Jeanneau's design brief for the SO 49 Performance was "fast cruising with more performance while retaining luxurious comfort offshore." After a close inspection and robust test sail, I feel Jeanneau hit close to the mark above-decks: This boat is seriously fun to sail, providing stellar performance on all points of trim. Twin wheels, excellent cockpit ergonomics, appropriately sized gear, and a simplified deck layout make the generous, 1,313-square-foot working sail plan fine-tunable yet tamable. The SO 49 P tracks well, stands to its canvas, and displays no penchant for broaching.
Belowdecks is comfortable, functional, and versatile in that removable bulkheads can convert either the forward or aft twin cabins into voluminous staterooms. However, that feature, along with the nav station's unusual S-shaped seat, may not appeal to all. Because the 49 is built as a high-volume production boat to an attractive price point, it has an iron keel instead of lead, and laminates instead of solid hardwoods. But I also found minor issues that relate more to quality control than cost, such as a wiring service loop too short to allow access to the back of the electrical panel
In broader terms, the 49 P's stout deck hardware, an amazing 11 ventilation hatches, good anchoring systems, and ample stowage make this boat suitable for near-offshore cruising. With some modifications, such as handholds going forward and stouter latches on an enormous aft lazarette, one can safely venture farther afield..
Big and BIGER (Smallest is Himelay)
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Performance
LOA: 49' 1" / 14.98m
LWL: 42' 3" / 12.90m
Beam: 14' 8" / 4.49m
Draft: 7' 0" / 2.35
Sail Area: 1320sq. ft. / 122m2
Displacement: 27,888 lb. / 12700kg
Balast: 8267 lbs. / 3750 kgs.
Water: 185 gal. / 700L
Fuel: 63 gal. 240L
Engine: 110-hp. Yanmar
Designer: Phillipe Briand
Total Power: 110 HP
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Shaft Drive
3-bladed Max Prop propeller
Number of double beds: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2 2x Electric Toilet
Special health mattresses made to measure
Electrical Circuit: 12 V + 220V on all cabins
Multi Victron 2000 W
1x Engine start Battery
4x Deep Cycel Service batteries
2x Bowthruster battery
Winches 3 Electric 3 manual
4x Solar panel total: 560W
Shore power connection and cable
TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Radio/ CD/AUX player, Cockpit speakers
Bose Sound system
Security Camera System whit recording
3 x water tanks total capacity 700L
1 x 240L fuel tank
2 x 85L Holding tanks
Water maker 50l per hour (Wireless Remote control)
Pressurised water system
Heating sytem: eberspacher
Gas cooker with tree burners and oven
Fridge, Deep freezer
Raymarine ST60 Speed, depth and wind at both helms
Raymarine 120C Chartplotter in and out
Raymarine ST6000+ Autopilot (Wireless Remote control)
Raymarine man over boat system
Navigation lights: masthead 3 color
Electric windlass, Cockpit chain control + Wireless Remote control
Main Anchor with 100m of 10mm chain
Dinghy 6 hp additional Engine 2.5 hp
Rigging / Spars /Sails
Fully battened main 55m
Furling genoa Extra 67 m
Spinnaker 141 m
I ................................................ 17 m/55' 9''
J .................................................. 5,68 m/18' 8''
P .................................................15,90 m/52' 1''
E .................................................. 5,70 m/18'8''
SPECIFICATIONS Maximum load
Maximum load displacement - deep keel 17 600 kg/38 801 lbs
Category A 'In the open sea' This boat is designed for sailing in winds that may exceed force 8 on the Beaufort scale and in waves of a significant height of 4 m and more, and the boat is to a large extent self-sufficient.
A- 10 persons
B- 12 persons 3 477 kg/7 665 lbs
C- 14 persons 3 677 kg/8 106 lbs
Maximum load including the mass of the persons who are authorized on board (75 kg/165 lbs per adult), the supplies, the liquids that can be used (fresh water and fuel) in fixed completely full tanks, the additional loads, the optional equipments, the liferaft and the scope for load.
Liferaft, Safety equipment
Calculation for marinas Parking fee:
LOA: 14.98 x Beam: 4.49 = 67.26 m2
But how much is real usable space?
Interior: total 43m2 Of which is 21m2 are living rooms
On the deck: Cockpit 16 m2
Deck in front: 24 m2
User Maual Jeanneau 49i Performance
Sun Odyssey 49 Inventory