Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439: Cruising World Sailboat Show 2012
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 will appeal to the family cruiser and the performance-oriented sailor alike. "Boat Review" from our January 2012 issue.
In the past, designer Philippe Briand has drawn several of Jeanneau’s most successful models. His most recent challenge was to design a hull that would be appropriate for both the S.O. 439 and the raised-deck configuration of the S.O. 44 Deck Saloon. Within the parameters of the “Jeanneau look,” which includes long linear runs, a drop-down transom, and now sports a hard chine, Briand has created a hull that’s slippery, balanced, and should appeal to the family cruiser and the performance-oriented sailor alike.
Although Category A certified for offshore use, the 439 is more specifically intended for extended coastal cruising. With that in mind, it offers interiors that, regardless of the many optional configurations, boast bright, spacious living spaces finished in rich woods, clean styling, and sumptuous comfort. On deck, the focus is on safe shorthanded sailing. Sheets are led aft to twin helms.
With impressive economy of scale and global purchasing clout, Jeanneau can offer well-built yachts adorned with the highest-quality equipment for exceptionally affordable prices. Add to this their unconditional two-year “bumper to bumper” warranty, and buyers can rest assured that they’ve received good value for their money.
LOA 43’ 9”
LWL 39’ 4”
Beam 13’ 10”
Draft 5’ 2”/7’ 2”
Sail Area 915 sq. ft.
Displacement 21,253 lb.
Water 140 gal.
Fuel 53 gal.
Engine 54-hp. Yanmar
Designer Philippe Briand