The French boatbuilder wants to stay ahead of new market trends: that’s why Jeanneau in Cannes will have no less than seven new powerboats on display, along with the rest of the range.
Being one of the largest boatyards in the world is no easy task when it comes to release new models. It has to be an uninterrupted flow, always keeping in mind the market needs and even anticipating them. That is why Jeanneau in Cannes, their “home” Yachting Festival, and in other September events will introduce to the public seven boats in different ranges. Starting with NC 37, then Leader 30 and 33 with outboard motors. Then again, three Cap Camarat models, to finish with Merry Fisher 605 Marlin. In addition, there will also be Velasco 37 F and Velasco 43 F with a new interior layout. Let’s see them in detail so to be prepared to pay a visit to Jeanneau in Cannes, La Rochelle and Southampton. Let’s see in detail what’s new under the sun.
Jeanneau NC 37
The concept of the NC line is life lived on one level, keeping a balance between look, safety, and ease of cruise. In keeping with this spirit, Jeanneau is going to launch the NC 37. It will feature recessed side decks, as well as a side door at the helm station, typical of the line.
A modular, L-shaped aft cockpit, adaptable into a sundeck, creates a complementary area to the fore solarium which can be protected by a canopy. Through the sliding glass door the salon has been redesigned so that the galley is also open to the exterior with a central bar. NC 37 offers an immense living space, between the large interior saloon, the central galley and the generous exterior cockpit.
Below deck the guest cabin and owner’s cabin are nearly the same size. The greatest innovation is in the significant amount of storage space, which can also be used as a third cabin. In addition a second refrigerator can be integrated into this space. The NC 37 also benefits from a bathroom with separate shower compartment and an entirely separate head compartment.
Jeanneau Leader 30
Leader 30 will benefit from the choice of mounting outboard motors for added space, but of course costs are reduced due to improved fuel efficiency and easier maintenance given by the nature of the powertrain.
A carefully studied layout, designed for coastal cruising, combines a bright interior, comfort, and the pleasures of life on the water. Leader 30 features long, continuous windows along the length of the hull and a large swim platform. Inside, the space gain due to the removal of the engine compartment allows to offer a bright, elegant living space that transforms into a double berth, a galley and a head compartment.
Jeanneau Leader 33
The Leader 33 has all the attributes of a Leader 36, in a more compact size. Benefiting from all the latest advances of the line, boasts a sport top and continuous windows in the hull. On the exterior, the cockpit saloon offers a generous living space, while the electrically opening sunroof enhances the pleasure of life on the water. On the interior, a large saloon and the galley both have a nice view on the sea.
For privacy in the cabin, a pocket door slides closed, but also the saloon can be converted into a berth. The head compartment has been designed to offer space and comfort, with a separable shower compartment.
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 6.5 Center Console Serie3
The evolution of a successful model, CC 6.5 Center Console features a new hull designed by Michael Peters. Guarantee of excellence, this hull boasts the inherent seaworthy qualities of the Cap Camarat line.
The living space is expanded, with an L-shaped bench seat,while a newly designed dashboard features the latest evolution of the line. The forward bench seating opens directly onto an interior storage compartment. Two large flush swim platforms further contribute to ease of life on board.
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0 Center Console
The new flagship of the Cap Camarat line with center console (as the largest is the 10.5 WA) can accommodate up to 11 people on board. The Cap Camarat 9.0 Center Console blends the performance of a fishing boat (with a hull designed by Michael Peters, single and twin engines for up to 2 x 250 hp), the comfort of a family fishing boat, and the design of a high-end model. Features such as the protective center console, the wrap-around dashboard and seating for three facing the sea all enhance the comfort while under way, and Side decks without steps make it easier moving around.
To the aft, a deep central bench seat, a sofa, and two folding bench seats contribute to the feeling of spaciousness: the cockpit can accommodate a table to create an al-fresco saloon, but it can also be transformed into a large sundeck.
The modularity of Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0 Center Console adds to the dedicated equipment designed for a diverse array of activities. The leaning post contains a fully equipped exterior galley (refrigerator, faucet, gas burner). Fishing net storage, rod holders, live wells and diverse additional storage lockers facilitate fishing activities. The aft cockpit opens onto a storage locker that can accommodate a generator or an air conditioning unit. The daybed can be lifted up to provide direct access to the cabin.
Belowdecks a double central berth and an independent head and shower compartment are quite unique in the segment.
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 6.5 WA Serie3
In the direct line of her 9- and 10-metre predecessors, the Cap Camarat 6.5 WA (Walk-around) Serie3 also benefits from a new hull designed by Michael Peters.
Forward, the recessed sundeck is ample and secure, while to aft a large U-shaped cockpit transforms into a sundeck. Inside, the Cap Camarat 6.5 WA Serie3 offers a spacious cabin with double berth as well as a WC.
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 605 Marlin
For the 2019 season, Jeanneau has focused on the Merry Fisher Marlin line, with the launch of two new models. The Merry Fisher 605 Marlin is an entry-level model in this segment, mixes all the seaworthy qualities of a Jeanneau with a typically Scandinavian design. The high-performance hull, the layout, and the ergonomic design for fishing make this an extremely easy to handle and safe boat. The large, flush aft swim platforms, the starboard side recessed side deck, and excellent visibility with large windows all contribute to a high level of security on board. The tilting engine adds to the functionality, and the open, flush wheelhouse improves access to the cockpit. In case of heavy weather, it can be fully closed.
The Merry Fisher 605 Marlin includes two lateral seats aft, as well as two seats in the wheelhouse. But the main innovation is another one: in order to drive the boat from the exterior, the dashboard slides to the aft of the wheelhouse. Not just a marketing feature, this solution is designed for secure navigation and maneuvers, particularly while single-handed. For life on board, the Merry Fisher 605 Marlin offers a cabin with a double berth and head.
Jeanneau Velasco 37 F and Velasco 43 F
The Velasco 37 F and 43 F feature some major changes. The two models will benefit from an all-new layout for the galley, which now includes a large refrigerator with freezer. On the Velasco 37 F, the saloon is even larger. The bench seating at the helm is now sliding while the three-paneled sliding glass door improves access to the aft cockpit. The Velasco 43 F will now include two modular upholstered stools in the saloon.
So it’s definitely an impressive feat of power (boats) for Jeanneau in Cannes, but some of these models will also be on display at La Rochelle and Southampton. Get ready for a hot September.