rediscovers a way she can sail--in her style!
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"I don't want to live in a hole"!
Douglass was used to living in nice homes and entertaining in
comfortable spaces. She drives an expansive motor home that is
light and bright.
The first monohull she sailed seemed claustrophobic below
to this new sailor. She went along with the experience to please her
husband--but this wasn't the way she wanted to spend her time. While she
adventurous and loved to hike, and ride bikes and motorcycles (as well
as spend time in the motorhome, she just couldn't imagine
entertaining her friends and family in the typical sailboat living in a
hole (as she describes it).
she chartered a catamaran in the Caribbean, but, this hands on Gal
found that it lacked the "feel" of a "real" sailboat.
Then she discovered the Jeanneau deck saloon models.
"I love the openness and light below. There's storage
everywhere as the raised floor provides for equipment and storage spaces
below. The queen sized master is easy to move around to make up or just
to enjoy for a quick nap.
But even more, I love the cockpit. It's really bigger
and more comfortable than the catamaran cockpit, and I can enjoy the
sailing without everyone having to move when I want to tack the boat!"
P.S. You'll still find Douglass motorcycling, Motorhoming
and, yes, also out on a Jeanneau DS model every chance she gets.
benefits Added to Douglass's thoughts...
The hull is not compromised. It's the
same performance hull used on the conventional models
and even on the performance models.
There's a life raft generator locker
aft which saves room in the other storage lockers and
places the generator outside the accommodations (less
noise, no diesel smell).
The cockpit is larger than most 60'
boats--even on the 42' or 45DS
The visibility from the "raised"
cockpit is superb, and you can move to the high or low
side for better visibility as needed. Of course all the
controls lead here so that you can have 6 guests for
lunch, and no one has to move when you tack!
Below, there's a whole new world of
lightness with the large deck windows and huge, hull
ports that offer visibility to the outside world whether
you're sitting or standing.
The raised floor, provides equipment
and storage spaces and frees up the space under the
berths for additional storage. With the accompanying
raised cockpit--you have exceptional visibility from the
cockpit and plenty of headroom over the aft cabin
berth--this is the more practical replacement for the
older, center-cockpit design!
You have your choice of a large
owner's cabin forward or aft. Either has lots of room,
storage, headroom and is light and bright while offering
Come take a look. We have all models
available on display, for charter and, of course for
purchase privately, or in our unique Boat-As-A-Business
Program. This program offers the least expensive way to own.
We simply charter your boat when you're not using it. You
enjoy hassle free ownership (we do the maintenance) while
you get the tax advantages and income. For most owners, they
are offsetting 70-100% of their costs. Visit our web page
for Boat As A Business to find out more.
Available in Annapolis for
ownership or Charter: 39DS, 42DS, 45DS, 50DS, 54DS
Also Jeanneau 36, 39i, 42i, 45,
49i and Fountaine Pajot Catamarans, and Floating Homes.
For placement in our
Boat-As-A-Business plan: All of the above, plus Selene
Trawlers and Jeanneau Euro-styled Power boats. Visit our web
site for more: