Jeanneau Deck Saloon ( DS )
The Jeanneau Deck Saloon (DS) range of sailboats are production line sailboat that took the world by storm when they were first introduced over 20 years ago. The look of the DS sets it apart from the crowded production line market.
What’s The difference between a Jeanneau Deck Saloon and a conventional Jeanneau Yacht?
Jeanneau Deck Saloon stands out in a crowded marina
Take a conventional Jeanneau Sun Odyssey yacht. The coach roof is rather flat, a classic look, one that is timeless. Raise the roof and introduce large yacht windows. There you have it the beginnings of a Jeanneau Deck Saloon Yacht. That’s just the beginning of the story though. As by raising the deck this allows for a raised floor in the saloon which gives much more under floor storage.
The Jeanneau 43 Deck Saloon was one of the first Deck Saloon Yachts to be produced. It had so much storage space under the floor Jeanneau decided to fit the fuel tanks midships. This clever but simple change to the design from a conventional Jeanneau Sun Odyssey yacht was the beginning of an entire range of yachts. The Jeanneau Deck Saloon t 43 DS is still one of the best sailing boats Jeanneau have ever produced. From the 43 Deck Saloon a fine range of Yachts have evolved and are on offer today.
The 43 was replaced by the 42 DS with the rest of the range quickly following. The large windows in the DS range made the yachts very popular for use in the Mediterranean where easy living and extra light below decks makes for a great party or family boat. Jeanneau aimed the DS Range at the two cabin yacht market In order to Set the DS range apart from the Sun Odyssey fleet. This meant the Jeanneau Deck Saloon starting with the 42DS had one of the biggest aft cabins available on the market. Jeanneau have since developed the range and have on offer a selection of cabins and layouts in all boats.
Add the 360 docking system to the Sun Odyssey and you will have a sailboat that will exceed your expectations.
What a fantastic Idea why didn’t Jeanneau introduce it years ago, so why has it taken so long to introduce 360 docking to Yachts? Like every idea that has a simple solution the path to put that idea into action takes a number of ingredients. The Idea of 360 docking has been around for many years but environment resistant computerised technology needed to catch up with the dreams of the designers.
It’s so simple to make a motor run in any direction in a clean workshop using controls from a computer. When the harsh marine environment is thrown into the mixing pot then it becomes very difficult to achieve constancy and reliability in this fairly simple process. Imagine what would happen in a crowded marina if your Sailboat suddenly did the opposite to what you asked it on the joystick? It would quite simply be a disaster.
Until now the technology has not been available at an affordable price required to achieve a level of reliability required. Jeanneau are delighted that there investment in time and research has blossomed into results, allowing a new generation of Yachting to begin.
With 360 Docking fitted to a sailboat, its like having a professional yachts person by your side every step of the way. You can park your pride and joy perfectly time after time.
Many people who have busy lives dream about owning a Yacht. A yacht must be big enough for all the family and friends who will join you in your dream. They will also want to have a stress free experience with you at the helm of your yacht. Even if you have had hours of practice and have a powerful bowthruster fitted to your Sailboat there will be many occasions when you just wish you could go sideways a foot or two. Or perhaps or hold you position with absolute accuracy in almost all weather conditions. Many people spend a season out and about on their boat and loose the skill required to park in a congested marina over the winter lay-up. With 360 Docking you can feel confident even if you hardly ever bother with marina berthing.
Once you’re out of the marina into safe water there is no need for stress, you have all the room in the world to learn and make your mistakes along the way without paying the embracing penalty of gouging another boat.
Too many people leave the Yachting hobby because the stress of getting out and back into a Marina berth means they don’t enjoy owning a Yacht.
Find out more about the 360 docking system ; make sure you take the time to watch the 360 docking video, http://youtu.be/D-UPE2QdtaM.