Sneak Peek at the New Jeanneau 51

Author:
Updated:
Original:

SAIL magazine has learned that Jeanneau is about to announce the launch of a new 51-footer, which looks to be a real stunner.

Jeanneau51

Early publicity materials reveal a sleek and exceptionally comfortable boat that follows in the footsteps of the Jeanneau 54, which launched in 2015. Among the highlights is a spacious cockpit featuring a pair of lounging “nooks” to either side of the companionway—a feature that debuted aboard the Jeanneau 54 and has proved very popular with sailors on both sides of the Atlantic.

IMG_1739

Like the 54, the Jeanneau 51 also offers a padded lounging space forward and a large, drop-down swim platform aft, which is easy to access between the boat’s twin backstays.

As a practical matter, the J51 boasts twin helms; the same great helm seats found aboard the J54; outboard chainplates affording a clear passageway along the side decks; a self-tacking blade jib; genoa tracks alongside the cabintrunk for sheeting in larger headsails; and a double anchor roller in the bow.

exterior2

Multiple layouts are available, offering everything from three cabins and three heads to two cabins and two heads with a dedicated workshop area/utility room to add further to the boat’s generous stowage space.

More details will surely be coming soon as the boat formally debuts. However, for now the roll that Jeannea has been on of late splashing a number of really sharp designs appears to be in no danger of coming to an end anytime soon.

interiorOptions

July 2016

Related

CCA-story-2048x

Safety Culture Starts with the Skipper

Sailing might not be the first pastime that comes to mind when you think of extreme sports, but that’s not to say risks don’t abound. The Cruising Club of America tackles many of them head-on in their newly released guide for skippers, Creating a Culture of Safety: The Skipper’s ...read more

GMR19_F53_0539

Boat Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53

Luxury performance-cruising isn’t entirely new. You can go fast and still be comfortable. You can even race if you make the right tradeoffs—or so says Groupe Beneteau, which recently launched its First Yacht 53, in the process also reinventing the company’s “First” brand. ...read more

BirdonBoard

Cruising: Birds of a Feather

One of the neatest things about sailing offshore is the other lifeforms we encounter. We smile when we see flying fish skimming over the surface of the sea. We cheer when dolphins leap and dance in our bow waves. We are duly reverent when mighty whales sound and spout, and ...read more

pirate-marlin-logo

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

This Spring has felt a bit like a slow day of fishing but it’s almost time to time to Bait…and Switch. The Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournaments offer something for every member of your crew. Exceptional fishing, fun times with family, old friends and new. Our run is short, our ...read more

Tusk.00_00_16_21.Still001

Tusk by Spyderco

Spyderco's Tusk knife combines a blade and marlinspike to create a multitool perfect for marine use. Made with corrosion resistant materials like titanium and LC200N steel, a nitrogen alloyed steel, and Spyderco-exclusive locking mechanisms, this knife is one of the toughest ...read more

IY11.98_fTaccola©DJI_0200

Italia 11.98 Performance-cruiser

This past winter, SAIL principal editor, Adam Cort, check out the new Italia Yachts’ new 11.98 performance-cruiser at the boot Dusseldorf show in German, and says he can attest to the fact it’s a boat more than worthy of the attention of North American sailors. Available in ...read more

01-LEAD-2017_IDALEWIS_0219

Racing: Doublehanded

I was born in 1955, and although I was a tad young to actually follow the first Observer Single-Handed Transatlantic Race, I grew up in the age of the pioneers of solo offshore sailing—Francis Chichester, Robin Knox-Johnson, Alec Rose, all Knighted for their singlehanded ...read more

newport-400c-updated

Spectra Watermakers

The world's quietest and most energy-efficient watermakers. Our product line ranges from hand operated desalinators that can make 6 gallons a day to our largest system that produces 20,000 gallons of fresh, potable water per day. Spectra Watermakers has the complete package: ...read more