The most recent addition to Jeanneau’s great line of cruising sailboats, the Sun Odyssey 349, and the new race boat, the Sun Fast 3600, have each been nominated for the much coveted title of “European Yacht Of the Year 2015.”
Selected by a jury comprised of the biggest names in European marine magazines, this trophy – which recognizes the seaworthy qualities, design and build quality of sailboats – will be awarded at the Düsseldorf boat show next January, during a very special evening event that brings marine professionals together from around Europe.
The Sun Odyssey 349 and the Sun Fast 3600 are among the 5 finalists in their respective categories.
Sun Odyssey 349
From the very first glance, the Sun Odyssey 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume and inviting cockpit. Designed by Marc Lombard and true to the values of the Sun Odyssey line, the 349 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort and safety at sea. Whether in the cockpit or at the helm, at anchorage or at sea, this sailboat is seaworthy, stable and very easy to handle.
With two or three cabins, a spacious saloon and a very functional galley, the Sun Odyssey proves both welcoming and well considered. High quality woodwork accents a surprisingly bright interior.
The Sun Odyssey 349 is nominated in the “Family Cruiser” category.
Sun Fast 3600
With a hull design by naval architect, Daniel Andrieu, and constructed by infusion moulding, the Sun Fast 3600 benefits from the latest advances in this technology, which give it exceptional resistance and rigidity, while also considerably reducing its weight.
Owing to its powerful, light-weight planing hull with chine, its twin rudders and leaded keel, this new Sun Fast is able to master speed and stability in any conditions. Perfectly adapted to racing single-handed, double-handed or with crew, the Sun Fast 3600 has proven highly competitive, whether inshore or offshore.
Offered in two versions, with twin tillers or steering wheels, and with customisable sheeting, the Sun Fast 3600 facilitates handling with a fully optimised, very functional and ergonomic cockpit.
The Sun Fast 3600 is nominated in the “Performance Cruiser” category.
The European Yacht Award is an initiative begun by the German magazine, Yacht, and featuring an international jury, in cooperation with Yachting World, N[&]Y, Waterkampioen, Batnytt, Yachtrevue, Seilas, La Factoria Nautica, Voile Magazine, Baadnyt, and Marina.ch magazines.
These two new models will be on display at the La Rochelle Boat Show. Come and visit them at the Jeanneau floating stand, starting on September 17th.