Born of a close partnership between Philippe Briand and Andrew Winch, the Jeanneau 65 features elegant lines with classic proportions.
When Jeanneau decided to make a 65 foot yacht it was because the existing owners had been asking them for this type of boat to trade up to for many years, wanting larger boats but wanting to stay with the brand they had come to trust and indeed love they found the options for moving on were few and often very expensive.
The design brief was simple, design a class beating 65-footer that is very strong, very quiet, fast under sail, easy to manoeuvre under power, and sail shorthanded. No mean feat!
Jeanneau turned again to French navel architect Philippe Briand and English designer Andrew Winch.
The construction of such a large yacht is obviously paramount and to that end, the hull is hand-laid, balsa cored and there are three structural bulkheads that are 360 degrees laminated through the hull and deck. Engine, rig, sails, and every other component part are of the highest possible standard to produce this fantastic yacht.
Philippe Briand is famous for his very large super yacht designs and he has given the new 64 beautiful flowing lines with the latest hull shapes to provide the smoothest sailing and effortless performance, testament to Jeanneau’s free hand they gave to the designers the boat is actually 1” short of 66 feet but the designers would have had to compromise to make it smaller and this flagship yacht is not about compromising.
Through extensive interaction with there customers and dealers throughout the world Jeanneau know that outside living is key as its where you sail the yacht and spend most of your time eating reading and relaxing. Philippe has designed the cockpit that is both innovative and practical.
The first thing you will notice is the arch over the cockpit, this houses the mainsheet and eliminates the possibility of being hit by the boom, it also allows you to use the Bimini in two halves forward and aft. Second you will notice that there are twin wheels with pods and two storage units, these can house cockpit refrigerator BBQ etc, going forward there are two cockpit tables, this allows access to the interior of the boat even when having supper without having to move people to get past, the starboard side table can drop on an electric pedestal and convert to a large sun lounger.
There are many options when it comes to the rig, in mast, in boom and park avenue boom lazy bag, sloop and cutter rigs but all share the same halyard termination on the mast to lose the base blocks that can often squeak under way. Her swan head deck shape and stunning hull lines make her a real head turner in any marina and as always with the Yachts range personalisation is at the forefront of our thinking you can have coloured hulls masts etc to put your own stamp on the finished yacht.
Another often difficult discussion is around what to do with the tender and endless toys we all want to have onboard such as Kyacks and paddle boards, fortunately on a yacht this size its not a problem and we have a tender garage with electric doors and launch and recovery with plenty of space for everything else you may want to take with you.
Below decks Andrew Winch has provided a light and airy saloon with many opening hatches, port lights and windows, the construction of the yacht with her keel-stepped mast and 360 degree bulkheads that obviously cant be moved means the interior has to follow these factors, however he has designed several cabin options and modular options for areas that can be changed to provide large navigation areas, office space, extra heads etc, we want to be able to give customers choice and if there are specific requests that are possible the in house custom design department will design and make it for you.
Alpi Oak wood works with open pour varnish, hand-stitched Devon leather door and locker handles, under furniture lighting high-end fixtures, and Corian stone counter tops combine to provide an interior finish of super yacht standards she rightly deserves.
With space for washing machines, dish washers microwave ovens, gas or electric cookers etc this is a real live aboard long-distance passage making with all the comforts of home.
The end result was phenomenal, sea trials had to be mainly offshore as every where she went she attracted so much attention ahead of the world launch but she exceeded all expectations, the first two seasons sold out to existing owners and even Andrew Winch who designed the interior had a 12 month wait for his new boat as he liked her so much he bought one for himself and had her painted Kingfisher blue metallic and he is a regular entrant in the Jeanneau owners rally.
All of the above combined with over 50 years of building in state-of-the-art factories and the buying power of the largest boat building group in the world combine to bring you this fantastic yacht at amazing value for money.
With so many options and custom configuration, we invite clients to join us at the factory in France to see the amazing work in progress and to sit down together with the brand manager Jean Luc and our team to put together a specification that best suits you.
Call us today to arrange trial sails and factor visits and start your adventure with Jeanneau yachts.
SPECIFICATION & LAYOUT
Length overall - 20.1 m / 65'11"
Hull length - 19.55 m / 64'1"
Hull beam - 5.4 m / 17'8"
Light displacement - 31000 kg / 68343 Lbs
Fuel capacity - 825 l / 218 US gal
Water capacity - 1000 l / 264 US gal
Cabins - 3 / 4
Standard: Volvo D4 180CV / 132KW
CE Category - A