June 1 2017
As such, this weekend boat, less than 9 meters long, launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016, is an ideal model for family coastal cruises with its front sleeping area and beautiful mid-cabin.
In short, the versatile and simple to live boat we have tried is equipped with 2 engines of 150cv Yamaha, and it is a gift that keeps on giving.
A Modern and Timeless Style
In style, the Merry Fisher 895 features a modern, clean, and clear line, characterized by a dynamic profile, highlighted by a rear-facing roof cap and an inclined windscreen giving it a sporty look.
The Merry Fisher 895 is definitely a very flattering boat with a rather timeless line that is clearly eyeing the design of much larger units!
On the practical side, its roof is equipped with a side door on the starboard side, appreciated both in maneuvering and navigation; 2 beautiful roof openers facilitate the ventilation and give a great luminosity to the cockpit and a rear window that can be concealed creates a unique space between cockpit and center.
A Bridge Plan Well Thought Out
The deck plan is quite classic, with a beautiful cockpit and an elevated front deck, sunbathing area. Access is easy with relatively large passages equipped with reassuring handrails.
The cockpit allows everyone to find their place around a vast table, surrounded by bench seats almost on all sides! The set is foldable and offers a great modularity, the master word of this type of boats. 2 beautiful swimming platforms surround the engines: there is therefore no problem when you want to swim or access the pontoon. Strong point: a starboard door, one thing still too rare ...
Cruise for 4 to 6 Passengers!
Inside, one appreciates the luminosity, the finish, and the floor plan.
The center is organized around the cockpit, located to starboard, behind which you can find a kitchen unit, opposite facing the center, and whose bench seats can either face the direction of travel or the table. The mechanism is simple and robust. A nice piece of work knowing that this center is logically transformable into a
double sleeping area.
The night area is at the front of the Merry Fisher 895, with a large double bed positioned in the tip, an amazing mid-cabin on a less than 9m unit, and a real wet room with marine toilets.
The hull and deck glazing ensure a great luminosity. The mid-cabin, closed, hosts a small bench and many storages. A good point for this model.
Yamaha Single or Twin-Engine
As standard, the Merry Fisher 895 is available in 1x300 or 1x350hp; in twin-engine in 2x150hp, but also in 2x200hp Offshore (cat B).
Tested with 2 Yamaha 150hp engines in a chopping sea in Cannes Bay, the Merry Fisher 895 has a top speed of nearly 34 knots. The ideal cruising speed is between 20 and 25 knots, which is quite sufficient for this type of boat, with a consumption of 72l / h.
The hull is simple of conception, goes well at sea. The boat has however a little tendency to lie down in a very pronounced turn, which is logical in view of the volume situated on the front of the hull, without any further consequence than surprising a little its passengers.
Yamaha engines are distinguished by their silence, but the electrical control is a bit off-putting, considering what the market offers.
Good news, the Japanese engine manufacturer has just remedied this problem!
Technical sheet Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895:
Width: 2.99 meters
Length: 8.90 meters
Maximum power: 2 x 200 HP Yamaha
Weight: 3 tons
Fuel tank: 160 liters
Cabins / berths: 2/4