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Jeanneau Yachts 55: the ultimate owner's experience

by Performance Boating 22 Jul 2023 19:44 UTC

The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is not a version of the 60-footers and 65-footers already in existence. It is really and truly a unique new model without equal.

While the fundamentals of Jeanneau, such as performance, seaworthy qualities, ease of handling, elegance, and functionality are integral to this 55-footer, the rest confounds all expectations:

  • The flush cockpit is divided into two distinct spaces and boasts three companionways, two of which afford private access to the guest cabins;
  • An exterior chart table with GPS screen and autopilot control is located in the forward cockpit;
  • An arch is standard, and an optional fixed windscreen is offered to provide maximum protection of the forward cockpit;
  • A large proportion of the yacht is dedicated to the owner's suite, a true private appartement, while the interior benefits from a unique layout featuring multiple functionalities.

Everything has been considered to sail far, fast, with complete peace of mind, and with the ability to have guests on board while preserving the privacy of all, for exceptional shared moments and unforgettable experiences. The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is an invitation to let go of the everyday and to experience moments of pure serenity.

When the dream becomes a reality...

An unprecedented deck plan to facilitate handling, for cruising in comfort at sea

Deck space aboard the Jeanneau Yachts 55 is vast and has been optimised to offer numerous benefits. The "Dual Cockpit" takes on full meaning.

The aft cockpit is entirely dedicated to relaxation, with saloons on each side, one U-shaped and one L-shaped, including tables and bench seating that convert into a full-beam sunbed. It also features an immense retractable hydraulic swim platform, affording direct water access for swimming, to the delight of all on board.

The forward cockpit, dedicated to handling, features twin steering wheels at the helm, located forward, and winches within easy reach. This space, which can be entirely covered by a hard top, is equipped with a true exterior chart table and protected by a wide windscreen! Here, we also have private accesses to the two guest cabins, as well as the main companionway to enter the immense owner's suite.

Ease of movement on board also remains a "must" of the Jeanneau Yachts 55: the deck features unique walkaround side decks, which are slightly inclined and facilitate movement around the perimeter of the cockpit. From the aft transom to the main companionway, level and open, the flow of movement follows the axis of the boat.

Maximum protection of living spaces has been equally well considered. For long offshore cruises, in addition to a wraparound windscreen, Jeanneau has imagined a true cocoon, with: a hard top that fully encloses the forward helm, as well as the possibility of installing a hard top with solar panels, and a bimini to shelter the aft living space, dedicated to relaxation.

The Jeanneau Yachts 55 offers innovative, practical features for peaceful, comfortable, and exhilarating cruising in all seasons, and on waters around the world, from the tropics to the northern-most latitudes

Generous interior living spaces for owners

Designed as a private apartment boasting two guest cabins, each accessible by private access from the exterior, the interior of the Jeanneau Yachts 55, glowing with natural light, is entirely dedicated to the owners. A unique three-cabin version is offered. Spacious and harmonious living spaces subtly combine well-being and safety, refinement and relaxation.

Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch have combined their savoir-faire to design layouts that are at once seaworthy, clever, and comfortable, to best accommodate owners as they pursue their passion for sailing and the sea.

To starboard, a large galley faces an immense L-shaped saloon. Windows in the hull and deck hatches diffuse a maximum of light and provide a spectacular view of the sea. Handrails and numerous hand holds contribute to safe and easy movement on board while under way.

Forward of this open living space, which includes the saloon and galley, the generous owner's cabin is truly a luxurious cocoon of wellbeing, equipped with a large berth to the port side, facing multiple storage compartments and a dressing table. The bathroom fills the beam of the forward bow. An optional skipper cabin can be added.

Guests enjoy an exclusive cabin access from the forward cockpit. The two cabins with double berths each feature a private bathroom.

Offering pure comfort, cabins are appointed with fine woodwork in light oak (or teak) and dark floorboards (or light), according to the atmosphere selected.

The interior is enhanced by the selection of fine materials and the quality of fit and finish. Each sophisticated detail meets the standard of excellence of Jeanneau Yachts, including leather-wrapped door handles, wood by Alpi, and a refined door design.

The ceiling treatment and the indirect lighting in the owner's cabin and saloon create a warm atmosphere.

Performance: power and ease of handling

Aboard this modern hull, with a draught of 2.45m (or 1.95m with a shallow draught), you have a choice of to two possible sail-plans: a classic conventional mainsail, or furling mainsail. Jeanneau's objective remains, above all, to simplify and optimise the performance of the yacht by offering a considered sail-plan that is adaptable to all weather conditions.

Owners can also choose between a self-tacking jib or a classic genoa. A code 0 can be flown from the bowsprit. When entering or leaving the harbour, the bow thruster and stern thruster greatly facilitate short-handed manoeuvres.

100% Made in France, innovative, seaworthy, high-performance, easy to handle, and featuring an optimised design based on decades of savoir-faire, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the owner's boat, par excellence. Its unique design further distinguishes this model from others in this category. The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the ideal companion for heading out to explore the most beautiful locations on the planet, and for a pure cruising experience.

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