After the recent launches of the Jeanneau Yachts 60 and 65, the Jeanneau Yachts line of sailboats will once again be renewed with the launch of a surprising and innovative new 55-footer!
Born 20 years ago, the Jeanneau Yachts line has always been dedicated to owners who love the open waters and are seeking excellence in cruising and instinctive handling for complete peace of mind while sailing offshore. Yachts with majestic lines, at once elegant and high-performance, designed with a desire to marry the beautiful with the practical, to expand living spaces, and to offer ever-more refined comfort.
Faithful to this promise, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 offers a fresh look. This sailboat of 17 metres in length benefits from a clever and unprecedented layout, incredibly turned toward the exterior and designed for the well-being and privacy of the owner.
This jewel of the seas will be revealed at the Düsseldorf Boat Show, in January of 2023!
Jeanneau Yachts 55: the ultimate owner’s experience
Truly a distillation of Jeanneau’s savoir-faire, and benefiting from the heritage of the brand, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the epitome of Jeanneau Yachts owners’ wildest dreams.
Together with French naval architect, Philippe Briand, and London-based Winch Design, Jeanneau gathered all the criteria of those adept at sailing to far-off horizons and who love offshore cruising to imagine and conceive this surprising 17-metre yacht.
The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is not a version of the 60-footers and 65-footers already in existence. It is really and truly a model without equal. While the fundamentals of Jeanneau, such as performance, seaworthy qualities, ease of handling, elegance, and functionality are integral to this 55-footer, the rest confounds all expectations:
• The flush cockpit is divided into two distinct spaces and boasts three companionways, two of which afford private access to
the guest cabins;
• An exterior chart table with GPS screen and autopilot control is located in the forward cockpit;
• Two versions of rigging (classic, or with furling mast) are available;
• An arch is standard, and an optional fixed windscreen is offered to provide maximum protection of the forward cockpit;
• 2/3 of the yacht are dedicated to the owner’s suite, a true private appartement, while the interior benefits from a unique layout featuring multiple functionalities. Everything has been considered to sail far, fast, with complete peace of mind, and with the ability to have guests on board while preserving the privacy of all, for exceptional shared moments and unforgettable experiences. The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is an invitation to let go of the everyday and to experience moments of pure serenity.
When the dream becomes a reality…
An unprecedented deck plan to facilitate handling, for cruising in comfort at sea
At 16.99m long and 4.99m wide, deck space aboard the Jeanneau Yachts 55 is vast and has been optimised to offer numerous benefits. The «Dual Cockpit» takes on full meaning.
The aft cockpit is entirely dedicated to relaxation, with saloons on each side, one U-shaped and one L-shaped, including tables and bench seating that convert into a full-beam sunbed. It also features an immense retractable hydraulic swim platform, affording direct water access for swimming, to the delight of all on board.
The forward cockpit, dedicated to handling, features twin steering wheels at the helm, located forward, and winches within easy reach. This space, which can be entirely covered by a hard top, is equipped with a true exterior chart table and protected by a wide windscreen! Here, we also have private accesses to the two guest cabins, as well as the main companionway to enter the immense owner’s suite.
Ease of movement on board also remains a «must» of the Jeanneau Yachts 55: the flush deck features integrated wraparound sidedecks, which are slightly inclined and facilitate movement around the perimeter of the cockpit. From the aft transom to the main companionway, smoothly and without twists or turns, the flow of movement follows the axis of the boat.
Maximum protection of living spaces has been equally well considered. For long offshore cruises, in addition to a wraparound windscreen, Jeanneau has imagined a true cocoon, with: a hard top that fully encloses the forward helm, as well as the possibility of installing a hard top with solar panels, and a bimini to shelter the aft living space, dedicated to relaxation.
The Jeanneau Yachts 55 offers innovative, practical features for peaceful, comfortable, and exhilarating cruising in all seasons, and on waters around the world, from the tropics to the northern-most latitudes.
Generous interior living spaces for owners
Designed as a private apartment boasting two guest cabins, each accessible by private access from the exterior, the interior of the Jeanneau Yachts 55, glowing with natural light, is entirely dedicated to the owners. A unique three-cabin version is offered. Spacious and harmonious living spaces subtly combine well-being and safety, refinement and relaxation.
Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch have combined their savoir-faire to design layouts that are at once seaworthy, clever, and comfortable, to best accommodate owners as they pursue their passion for sailing and the sea.
To starboard, a large galley faces an immense L-shaped saloon. Windows in the hull and deck hatches diffuse a maximum of light and provide a spectacular view of the sea. Handrails and numerous hand holds contribute to safe and easy movement on board while underway.
Forward of this open living space, which includes the saloon and galley, the generous owner’s cabin is truly a luxurious cocoon of wellbeing, equipped with a large berth to the port side, facing multiple storage compartments and a dressing table. The bathroom fills the beam of the forward bow. An optional skipper cabin can be added.
Guests enjoy an exclusive cabin access from the forward cockpit. The two cabins with double berths each feature a private bathroom.
Offering pure comfort, cabins are appointed with fine woodwork in light oak (or teak) and dark floorboards (or light), according to the atmosphere selected.
The interior is enhanced by the selection of fine materials and the quality of fit and finish.
Each sophisticated detail meets the standard of excellence of Jeanneau Yachts, including leather-wrapped door handles, wood by Alpi, and a refined door design.
The ceiling treatment and the indirect lighting in the owner’s cabin and saloon create a warm atmosphere.
Performance: power and ease of handling Aboard this modern hull, with a draught of 2.45m (or 1.95m with a shallow draught), you have a choice of to two possible riggings: classic, or equipped with a furling mast. Jeanneau’s objective remains, above all, to simplify and optimise the performance of the sailboat by offering reliable rigging that is adapted to all weather conditions.
Owners can also choose between a self-tacking jib or a classic genoa. A code 3, for crosswinds of between 15 and 20 knots of true wind, can be secured on the bowsprit. When entering or leaving the harbour, the bow thruster and stern thruster greatly facilitate short-handed manoeuvres.
Performance: power and ease of handling 100% Made in France, innovative, seaworthy, high-performance, easy to handle, and featuring an optimised design based on decades of savoir-faire, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the owner’s boat, par excellence. Its unique version further distinguishes this model from others in this category. The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the ideal companion for heading out to explore the most beautiful locations on the planet, and for a pure cruising experience.