New Flagship Jeanneau Yachts 65, A Safe Bet For Sail

Jeanneau Yachts 65 is the name of the largest model ever built by the French shipyard: 20.70 meters in overall length and 5.40 meters in beam. The collaboration between architects Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch continues to offer a sailboat in unique comfort.

The new Jeanneau Yachts 65 does not betray the philosophy that distinguishes the “Yachts” range (do you remember the 60?), In fact, it is a real “semi-custom”. The shipyard itself defines it as an “a la carte” boat where countless quantities of options are available to adapt the boat to your needs and make it unique. Both on deck and below. An example? Fans of high performance can choose the strong version, with a fixed attachment for the mainsheet, a cockpit that is very open to the sea, and high-performance rigging choices. Owners who prefer comfort will have the option of a mainsail arch with a hardtop, a self-tacking jib and an exterior galley.

The transom, which turns into a large sundeck, allows access to the tender garage. The double rudders are located very aft, close to the winches, thus allowing for an XXL cockpit. At the bow of the two large lockers, there is ample space: two cockpit tables can be electrically lowered to transform the area into an even larger area. Another strong point, the flush and stepless deck and the external shrouds make movement from the stern platform to the bow safe and unobstructed.

The owner can choose below deck from a large number of essences, tapestries, floors, four internal configurations which in turn can be modulated for many available layouts: two spacious owner’s cabins with private bathrooms, three cabins (forward owner’s cabin), for four cabins, and the possibility for each of these versions to make a lateral cabin into a walk-in closet or additional berth.

In the saloon, the starboard table and U-shaped bench seating can accommodate eight people, the port-side sofa offers a corner for relaxation and reading, close to the chart table, which is designed to be used as a desk while cruising.

Jeanneau Yachts 65

Briand and Jeanneau share vision

Although the Jeanneau DNA remains intact in many of the Jeanneau Yachts 65’s features – including the walkaround-ramp which gives the captain easy access to the sides and foredeck – the Jeanneau Yachts 65 also benefits from the latest design concepts from Briand in her modified deck and superstructure. 

The taper of the roof forward of the mast has been redesigned with a touch of automotive styling in its design. In addition, she also features a solid hard top that covers the vast cockpit with ease, with a blind also offered on the centreline. Finally, although the aft deck has been redesigned to be more open than her predecessors, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 still features the outside galley: a classic feature of the Jeanneau line. 

Philippe Briand comments: “For owners who are looking for a family boat for extended trips, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 offers the best package on the market today. As a sailing yacht ideally positioned for the voyage market, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 can access all marinas without any difficulties, offering a comparable surface area in the cockpit to that found on board a catamaran.”

He continues: “In my view, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 offers a conclusive argument for why monohulls are a better choice for extended voyages than multihulls, as they are more comfortable at sea, safer, and more fun to sail. Indeed, the Jeanneau Yachts 65 is what we call a ‘une valeur sure’: a safe bet for any owner!” 

Jeanneau Yachts 65 specs

Overall length20.70 m – 65’62”
Hull length19.55 m – 64’1”
Waterline length18 m – 59’
Beam5.40 m – 17’8”
Displacement (empty)31 000 kg – 68,343 lb
Displacement (maximum)37 000 kg – 81,571 lbs
Standard keel weight9 350 kg – 20,613 lbs
Standard keel draft.2.95 m – 9’8”
Fuel capacity825 l – 218 US Gal
Water capacity1000 l – 265 US Gal
Waste capacity264 l – 70 US Gal
Mainsail (furling)90 m2  – 968 sq ft
Mainsail (full-batten)107 m2  – 1151 sq ft
Self-tacking jib80 m2  – 861 sq ft
Genoa (110%)102 m2  – 1098 sq ft
Spinnaker300 m2  – 3228 sq ft
Asymmetrical spinnaker300 m2  – 3228 sq ft

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