Jeanneau delivers double debut in Dusseldorf
The French builder staged the world premiere of the DB/37 at Boot Dusseldorf before hosting the global debut of the Jeanneau Yachts 55.
Jeanneau’s stand in Hall 5
Jeanneau staged the world premieres of the DB/37 day boat and the Jeanneau Yachts 55 sailing yacht at Boot Dusseldorf. Showcased in Hall 5 dedicated to luxury dayboats or ‘superboats’, the DB/37 is the second model in the Groupe Beneteau brand’s new series of luxury dayboats, following the DB/43 that had its global debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September.
Like the DB/43, the DB/37 features drop-down sides, naval architecture by US-based Michael Peters Yacht Design and exterior design by Garroni Design’s Camillo Garroni, who was present for the premiere in Dusseldorf.
Camillo Garroni designed the DB/37 exterior
“The development of the DB/37 constituted a veritable stylistic challenge. Our objective was to perpetuate the distinguishing character of the DB Yachts line, initiated by the DB/43, all while conserving this ability to meet all the expectations of those who love the sea in a more compact boat,” said the Italian designer.
“The DB/37 displays an unexpected elegance at this level, notably due to codes from the world of the automobile, all while offering exceptional interior volumes and a high level of comfort.”
The media launch of the DB/37
The DB/37 is available in an inboard version, with twin Volvo D4-320 engines and sterndrive, as well as an outboard version for up to two 400hp engines.
Two facing bench seats can accommodate up to eight people around a large, transversal table, while the central island galley has a large Corian countertop, stovetop, grill, sink and refrigerator. The central helm station has three seats and is protected by an integrated glass windscreen and hard top, while the entire area can be canvas-enclosed. The foredeck has a double sunpad.
Aft view of the DB/37 cockpit
The lower deck has a breakfast point with copious storage, microwave and refrigerator, an owner’s cabin forward, full-beam midships cabin and a shared bathroom with sink, cabinet, head and separate shower.
In Hall 16, the debut of the Jeanneau Yachts 55 completed a trio of new models, following the launches of the Jeanneau Yachts 60 in 2021 and flagship 65 last year. Like the 60 and 65, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 features exterior design by French naval architect Philippe Briand and an interior by London-based Winch Design.
The 17m model has a 5m beam, which is superbly showcased with an aft cockpit dedicated to relaxation, with lounge areas aft on each side, one U-shaped and one L-shaped, including tables and bench seating that convert into a full-beam sunbed. There’s also a large retractable hydraulic swim platform.
The forward cockpit, dedicated to handling, features twin steering wheels and winches within easy reach. This space, which can be entirely covered by a hard top – as shown in Dusseldorf – is equipped with an exterior chart table and protected by a wide windscreen. There’s also private access to the two guest cabins, as well as the main companionway to enter the saloon and owner’s suite.
The flush deck features integrated wraparound side decks, which are slightly inclined and facilitate movement around the perimeter of the cockpit. For long offshore cruises, in addition to a wraparound windscreen, Jeanneau has offered a hard top – with the option of solar panels – that fully encloses the forward helm and a bimini to shelter the aft living space.
To starboard, a large galley faces the L-shaped saloon. Forward is the generous owner’s cabin equipped with a large berth to the port side, multiple storage compartments and a dressing table. An optional skipper cabin can be added forward of the en-suite bathroom.
Aft, the two guest cabins with private access from the deck each have a double berth and en-suite bathroom. Cabins are appointed with fine woodwork in light oak (or teak) and dark floorboards (or light). Details include leather-wrapped door handles, wood by Alpi, a refined door design, ceiling treatment and indirect lighting in the owner’s cabin and saloon.
The hull has a draught of 2.45m (or 1.95m with a shallow draught) and a choice of two riggings: classic or with a furling mast. Owners can also choose between a self-tacking jib or a classic genoa. A code 3, for crosswinds of between 15-20 knots of true wind, can be secured on the bowsprit, while a bow thruster and stern thruster can help short-handed manoeuvres.