The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 Team Jeanneau sailed by a crew of four recently acquitted itself well enough to convince Jeanneau agents to open the boat for inspection.
Middle Harbour Yacht Club race officials elected to enter the 349 in its Division 2 (a division made up primarily of 35 foot plus racer/cruisers & 30 foot plus sports boats) based on her outstanding performance in the Wednesday afternoon race.
Division 3 (where the boat should have been racing) consisted of all the production cruiser/racers 34 to 43 feet. However with divisions 1,2 and 3 doing the same course it was possible to get a good understanding of the relative performance of this new design from Jeanneau with elapsed time race results.
The results show that the 349 in a race of nearly two hours, was fourth fastest around the course in Divsion 2, only beaten by a well sailed Nothshore 370 Sport, a 33 foot harbour racer and an Achambault A31 racer cruiser.
Considering that this ten metre cruising yacht priced at just $200,000, has all the features required to go cruising with two separate enclosed cabins, a large bathroom with separate shower and well appointed galley, the yacht offers those wanting to cruise with family and friends a yacht that has also the performance to race socially.
The Jeanneau 349 will be berthed at MHYC marina arm C until Sunday 30th November, then at Gibson Marina Bayview where it can be inspected.
Call Performance Boating: (02) 997 997 55 to arrange a convient time.