This new model was designed by naval architect Philippe Briand, a name indissolubly linked to that of the French shipyard, and designer Adrew Winch.
Inspired by the Jeanneau 54, the new 51-footer is a clear expression of the willingness to innovate that the shipyard has given to the new Jeanneau Yachts line. This trend to improve design features along with the use of innovative materials and new comfort solutions immediately stands out when the visitor reaches the cockpit and takes a look to rigging, stern structure and space arrangement.
Little less than 15 mt long and 4.69 mt wide, the boat replaces the old Sun Odyssey 519 in terms of size. But similarities don’t go beyond. The new 51-footer is in fact the expression of a completely different definition of cruise, where the space intended to accommodate guests, from the drop-down swimming platform aft to the chaise-longue placed on the side of the entrance, suggests a performing view of sailing. This is evident in the cockpit, too, where the space for the helmsman is wide and well-equipped so that he can steer the boat easily and autonomously.
The hull was hand-laminated with polyester resins while the deck was injection moulded using the innovative Prima Process, an innovative moulding process where resin is injected into the vacuum space created by the two parts of the mould. Injection moulding process was introduced by Jeanneau many years ago to built its decks and now, in the case of the new Jeanneau 51, it reduces weight by 30% without compromising mechanic resistance.
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See the Jeanneau 51 for yourself at the 2017 Sydney International Boat Show