The French boatyard Jeanneau plays on the largest of the playgrounds. But the tendency for the 2016 news is for a growth in size and quality of the new models.
The choice from Jeanneau is very clear, looking at the latest models they introduced. Let’s name them : Prestige 680, filling the gap between the flagship 750 and the rest of the range; the new Cap Cammarat 10.5 WA which tops its lineup; Leader 46 sporty but 14 meters long; Merry Fisher 795 in the high part of the range it belongs. It’s clear, as we said: all the 2016 new models from the French builder are developed on the larger side of their respective lineups. This to underline the will to bring their customers to more mature products within their offer. Let’s see in detail what BoatMag International has presented during an intense autumn boat show season.
Prestige 680, the refined one
The Prestige range lives independently from the brand Jeanneau, to state a certain distance from more affordable models. Looking at the HYPERLINK “http://www.boatmaginternational.com/3306-2016-preview-prestige-680/” Prestige 680 one understands why, as we described in our previous article: second to the 750 only, this model features all the advantages of a luxurious yacht in her 21.46meters:a large flybridge, a salon well connected to the cockpit, a full beam master suite with dedicated access, and two or three cabins for guests.
Jeanneau Leader 46, the sporty brother
Even the Jeanneau Leader range grows in dimensions and refinement with this 46-feeter featuring a hard top and two or three comfy cabins in 14 meters. For more details you can find our report here, and read about the excellent result accomplished with an elegant look and interesting solutions. Leader 46 is 14.20 meters long and 4.10 wide, while the powertrain can be chosen among a traditional twin Volvo Penta D6 2×400 HP with stern drives, or the evolved Volvo IPS 500 or 600.
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5 WA, not just a day boat
Thanks to the new Cap Camarat 10.5 WA, the namesake range goes beyond the boundaries of day cruising to get into the full cruising territory. As you may read in the presentation on BoatMag International, this model combines a performing twin-stepped hull with a large cockpit and a full kitchenette, while belowdecks the bow dinette turns into a double cabin and a second one is located to aft under the cockpit. The engines are outboards, up to a power of 2×300 HP
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795, the good side of sport fisherman
Some could name it the “small” in the family, when comparing the Merry Fisher 795 to the other news from the builder. In reality, it sits in the upper part of the range and especially it develops a new look, with a sleek superstructure that will please friends and partners of the passionate gamers. The new model carries over the new introduced on the recent Merry Fisher 695, and replace the previous 755, a big success sold in over 1000 units. The hull is still a traditional, V-shaped one, largely appreciated for good stability and safe navigation. With this Merry Fisher 795 the whole family can cruise in total comfort and space thanks to a length of 7.90 meters.