Make sure you pick up a copy of the December Cruising Helmsman magazine for a full review of the new Jeanneau 51.
The yacht tested was the first of the 51 models in Australia which had it’s debut at the Sydney International Boat Show to great acclaim. The team from Jeanneau head office were on had to ‘crack the champagne’ and the owners are now cruising comfortable in home waters on the North Coast of NSW. The new owners could also not resist the call of the race course and have guided ‘Beyond Cool’ to podium finishes already!
As Phil Ross from Cruising Helmsman says “… it puts a lot of affordable luxury into anyone’s hands.”
The Jeanneau 51 benefits from the latest innovations that have made Jeanneau Yachts so successful: unequalled level of finish, unrivalled quality of life aboard and maximum ease of handling.
Inspired by the Jeanneau 54, this new model was designed by naval architect, Philippe Briand and designer, Andrew Winch. Living spaces have been carefully studied, with meticulous attention to detail and the use of fine materials, to contribute to an excellent cruising experience and a luxurious lifestyle on board.
Direct descendant of the Jeanneau 54, the newest addition to the Jeanneau Yachts line features an exterior layout and design focused on living spaces and a generous cockpit offering multiple zones for lounging, dining and sailing. With the inviting opening terrace, comfortable and secure cockpit and dedicated lounging area, the deck is distinguished by its innovative concepts and use of space.
The wide cockpit features multiple zones: the cockpit is clear of winches, and dedicated space for lounging and entertaining is comfortable and inviting. Each activity has been carefully considered and facilitated with distinct living areas.
This new yacht also benefits from retractable davits to simplify the launch of a large tender without taking up interior space, and most notably, which disappear when not in use.
The Jeanneau 51 is offered with a choice of several interior layouts and ambiances, as well as a wide selection of fabrics, contemporary woods (teak and natural oak), high quality leathers, and the latest equipment.
This Jeanneau Yacht features a highly functional U-shaped galley with optimised storage space. The saloon is exceptionally spacious and comfortable, with a forward-facing chart table and a sofa facing the saloon, perfectly situated for relaxing and socialising.
The Jeanneau 51 is above all the perfect distribution of shared and private living spaces. She features three well-appointed cabins, the owner’s cabin, VIP cabin, and (optional) guest cabin, offering a perfect layout and an exceptional level of comfort.
The forward owner’s cabin is spacious and inviting with a large berth and seating to either side, a private head and shower compartment, and a large hanging locker. The VIP aft cabin, with direct views of the sea, is just as luxurious.
To meet the needs of diverse lifestyles, multiple interior layouts are possible aboard the Jeanneau 51, including the choice of a workshop with utility room or a skipper cabin with head and shower. Each living space is customisable, so that the yacht can be adapted to the owner’s lifestyle.
With her fully equipped galley and dedicated spaces for the very latest household appliances, as well as numerous, optimised storage spaces, the Jeanneau 51 facilitates extended cruising and passage making.
A powerful generator, together with high-performance battery banks and a highcapacity water heater, affords maximum autonomy.
The Jeanneau 51 is also a pleasure to sail. In addition to her array of interior design choices and configurations, she offers multiple sail plans, a self-tacking jib, an inmastfurling main sail, a staysail, etc.