Sun Odyssey 45


SUN ODYSSEY 45 • Jeanneau will be showcasing two new models in the Sun Odyssey line this fall. The Sun Odyssey 45 derives its style from the successful 49, which debuted in 2003, both designed by Philippe Briand. The Sun Odyssey 42DS, designed by Marc Lombard/Garroni Designers features the curvy raised saloon and cat’s-eye windows that are characteristic of the new entries to the Deck Saloon series. Both models have dual helming stations aft and large cockpits to serve as an extension of the living space. Jeanneau has worked to keep the decks simple and uncluttered, keeping them easy to handle in close quarters and under sail.

Designed for both private ownership and the charter fleets, Jeanneau offers a variety of layouts for their voluminous interiors, with a 14-foot, four-inch beam on the 45 and 13 and a half feet on the 42DS. On the 45, the galley can be in-line on the port side or L-shaped to starboard, and the forward and aft cabins have optional removable bulkheads that turn two cabins into one. The curved saloon settee accommodates extra bodies and can be used as a sea berth on passage. With options in draft as well, the new Sun Odysseys will appeal to those looking for excellent value and the ability to tailor their cruising machine.

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Author: Blue Water Sailing


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