on 29 Jul 2021
French yachting brand Jeanneau puts superyacht pedigree into its cruising yachts
French yacht brand Jeanneau has had plenty of success in establishing its range of yachts from 50 to 64 feet. The latest in the line is the new Jeanneau 60.
Buyers can rest comfortably in the design and engineering pedigree that Jeanneau has put into its new 60. Philippe Briand, perhaps best known for his range of explorer yachts under the Vitruvius brand, handled the naval architecture. Andrew Winch, whose eponymous firm is responsible for some of the world’s biggest superyachts, drew the interior design for the Jeanneau 60.
There is a lot of flexibility in layouts down below. Starting at the bow, the buyer can opt for a big sail storage locker, a guest cabin or a captain’s cabin. Buyers can also opt for various ideas in the main living saloon, including adding another small cabin, having an oversized fridge and freezer unit, a lounging area, or an additional sofa.
Aft, buyers can choose between a full-beam master cabin that comes with a huge bed and a large bathroom or another cabin on the port side. That leaves buyers with the option of three cabins and three baths, four cabins and four baths, or five cabins and three baths.
There are several sail package options, including a Code 0, gennaker and asymmetric spinnaker
But most important for buyers, the main saloon feels very airy and open, thanks to large windows and skylights.
The transom opens to allow for longitudinal storage of a three-metre tender. The platform then becomes the swim/bathing platform. An additional step ladder opens on the starboard side to make access from the cockpit to the swim platform easy. Sloping passageways lead up from either helm station to the work areas forward near the mast and the bow, making sailing a little easier and leaving the cockpit area free from crew movement.
There are several sail package options, including a Code 0, gennaker and asymmetric spinnaker, plus an extra furling staysail, giving the helm many options at any point of sail.
The aft cockpit can be completely open, with the mainsheet attached at the midpoint of the boom on the coach roof. The buyer can choose an arch to which the mainsheet is tied, thus moving the control of the boom further aft for better sailing control. A hardtop can be added for better protection at the twin helm stations, and a canvas spray protector can be affixed forward, creating a drier space in the cockpit in case of rougher weather or cooler conditions.
Technical Specifications – Jeanneau 60
Hull length: 17.4m
Standard keel draught: 2.55m
Light displacement: 20,170kg
Sail area (incl genoa): 163sqm
Fuel capacity: 318l
Water capacity: 380l
Engines (standard): Yanmar 110CV / 81kW shaft drive