Jenneau Sun Odyssey 39DS • The Sun Odyssey 54DS that was introduced several years ago set a trend for the French builder that continues to steamroll along. The DS designs have been so well accepted around the world by those looking for comfort and elegance that it is no surprise that this fall Jeanneau is introducing a new smaller version in the Sun Odyssey 39DS. The new boat has the distinctive curved deck house design of her DS sister ships, a shape that evokes the sexy curve of the Audi TT. The curve of the deck house flows organically back into the cockpit coaming, which has the benefit of making the cockpit large and well protected from the weather and deck spray. The ergonomics of the cockpit are excellent, with bench seats, twin wheels and open access to the swim platform aft.
The 39DS is equipped with roller main and headsail so it is a snap to control all sheets and control lines from the cockpit. You only have to go onto the foredeck to set the spinnaker or drop the anchor.
Down below the 39DS has one of the largest aft double cabins you will find in a boat under 40 feet. The berth is situated sideways with the foot under the cockpit and is huge. Ample storage and hanging lockers will make this a comfort-able home away from home. The guest cabin forward is also spacious and has a big V-berth. The head and shower are aft next to the companionway.
The saloon has a large U-shaped galley, a full-size chart table and a dinette that will seat four. The settee to port will double as a good sea berth when making overnight passages.
Like her sister ships, the 39DS has a varnished teak interior that is warm and traditional. The finish of the joinery is very good and top quality hardware has been used throughout.
A cruiser’s cruising boat, the Sun Odyssey 39DS makes many of the amenities found in the 54 available to those on a smaller budget in a distinctive and stylish package.
Specifications: LOA 38’11”; LWL 35’2”; Beam 12’9”; Draft 6’6”; Displacement 17,355 lbs.; Sail Area 725 sq. ft.
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