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.
Experience: McCarthy and the Mouse
Sitting at the helm in a light breeze, my arms crusted with a fine rime of salt, my skin so dry I’d lost my fingerprints, I heard a clatter and a curse from below. There were only three of us a thousand miles from shore and only one on watch at a time. Usually, the off watch lay ...read more