Grabau International are delighted to announce the new listing of the truly immaculate 1998 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2 ‘CYGNET’.
With just one caring owner since new, it is very difficult to put into words just how well presented this stunning yacht is. The words ‘immaculate’ are frequently overused, but CYGNET is genuinely the best-presented yacht of this type and vintage we have ever had the pleasure of offering.
Extensively updated in recent seasons, CYGNETS main highlights are as follows:-
3-cabin, 2-heads ‘owners layout’
Teak interior joinery
International Gelshield preventative epoxy system
Larger 63hp Yanmar engine with 3-bladed Maxprop propeller
Standing rigging replaced 2017
2-speed Harken electric control winches positioned inboard of companionway (so can also be used for halyards)
Harken ball-bearing battencar system with mast track
Extensive canvas work including cockpit enclosure and sun awning
Honda 2kw petrol generator
Tender and outboard
Extensive safety equipment inventory including recent liferaft
Eberspacher diesel heating system
Radar and chart plotter
With early retirement due in 1998 and some 42 years of sailing and racing around the Solent and Brittany we looked to buy a yacht around 42’ capable of sailing the ARC in either 1999 or 2000 and to cruise the Caribbean whilst handlable by two people on a not unlimited budget.
After much research, and having owned a succession of smaller yachts, we decided on the owners version of the Jeanneau 42.2, which met our criteria of a fast cruiser (equipped with the performance rig) and capable of ocean passages together with excellent accommodation for two people. A visit to Jeanneau at Les Herbiers at the build stage convinced us of their commitment to quality and by their use of solid laminate for hull strength with integral Kevlar in the moulding. Our specification of electric self- tailing primary winches coupled with slab reefing for the fully battened mainsail make for easy boat handling along with the chosen option of the 63hp Yanmar diesel engine driving a three bladed feathering Maxprop provides the power to push adverse currents.
Since taking delivery of Cygnet in 1998 after her debut at the Southampton Boat Show of that years, we have cruised extensively the Frisian Islands, Holland, Belgium, France, including south Brittany, north Spain and the West Country. Sadly, we did not sail the 1999 ARC in ‘Cygnet’ as we helped sail a friends yacht instead that year but were able to note that three 42.2’s went across with us, one from Germany and two from Sweden! Cygnet has been kept in commission for 11 months each year with one month ashore (April) for refit, but every fifth year she has been wintered ashore for the entire period of October – April. Cygnet is now for sale as we move on to more sedate retirement activities and she is in need of a new owner to maximise her potential.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2 ‘CYGNET’ – £87,950 VAT paid – full details here
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