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Chateau St Michelle
Ontwerper: J. Fauroux - Jeanneau Design Team
Vlag: United States
Kiel: Andere kiel
Romp type: Mono Romp
Lengte over alles: 37 ft 4 in
Breedte: 12 ft 1 in
Lengte over water: 31 ft 9 in
Maximum diepgang: 6 ft 4 in
Waterverplaatsing: 13448 lbs
Ballast: 4057 lbs
Drooj Gewicht: 13448 lbs
Totaal vermogen: 30 HP
Merk motor: Yanmar
Type motor: 3GM30F
Type motor: Binnenboord
Type aandrijving: Directe aandrijving
Motorvermogen: 30 HP
Aantal watertanks: (85 Gallons)
Aantal brandstoftanks: (36 Gallons)
Aantal afvalstoffentanks: (24 Gallons)
Aantal enkele bedden: 7
Designed by Jacques Fauroux, the Sun Odyssey 37 combines beauty with performance. This twin personality is perfectly illustrated by Jeanneau cruising sailboats. The best examples are the smooth roof design and the deck layout. The helmseats set out to the cockpit coamings provide the ideal position for steering. On the performance side, the keel - ballast ratio improves sailing stability, and the generous sail area keeps the boat moving well under all conditions. The Sun Odyssey 37 comes standard with quality sailing hardware. Of note are the Harken two-speed self-tailing winches, the block of stoppers for sail controls led to the cockpit, the genoa furler, the "full batten" mainsail, the electric windlass, and the swim ladder and stern shower for refreshing swims off the stern. Everything desired for safety and comfort is included as standard. The Sun Odyssey 37 is an extremely comfortable boat below. The layout is designed for practical and comfortable cruising. In the two-cabin version, the interior is centered around a salon - L-shaped galley with a traditional nav table to port. Located aft is a very large and well-ventilated washroom with a marine head and shower. The two cabins spread across the full forward beam and, to starboard, the wide space aft. The cabins have comfortable berths, lots of floor space, storage cabinets and lockers, and opening hull ports for good ventilation. In the three-cabin version, the classic layout has two separate cabins aft and a large forward owner's cabin with all the amenities for comfortable living.
Info and Equipment
Designer : Jacque Fouroux Boat Name Chateau St Michelle
THIS JEANNEAU 37 SHOWS VERY WELL. IT'S HAD GREAT OWNER'S THAT HAVE MAINTAINED THE BOAT, IT NEEDS NOTHING, EVERYTHING WORKS !
OWNER'S LOVE THE BOAT AND YOU CAN TELL WHEN YOU SEE IT, THEY ARE READY TO MOVE UP !!
Loa 37' 4", Beam 12'4", Displacement 14,771 lb, Draft 6' 5", LWL 34'12"
Yanmar 3GM 30 F, 930 Original Hours, 2 Blade Flex-o-Fold Prop
Sails : Newer ( 2013 ) NORTH SAILS Furling Mainsail and 155 Genoa Original OEM Sails Furling Main & 130% Genoa Spinnaker: 1OZ. w/ Stasher, spare stasher included Spin Pole Track & mount on mast
2 Sleeping Cabin, 1 Aft Head Layout, Large Nav Desk, Hanging Locker has double capacity, 10.5 Gallon Hot water heater, Dinette Table converts to berth, with extra bedding included, Bug Screens for all windows and hatches, Beveled mirror vanity cabinet, Head is located aft, with shower and additional locker. newer Electric flush Head
2 Burner Propane gimballed stove, Refrigeration ( new 2018 ), Double Stainless steel sink, microwave,
2 ea ( new in 2020 ) Duracell House Batteries, Dedicated Engine Battery ( 2015 ), Dockside Battery Charger
Electronics : Portable AC Unit Garmin MAP5208 / GWS 18/24 Radar XM Radio Weather Input GM1 Wind Display GHC10 Autopilot Speed & Depth Standard Horizon Matrix AIS X GX2150 30, with Remote Mic at Helm Kenwood KMR-700U , 8 speakers, individual cabin / cockpit controller XM Radio can be accessed on the Garmin GPS display in cockpit Quatix watch / controls autopilot and more, Wilson mobile cellular booster
All lines Aft to Cockpit 2 ea. Harken 2 speed self-tailing # 44 genoa winches 2 ea. Harken 2 speed self-tailing # 32 Cabin top winches Anchor Windlass Helm Cover Port and Starboard, Large Cockpit Lockers, Plus foredeck anchor locker Storage Cradle
Practical Sailor Review
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37
By : Darrell Nicholson, editor of Practical Sailor, grew up boating on Miami’s Biscayne Bay on everything from prams to Morgan ketches
While this cruiser/racer is in many ways a typical French Euro-bateau, some aspects of its construction are superior to what parent company Beneteau is doing in its boats.
A relative newcomer with a sporadic history in the American marketplace, Jeanneau was founded in France in 1956 by Henri Jeanneau, whose primary emphasis was building powerful motorboats. It did not begin producing sailboats until well into its second decade of operation.
Like many builders of that generation, Jeanneau in the 1980s became something of an industry orphan. Sold first to Bangor Punta, which also owned Cal and O?Day, it was re-sold to Chatellier Industrie, and later, in 1995, to the Beneteau Group.
Though operating under the same corporate umbrella, Beneteau and Jeanneau have retained their individual identities, like General Motors products, though they share technology and efficiencies in the purchase of raw materials.
Jeanneau currently builds 4,000 boats annually at its plant in Les Herbier, France, of which 1,200 are sailboats ranging in size from 17?-52?. The Sun Odyssey line is aimed at cruisers, the Sun Fast line at performance-oriented sailors. But the Sun Odysseys, including the 37 reviewed here, are hardly traditional cruisers, what with their fin keels, spade rudders and light displacement. Then again, we?re talking coastal cruising, not serious bluewater passagemaking.
Mainstream is where the sales are, and the Beneteau-Jeanneau combination is the largest sailboat manufacturer in the world, reporting gross sales of more than $300 million annually.
Like its predecessor, the Sun Odyssey 36.2, the new 37 was designed by Jacques Fauroux and the Jeanneau design team using CAD-CAM tools. While the 37 is longer, it has 4? less beam, and carries about 15% more sail area. The 37?s lines are characterized by an almost flat sheer, low profile cabintop that slopes gently forward and arthwartship, short bow and stern overhangs and a reverse transom.
With its emphasis on the cruiser market the SA/D (sail area/displacement ratio) is only 15.56, a function of a moderate sailplan that carries only 315 sq. ft. in the main, and 414 sq. ft. in a 130% genoa.
The displacement-length ratio is a fairly light 188 and the length-beam ratio is 3.08, which means she?s beamy and relatively flat-bottomed. This suggests considerable initial stability, and a boat that likes to be sailed as level as possible.
No PHRF handicap has been established for the 37 as of this writing because the boat is too new.
In the mid-1990s Jeanneau became the first French boatbuilder to receive European ISO 9000 certification, a standard that documents each step of the production process and assures purchasers that each boat meets a specific production standard.
The 37?s hull, according to Paul Fenn, president of Jeanneau North America, is solid, hand-laid fiberglass with Kevlar reinforcements in high-load areas surrounding the keel and mast step. Vinylester resin is used in the outer plies of the laminate to help prevent blistering.
The boat is built without molded interior liners. To provide stiffness, there is a grid of longitudinal hardwood stringers and floors encapsulated in fiberglass and glassed to the hull. This also makes a framework for the sole, floorboards and cabinetry. Bulkheads are bonded to the hull in channels and secured with Sikaflex.
In a departure from the 36.2, the headliner is glued to the underside of the deck and is not removable. Except for wiring for halogen ceiling lights, however, we found wiring and plumbing runs accessible behind interior cabinetry and beneath floorboards.
The hull/deck joint consists of an inward-facing flange at the top of the hull that is glued to the deck with Sikaflex. Then the toerail is mounted over the deck and screwed in place, strengthening the joint and hiding the seam. We prefer the combination of bolts, nuts and washers employed on the 36.2.
The deck is laid up with fiberglass cloth and cored with balsa, except in high-load areas, which are solid fiberglass.
Two keels are available in North America?a deep fin with a 6? 4? draft, or a heavier shoal draft version that draws 4? 9?. Both have bulbs at their tips. Ballast is iron, which is not as good as lead because it is less dense and difficult to keep from rusting. The factory-applied epoxy coating should be diligently monitored and maintained.
The rudder is tall and narrow, typical of today?s performance boats, and made of fiberglass with a stainless steel stock. The rudder shaft is adjusted by two self-aligning bearings.
The engine beds are hardwood/fiberglass stringers into which the engine is secured with lag bolts. A molded pan underneath the engine prevents oil spills from flowing into the bilge.
Standard equipment includes a fuel/water separator, raw water filter, anti-siphon valve and maintenance-free stuffing box.
Jeanneau?s warranty is five years on the hull and deck.
The mast, boom and deck hardware are supplied by a diverse group of American and European manufacturers. The double-spreader rig is by Z-Diffusion. The spreaders are swept aft 21°. Tracks by Amiot for headsail sheeting are located well inboard, along the cabin, which should help windward performance.
The single upper and single lower shrouds are led to a single stainless steel deck plate; rigging loads are transferred to the hull via stainless steel rods through-bolted to wood structures glassed to the hull. Standing rigging is 1 x 19 wire.
The split backstay is essentially non-adjustable. One could rig a pair of blocks and tackle to squeeze the stays together, which would rake the masthead aft and tension the forestay. But this boat is a bit big for this small boat trick. The purpose of the split backstay, of course, is egress from the swim platform to the cockpit.
Walkways forward are 17? wide. The double lifelines are 25? high. Additional handholds are 68? teak rails running from the companionway to the shrouds.
A 2? high anodized aluminum toerail provides additional security. However, we?re puzzled that it is not perforated, a feature that allows you to shackle snatch blocks for varied sheeting angles, and quickly drains water overboard. Jeanneau?s solid toerail must be more for style.
The bow pulpit is 28? high and is cleverly designed so as not to be in the way when hoisting anchor. Aiding in this matter, the Profurl furling drum is 26? above the deck, so is also out of the way of anchor and rode coming aboard.
The stainless steel stem fitting has double bow rollers, and there is a deck-mounted Lofrans windlass that one could consider relocating to the 37? deep by 30? long anchor well, just to clear the foredeck.
The steering system is by French-maker Goiot Innovations; the pedestal is bulkier than we?re used to seeing, perhaps a reflection of a marketplace gone gaga over instruments. Our test boat was equipped with a 36?-diameter stainless steel destroyer-type wheel; a larger diameter wheel would make it easier to steer from the rail. An optional folding table mounts on the front of the pedestal.
Considering its 35? length on deck, the Sun Odyssey 37 has an enormous cockpit, especially with the table down. Seats on each side are 74? long, 16? wide, with 12? backrests, except in stern quarters where backrests are only 7? tall. The seats are covered with teak and the backrests angled outboard, which provide excellent lumbar support. A teak strip on the centerline of the cockpit sole provides a footrest when heeled. This is very important on today?s beamy boats where the opposite seats are too far away to reach with your feet.
Running rigging lines lead aft through turning blocks to Spinlock XA and XT sheetstoppers mounted atop the coachroof. Winches are Harken two-speed, self-tailing 32s; primary genoa winches are Harken 44s.
Those who think it is impossible to have too much space in cockpit lockers will relish this cockpit. The 44? deep x 57? long (at its shortest point) x 42? inches wide port lazarette is nearly large enough to serve as a berth; it is handy for storage of an inflatable raft or sails.
The emergency tiller stows in a second area, 25? x 48?. A third slightly smaller area will take hatchboards and smaller items.
Propane tanks are located in the port corner and vented overboard per ABYC standards.
A unique touch is that the helmsman?s seat accesses the swim platform by folding downward until it is flush with the deck; we think that?s an improvement over seats that tilt upward, which may require a crew to move, or may unexpectedly close.
The three-rung, stainless swim ladder is permanently attached to the swim platform and secured by bungee cords; it extends 20? below the water?s surface, but would benefit from a handle for reentry to the boat. The swim platform is 15? long, 60? wide, and is equipped with a handheld shower.
Two interiors are offered, a three-cabin model popular in Europe with charter operators, and the two-cabin version we tested.
The two-stateroom model has a double berth in the starboard quarter and a head to port, both of which are larger than those in the three-cabin version, which has mirror-image staterooms aft. The skipper?s stateroom in the bow is identical in each model.
There is no bridgedeck. Stepping over the 12? companionway sill and down 14? to the ladder takes some getting used to. The four curved wood steps are covered with nonskid tape and there are handrails to each side of the companionway. A finger rail running the length of the saloon adds a good handhold.
Headroom is 6? 3?.
We are impressed with dramatic improvements in the fit and finish of cabinetry and wood surfaces.
Jeanneau has historically purchased, dried and milled its own lumber. Fenn told us that the company recently invested more than $1 million to purchase machinery that sands, seals, dries every piece of wood on the boat, then applies three uniform coats of varnish. Wood components are then cut to close tolerances by computerized saws; edges are finished by hand.
The cabinetry on the boat we inspected reflected close attention to detail with smooth, well-finished surfaces and tight joinery.
There are Goiot hatches over the saloon and forward stateroom, and four portlights on each side of the cabin.
The starboard stateroom has 6? 4? headroom, a rectangular 84? x 81? berth, a 17?-wide hanging closet and 12?-wide storage compartment. Two 11? x 4? ports in the hull and an opening port in the cockpit footwell supplement ventilation.
Most of the space below the berth is designated for plumbing and wiring, battery storage, and a fuel tank. An inspection port for the stainless steel tank is precut in the storage cover.
The L-shaped galley is forward of the stateroom in a space uniquely defined by a 50? long piece of custom glass 9? high running along the forward edge of the counter, a nice accent. Otherwise, the galley is rather ordinary, but large enough to be functional. It is equipped with a 40-gallon ice box with 12-volt refrigeration and Force 10 four-burner stove with oven.
The head and nav station are located opposite the galley.
The spacious head has two compartments separated by a Plexiglas® partition. The 28? x 37? shower compartment is aft. The toilet is by Jabsco.
The nav station has been repositioned to face forward, overcoming an objection we had to the 36.2. Cabinets and shelves provide space for radar, VHF, stereo, GPS and chartplotter, and books, binoculars and other tools.
In the saloon, the C-shaped dinette seats four adults. The mast compression post, located at the forward end of the table, is well camouflaged with a gray leatherlike material. The settee converts to a 74? x 48? berth.
A second settee to port measures 65? x 24?.
Forward, the master stateroom berth measures 85? wide at the head and 81? long. The 85-gallon water tank is located underneath. Reading lights, a port overhead and shiny gelcoat surfaces provide and reflect light.
Our test was arranged by Don Durant, president of Cruising Specialists in Alameda, California, a longtime Jeanneau dealer who also places them in a charter fleet.
He handed us the keys to the engine, gave directions to San Francisco Bay, and sent us on a singlehanded excursion.
The 27-hp. Yanmar diesel outfitted with a two-blade fixed propeller powered the boat in smooth water at 5-6 knots.
The Sun Odyssey 37 turns easily within a boat length and, more importantly, backs in a straight line, as we discovered when forced to back into a space between two anchored boats.
Because we were singlehanding, we appreciated the optional in-mast mainsail furler, and standard headsail furler. Both sails were flying within 30 seconds of reaching the sailing grounds, assisted by a pedestal lock that held the boat on a straight course.
Sailing in 5-11 knots of wind, we managed to sail closehauled at 4.5-5.3 knots. The helm is very responsive and the boat accelerates quickly out of a tack. The 37 sails to within 35°-40° of apparent wind and the compass indicated she tacks through 85°-90°.
We reached similar speeds on a close reach and discovered that she?ll bury her shoulder and sprint forward at 120° of apparent wind.
However, we think the boat is capable of significan'tly better performance. Our test boat was even more undercanvassed than the standard rig; the in-mast mainsail furler necessarily results in a small, roachless mainsail, and the genoa furler was tacked 26? above the deck.
We?d prefer to pile on the sail and reef when necessary; we would especially like to sail this boat fully crewed with a spinnaker in steady 20 knot breezes.
Movement about the cockpit was effortless; we moved in two steps from the wheel to winches and sail controls on the cabintop. Genoa sheets were within reach from the wheel.
The Sun Odyssey 37 is manufactured to exacting standards by a major builder supported by an extensive dealer network, North American service department, and five-year warranty.
She?ll provide casual cruisers with performance equivalent to her major competitors, and will reward an investment in quality sails and good crew work with more exciting sailing.
She?s equipped with deck hardware that is well organized and easy to manage from the helm, though we?d consider a larger wheel. In the years to come, replacement of some foreign hardware may be difficult.
Our preference is the two-cabin arrangement, which provides berths for six adults and has a more spacious head.
The nav station is larger than those found on similarly sized boats. The galley is compact but functionally adequate. There?s storage space throughout the boat, including hanging lockers large enough for dry and foul weather gear.
Engine power is adequate for most coastal sailors. Cruisers may want to consider the addition of an optional water tank located in the aft stateroom.
Sailing Magazine Review
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37
2000 February 7
By JOHN KRETSCHMER
The new Sun Odyssey 37 by Jeanneau just may be the best buy at this year's round of boat shows. Designed by Jacque Fauroux, the 37 debuted in July 1999 and replaced the popular Sun Odyssey 36.2.
If you needed proof that the merger of Jeanneau and Beneteau is working, look no further than this handsome sloop. Built in France to Jeanneau's time-honed construction standards, the 37 Sun Odyssey is a performance-oriented cruiser with spacious accommodations. And it has one feature that is especially appealing: a sail-away price that few builders can match. Even if the companies were completely independent operations, Jeanneau and Beneteau would still be the two largest sailboat manufacturers in the world today.
It wasn't always like that. While Beneteau's humble beginnings have been well-documented, Jeanneau's founding 44 years ago in Les Herbiers, France, was equally modest. Jeanneau originally built small runabouts, but by the early '70s it had begun building production sailboats.
Like many builders of the period, Jeanneau was swallowed up by the long reach of Bangor Punta, the American conglomerate, which at one time was the largest sailboat builder in the world. Eventually, however, Bangor Punta soured on the boat business and Jeanneau was sold to Chetellier Industries. Although Jeanneau's product line maintained a high level of quality throughout the ownership shuffles, the company was foundering in a tough market before Beneteau stepped in and rescued its former chief competitor in 1995. It is nice to report that today the Jeanneau sailboat division is alive and well, building boats from 17 to 52 feet.
I recently test sailed the Sun Odyssey 37 on a clear, light-wind day on Chesapeake Bay. At first glance, the profile view of the 37 looks a lot like other modern production boats-minimal overhangs and a reverse transom, a generous beam carried well aft, a flat sheerline and a racy sloping cabintrunk. As you climb aboard, however, you quickly notice many fine details.
Designer Fauroux is especially proud of the "smooth-roof" design, with recessed portlights and clean aft leads for all sail controls. Jeanneau has always done some of the best fiberglass work in the industry, and the blend of compound curves and straight lines makes a beautiful transition from the drawing board to tools and finally to the seagoing deck.
Below the water, the Sun Odyssey features a shallow forefoot and overall flat sections. There isn't much of a bilge, and the 37 will want to be sailed on its lines. It will be fast on most points of sail, but may pound a bit upwind in a chop. Two keel configurations are offered. The standard deep-fin keel is epoxy-coated iron, with a draft of 6 feet, 4 inches. The shoal model has a draft of 4 feet, 9 inches and carries about 10 percent more ballast for a 33-percent balance-to-displacement ratio.
The shoal-draft model is more popular in North America, where many of our best cruising grounds include thin-water sailing. The balanced rudder is fiberglass, and the stock is solid stainless steel. There are two self-aligning rudder bearings. The hull of the Sun Odyssey 37 is solid fiberglass and laid-up by hand, with Kevlar for added strength and resistance in high-load areas.
Full-length longitudinal stringers stiffen the hull. I am often surprised more builders don't use full-length stringers: They are clearly more effective than partial stringers, although they are more time consuming to build around.
The hull is supported athwartships by a grid system of floors. The deck is balsa-cored, and the mast is deck-stepped. The cockpit of the Sun Odyssey 37 is typically huge, well-thought-out and quite comfortable. However, a short helmsperson needs to stand to see around the husky, functional pedestal, which seems more like the console in an open fishing boat than something you'd find on a sailboat. In its favor, it includes a convenient location for mounting instruments and a fiberglass fold-out table. The aft coaming is flattened, providing an ideal position for steering.
The cockpit seats and sole are covered with teak, which not only looks nice but also provides secure footing. The seat backs are angled for good lumbar support, and there are two large lockers, with dedicated storage for the life raft to starboard. There is even an adequate bridgedeck, which is a welcome feature on new boats.
Access to the transom step is through a removable helmsman's seat. A fold-down ladder and hot-and-cold freshwater shower are standard.
As a delivery skipper, I appreciate the differences in nonskid surfaces. Overall, molded nonskids are rarely as effective as painted or externally applied surfaces, except in the case of Jeanneau. Its intricate molded nonskid pattern is superb.
The sail-away package is quite complete, so there are few options available. Interestingly, one of the options is the choice of teak side decks, which look nice but add a level of maintenance most of us can do without. The Sun Odyssey 37 has an aluminum toerail without any attachment points for securing blocks or lines. There is also a midship fairlead for springlines, but no cleat. Two more of the stout Goit mooring cleats that are used on the bow and stern would be perfect.
Overall the deck hardware is top-quality, with a mixture of Goit and Harken, including Harken sheet winches. The stainless steel stemhead fitting with its double anchor rollers is a useful feature on a boat of any size. A manual windlass is standard, and there is a large deck-opening anchor and chain locker. The bow pulpit has a teak platform, and the stanchions supporting the double lifelines appear to be well-supported. The deck-stepped mast features double swept-back spreaders. The uppers and lowers are led to single-pod chainplates, and there is also an inner forestay.
The 80-percent battened mainsail has a midboom sheeting arrangement, with a traveler on the deckhouse forward of the companionway hatch. A lazy-bag sail cover is standard, and a ProFurl furling system controls the 130-percent genoa, although I'd like to see load-bearing adjustable genoa track cars as well. As noted earlier, all sail controls, including the slab-reefing lines, are led aft through a series of turning blocks and jammers to the cockpit. There is a single self-tailing winch on each side of the companionway.
Stepping below you are immediately struck by the high level of finish. The Sun Odyssey may be priced like a typical production boat, but it is finished like a yacht. From the oversized teak fiddles in the galley to teak veneered bulkheads and teak cabin sole, the cabin gives an aura of warmth. Well-placed overhead hatches and opening portlights, however, will provide plenty of ventilation, keeping that warm feeling strictly a visual sensation.
The interior arrangement for both versions is logically the same, the only difference being in the choice of one or two aft cabins. A V-berth is forward, with a hanging locker to starboard and storage locker with a counter top to port. Lateral shelving lining the V-berth adds additional storage. The bladder water tank is located under this bunk. The saloon includes a V-shaped settee straddling a teak table with comfortable seating for five or six, although it's a tight squeeze past the compression post.
The port-side settee converts into a single berth and, with the addition of a lee cloth, makes the best sea berth aboard. There is a lot of storage in lockers above and behind the settees and in bins below. Several small features enhance the livability of the interior, including wonderful halogen lighting and sliding curtains for each overhead hatch.
The L-shaped galley is to starboard and provides enough working space to prepare elegant meals at anchor or simple menus while under way. Double stainless sinks face forward, and the two-burner stove with oven is outboard. There is a large 40-gallon, top-loading icebox with standard 12-volt refrigeration. There is plenty of storage space behind the cooker and below the sinks, but counter space is a bit limited.
The shallow navigation desk, along with the electrical panel, is opposite the galley. One reason why the 37's interior seems spacious is because there is only one head. But then how many heads do you really need in a 37-foot boat anyway? The molded fiberglass head unit is aft of the nav station and includes a separate shower area. It is a much better use of space than trying to cram in another small head. In the single aft cabin layout, the berth is tucked under the cockpit with the door to starboard. There is a large hanging locker and several other storage lockers.
In the double-cabin layout, the head is smaller and there is only one hanging locker in each stateroom. There is a surprising amount of space, with 6 feet, 4 inches of headroom forward of the bunk. The batteries and fuel tank are under the bunk, and there is good access to the engine compartment from the aft cabin. The boat I tested had the two-cabin layout. Unless you intend to charter the boat or have a crew with special needs for private cabins, I'd opt for this arrangement.
The head in the three-cabin version is compressed to fit in the extra stateroom, and in practical terms, other than when sleeping, who spends much time inside staterooms anyway? Three staterooms in any 37-footer is a stretch.
The standard engine is a 27-horsepower Yanmar, which pushes the 13,448-pound Sun Odyssey along adequately. However, once the boat is loaded up for cruising, a larger engine might be an option to consider. Another idea would be to exchange the standard two-blade prop for a three-bladed variable-pitch prop. The fuel capacity is 36 gallons, providing an average smooth-water range of 250 to 300 miles for the fuel-efficient Yanmar. The water capacity is 85 gallons. Both of these tankages would need to be increased for serious cruising or living aboard.
On the water
The wind was fickle as we cleared Back Creek and tacked north. Noting a little breeze blowing down the Severn River, we hauled in the sheets and headed that way close hauled. Naturally the helm was light, but the steering was impressively tight. A small move of the wheel resulted in a noticeable course change. We short tacked up the river, easily coming through the wind despite the light air.
I am not usually a fan of midboom sheeting, but the Sun Odyssey's mainsheet has plenty of purchase and trimming up the main was the key to quick acceleration after each tack. Standing at the helm, the view was good and the sheet winches were easy to reach, although the helmsman is out of the loop when it comes to trimming the main. The three of us aboard during the test hardly made a dent in the cockpit space. Luckily a bit of breeze emerged once we made our way back into the bay, and the Sun Odyssey skipped along on a close reach at 5 knots.
The boat was nicely powered with the 130-percent genoa and responded to puffs with bursts of speed. Sitting in the cockpit, with the afternoon sun shielded by the sails and gliding along without any signs of stress or anxiety, it was readily apparent that Jeanneau had created an ideal family cruiser.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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