This new model from Jeanneau is truly a group design effort. The brochure says that the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36 concept was by J&J, the hull lines, appendages and sail systems by Daniel Andrieu and the decoration by Olivier La-Fourcade. All of this was coordinated by the prestigious design firm of Andrew Winch in London.

The Sun Odyssey 36.

The Sun Odyssey 36.

This layout works around three separate sleeping areas with double berths and two heads aft. To accomplish this, the galley has been pushed forward and is adjacent to the dinette area. The photos show this to be an attractive layout with seating for three couples around the dining table. Both heads are accessible from the main cabin or from the staterooms aft.

Here is a rig that has swept aft spreaders and for and aft lower shrouds. The mast is well forward — note its location with regards to the keel root.
The foretriangle is quite small in keeping with both the Nordic and the Sabre. The traveler is forward of the companionway. The SA/D of this design is
22.3. This is enough to give you plenty of power without using large overlapping jibs.

Boat Specifications
Deep draft6.69'
Shallow draft4.88'
Displacement12,566 lbs.
Ballast4,189 lbs.
Sail Area753 sq. ft.
AuxiliaryYanmar 3GM 30 hp
Fuel39.63 gals.
Water80 gals.


SAILINGlogo-115This story originally appeared in Sailing Magazine, and is republished here by permission. Subscribe to Sailing.