Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016

Jeanneau Yachts will launch three sailboats – Jeanneau 51, Jeanneau 58 and Sun Fast 3200 R2 – for 2017 season at the autumn boat shows. 

Inspired by the Jeanneau 54, the Jeanneau 51 was designed by London-based naval architect Philippe Briand and British designer Andrew Winch. Living spaces have been carefully studied, with meticulous attention to detail and the use of fine materials. The Jeanneau 51 has already attracted the attention of Europe’s leading magazines. She has been short-listed as a contender for the coveted European Yacht of the Year for 2017. 

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(Images: Jeanneau - Jeanneau 51)

She features an exterior layout and design focused on living spaces and a generous cockpit offering multiple zones for lounging, dining and sailing. With the inviting opening terrace, comfortable and secure cockpit and dedicated lounging area, the deck is distinguished by its innovative concepts and use of space.

The wide cockpit features multiple zones: the cockpit is clear of winches, and dedicated space for lounging and entertaining is comfortable and inviting. Each activity has been carefully considered and facilitated with distinct living areas.

The new model offers an optional opening terrace to facilitate access to the sea. She benefits from retractable davits to simplify the launch of a large tender without taking up interior space, which disappears when not in use. She is also offered with a choice of several interior layouts and ambiances, as well as a wide selection of fabrics, contemporary woods (teak and natural oak), high quality leathers, and the latest equipment.

Autumn Boat Shows To Witness Three New Jeanneau Sailboats

Another feature is her highly functional U-shaped galley with optimised storage space. The saloon is spacious and comfortable, with a forward-facing chart table and a sofa facing the saloon.

There are three well-appointed cabins, the Owner’s cabin, a VIP cabin, and a guest cabin on the yacht. The forward Owner’s cabin is spacious and inviting with a large berth and seating to either side, a private head and shower compartment, and a large hanging locker. The VIP aft cabin, with direct views of the sea, is just as luxurious.

A powerful generator, together with high-performance battery banks and a high-capacity water heater, affords maximum autonomy.

In addition to her array of interior design choices and configurations, she offers multiple sail plans, a self-tacking jib, an inmast-furling main sail, a staysail, etc.

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(Jeanneau 58)

Another sailboat for 2017 is the Jeanneau 58, successor to the Jeanneau 57, offers a new vision of the 58-footer. In keeping with the line, the Jeanneau 58 features the trademark Jeanneau Yachts interior. Fine materials selected by the British designer Andrew Winch are now integrated into the new Jeanneau 58. The floorboards will be in dark oak, for a new, luxurious and contemporary touch.

The Sun Fast 3200 R2 benefits from three major new changes to appeal to the high-end sailboat racer – the open cockpit, the carbon mast and the straight keel. These three evolutions ensure gains in speed, fluidity and ergonomics.

Autumn Boat Shows To Witness Three New Jeanneau Sailboats

(Sun Fast 3200 R2)

Her open cockpit facilitates movement about the deck, and thus, ensures efficient manoeuvres. The life raft locker was replaced by an under-cockpit floor locker. The mainsheet track can thus be positioned over the life raft. Raised footrests enhance comfort and security for helmsman and trimmers. The backstay adjustment has moved to the boat’s centreline.

A kit version of this new cockpit is also available for owners of existing Sun Fasts. The cockpit is simply removed and replaced by the new kit. Optional parts can be installed directly by the owner or by his or her dealership.

An innovative addition, the carbon mast can be over 40 centimetres taller for a lighter and more powerful boat. This high-quality material lowers the centre of gravity in the boat. 

Another option, the new straight keel, has also been developed for competitive sailing. This new keel allows an optimised IRC rating as well as reduced drag. 

The Sun Fast 3200 has drawn inspiration from the Sun Fast 3600. The new model offers a new saloon table. Wider and more comfortable, the new fold-down table better accommodates gatherings on board without hindering movement about the cabin.