The first example of the much anticipated Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 arrives mid July just in time for the Sydney Show, and to say that we are excited about this particular new design is an understatement! It’s got all of the hallmarks of being an exceptional yacht, following on from the Lombard Design offices last design for Jeanneau which was the hugely popular Sun Odyssey 349, and justifiably so. To-date it has already been awarded the 2019 Cruising World ‘Best mid-size cruiser over 38 feet” and 2019 ‘Best Sailing Yacht in Asia’.
The most obvious feature is the walk-around side decks as introduced on the 440, and also the 490, but there is so much more to this yacht! There is no doubt that it’s at the very forefront of cruising yacht hull design, a step forward again on the other walk-around designs. The 440 and 490 are remarkable yachts to sail, just ask the existing owners, so we can’t wait to put the 410 through its paces across a range of conditions to see how it compares.
The hull has a pronounced chine and twin rudders, but also a slight reverse bow and bow rocker, derived from the latest racing yacht thinking for more speed, balance and better motion at sea.
For a 41 footer there is an awful lot achieved in this design. On deck, from the walk-around decks to large cockpit lockers and bow locker, large bench seating, and a generous swim platform, and cockpit table that incorporates the engine controls, storage, instrumentation, lighting switches, and the optional electric swim-platform controls. The high bench seat back-rests provide comfortable support and also protect the cockpit from the weather.
In terms of sail plan the standard sail plan is a conventional cross-cut short-battened 2-reef mainsail and 110% overlap furling genoa, with the option of an in-mast furling main and/or a self-tacking jib. There is also a taller rig with the performance pack which increases sail area by 7% and combines laminated sails with a fully battened mainsail and 115% overlap genoa, as well as adjustable genoa tracks and a hydraulic textile backstay.
It’s notable that Jeanneau have reverted to shaft drive for the 410, so no sail-drive service costs and issues with trying to keep growth off a leg. A welcome feature.
The most surprising element down below is that on the standard layout all three cabins have fully rectangular beds that will use conventional bedding, but the central layout really is a standout on this model. A full size forward facing nav’ station is a well-received feature with a large wrap around galley in the centre of the yacht with ingenious use of space. Even the sink lid duals as a splashback when the sink is in use. Clever detail.
However, it’s the way seating has been generated all around the saloon table that is really clever. A central bench forms the outer seating to the optional deluxe table, and makes a very nice Chaise Longue, but ingeniously the aft end slides out to extend this seating and also allow this to be used as a central sea berth. A stroke of genius!
Multiple layouts are available as you would expect with 2 or 3 cabins and single or double head, with the standard interior timber in teak and an option of grey cedar, and a choice of 9 different upholsteries.
As a recent reviewer for Yachting Monthly magazine states “Having tested many 46 foot yachts last year, the 410 could hold her own against them in terms of space on offer” and summarises “For a coastal cruiser with occasional offshore tendencies, the deck layout, galley, and stowage down below are all very good” and “The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 is well-mannered, quick and fun to sail”…..
The first example due here is a Performance version with two cabins, though the aft port storage area can easily be converted into an additional cabin if required. It’s a complete package with instrumentation, the taller rig and laminated sails, full local canvas package, the full Preference Pack, electric halyard winch, electric swim-platform and more. It’s a significant saving on the current price, and will be even more so with a price rise due on July 1. See all of the details here
We also have a 3-cabin available with a full cruising spec’ and the twin bow-roller instead of the GRP bow-sprit. This yacht would be a September delivery and again is being offered at a generous discount. See the details here
The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 is sure to be a huge success!