Jeanneau is one of those brands that has ever been afraid to turn the world of cruising-boat design on its head and come out with something that solves all of the inherent yacht-design compromises in an entirely new way. Well, the new Jeanneau Yacht 55 does just that. The cockpit-deck configuration is revolutionary. The twin wheels have been moved forward and the large dinette/ sun beds are aft, adjacent to the huge fold-down swim platform. The deck also incorporates the Jeanneau walk-around, side-deck design they invented a couple of years ago. For accommodations, the whole saloon and master cabin suite are one large living space, with appropriate doors. For a couple living aboard, we’ve rarely seen a better and more innovative use of space. The two guest cabins are accessed from the cockpit and are completely autonomous. This is not your grandfather’s family cruiser so if you are looking for innovation and style, the new Yacht 55 is for you. Read more.