When value and performance are
paramount--think Jeanneau! The Worlds number one builder of
deck-saloon models, and the #1 builder of high performance, quality, production boats.
They are built to a quality standard at reasonable prices. See all models
Videos, Raymarine. A great explanation of new e-series chart plotters (now available on all of our packages). Repeater, chart plotter, radar, side scan sonar and more--easy, intuitive and a great choice used in all of our electronic packages. Video, click here.
Now interface with your smartphone or ipad ($25 and $50, respectively for interface unit) with complete control of all functions plus sonar, radar, chart plotter, engine instruments and video and infrared imaging. Click here. (Some features optional.)
New I 70 series instrument displays, and P 70 autopilot display now in our packages--Information here.
Not to often you can say it, but this is REVOLUTIONARY! Take the fear out of docking!
Now you can literally turn on a dime in the marina.
In addition to optimum maneuverability, you get quieter, better
performance. Learn more here. (Includes description, pix & video)
Now, on the 53 and 57 there is available another revolutionary
system, the Hybrid Power option. Learn more here.
A potent, high-aspect rig comes in four versions adaptable to each
sailor’s 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.
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. Harken’s new Rewind winches are
available as an option to make sheeting in and out a breeze
So choose an easy to handle forward sail, and add a code 0 for light air and you have improved performance that's much eaiser to handle!
Here's a concept often used in racing boats. You make the boat wider inside for more room above the crease, but below the crease, you have normal, symetrical heeled waterlines for superior performance--all it takes is good designers, and building enough boats to-re-tool with better ideas!
Jeanneau incorporates some of the latest ideas creating durable, practical interiors with all of the latest concepts. Just one good idea is the new "T" shaped galley in the new, innovative 509. Now, 2 people can comfortably work at the galley, and there's room for a wine chiller or ice maker right in the galley (along with the refrigerator and separate freezer.) Take a look here.
Note in the Jeanneau Owners forum from a new owner of a Jeanneau 44i with the system. (One of the first...
Well I promised to get back to everyone with a report on the 360 docking system once my new boat arrived, so here it is.
Yesterday was my first day on the boat (44i) in the water. Wind was blowing 10 knots steady inside the marina. With only 5 minutes of 'how to' on the proper start up procedures from the dealer, I was able to easily slide laterally out from a side-to dock situation, against the wind - and using only small bursts of thrust. Then fueled up and executed an effortless 180 degree turn in a deadend fairway, and later another 180 turn in a tight fairway followed by a lateral move right back into the same spot on the side-to dock.
All I can say is WOW. Even though I am not used to this system, I can tell it is a gamechanger. Tight quarters marina situations are just not going to be a big deal any more.
- This system is not meant for driving around. I found that as soon as I was clear of obstructions it was easier to steer the boat with the wheel rather than the joystick.
- The pivot maneuver is fantastic - it literally spins the boat on its keel (no bow thruster - just the pivoting sail drive).
- There is no reverse gear, the drive spins 180 to reverse thrust. This takes a second, so will require me to adjust my timing on regular, wheel steered approaches.
- Maneuvers like entering a slip bow on might still be just as easy using the wheel, as opposed to the joystick.
- All of the thrusting maneuvers are variable speed, i.e. the more you move/rotate the joystick, the faster the maneuver takes place. This gives much more control than I had anticipated. I expected the sort of on/off choice of a typical bowthruster.
- Power consumption is a bit of an unkown, but is a concern to me until I have more experience with it.
Bottom line is you still need to know how to handle a boat to effectively use this system, but if you do, this is very simple to use and can really take the stress out of tight quarters maneuvering. I kept thinking to myself as I was trying different things - even if I screw up and put the boat in a bad position - I can engage the 360, get myself out of trouble, and try again. No boat hooks, no yelling, no scrapes on the hull. Pretty neat.
p.s. there is a back-up 'workaround' in case the electronics crash. ZF supplies a cable with the drive unit, that when connected from point A to B (in the engine room) bypasses the drive brain, locks the drive facing aft, and gives you forward gear. So I (hopefully) can get home in the event of a failure.
When you visit our BYA Sailing center in
Annapolis, you see boats, not just brochures--all the boats 36-57'. We generally have every model available for
your visit for chartering & sailing courses, or Try before you Buy. Over 20 boats available by appointment.
Generally when there is more
than one layout, we have both. In addition, the Jeanneau central,
U.S. import and sales office is in Annapolis--so you have direct
access to the latest information, stock and demo boats and a knowledge base second to none.
BYA is the most experienced
best stocked sales office in North America. We offer a best price and best service guarantee for each new
Jeanneau. Annapolis is the Sailing Capital of the U.S. Please
arrange a visit. (P.S. While you're here, virtually every other
major brand of sailboat is within 10 min. of our office--see all of
the Jeanneau's, and then see why we beat the competition--hands
down!) Call, 410-263-2311 for an appointment.
Performance and value
are not optional!
If you're the kind of person that doesn't let life, or other boats
pass you by--you'll love Jeanneau. All of the Jeanneau models are
built on a performance platform and then oriented more towards
comfortable cruising, or comfortable club racing depending on your
preferences. Our performance hulls will out perform virtually all
other cruising models. We use our vast buying power, and automated
technology to insure superior engineering with fewer man hours
wasted--the savings are passed on to you.
Monohulls (32-57'), consistently rated the best value by popular
Jeanneau Leads the way for consistently.
Many new models being introduced each year. Built to ISO 9001 standards so
you know no corners will be cut.
Jeanneau is well positioned as the worlds #1
sailboat builder. Jeanneau owns their facilities and tooling: they have
$millions in the bank and are investing millions in R&D this
year. Isn't this the kind of company you would like to be involved
with? The company that's been in business for over 50 years,
offering the best performance and best designs in the industry.
One of Jeanneau's principal designers, is
Phillipe Briand. Click here to learn more about some of his outstanding accomplishments.
an extensive article done by Sail Magazine about how Jeanneaus are built
to the highest standards, in a state-of-the-art production facility. More on Technology
to Jeanneaus explanation of how technology increases quality,
reduces waste and environmental damage, while reducing costs. Click here.
Announcing. Now all Jeanneau models come with a 2 year
factory warranty with a 5 year hull structural warranty. Jeanneaus are
built to ISO 9001 standards. As the world's first or second largest
builder in the world, you can be sure that Jeanneau can reduce prices
by utilizing it's volume buying power, while at the same time Jeanneau
reduces prices (required man-hours) by using automated equipment that
can only make sense when you're producing enough volume to amortize
Jeanneau is committed to an on-going
policy of 0 defects and 100% owner satisfaction. Jeanneau offers the
highest performing cruising models in the industry. Don't take my word
for it. Make arrangements to come, see and sail a Jeanneau before
choosing anything else either more, or less expensive. Jeanneau stands
for value--more than anything else. Quality. Engineering. Performance
and comfort are the extra values that come with your new Jeanneau.
Don't just settle...
seen the future... and it's called personalization... We
offer boats customized for your individual requirements. Since the
late 80's we've sold and commissioned more Jeanneaus than any other
North American dealer. We offer far more than a factory list of
options. We have you meet with our systems engineer and plan
everything from the zoning of the air conditioning, to customized
electronics. We'll help you plan an office with cell phone amplifier:
we offer custom electronics that can provide complete weather mapping right on
your GPS. Don't settle for a standard, factory ordered boat, when you
can have a boat totally customized for your individual cruising style. See more about our
customizing programs. More information? 410-263-2311
More than ever before,
technology has become inseparable from boatbuilding. From conception to
construction, technology allows us to create boats that are more
beautiful, stronger and better built. For these reasons, Jeanneau invests
heavily in new technological processes.
cutting-edge design software CATIA®, new projects are conceived entirely
in a 3D world. 5-axis milling machines create complex prototype
parts to precise tolerances. This marriage of computer technology and
human savoir-faire puts Jeanneau at the forefront of yacht design.
Our technological advancements
constantly improve the product. The decks of our new boats are injection moulded using the Prisma Process®. Our
traditional woodwork is varnished, adjusted and cut by robotic varnishing
and CNC machines. 5-axis robotic drilling and cutting of decks ensures
exact finish and precise installation of hardware. Our factories are
certifiedISO 9001 for the quality of conception and construction.
Our technology results in more
precision, higher quality and fewer man hours so that you realize this
increased quality at lower cost.
Finally, when you feel as
passionately about the sea as we do, the environment is always on our
mind. Because of this we have attained ISO 14001 certification for
For more on technology and environmental standards, go here.
Jeanneaus can be seen and sailed
We, generally have every size (36-57'), and most every model on display in
Annapolis. We offer a Try-Before-You-Buy program so that you can
experience the Jeanneau advantage ahead of time. Most models are available
for Charter, or "Try before you buy" through Let's Go Cruising.
We offer all of our models for charter or for scheduled or
customized sailing courses right here in America's Sailing
Set a course for a
Where does your internal compass point? To an
Island? A particular cruising area? To a memory of camaraderie and family
Tackle a challenge that will set your course for a
Go sailing just for the fun of it.