The Jeanneau Leader 40 is one of the newest boats from this well-known builder, but it's not a sailboat—Jeanneau is expanding its powerboat offerings, and the 40 is its new flagship for the Leader line. This express cruiser is designed for entertaining, with an expansive cockpit and two staterooms down below. Step aboard with boat reviewer Zuzana Prochazka, and get a quick look at the Leader 40, inside and out.


Intrigued? It's no wonder; there's obviously a lot more to learn about this boat than we can convey in a minute-long video. Luckily, after getting an extensive tour of the boat, Prochazka also wrote up a full review: Jeanneau Leader 40: Clever Cruiser.

Between the review and the video, one thing's for sure—Jeanneau deserves to be known for more than just its sailboats. Today, the company builds close to 30 different models of powerboats, ranging from 15' to over 45'. They have center consoles, walkarounds, dual consoles, express cruisers, and flybridge boats. They even have a line of fishing boats, called the Merry Fisher.

Jeanneau Leader 40 first look video

Jeanneau's Leader 40 proves that this company deserves to be known for more than just its sailboats.

Some boaters haven't seen the bulk of this line, since the number of Jeanneau powerboat dealerships in the US is on the thin side (around a dozen, which is less than half the number of sailboat dealerships). Still, you can find Jeanneau powerboat dealers up and down both east and west coasts, as well as on the Great Lakes. And we've reviewed a number of their offerings, including the Velasco 43, the Velasco 43F, and the NC 14 (not to mention dozens of sailboats).

Of course, the Leader 40 is a specific type of boat, destined for a specific type of boater. After watching this First Look Video and reading the review, if you think that you might be that specific type of boater, there are a number of Jeanneau Leader 40 listings right here on

Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.