€140,000 tax paid

High spec, privately used SO49

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelJeanneau Sun Odyssey 49
DesignerPhilippe Briand
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingBarcelona, Spain


EngineYanmar 4JH 100hp
Engine Hours2000
Fuel Capacity240l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity700l


Well-equipped privately used 3-cabin 2-heads cruising yacht with a great specification inc; generator, AC, heating, unused furling genoa and in-mast mainsail, electric winches, and bowthruster.


Launched in 2005, AIREEN has had only seen only private use. A great example of the Phillipe Briand designed Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 with the popular 3-cabin 2-heads layout, she also benefits from a collapsible and removable bulkhead between the two aft cabins which allows for the option to transform her into a very spacious two cabin boat if needed. She is configured with in-mast furling and a furling headsail with both recent and original sails.

Her specification highlights include:-
• Yanmar diesel engine producing 100hp.
• 3-blade Max Prop folding propeller on a shaft drive.
• Fischer Panda Generator.
• Air conditioning for saloon & owner’s cabin.
• Separate heating system.
• Inverter.
• Raymarine electronics with radar.
• In-mast furling plus furler for headsail.
• 4x Electric winches.
• 2x Refrigerators plus freezer.
• Bowthruster.
• Life raft.
• TV, radio CD player plus saloon speakers.
• Sprayhood and bimini.
• Hinged Passarelle.
• Mahogany veneer interior joinery with a satin finish.
• GRP non-slip decks.
• Teak to the cockpit seat bases, cockpit and bathing platform sole.


Jeanneau has made a splash breaking into the market for deck-saloon cruisers over the past few years, but it has also done a very good job of updating its bread-and-butter boats, as seen in the new Sun Odyssey 49. The SO 49 replaces the SO 45, a staple boat in charter fleets around the world, and, like its predecessor, it is very focused on the needs of this market.

I tested the boat on a delivery from Newport, Rhode Island, to Huntington, New York, this past fall. Ours was a three-cabin boat with two heads (as opposed to the more charter-oriented four-cabin/four-head layout), and I was quite impressed with the use of space. I particularly liked the super-sized nav station. It features a long nav desk with scads of drawer space underneath and plenty of room for electronics, plus a cool S-shaped nav seat. You can either sit upright on the seat facing the desk, well-cradled by the humps of the S, or you can recline on it, parallel to the desk, and comfortably cop a few Zs. Another versatile feature is the twin aft cabins, which are separated by a collapsible bulkhead that can be removed to create a super-huge double bunk. While under way, even pounding into a headwind, the fungible bulkhead, I noted, did not rattle or vibrate.

The deck layout is fairly standard for a modern charter-oriented boat of this size. Twin wheels provide excellent all-around visibility, and the fixed cockpit table makes a great foot brace in the super-wide cockpit when the boat is well heeled. Up forward, there is also a full-size, segregated sail locker with a ladder leading down into it, a feature normally found only on larger boats.

As far as the sailing goes, our boat had an in-mast furling main, but I was surprised by how little it diminished performance. I have always enjoyed sailing Jeanneaus—their helms have a smooth, positive feel with a fat sweet spot; their sail plans are powerful but not overwhelming; their hulls have good initial stability and track well—and this one was no exception. Beating up Long Island Sound into a 20-knot headwind, we made better than 8 knots through the water under full sail and were quite comfortable doing it. The motion was mild, and the boat felt quite solid.

We achieved top speed at an apparent-wind angle of 45 degrees; at 40 degrees, we were a knot slower but did not feel as though we were wallowing. Under power, in flat water with no wind in Narragansett Bay, we made 7.3 knots at 2,800 rpm. In sum, I'd say this Sun Odyssey is a worthy successor to its ancestors—solid, predictable, and fun to sail, with a very useful multifaceted interior layout.

Article by Charles J. Doanne for Sail Magazine May 3rd 2005.



RCD Status:
• The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” with a maximum of 10 people aboard.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP construction.
• Stresses are distributed over the whole bottom surface by means of integrally laminated cabin sole to the hall.
• The iron keel is attached to the hull with bolts and backing plates.
• The deck is made of balsa wood sandwich with hard wood inserts where the deck fittings are installed.
• The deck-to-hull joint is made of polyurethane filler and it is reinforced by the aluminium foot
strap fastening.

Keel & Rudder:
• Cast iron keel fixed with L-shaped bulb with bolts and stainless-steel backing plates.
• GRP spade rudder blade.

Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4-cylinder direct injection naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 100hp.
• Shaft driven.
• Fresh¬water cooled engine with a heat exchanger.
• Single lever engine control.

Engine Maintenance:
• Engine hours: approximately 2,000 hours as of November 2018.

Propulsion & Steering:
• 3-blade Max Prop folding bronze propeller on a shaft drive.
• 12vDC bowthruster.
• 2 Steering wheel consoles: Stainless steel steering wheels each with a leather cover to each wheel.
• Adjustable metal cable steering system.
• Emergency tiller.

Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic systems with 230vAC, 50Hz via shore-power, generator or inverter.

Battery Banks:
• 8x 12vDC Service batteries joined in parallel.
• 1x 12vDC Engine start battery.

• 12vDC/230vAC Automatic battery charger/inverter.

• 1x 12vDC engine-mounted alternators.

• Fischer Panda 220vAC generator in sound insulated box located under the centreline seat in the saloon.

Other Electrical:
• Electrical control panel with thermal breakers.
• 12v sockets.
• 230vAC shore power supply protected with circuit breaker and distribution system.
• 230vAC sockets throughout interior.


Fresh Water:
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into an insulated 40 litre hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.
• Hot and cold fresh water shower at bathing platform.

Bilge Pumps:
• 3x 12v Electric bilge pumps.
• 1x Manual bilge pump in the cockpit.

• 1x 240 litre fuel tank.
• Fill¬i¬ng of fuel tank is through deck inlet.

Fresh Water:
• 700 litres fresh water capacity in 3x tanks (2x forward ones and 1x aft tank to starboard).
• Fill¬i¬ng of water tanks is through deck inlets.

Holding Tanks:
• 1x 45 litre holding tank for each of the heads with discharge on deck or sea.

• Raymarine C120 chart plotter
• Raymarine GPS.
• Raymarine Radar.
• Raymarine Automatic Pilot.
• Raymarine wind, depth log.
• Helming compass at each helm pedestal.
• Radar reflector mounted on the backstay.

Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine VHF Radio.


• Gimballed gas cooker and stove with 4x burners, oven & grill.
• 2x top loading refrigerators.
• 2x stainless-steel bowl sinks with a mixer tap and separate filtered water tap over.
• 1x top loading freezer.

• Manual flush marine heads.
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers.

• Deckhead lighting throughout.

Heating/Air Conditioning:
• Air conditioning to the Saloon and Owner’s Cabin with separate controls.
• Separate diesel fired heating system.

• Radio CD player in saloon with speakers in the saloon.
• Bulkhead mounted TV in the saloon.


Accommodation Description:
• Up to six berths in three double cabins plus additional sleeping space to the saloon.
• Mahogany veneer woodwork with a satin finish.
• Teak and holly covering to the cabin sole.
• Dark blue coloured microfibre fabric upholstery.
Accommodation Layout from Forward:
• Wooden saloon companionway with moulded wood suspended steps.

Forward Owner’s Cabin:
• Central double berth.
• Storage draws under the berth.
• Hanging locker.
• Please note that the layout differs from the above-mentioned plan in that there is not a dressing table and stool but there is a hanging locker in its place.
• 2x Escape/ventilation deck hatches.
• Narrow shelf to either side of the cabin.
• White coloured head lining to the deckhead.
• Deckhead recessed downlighters.

Owner’s Cabin En-suite/Day Heads:
• Manual flush marine heads.
• Stainless-steel wash basin with countertop surround, mixer tap, mirror over and cupboard under.
• Shower area with shower head and thermostatic valve, grate with shower sump pump and drain.
• Further storage cupboard.
• Doors to both the Saloon and Owner’s Cabin.

Saloon Area:
• Saloon table with U-shaped sofa to starboard and further separate sofa to the centreline under-which is located the Fischer Panda generator in an insulated box, which his accessed via cupboard doors to the seat backrest.
• Saloon sofa provides additional sleeping space if required.
• Port holes to starboard with curtains.
• White coloured head lining to the deckhead.
• Deck hatches with blinds.
• Storage cupboard.
• Bulkhead mounted TV.
• Clock and barometer.
• Vertical stainless-steel grabrail.
• Storage cupboards and shelf.
• Deckhead recessed downlighters.

Chart Table Area:
• Chart table with raised fiddles and storage inside.
• Further lower and higher mounted storage cupboards plus additional storage recess.
• Navigator’s seat with a hinged seat providing further storage space
• Panel for navigation instruments.
• Portholes with curtains.

Galley Area:
• Linear style galley with storage cupboards and draws.
• White coloured work top with raised fiddles surround.
• Additional eye-level storage cupboards and shelf area.
• Inset twin bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and separate drinking water tap.
• Gimballed stainless steel gas cooker with four burners, oven and grill.
• 2 x Top loading refrigerators.
• 1x Top loading freezer.
• Portholes with curtains.
• Stainless-steel grabrail.

Starboard Aft Cabin:
• Double berth.
• Hanging locker.
• Port hole with curtain to the hull side.
• Porthole with curtain to the cockpit.
• Narrow storage shelf to hull side.

Port Aft Cabin:
• Double berth.
• Hanging locker.
• Port hole with curtain to the hull side.
• Porthole with curtain to the cockpit.
• Narrow storage shelf to hull side.

Port Aft Cabin En-suite/Day Heads:
• Manual flush marine heads.
• Stainless-steel wash basin with countertop surround and mixer tap over and cupboard under.
• Mirror over the wash basin.
• Shower area with a retractable shower head and thermostatic valve, grating and drain with sump pump.
• Doors to the Saloon and Port Aft Cabin.


• Mast head rigged sloop with Sparcraft aluminium mast with two pairs of aft-swept spreaders and spinnaker pole track to the front of the mast.
• Sparcraft aluminium boom with Profurl rigid boom vang.
• Coachroof mounted main sheet track.
• In mast furling mainsail.
• Profurl genoa roller furler.
• Twin backstays mounted to the transom via bottle screws and chain plates linking to a single back stay which continues to the masthead.
• Deck mounted adjustable genoa sheet tracks.
• Genoa sheet turning blocks.
• Discontinuous stainless-steel wire standing rigging.
• Cabin roof mounted jammers to either side of the companionway entrance.

• 2x Harken 59 electric self-tailing winches.
• 2x Harken 44 electric self-tailing winches.

• 114 sqm Furling genoa (unused) – 2018.
• In-mast furling mainsail (unused) – 2018.
• 114 sqm Furling genoa – original.
• In-mast furling mainsail – original.

• Stainless steel pulpit.
• Twin anchor rollers.
• Teak capped toe rail.
• Harken deck equipment.
• Stainless steel stanchions with twin guard rail wires.
• Port, starboard and aft openings for easy access.
• Port and starboard shroud rollers.
• Coach roof teak grabrails.
• Bimini and sprayhood stainless steel framework.
• Fixed drop leaf cockpit table with integrated grab handles and storage and cupholders.
• Winch handle holders.
• Stainless steel pushpits.
• Walkthrough access from the cockpit to the bathing platform.
• Boarding/swimming ladder.
• Transom hot & cold shower.
• Twin helm pedestals with stainless grab handle and helming compass on each one.
• Hinged transom mounted passerelle.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC Electric windlass.
• 25kg plough style anchor.
• 100m of anchor chain.
• Fore, mid-ships and aft mooring cleats.
• Fenders.
• Warps.

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Bimini.
• Sprayhood.
• 2x Canvass halyard bags in the cockpit by the companionway entrance.

Safety Equipment:

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• 10-Person life raft – Service date unknown.
• Epirb.
• Lifelines.
• 2x horse shoe buoys.

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Barcelona, Spain.

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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