Jeanneau BoatsJeanneau History
Established in 1957 Jeanneau exemplifies a quintessential French design found in their boat and yacht construction since its beginnings. Jeanneau offers an excellent range of models that cater to many different types of customers and boating markets. The original Jeanneau model was nothing much more than a wooden dinghy with a motor. With over 60 years of evolution, the dream has evolved into a world dominating brand. With continued strong links to its past and the company’s original creator, the forward-thinking Henry Jeanneau gained increasing successes that have exceeded all early expectations.
A Global Brand
Jeanneau has branched throughout the world, manufacturing their familiar brand in an array of different countries. Due to outward thinking, they have taken many opportunities to work alongside other leading names, such as the Italian company Ferretti Craft. A great example of their ingenuity was the innovative trimaran boats that they created specifically for the film Waterworld starring Kevin Costner.
The Jeanneau design team utilises cutting-edge computer-aided design and manufacturing experience to craft a luxurious and solidly engineered range of boats and yachts. Their skilled craftsmen, with over sixty years of experience, have exceeded the standards and gone on to develop the cutting-edge craft. In 1956, M. Henri Jeanneau began building in his father’s workshop following his success in the “Six Heures De Paris” powerboat race. He founded a company that specialised in the build of small wooden outboard powered boats. Two years later he built there first fibreglass hull moulded boat and by 1960 as in full fibreglass production with the launch of the “Calanque” speedboat.
The early years of Production
By 1970 the first of the Sangria sailing yachts were produced. During the 70’s, Jeanneau of Les Herbiers, France, concentrated primarily on building fibreglass sailing yachts, sold to Bangor Punta, then later to Chatellier Industry. In late 1995, an asset purchase of Jeanneau by the other French giant companies, Group Beneteau they formed the largest sailboat group ever to exist.
Though Jeanneau is now owned by a large holding company which includes Beneteau and many other organisations, for example, Lagoon & CNB. Jeanneau is an independent brand with entirely separate production facilities and distribution networks throughout the world. Jeanneau celebrated 50 years in the industry in 2006 and 2009 they announced the re-branding of the range and the introduction of the Yacht and Prestige brands.
Jeanneau Dealers in Network Yacht Brokers
2018 Jeanneau Dealers associated with Network Yacht Brokers are as follows Network Yacht Brokers Swansea based in South Wales the UK Network Yacht Brokers Brighton and Chichester Network Yacht Brokers Kent , Network Yacht Brokers Conwy
This page has been updated by Network Yacht Brokers Barcelona for 2018
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Jeanneau Brand through the years.
Launched: 1970 No of Yachts Sold: 2156
Launched: 1982 No of Yachts Sold: 1743
Launched: 1976 No of Yachts Sold:1743
Jeanneau Sun 2000
Launched: 2000 No of Yachts Sold:1144
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35
Launched: 2002 No of YachtsSold: 900
Sun Legende 41
Launched: 1985 Designed by Doug Peterson, the Sun Legend 41 was built of Kevlar by Jeanneau Advanced Technologies. It won the SORC in the United States in 1985, and it won multiple times in both the La Rochelle Race Week and the Spi Ouest France Race.
Sun Magic 44
Launched: 1988 The Sun Magic won the Trade Winds Transat in 1987, as well as the Spi Ouest France Race.
Launched: 1983 The Sun Kiss won the double-handed Transat and the Transat Point-Europe 1.
Jeanneau One Design (JOD) Launched: 1991 The Jeanneau One Design competed in the Sailing Tour de France in 1991 and succeeded with the famous Rush (1982) and Sélection (1984).
Sun Odyssey 54DS
Launched: 2002 Born of a new concept ‘Deck Saloon’ and created by Vittorio Garroni. Jeanneau now offers four models in the DS range.
The Sun Odyssey 36i
introduced in 2007. This high-performance cruising yacht built for the comfort and space, for people who are looking for a relaxing cruising yacht to help take you away from everything. Being designed for a family with three cabins and the personality of a blue-water boat. The boat is full branded special fittings, and this offers an option of two different below-deck layouts, both providing a very high quality of materials.
With great successes and Iconic Sail and Power Boats, Jeanneau introduced a NEW - NC 11. The Concept. Jeanneau has taken a side step in the world of boat design and come up with a ‘New Concept’ which is very intelligent. Just put aside the standard flybridge and sports top cruiser that is generally on offer to us for a minute and indulge the idea of a boat that is perfect for the Job.
The NC11 (New Concept) is a boat that is something in between what we have become used too and the age-old battle of deciding whether to go for a Flybridge or Sports Cruiser is now at an end. The NC11 offers us everything we need, Style, practicality, massive storage, accommodation and economy. The first thing that jumps out at you is that this boat is an exquisite lady, she has sleek and streamlines sporting features, such as the two massive windows either side making the boat look aggressive but also letting in a lot of natural light down below.
Webasto has innovated a new electric sliding glass roof which allows the skipper to step up and be in tune with the sea. This sunroof has integrated blinds shading the helm and instrument panel should the need arise. So many boat manufacturers sacrifice the transom bathing platform, this is a significant area when berthing ‘stern too’ that your crew member has a safe and stable platform to stand and not balancing on half a foot of the bathing platform.
The NC11 has gone one step further, not only has she got a large bathing platform and safety rail to hold onto, but a fitted stern anchor and a retractable aft cockpit bench allowing the deck area to extend by a further three feet. ‘A room with a view.’ The living area is accessed via a three panelled sliding door opening up the saloon onto the aft deck giving the helm and crew easy access and excellent all-around visibility.
The lounge can be adapted to suit all occasions, whether you want to relax inside with your family around the extending dining table watching your favourite films or dine “al fresco” by merely transferring the rear sofa to face outside. This design is simple yet ingenious. ‘What’s cooking?’ The heart of every home is the kitchen, and it is no different onboard the NC11. Cooking a meal for your crew is the essential task of the day. The fully fitted galley makes easy work for the chef preparing meals of every kind for the hungry crew. ‘Loads of sea air -
Time for bed.’ After a day on the high seas, a warm meal and a glass of wine you will need to take sanctuary in your double cabin. The NC11 has two more extensive than standard cabins, one master (skippers cabin) with en-suite bathroom and shower, a twin / double conversion cabin for the crew both with plenty of natural light and storage.
The master cabin has under sprung mattress battens to make your night’s sleep that much more comfortable “Just like at home “. ‘Storage is King’ Everyone that has owned a boat in the past will tell you “there is never enough storage”. The NC11 leaves the competition behind with two large storage holds big enough for additional refrigeration, tenders, fenders, and clothing. The NC11 also has her workshop below decks with six holds all storage trays and more, all three storage holds are easily accessible and very welcomed.
‘Cruising in 2011.’ Jeanneau never stops striving to be the tip of the spear regarding advancements and technology. The NC11 has been installed with twin Volvo D3 200 hp engines, bow thrusters or the new Volvo Aquamatic joystick which are both available options making docking a joy and not a chore. ‘Got family and cruising in mind? This boat is worth a look.’ Once again I feel that Jeanneau ‘knows no bounds’.
Jeanneau extend their range
2012 Jeanneau have announced a host of new models being launched this year.
On top of new Sun Odyssey 41DS and Sun Odyssey 469 models in the sailboat range, they continue their confidence in the motor boat range by introducing the Merry Fisher 855 Marlin model and a new NC14 to complement the smaller NC9 and NC11 models. Most surprising of all was the revealing of a complete new range of Flybridge inboard motor yachts, aptly named the "Voyage". The first in the Voyage range will be the 42, unveiled at the Paris Boat show this November. Early designs show a very practical and modern look boat with distinct differences to the classic flybridge styling. Possibly most closely described as a Flybridge style of the NC range,we await further details with anticipation.
The announcement of these new boats will come as a surprise to most inthe industry considering the current economic cliamte and uncertainty in world markets. Jeanneau firmly believe their decision to expand their models, rather than stagnate or reduce their offerings as other manufacturers have done, will show the confidence they have in their boats and demonstrate the solidity of their position in the marketplace.
It is somewhat refreshing to see investment and expansion in the marine sector and by the look of the newest offerings from their design team, Jeanneau are definately showing the way for others to follow.
Jeanneau's Participation in UK Boat Shows
It has become apparent over the last few years that the UK marine industry has struggled to support two large UK Boat Shows in it's calendar. Declining attendance over previous shows has led to the majority of manufacturers lending their support to the Southampton show at the expense of exhibiting at London.
Jeanneau have similarly considered this fact and decided to focus their energies solely on the Southampton Boat Show, allowing them to promote the brand strongly at this event. This scenario is reflected all around Europe, where a handful of major shows will now find stronger support with smaller events possibly suffering. Jeanneau encourage their prospective clients to use these main shows as the opportunity to see a fuller range of their boats and in conjunction with exclusive sea trial events and factory tours, allow their customers to obtain all the knowledge they need when purchasing their next boat.
Prestige Yachts VIP Weekend
The Prestige brand announced their annual VIP weekend would be taking place during the 16th, 17th & 18th November this year (2012). Selected clients will be invited to attend along with representatioves from their dealerships to view and discuss the Prestige range of Express and Flybridge Motor Yachts.
Clients will have the opportunity to discover the new Prestige 450 Fly and 550S models which will be making their world debut at this exclusive event. Also on show will be the Prestige 500, as seen at the Southampton Boat Show, and the new Prestige 620 Flybridge yacht, the flagship of the range.
The weekend gives potential buyers of these boats an opportunity to meet the designers and technicians involved in their manufacture, along with representatives from the engine manufacturers, Volvo Penta and Cummins. It is also the chance to see the passion and support that the Prestige brand is building itself on and a good opportunity to explore the opportunities available in owning one of these amazing motor yachts.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Prestige range of luxury motor yachts, contact your local dealership today.
Jeanneau/Prestige win award at Sydney Boat Show
Jeanneau and Prestige have won the award for "Display Excellence" at the Sydey Boat Show. The award recognises the effort and resources put in to these events and shows their standing amongst their competitors.
Unlike other manufacturers they have expanded their ranges and hence presence at recent boatshows and whilst their decision to pull out of some of the smaller shows has caused concern for some, it is evident that the brands are putting the shows and marketing at the forefront of their ambitions.
European shows are no different and we look forward to the Paris show this December in which Jeanneau will be unveiling 6 new models across the ranges in the one show. Anyone considering a visit is encouraged to come to the show and see the display of boats on offer and possibly fit in a spot of Christmas shopping at the same time...?
Jeanneau New Models at Paris Boat Show
Whilst the Barcelona boat show has just finished, Jeanneau are looking forward to one of their biggest Boat Shows in Paris this December. Starting on the 7th December, the show in Porte de Versailles will last until 16th December and promises to be a huge event with Jeanneau displaying 37 boats between their Motor, Sail and Prestige ranges.
Debuting at the show are 5 new models, The Merry Fisher 855 Marlin, the NC14, and the eagerly awaited Voyage 42 flybridge motor yacht, along with the New Prestige models, the 450 Flybridge and the Prestige 550S. The press will have a busy day on the Friday covering all the new models and the obvious expansion in production clearly demonstrates a concept of development in the coming years.
With cheap flights available from most UK airports and the opportunity to experience Paris in the run up to Christmas, the show is a great opportunity for potential customers from the UK to look at potential new boats for next season.