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Jeanneau Yachts 60, The French Yard Unveils A New Semi-Custom Style

Jeanneau yachts 60
Image courtesy Jeanneau

In January 2021, the Dusseldorf Boot will be the opportunity for the Vendée-based shipyard Jeanneau to unveil a new sailing yacht, the Jeanneau Yachts 60. This model will mark a strategic shift for the shipyard: positioned between Jeanneau Yachts 54 and Jeanneau Yachts 64, and replacing the Jeanneau Yachts 57, the Jeanneau Yachts 60 will inaugurate a new style, which will then be applied to the rest of the range, while offering a semi-custom personalisation programme, marking an undeniable move upmarket.

Jeanneau yachts 60
Image courtesy Jeanneau

The Jeanneau Yachts 60 has been designed to match every desire, every layout requirement and every sailing style. Thanks to its numerous options, such as the roll-bar, hard top, spray hood, outdoor galley, removable forestay, furling mast, the Jeanneau Yachts 60 can be upgraded from a “Mediterranean sport” version to a version adapted for ocean cruising.

Jeanneau yachts 60
Image courtesy Jeanneau

The fruit of the joint work of Jeanneau’s design offices, British designer Andrew Winch and naval architect Philippe Briand, this new yacht asserts itself with an elegant style, highlighted by a powerful inverted bow, a hull chine, an integrated bowsprit, and a high sheer line.

Jeanneau yachts 60
Image courtesy Jeanneau

The Jeanneau Yachts 60 can be split into four living areas, each offering multiple options: the forepeak, the forward cabins, the saloon with the forward galley, and the aft cabins.

First off, the forepeak: three versions are possible, with a sail locker, a skipper cabin or a real sixth cabin. Next, two versions of the large forward cabin are possible: an owners’ cabin or a cabin with a double berth. Here, again, an extremely clever feature enables you, in under five minutes, to transform this cabin with a double berth into a true owner’s cabin. The central bulkhead slides away into a dedicated storage space, without requiring tools or hardware, to enlarge the berths or convert them into a sofa.

Jeanneau yachts 60
Image courtesy Jeanneau

Three possible layouts are available for the starboard saloon: a version with a sofa and accompanying chart table, a pullman cabin, or an “open plan” version that could accommodate two armchairs chosen by the customer. Finally, the aft living area can be configured as either an owner’s cabin, or as two cabins, one double berth to welcome guests and the other for three children or for one other couple of friends. 

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