After the latest launches of the Jeanneau Yachts 60 in 2021 and new flagship 65 this 12 months, the road will as soon as once more be renewed with the launch of the Jeanneau Yachts 55, which will probably be revealed at Boot Düsseldorf in January 2023. Just like the 60 and 65, the brand new 17m mannequin with a 5m beam options design by French naval architect Philippe Briand and an inside by London-based Winch Design.
Born 20 years in the past, the Jeanneau Yachts line has at all times been devoted to homeowners who love the open waters and are in search of excellence in cruising and instinctive dealing with for full peace of thoughts whereas crusing offshore. The Jeanneau Yachts 55 affords a recent look. This sailboat of 17 metres in size advantages from a intelligent and unprecedented format, extremely turned towards the outside and designed for the well-being and privateness of the proprietor.
The aft cockpit is totally devoted to leisure, with lounge areas aft on either side, one U-shaped and one L-shaped, together with tables and bench seating that convert right into a full-beam sunbed. There’s additionally a big retractable hydraulic swim platform.
The ahead cockpit, devoted to dealing with, options twin steering wheels and winches inside straightforward attain. This area, which could be totally coated by a tough high, is provided with an exterior chart desk and guarded by a large windscreen. There’s additionally personal entry to the 2 visitor cabins, in addition to the principle companionway to enter the saloon and proprietor’s suite.
The flush deck options built-in wraparound facet decks, that are barely inclined and facilitate motion across the perimeter of the cockpit. For lengthy offshore cruises, along with a wraparound windscreen, Jeanneau has supplied a tough high – with the choice of photo voltaic panels – that absolutely encloses the ahead helm and a bimini to shelter the aft residing area.
To starboard, a big galley faces the L-shaped saloon. Ahead is the beneficiant proprietor’s cabin outfitted with a big berth to the port facet, a number of storage compartments and a dressing desk. An optionally available skipper cabin could be added ahead of the en-suite lavatory.
Aft, the 2 visitor cabins with personal entry from the deck every have a double berth and en-suite lavatory. Cabins are appointed with nice woodwork in gentle oak (or teak) and darkish floorboards (or gentle). Particulars embody leather-wrapped door handles, wooden by Alpi, a refined door design, ceiling therapy and oblique lighting within the proprietor’s cabin and saloon
The hull has a draught of two.45m (or 1.95m with a shallow draught) and a alternative of two riggings: traditional or with a furling mast. Homeowners also can select between a self-tacking jib or a traditional genoa. A code 3, for crosswinds of between 15-20 knots of true wind, could be secured on the bowsprit, whereas a bow thruster and stern thruster may help short-handed manoeuvres.
Actually a distillation of Jeanneau’s savoir-faire, and benefiting from the heritage of the model, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the epitome of Jeanneau Yachts homeowners’ wildest goals.
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