Very smart example of this hugely practical raised saloon Jeanneau with versatile owner?s layout and a great bluewater cruising specification.
FURTHER BROKER?S COMMENTS:
Launched in 2006 AMIRA benefits from the owner?s forward cabin version with two large double guest cabins aft, with a large heads/shower. Her specification is also very well considered for effortless Med? cruising and includes:
Two cabin aft layout
Besenzoni hydraulic gangway
Owner?s cabin version
New batteries ? 2019
Recalling the classic elegance of the grand seafaring yachts of yesterday, the Sun Odyssey 49DS benefits from the design talents of today's top naval architects, Philippe Briand for the high-performance hull and Vittorio Garroni for the pure, graceful lines.
The brochure for the 49DS describes the design objectives as "volume and comfort," and there is a good measure of truth in that advertising. This is not your father's yacht. Everything that defined a sailing yacht built in generations past has been turned on its head. The narrow beam, low freeboard, long overhangs and curved sheerline are all absent, as are the low-volume cockpit, small ports and dark, confined cabin.
Despite breaking all the old rules describing the design of a handsome, practical sailing yacht, there is no angle at which the 49DS looks ungainly. The boat seems well proportioned? Even the cat-eye windows, which are so striking at first, soon blend into the overall smoothly curving shape that remains consistent right down to the rounded teak caprail.
Step aboard and the most obvious feature is the size of the cockpit. The maximum beam of 14 feet, 8 inches is carried well aft, so the long cockpit is also quite wide, and feels roomy. It's easy to imagine a division at the twin helms with plenty of space aft for kids to use the swim platform and deck shower, while adults relax at the cockpit table enjoying their lunch in relative peace. The table base is made of molded fiberglass and fixed to the cockpit sole. It is designed to mount an LCD radar screen or chartplotter on the aft end, and pre-wired with 12-volt power.
Below deck, it is the volume that really stands out. At the Strictly Sail boat show in Oakland the 49DS attracted a nonstop stream of visitors, most of whom commented immediately on how light and open the saloon is?
During our test sail on San Francisco Bay, it was blowing 20 to 25. Part of the time we took the full brunt of the wind, but we also sought the lee of Angel Island where the breeze was less than 5 knots. Furling, unfurling, and furling again, of both the main and jib, is all accomplished in a matter of seconds, and minor, intermediate adjustments are encouraged by the ease with which they can be made?
The steering positions are comfortable at both helms through a range of heel angles, and feedback through the wheel is moderate, neither twitchy nor dull. The low profile of the deckhouse does not impede visibility from the cockpit, which stays remarkably dry, even in choppy conditions.
The cockpit table, which first appears as though it might be an obstruction while under sail, in fact makes a convenient footrest for those sitting on the windward bench, and still allows easy passage, simply because the cockpit is so wide. The overall comfort under sail made a windy afternoon seem somehow more moderate. In fact almost everything about the 49DS seems designed to make the experience of sailing comfortable and enjoyable. Avoiding the temptation to appeal to globe girdlers, or racers, Jeanneau has targeted the 49DS squarely at cruising baby boomers, and it seems they've hit the mark.
Sailing Magazine ? Nov 2008
The boat is CE certified for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4JH3-HTE 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 75hp
Fresh & sea water cooled via heat exchanger
Single lever morse control at in cockpit
Shaft drive gearbox
Engine hours ? approx. 900 as of November 2019
Propulsion & Steering:
12vDC tunnel bowthruster
Cable steering system
Helm pedestal with large diameter hide-covered stainless steel
12vDC tunnel bowthruster
12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter
1x 12v DC engine start battery
6x 12vDC 100Ah DC service batteries ? 2019
1x 12vDC Optima battery for bowthruster
Automatic battery charger
1 x 12vDC engine-mounted alternator
220vAC sockets and 12v sockets
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
High-pressure 12vDC pump
Hot water heater connected to engine heat exchanger and 220V electrical system
Electric bilge pumps.
Manual bilge pump.
Black & Grey Water:
Black and grey water discharges to sea
Total capacity of 270 litres in 1x plastic water tank
Total capacity of 690 litres in 3x plastic tanks
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
2x GPS chart plotter 12? Rymarine C120 display in the cockpit and at the chart table
Raymarine autopilot control at helm pedestal
Pedestal mounted steering compass
Radar with display in the cockpit and in the chart table
VHF with DSC
Twin stainless steel sinks with hot & cold fresh water supply
ENO 2 burner gas stove with oven
Large-capacity 12vDC top-opening refrigerator with further refrigerated cold box
2x marine heads
Shower in each heads
Heating & Air-Conditioning:
220vAC air conditioning system (from shore-power)
Webasto diesel-fired hot air cabin heating system
Sony radio & CD player with speakers in saloon and cockpit
LCD TV in the saloon
Summary of Accommodation:
Sleeps 6 in 3-double cabins plus further settee berth in saloon.
Owner?s version with large centreline double cabin forward with ensuite heads and further guest double cabin forward with ensuite head.
Raised deck saloon profile
U-shaped settee in saloon to starboard with fore & aft seating to port with central side table.
Aft heads with separate shower stall accessible from owner?s cabin or saloon.
Chart table area outboard to port.
L-shaped galley to starboard adjacent to companionway.
Teak joinery throughout
Teak and holly sole
White vinyl headlinings
Exposed hull sides finished in teak or in white vinyl
Aquamarine alcantara upholstery throughout
Fitted blue carpeting throughout
Deck-stepped aluminium alloy mast
Twin aft swept spreaders
Stainless steel wire standing rigging
Profurl genoa furling
In mast furling mainsail
Adjustable mainsheet track on coachroof
Spinnaker track on mast
2 x Harken 48 2-speed electric self-tailing Genoa sheet winches
2 x Harken 44 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.
Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.
Lead Broker: Michele Antonini ? Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281