This is one of the best sailing boats you can find in this size and price range. Modern hull design, winged high performance keel option, twin rudders and twin helms plus main and jib sheeting led aft make this a fantastic shorthanded cruiser with a lot of “spunk”. I have had numerous skilled and unskilled sailors on this boat in some even extreme conditions, reefed in the main (two single line reefs are standard) and sailed comfortably in 22-25 knot winds. Jeanneaus with all their design, building and sailing experience are simply “true sailing boats”.
For lighter air, an easily deployed asymmetrical or code zero option headsail is available. I put an asymmetrical on the last 349, lighter air 8-9 with 12-14 knot puffs and NO main and we saw 5-6.5 knots consistently.
Mix in the well laid out and roomy cruising interior and PRIVATE 2 staterooms with the factory air conditioning factory option makes staying on board (which I have several times) a true comfort and pleasure. And don’t forget a full gimballing propane stove/oven/broiler, large icebox with refrigeration and even a WALK IN shower (did I mention standard?).
No wonder the awards and with a starting base price of $124,900.00 make this an affordable fun sailor.
And now, being made in the USA at the Marion plant. This model will be on display at the Cleveland IX boat show in January 12-16.
1890 Carter Road
Cleveland, OH 44113