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The new Jeanneau 439
Everyone else--back to the drawing boards!
At first glance, she is clearly a Sun Odyssey. Moreover, the all-new Sun Odyssey 439 reflects the latest design trend that started with the Sun Odyssey 409. Dynamic lines, a hard chine on the hull, lots of hatches and windows along with bevelled edges on the deck combine to form a powerful and straight forward design from the pen of Philippe Briand. But her natural beauty is more than skin deep. A closer look reveals an innovative deck plan that makes sailing easy. A Jeanneau is first, and foremost, for sailing. Three main concepts shape the Sun Odyssey 439: a fast, seaworthy sailboat, simple to use deck and sail plans and a high-quality interior.
The seaworthiness of the Sun Odyssey 439 is most appreciated in offshore conditions. The boat inspires confidence as every detail has been carefully considered to give the boat more performance while remaining easy to sail. A potent, high-aspect rig comes in four versions adaptable to each sailorís particular region or taste. The first makes use of the high-aspect rig to carry a 105% jib and a large mainsail. Both the mainsheet and jib sheets disappear into the coachroof and are lead back to the winches at the helm. The second sail plan uses the same jib along with an in-mast furling mainsail. The third sail plan is performance-oriented and combines a large, overlapping 140% genoa along with a fully-battened mainsail. The fourth, and last version, includes a self-tacking jib mounted on a track in front of the mast. Two different keel options 2.20m and 1.60m can be used for all of the sail plans. Philippe Briand carefully studied each combination to make sure that each choice offered exceptional stability and control in all conditions. When the wind is not available, the powerful 54HP Yanmar sail drive takes over pushing the boat over 8 knots.
The modern and simple to use deck plan was the result of a complete rethinking of the ergonomics of sail handling. All the sheets are lead back to the twin helm stations which remain uncluttered. Sail handling is within easy reach of the helmsperson making the boat enjoyable and safe for all onboard. Harkenís new Rewind winches are available as an option to make sheeting in and out a breeze. The centrepiece of the cockpit is the large, folding table. When closed, the aft platform provides security to the cockpit while underway and folds down when at anchor with its integrated swim ladder. Several large lockers throughout the cockpit and a dedicated liferaft locker ensure storage for all the gear necessary for offshore work.
The new interior design is clean and beautiful with plenty on contrast between the rich wood finish, light headliners and high-end upholstery. The profusion of solid trim throughout the interior showcases the traditional woodwork for which Jeanneau is known. Leather-covered handrails and solid wood handholds create a safe and seaworthy interior. A choice of traditional teak and holly or light oak floorboards emphasise the rich wood interior. The exceptional visibility and light comes from the eight hull ports and eleven opening ports and flush hatches. Two interior layouts are available. The first has 3 cabins and 2 head compartments, each with a separate shower. A key feature of this layout is the spacious forward cabin that includes a comfortable seat, a desk, plenty of storage and a private head and shower. The second layout is geared towards owners wishing to put the boat into management with 4 cabins including an ownerís cabin and a cabin with two single bunks along with two head compartments.
Without a doubt, this new generation of Sun Odyssey 409 and 439 are innovative, high-design and powerful. The Sun Odyssey 439 is the perfect boat for the demanding sailor that wants pure performance and comfort without complexities. The multitude of choices and versions responds to the needs of each individual skipper.
To be introduced in 2011
Unique features to Jeanneau...
Strength and reliability are the cornerstones of Jeanneau's approach to building quality boats. Each hull is constructed completely by hand. To provide stiffness, a structural grid of laminated hard- wood, or engineered fiberglass is bonded directly to the hull. Vinylesterģ resin is used exclusively in the outer plies of the laminate to guard against the threat of osmosis. Kevlarģ cloth, and directional glass laminate is then added to high stress areas (the exact schedule is engineered for each model and varies from model to model) for additional strength and impact resistance.
Modern equipment, emphasis on balanced and exceptional sailing performance and the finest materials, including real teak is used in each Jeanneau model. Learn more here. IS0 14 001 compliant!
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Value no matter your requirements...
Your Jeanneau can be customized to meet your needs.
Casual cruisers? Comfort options. Air conditioning, generator, custom biminis and designer cockpit cushions. In fact, the BYA custom bimini is second to none. More information here.
Live aboards? All of the above plus watermakers, upgraded refrigeration, sophisticated communication equipment and more.
Luxury? Built in offices. Custom lighting. Custom mattresses, bedding and interior decorating.
Annapolis is not called "America's sailing capital" for nothing. We host the worlds largest, in-water boat show. We have every vendor, fabricator and supplier that you could hope to find available right here-- to help commission your new Jeanneau. Our local suppliers have stuff in stock that you may have to wait weeks for in other locations.
1. Customize your Jeanneau
Jeanneau offers value. Engineering, performance and quality second to none. But why are they such a great value? Because they build production boats in enormous volume. Jeanneau, over the years, has been the first or second largest boat builder in the world. They have a world wide market and are the largest importer of boats to America. If you like the layout, quality and look of the Jeanneau of choice--you're in luck. Because of the efficiency of volume production, we will bring this extraordinary vessel to you at a cost that only slightly exceeds the so-so, entry level boats.
Most Jeanneau dealers stop there. Bay Yacht Agency goes further. Our on-sight engineers will meet with you and offer to customize your Jeanneau so that you end up with a custom built boat at a fraction of the cost of a completely custom built boat, or boutique boat. Compare your custom equipped, Bay Yacht Agency equipped boat to: Sabre, Tartan, Island Packet, Hinkley, Oyster or you name it--we offer the best value of the lot. In fact, at the end of the day, we're very close to the price of the entry level boats: Hunter, Catalina and Beneteau.
So, who chooses to own a Jeanneau? Frankly, we generally get more experienced buyers. Owners of entry level boats. Sailors that have experience and appreciate the quality and performance of a Jeanneau.
So what if you are an entry level buyer? We will give you access to engineers, captains and experts in all phases of boat knowledge. We will provide captains to teach you and get you up to speed.
Are we the right match for you? You need to talk to us. You need to know that we offer a complete service and price guarantee. You will get no better value than to work with us. Customizing. The best price. The best service. The secure feeling that we have commissioned more Jeanneaus than any other dealer in America. May we help you? More information here. What others have said about us...
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We've been in business since 1972 and have helped well over a thousand people find the right boat. Visit our brokerage page here.
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The modern and simple to use deck plan was the result of a complete rethinking of the ergonomics of sail handling. All the sheets are lead back to the twin helm stations which remain uncluttered. Sail handling is within easy reach of the helmsperson making the boat enjoyable and safe for all onboard. Harkenís new Rewind winches are available as an option to make sheeting in and out a breeze
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