Jeanneau upgrading Merry Fisher 895
The French builder will debut the Merry Fisher 895 Serie2 at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival from September 12-17.
Jeanneau is set to show its new Merry Fisher 895 Serie2 at a series of shows, with its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17) on France’s south coast followed by a west-coast appearance at Grand Pavois La Rochelle (September 20-25).
The third-biggest Merry Fisher model behind the 1095 (available with Fly) and 1295 Fly, the 895 Serie2 will then be shown in Spain at the Barcelona International Boat Show (October 11-15) before making its US debut early next year at the Miami International Boat Show (February 14-18, 2024).
The Serie2 model is the new edition of the best-selling Merry Fisher 895, but is a ‘third generation’ 8m model to offer two separate cabins. The Merry Fisher 855 was launched in 2012 and was the first 8m hull to offer two separate cabins, according to Jeanneau, and was succeeded by the hugely popular 895, with 1,800 units produced since the model’s launch in 2017.
Again designed by Jeanneau with Centkowski & Denert, the 895 Serie2 has an overall length of 8.42m (27ft 7in) based on a 7.98m (26ft 2in) hull with a beam of 3m (9ft 10in), plus a shallow draft of just 0.68m (2ft 3in).
Developed by tank testing, the new hull form enables faster planing and flat cruising, starting at intermediate speeds. Offered with twin engines up to 250hp each, the 895 Serie2 has a joystick to simplify docking manoeuvres.
Features include a starboard bulwark side door for access from a quay or a dock. The aft cockpit includes J-shaped seating including a folding port bench seat, while the central table can be covered to create a large sunbathing area. A refrigerator is among options.
Notable upgrades from the original Merry Fisher 895 include an integrated triple sunpad on the foredeck, with the head of the central pad able to fold forward and offer drinks holders, complementing those on both sides of the sunpad. The triple sunpad can even be extended to reach the forepeak.
Jeanneau describes the interior atmosphere as “soft, harmonious and refined”, notable for grey walnut woodwork, Corian countertops in the galley, and contemporary upholstery.
The port side features a sliding window, a foldable table and facing bench seats either side, with a flexible backrest allowing the forward sofa to become companion seating. The table can be lowered and covered to create a double berth. To starboard is a practical galley featuring lots of storage and a helm station with a rotating pilot seat and sliding door to the side deck.
Central stairs lead down to the shared bathroom to starboard, master cabin in the bow and a double cabin midships.