are well set off by the plumb bow, the gently angled reverse transom and what methinks is just the barest hint of sheer. One third of the 50 54s already sold have gone into the charter market, above the 20 per cent expected. "I took the decision to turn ...read more, “What is the color of the ocean that rolls beneath Pacific trades? Tracks, blocks and winches—including our test boat’s electric primaries—were all Harken, with Spinlock stoppers. No problem, let’s go! Jeanneau 54: Review A modern yacht for discerning owners, with five-star comforts and sailing sophistication. It is the largest Jeanneau to have an injection deck, which both saves weight and, together with a cored hull, makes for a noticeably quiet interior with little movement when under way. $277,219 Seller Union Yachts Broker 24. “The goal was to do something on the level of the 64, but at one-third the price,” says Stromberg. Central to its success is a pair of cutouts in the aft cabintrunk bulkhead, which allow the cockpit benches to extend a foot or so forward of the companionway. The Jeanneau Yachts 54 is born from the close collaboration of Philippe Briand, who’s chined hull and elegant deck profile ensure seaworthy handling and timeless looks, and Andrew Winch’s meticulous approach to every ergonomic detail and the selection of high-end materials that echo the look and feel of his super yacht pedigree. by Dom Wiseman. In this episode of Boat Talk, SAIL's managing editor Lydia Mullan and Power & Motor Yacht's executive editor Charlie Levine share tips on getting out ...read more, In late 2020, sailing legend Jimmy Cornell set off on his Elcano Challenge, a green-powered circumnavigation aboard the custom Outremer Aventura Zero. The cockpit benches are among the longest you will find on a production yacht – a whopping 3.4m – complete with luxurious aft-facing chaise longue with drinks holders. It’s the benchmark against which other production builders can be compared. 2004. The wind was blowing from the teens into the low-twenties out of the northwest, but the boat couldn’t have been happier blasting along on a close reach at 8-plus knots, occasionally touching 10. Accommodations. The Cannes test boat had a Code 0, teak decks, electric bathing platform, sun loungers, cushions, sprayhood and bimini, plus instruments, wine fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, genset, aircon, flatscreen TV etc – more modcons than in most family homes, in fact. “At this size owners are looking for overall value for money,” says Stromberg realistically. Boasting a mssive specification that includes, 360 docking system, bow thruster, Fusion audio system, upgraded 2000W in *This price is based on today's currency conversion rate. In addition to the Sun Odyssey and Sun fast offerings, Jeanneau has launched the luxurious Jeanneau Yachts models from 51 to 64 feet. The high cockpit helps create generous aft cabin space and room for a deep sump and bilge – more akin to a raised saloon. The teak on the side decks glistened after its intense saltwater dousing, and calm was temporarily restored. The hull is hand-laid with a laminate schedule that includes an outer layer of vinylester to stave off blistering. Can an albatross remain awing in the worst of weathers?” Randall Reeves has always found images to be the most compelling part of the stories we tell about the ...read more. “A traveller doesn’t have too much function on a large cruising boat,” reasons Stromberg. The Figure-8 comprises a loop around the American continents and a loop around the Antarctic, keeping the Americas to port and Antarctica to starboard. One look at the deck configuration would lead most people to presume she is a hedonists’ yacht, one for the sun worshippers anchored in placid seas and warm climes. The success story that is the Jeanneau 54 starts with solid construction, and a tried and true canoe body that doesn’t necessarily break new ground, but works well in a wide range of sailing conditions. A properly luxurious cabin, this has a big entrance with an island berth. Jeanneau wanted to make a simple, but smart base boat for charter purposes, but one that could be dressed up with options for private owners. The jeanneau yachts 54 is truly elegant: sophistication and reffinement combine to bring to life these stylish and comfortable living spaces. It also grants you easy access to the dining area when serving drinks and meals. She really is an incredibly comfortable boat at rest. To the untrained eye, a sailboat is a sailboat; they all look pretty much the same. The 54 is focused around family life spent on deck and in the water, as it should be on a luxury performance cruiser of this caliber. Find Jeanneau 54 boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. The Jeanneau Yachts 54 is the newest member of its sailing yacht family, sharing many of the design attributes and features of her big sisters, the 57 and 64 and incorporating a number of new innovations. The 2019 Jeanneau 54, designed by Phillippe Briand, is an extremely comfortable yacht and a very capable passage maker. The Jeanneau 54 is born from the close collaboration of Philippe Briand, who’s chined hull and elegant deck profile ensure seaworthy handling and timeless looks, and Andrew Winch’s meticulous approach to every ergonomic detail and the selection of high-end materials that echo the … It’s light and airy, with a large hull portlight, 6ft 3in headroom and plenty of worksurface. These, in turn, accept a pair of equally clever hinged cushions to create twin chez lounges. Electronics on our test boat were Raymarine. The injection-molded deck is cored with discontinuous balsa panels. Cruising World’s Review of the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS PERFORMANCE, VALUE, AND A NEW STYLING BENCHMARK DEFINE THE JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 54 DS. The Captain will keep an itemized tally of this for your review so that you know of any refund or if it needs topping up. Nonetheless, when it comes to boats—sailboats in particular—as soon as you cast off lines, it becomes immediately apparent that no two are the same, even if they appear superficially similar. The boat’s motion through the chop was nice and easy, and after settling in at about a 10-degree heel angle, she charged ahead like she was on rails. I especially liked the small desk to port and the cozy little lounge beside the hull window to starboard. And nowadays the distinctions between big and small are blurred even further by mechanical aids like electric winches and bow thrusters, which enable boats like the Jeanneau 54 DS to be handled by two people. Electric winches and an autopilot might also ease the issues, but it’s a pity to have to rely on push button power. Many boats are good, but only a few are truly great. Oak joinery work is also available. The winch configuration will certainly not suit everyone. Beyond that, Jeanneau simply gets it right in terms of general layout and dimensions. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 has a little sister that actually introduced the new deck and rig design at the Annapolis boat show earlier. Jeanneau’s luxurious new 54 is stuffed with creature comforts for lazy Mediterranean sailing. Throttling up to 3,250 rpm to hurry out of the way of an inbound liner yielded 9.1 knots of boatspeed. And since their collaboration on the Jeanneau 64—Briand’s team designed the hull and exterior; Winch’s team designed the interior—was such a success, it made perfect sense to keep the band together on the 54. The layout is particularly versatile with options for two, three, four or even five cabins, the latter to suit the charter market. Jeanneau’s distinctive new flagship, the Sun Odyssey 54 DS, was launched in France in … Bulkheads are bonded to both the hull and deck with high-performance polyurethane adhesives to ensure rigidity, while a molded structural grid, which is both glued and laminated to the hull, makes the boat stiffer still. Jeanneau 54 DS – SAIL Rare find in Pacific North West charter fleets, this well kept Jeanneau 54 will have room for in-laws and your friends too with it’s 5 cabin and 4 head layout! Jeanneau position the Merry Fisher series as boats capable of straddling the cruising market while also offering the functionality to appeal to fishing fanatics. “This is basically the last size segment for charter,” Stromberg explains. The modern light-colored Alpi Teak joinery work was well executed throughout. The 54’s exceedingly alluring base price of €340,700 rose to over €500,000 (ex VAT) on both versions I sailed. "The company was looking to develop an elegant performance cruiser," said Erik Stromberg, customer-support manager for Jeanneau America. And I’m happy to say the boat never once let us down—whether it was ghosting along in less than 10 knots of breeze, or powering up when things picked up again. Bulkheads are bonded to both the hull and deck with high-performance polyurethane adhesives to ensure rigidity, while a molded structu… Then comes the pièce de resistance: when sailing the 54 in a stiff breeze, move forward from the helm to a sheltered spot under the sprayhood, take a seat on the comfortable chaise longue and it’s quite a different story. The fact that it opens aft right to the foot of the companionway steps makes it easy to pass food up to the cockpit as well. A glass structural grid is glued and laminated in place, with aluminum subflooring in the area of the saloon. The Jeanneau 54 is born from the close collaboration of Philippe Briand, who’s chined hull and elegant deck profile ensure seaworthy handling and timeless looks, and Andrew Winch’s meticulous approach to every ergonomic detail and the selection of high-end materials that echo the … The Jeanneau Yachts 54 is the newest member of its sailing yacht family, sharing many of the design attributes and features of her big sisters, the 57 and 64 and incorporating a number of new innovations. On one downhill run, we raised full main to sail full bore on a broad reach with the swell. The Jeanneau 54 is a smaller sister to the 64 that launched two years ago and she shares many of the flagship’s features as she was drawn by the same superyacht design team of Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch. The 54 has to stand out in a more competitive market place, however. Looking back over this review, it occurs to me I may be gushing a bit. Jeanneau 53" Jeanneau launches the second in their premium 50-plus Jeanneau Yachts line." Discover the article about the Jeanneau 53 The Jeanneau 54 has plenty of power, yet delivers in the full range of conditions. Not surprisingly, this smart design is also apparent belowdecks—especially in the saloon, which on our test boat was equipped with a large in-line galley to port that employed the back of a centerline bench facing the very large dining table as a brace point. The Jeanneau 54 is an all-new large yacht aimed at those wanting to make the most of the opportunity to spend time living on … The Jeanneau 54 has plenty of power, yet delivers in the full range of conditions. I glanced at my two somewhat damp crewmembers, but met looks of unwavering enthusiasm. And with 30 knots of wind over the deck, it was great to come in under the shelter of that sprayhood and be totally protected. Jeanneau 57 & Jeanneau 53. I was especially impressed as we made the 35-mile run from Pompano to Palm Beach on day three. Jeanneau uses 5-axis machines to save time where possible and the interior has been designed with a versatile layout that offers a variety of choices. Many of the design features of the Jeanneau 54 centre on providing home comfort. With two new models in the 50-plus range, the company launches its "Yacht" line. Jeanneau Yachts 54 : DESIGNED FOR THE WAY YOU LIVE. The boat’s deck-stepped double-spreader rig includes a Z-spar aluminum mast and is slightly fractional, with discontinuous wire rigging and mid-boom sheeting. A deeper 7ft 4in keel is also available. The L-shaped helm seats (which hinge out of the way when not in use) are plenty large for two and include a stainless steel handhold inboard for people moving to and from the swing step—a nice touch. From the helm you can reach the manual primaries, but not the mainsheet winches – and winches both sides are too close together and too far outboard to use comfortably manually. As we dialled downwind into the comparatively flatter water of the bay, as if on a wild fairground ride slowing to a halt, I gradually came to my senses, arms aching from gripping the wheel, ears ringing, rinsed out by the wind. At 12 knots this 17-tonne yacht starts to plane. Even to an experienced sailor, it can be difficult if not impossible to truly judge how a particular design will perform just examining it at the dock. Angles and tight cabin entrances are some of the few negatives in the interior – I’d also like to see larger engine access panels on a yacht of this size. The cored deck is built in a two-part mold using Jeanneau’s proprietary “Prism Process.” This not only ensures the correct resin-to-glass ratio but provides a smooth finish on both sides. This platform folds inboard at the push of a button with integrated space for the cushions to store neatly inside. It’s like putting noise-cancelling headphones on during take-off. Unfortunately the step into the galley is a little too far aft, presenting a sharp corner on which to bang your head on entering. Jeanneau was attempting to make the 54 less multi-layered by doing away with a bridgedeck. But Jeanneau took the plunge and were duly rewarded; the first of the ‘teardrop’ deck saloon yachts, the 54 DS (Deck Saloon), was such a success it took even Jeanneau by surprise. A linen headboard, leather lining, carpets, leather panels on doors and dual blinds create a distinctive look. It is a testament to Briand’s modern hull shape that she remains in her comfort zone and is fun to sail. What do these ratios mean? There was quite a load on the wheel, but her hefty spade rudder gave reassuring purchase. This is the seventh hull built and the first with the aft galley layout, designed to suit requests from couples for two cabins. Suffice it to say, there was never any need for the autopilot. Jeanneau has built a lot of decks over the years, and the deck layout on the J54 is one of the best I’ve seen. Like many of today’s cruising boats, the topsides are quite high in the interest of providing the requisite standing headroom. Back upwind into a gale to repeat the whole thing again? Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS . Jeanneau Merry Fisher 855 Review. The twin helms and Jefa steering felt responsive and well balanced, even in the puffs. Going forward there is no obvious way to access the side decks from the cockpit – it’s either aft over the primary lead, or a large step over the coaming from a cockpit bench. It’s a good aft double cabin with en-suite access, a hull port and some extra headroom created by having no cockpit locker above. With the equivalent of a deep reef in the in-mast mainsail and three rolls in the 106 per cent genoa, we power-reached around the Bay of Cannes, regularly at double-figure speeds. “What you do need to have is a very good boom vang to keep the boom down, though.”. The latter would also serve as an excellent sea berth and can be turned into a double berth by lowering the dining table. There is also a full-size dedicated navstation to starboard on all layout options. I was surprised to find how far forward on the boom the mainsheet attachment is. When we slid onto a wave we could clock up to 14 knots. This is achieved by siting the companionway well forward and recessing the bench seats into the coachroof. I won’t pretend the 54’s performance is electric, nor need it be. I have a mid-boom sheet arrangement and a traditional (non-rigid) vang. Home > Boat Reviews > Jeanneau Merry Fisher 855 Review. The list goes on and on…, The in-line galley to port has been carefully configured to harmonize with the saloon. Offering the best selection of Jeanneau boats to choose from. Good things happen when renowned superyacht designers (and friends) Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch team up. The side-by-side hatches overhead admitted scads of natural light. Tucked in under the dodger, they quickly became the place to hang out for those not actively involved in sailing during the three-day South Florida cruise that I was lucky enough to take part in for my test sail. The latter is cleverly articulated, so that when deployed it creates a pair of gentle steps leading from the cockpit to the water. Description. And it’s different – I’ve never seen an aft galley instead of an aft cabin on a production yacht before. © 2021 Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. an Active Interest Media company. The Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA will appeal to those looking to enjoy a sleek and stylish, versatile vessel. And with furling sails, transformation time from at rest to full sailing mode is minimal. Well equipped for larger groups Blue Dream will take you to those summer sailing days in style and comfort. Unfortunately, shortly after setting out, the boat encountered major power-generation issues. However, while there were a number of helpful books full of technical information, I also longed for the personal stories ...read more, Henri Lloyd looked to the past for inspiration when designing its newest line of racing gear—specifically the kit worn by Dennis Conner’s Stars and Stripes campaign (also designed by Henri Lloyd) during the 1987 America’s Cup in Fremantle, Australia. A luxury cruiser that fires on all cylinders. A boat review from our August 2010 issue. The high cockpit helps create generous aft cabin on a production yacht before sale! Stromberg, customer-support manager for Jeanneau America to stand out in a blow layout options aft space! 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