Worldwide launch of the new Sun Odyssey 379 in Sydney, Australia

DATES: 28 July - 1 August, 2011 (Thursday – Monday)

At the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show, the Australian press, Jeanneau owners and the entire Australian Jeanneau dealer network gathered to witness the christening of the all-new Sun Odyssey 379.

Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Executive Director of Jeanneau, and Erik Stromberg, Director of Sailboat Product Development, spoke at the event that brought together over 100 owners, press and industry representatives.

Each of them emphasised this special 30-year anniversary of Jeanneau’s commitment to the Australian market. “It was a bold decision to make the initial launch of a French-built yacht in Australia, a full month before its introduction in Europe,” said Erik Stromberg. “After the success of the Sun Odyssey 409 last year, the Sun Odyssey 379 is a natural fit in the Australian market.”

Guest of honour, and godfather of the Sun Odyssey 379, Robert Steel spoke of his many exploits on numerous Sydney-Hobart races and cheered as champagne was poured on the new yacht.

Designed by Marc Lombard, the Sun Odyssey 379 is the latest addition to the new Sun Odyssey range. Like her sisters, the Sun Odyssey 379 features multiple sail plans, including a self-tacking jib, easy handling with a standard German mainsheet, and a comfortable interior that includes a separate shower compartment and a spacious galley.

The Sun Odyssey 379 has also been nominated for the prestigious title of “European Yacht of the Year 2011-2012.”

The Sun Odyssey 379 will be on display throughout the world during the fall boat shows.