2005 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2005 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 ‘AIREEN’.

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 2011, 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.

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International have a number of alternative options to consider including:-

Grand Soileil 50 ‘BELLA OF LONDON’ – full details here

Grand Soileil 50 ‘NIBALI’ – full details here

Grand Soileil 46.3 ‘MORGAN 3’ – full details here

Beneteau Oceanis 473 ‘GAEL FORCE 1’ – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high-quality yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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