The stunning new Sun Odyssey 509 is on its way and due in time for the Sydney Show which starts on August the 2nd. This new flagship of the Sun Odyssey range has been described by the marine media as the best new production yacht of its size and is eagerly awaited. This isn’t just any 50 footer; she is a carefully conceived yacht by Philippe Briand who is undoubtedly one of the most respected cruising yacht designers in the World and is remarkably versatile.

Essentially you have a modern stiff high-volume chined hull with relatively low freeboard and uncluttered side-decks which has been designed to be really easy to sail short-handed. It incorporates a spacious well thought out cockpit and an incredibly large innovative interior divided into zones of usage with the standard layout featuring a clever T-shaped galley. Four different cabin layouts are available providing 3, 4 or 5 cabins as required with up to four heads available. The interior volume of this yacht is 10% more than the Sun Odyssey 49i that it replaces and despite this it is a faster yacht in almost all conditions.

A sail-plan can be selected to suit your specific requirements, from in-mast furling mainsail with self-tacking jib for easiest handling, to conventional fully-battened Mylar/taffeta mainsail married with a 140% overlap headsail on a below-deck furler for maximum performance.

Compared to previous models the cockpit is moved aft in the hull and there is a large fold-down swim-platform with electric option and a large locker in the cockpit floor designed for the optional generator that makes maintenance access easy.

Moving around the deck is easy with the side stays inboard for clear passage forward and all lines led aft under a garage and the coachroof is relatively flat and easy to move around on. Both headsail sheets and mainsail sheets are led aft to primaries adjacent to the wheels so that the helmsperson has full control.

If you would like a personal invite to view this exceptional new yacht please contact PBS at 9979 9755 or info@performanceboating.com.au