Quick Look: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33i

Alvah Simon reviews this customizable production boat for the 2010 Cruising World Sailboat Show in our January 2010 issue

December 23, 2009

The Sun Odyssey 33i could best be described as a “platform” boat. Jeanneau provides a performance hull with a racing wheel and fits it out with a full liveaboard interior. Then the builder offers the customer an array of packages that combine different rigs, keels, propellers, and add-ons to either turbocharge the “platform” up to a full-on around-the-cans racer or set it up as an easy-to-sail coastal or near-offshore family cruiser with an in-mast furling main. For example, the cruising version we saw at the Annapolis boat show had a shoal-draft keel, in-mast furling main, and a fixed three-bladed prop. Though we didn’t get to test-sail the boat following the show, with its light displacement, deep spade rudder, and slippery lines, the 33i should prove to be nimble and quick. The bright interior accommodates four with an athwartship double berth aft, a traditional V-berth forward, and a full galley, a shower, and a folding saloon table. Priced to sell, this should be a popular addition to the Jeanneau line.


LOA 32′ 8″
LWL 30′ 0″
Beam 10′ 11″
Draft 6′ 2″
Sail Area 499 sq. ft.
Displacement 10,241 lb.
Water 42 gal.
Fuel 37 gal.
Engine 21-hp. Yanmar
Designer Marc Lombard
Price $139,000
Jeanneau America
(410) 280-9400


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