After the worldwide success of the Jeanneau Yachts 60 that debuted final 12 months, the French producer has raised the stakes by introducing the brand new Jeanneau Yachts 65 to its flagship vary of crusing yachts. Succeeding the previous 64, which bought greater than 70 items, the brand new 65 heads a prestigious Jeanneau Yachts household that now contains 4 luxurious fashions together with the 51 and 54.
The Jeanneau Yachts 65 is billed as an all-rounder that gives a protected, comfy expertise for a household, with many in a position to see her with their very own eyes when the mannequin debuts at this 12 months’s Cannes Yachting Pageant.
Designed to supply gratifying crusing even in winds of lower than eight knots, the brand new flagship has a traditional hull, as soon as once more designed by Philippe Briand, paired with a smooth, trendy deck format. With over 12,000 crusing boats constructed to his designs because the late Seventies, the vastly skilled French naval architect is satisfied he’s helped produce one other winner in a crusing market that includes a rising variety of twin-hulled choices.
“For house owners in search of a household boat for prolonged journeys, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 provides the most effective package deal available on the market at this time. As a crusing yacht ideally positioned for the voyage market, it may entry all marinas with none difficulties and provides a comparable floor space within the cockpit to that discovered on board a catamaran,” says Briand, who has studios in his native La Rochelle and London.
“In my opinion, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 provides a conclusive argument for why monohulls are a more sensible choice for prolonged voyages than multihulls, as they’re extra comfy at sea, safer and extra enjoyable to sail. Certainly, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 is what we name une valeur certain or a protected wager for any proprietor.”
These phrases rang by my head on a visit to the south of France as I examined the Jeanneau Yachts 65 within the Bay of Cannes with a robust east wind and a pleasant swell, which the yacht dealt with with ease.
The just about 68ft mannequin comes with a 90sqm furling mainsail and an 80sqm self-tacking jib as normal, in addition to a 175hp Volvo Penta D4-180 engine, which was nicely soundproofed, permitting the yacht to be manoeuvred discreetly with assistance from thrusters.
The 2 stainless-steel steering wheels are sheathed in leather-based, which is a pleasant contact, and helming is nice, permitting you to really feel the responsiveness of the hull. The yacht is designed to be used with a small crew and all of the halyards and sheets return to the electrical winches, which might be operated from the console.
A stable onerous prime with a sliding sunroof covers the cockpit, though one disadvantage is that it may typically hinder the skipper’s visibility throughout manoeuvres. Briand’s touches embody redesigning the taper of the coachroof ahead of the mast with a contact of automotive styling.
Flush Deck, Fluid Circulation
Manufactured at Groupe Beneteau’s Italian shipyard in Monfalcone on the Adriatic Sea, the semi-custom crusing yacht is rigorously constructed with a glued hull counter-mould and an infused deck and deck counter-mould.
The Jeanneau Yachts 65 has a special deck format and inside to the previous 64 and shares a number of traits with the CNB 66, which was produced on the identical Monfalcone facility earlier than the Groupe Beneteau model was purchased by Solaris.
On the 65, the circulation, entry to manoeuvres, storage and luxury at sea and anchor have been thought out in minute element. Within the stern, the storage door folds right down to reveal a built-in stairway that accesses the swim platform and the transverse dinghy storage.
On deck, an elective bench seat aft provides fold-down seats both aspect for a skipper to make use of, whereas should you carry the cushions on the principle part, you may entry the flip-up out of doors galley, an identical function to that on the 60.
Ahead of the wheels are two giant, low storage lockers that may be coated in cushions to kind the beginning of huge lounging areas on either side. Either side of the cockpit has a C-shaped couch and an extended teak desk that may be lowered electrically to additional develop the sunbed lounging space.
Circulation may be very fluid due in giant to the largely flush deck. With the gently sloping, step-free aspect decks, a cockpit with only one step as much as the eating space and the exterior positioning of the shrouds and cap shrouds, motion from the strict to the bow is protected for crew members or younger youngsters.
Inside, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 provides a brand new type and decor by Winch, the prolific British designer who heads one of many yachting world’s largest design studios. The decor has developed in comparison with the earlier fashions, and is considerably comparable in spirit and inside ambiance to Jeanneau’s new technology of motor yachts.
The teak or white oak woodwork, each in hole pore, is harmonised with a selection of ground colors and a variety of luxurious leather-based upholstery. Gentle tones dominate the inside, which helps showcase the luxurious detailing.
The impression of quantity is bolstered by the presence of quite a few portholes and skylights above and on the edges, whereas we appreciated the great headroom, ease of motion inside and the massive variety of handrails.
The saloon features a versatile coffee-cum-dining desk on the starboard aspect together with a C-shaped couch that may accommodate eight friends, whereas there’s a going through sofa on the port aspect. Aft of the eating space and starboard of the companionway is the choice of a well-designed navigation station together with chart desk, or the realm can as a substitute be used for a cabin with bunk beds.
To port of the steps, the three-sided galley is nicely ventilated and naturally lit by the portholes, and is properly built-in into the principle saloon. The usual model provides loads of space for storing, gear (microwave, fridge, extractor hood, three-burner range and sliding waste bin) and engaging Corian worktops. Excellent news: a wine compartment might be added!
Homeowners can select between two, three, 4 or much more cabins, with each the fore and aft areas in a position to be arrange as one full-beam suite or two cabins. The choice of an aft full-beam proprietor’s suite features a king-size mattress measuring 2m by 1.8m, with a settee to starboard, nook desk to port and en-suite toilet ahead to starboard. The world will also be designed with an en-suite double cabin to starboard and a twin to port.
The ahead evening zone might be designed as a full-beam cabin with a forward-facing mattress alongside the starboard aspect, couch to port and en-suite within the bow. The world will also be organized as two double cabins, every with en-suites, whereas Jeanneau has mentioned a six-cabin constitution model is being developed.
As with the Jeanneau Yachts 60, the brand new 65 is elevating the model’s picture because it pushes into the market of semi-custom yachts with the next stage of efficiency and a smooth, elegant and trendy design. The cockpit is especially user-friendly, and the variety of choices is giant and appeals to house owners seeking to take pleasure in lengthy cruises within the firm of household and buddies.
“This huge semi-custom cruising yacht is a focus of the technical know-how of Jeanneau, who’re forerunners by way of efficiency and well-being at sea,” Briand says.
“The Jeanneau Yachts 65 is adaptable to its proprietor, with customisation designed and crafted in direct contact with the consumer, permitting them to create a ship that displays their picture.”
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