(published September 2016-boat show preview)
Jeanneau continues to expand their franchise in North America and as part of the Beneteau Group they have become one of the really dominate brands in sailing and cruising. This year Jeanneau is launching their new 51 and 58 under the new Jeanneau Yachts banner. The 51 is a little sister to the highly sucessful 54 that was launched last year; the boat offers many of the features of the 54 in a slightly smaller and less expensive package. For a couple or a family who want to cruise far and wide in comfort, the 51 will be a great boat.
The new Jeanneau 58 is a true yacht that can be configured with crew’s quarters and all of the comforts of home. An aft-cockpit, aft master cabin design, the 58 can be configured in a number of different ways with the three-head, three cabin version probably being the most suitable for the American market. Add the skipper’s cabin and you could have a pro onboard for passagemaking or even regular cruising. www.jeanneauamerica.com