Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Performance







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..






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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
Price: $353,000



Engine 1:

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 Equipment:
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


Battery charger

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

Air conditioner

Gas cooker with tree burners and oven

Gas detector

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 VHF

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 

Spare anchor

Dinghy 6 hp additional Engine 2.5 hp

Teak cockpit
Cockpit shower
Cockpit table
Radar reflector
Bow thruster


Rigging / Spars /Sails

Sloop Rig

Furling Genoa

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.




Bimini, Sprayhood

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


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