July 15 2017
With the recovery of the yachting market in the United States and Europe over the past three years, the demand is clearly on the rise in the entry-level sailboat market. This is the opportunity for Jeanneau to reinvest in this segment of family sailing, with a long-awaited boat, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319!
As such, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319 is all the more strategic because it will constitute for a few months a unique offer on the market, firstly because this segment - that of the 30-foot boats - is little occupied by major shipyards, and secondly because this model announces the upcoming renewal of the Sun Odyssey range.
Until now, the first model in the Sun Odyssey range consisted of the Sun Odyssey 349, a well-born unit nearly 10 meters long that replaced the Sun Odyssey 30i and 32i in 2008 and 2006.
The first visual of the Sun Odyssey 319 reveals a wide stern, an evolutionary chine, a powerful bow dominated by an overhang stemhead, a large cockpit (50cm longer than the 349) for a 9.44m long unit and a helm with a central bar.
The Sun Odyssey 319 is said to benefit from a modern sail plan, with an optional self-steering jib, a genoa (105% overlap), and a mainsail making manoeuvring easier, knowing that it would be possible to equip it in addition with a gennaker or a Code Zero sail for small winds.
Sun Odyssey 319 offers 2 double cabins and a bathroom, a small L-shaped kitchen, and a classic dining and living area with 2 benches facing each other and separated by a large table.
Synthesis - With the Sun Odyssey 319, Jeanneau is back with all its strength in the market for entry-level family sailboats, offering a unit that has the best of what you can find on larger units, and with a seductive renewed style. Jeanneau is the first major project to be revived in this segment. Who next?