Jeanneau unveils new flagship


The French shipyard is developing a new flagship sailing yacht that builds on the exterior and interior options available on the 60 launched earlier this year.


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Jeanneau is developing a flagship Jeanneau Yachts 65 that is set to be launched at Groupe Beneteau’s Monfalcone facility in Italy by the end of the year. Like the Jeanneau Yachts 60 launched earlier this year, the 65 is designed by Philippe Briand with interior styling by Andrew Winch of Winch Design.


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The leisure version features a hard top


Also like the 60, the model features Jeanneau’s walk-around deck and is offered in two versions. The performance version has an open cockpit, fixed attachment for the mainsheet and high-performance rigging choices. The leisure option includes a mainsail arch with a hard top, a self-tacking jib and an outdoor galley.


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The leisure version’s aft bench doubles as an outdoor galley


Twin helms are located far aft, close to the winches, allowing space for a large cockpit. Forward of the two large storage lockers are two cockpit tables, which can be electrically lowered to transform the area into a sundeck. Aft, the transom converts into a big swim platform with access to the tender garage.


The interior benefits from 12 deck hatches, complemented by an additional hatch in the sail locker or skipper’s cabin, which provide “a level of light and ventilation that is unique aboard a monohull”, according to Jeanneau.


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The transom doubles as a swim platform


There’s a choice of four accommodation layouts including a two-cabin version with owner suites fore and one aft. Three-cabin options include the owner’s cabin forward or aft, while there’s also a four-cabin option.


Midships is an open C-shaped galley to port, while forward the saloon features a C-shaped sofa and a dining table to starboard and a sofa to port. The woodwork in teak or white oak, both open-pore, are matched with a choice of floorboards and a wide selection of leather upholsteries.

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