Access to the interior of the new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 is via a gently inclined 40deg companionway. The design house of Jean-Marc Piaton has created a visually and physically large and lighter living space with a contemporary modern design.
The spacious saloon has long hull windows for light, and the table can also be folded down easily to a wide comfortable lounge for when the meals have been finished.
The central galley, located in the most stable part of the boat, is easily accessed from both the saloon and the cockpit. More innovations abound with solutions for the microwave and dish storage, as well as an ideally located opening port for cooking ventilation.
The chart table is designed in the best nautical tradition with a contoured seat and a large, deep desk with integrated pen storage. Extra storage compartments and a signature clock and barometer set are close to the state of the art touch screen panel enabling excellent monitoring of water, fuel and batteries.
With a wider forward section of the hull, and by shifting the head compartment aft and the sail locker forward, the owner’s cabin of the new generation of Sun Odysseys enjoys an interior volume never before seen on a boat this size.
The cabin features a berth of 160 by 200 cm, with a multitude of storage compartments, as well as a private head and separate shower compartment with the luxury of a double door access.
The guest cabins benefit from a contemporary and harmonious layout. The design was carefully considered in order to allow each cabin to include large rectangular berths.
The Sun Odyssey 490 will be initially available with two possible interior layouts, composed of two or three cabins, with two head compartments. The interior, in teak, will also be available in an optional grey cedar wood finish.