It’s great to see boatbuilders investing in smaller boats again, and this new baby of Jeanneau’s North American range looks like just the thing for a young family. She’s a simple boat, with double cabins fore and aft and the possibility of sleeping two people amidships on the settees. The heads/shower looks to be a good size and there’s a decent galley and a small nav table. The sporty 19/20ths rig has two sets of swept spreaders and performance should be gratifying nimble. LOA 32ft 7in, LWL 30ft, beam 10ft 11in, draft 6ft 3in, displacement 10,240 lbs., sail area 554 sq ft, design Jeanneau Design, builder Beneteau Group (Jeanneau’s parent company). Jeanneau America: 410 280 9400.
The Volvo Returns to the Southern Ocean
Since the Volvo Ocean Race’s inception, the Southern Ocean has made it what it is. And no part of the race says “Southern Ocean” like Leg 7 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajaí, Brazil. The 7,600-mile leg, which starts this Sunday, is not only the longest of the event, but far ...read more