About the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS
The Sun Odyssey 42DS boasts a modern, fluid design, a rare, timeless elegance, and the comfortable interior layout expected of a sailboat built for cruising, all while delivering a superior performance.
The powerful hull impresses, not simply for its excellent performance at sea, but also for its ease of handling due to its reinforced hull design and expertly designed sail plan.
Let yourself be seduced by the space and light. An abundance of natural light and fresh air fill the saloon, with its raised deckhouse and large portholes. Refreshing and relaxing, interior living spaces are comfortable at all times, whether day or night.
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|LOA||12.93 m / 42′|
|LWL||12.59 m / 41′|
|Beam||4.13 m / 14′|
|Draft||2.13 m / 7′|
|Disp.||8925 kg / 19635 lbs|
|Water||355 L / 94 US GAL|
|Fuel||130 L / 34 US GAL|
|Sail Area||77.4 m² / 833 sq ft|
Jeanneau 42DS Review
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS
By Bill Springer Back in 2004, Jeanneau caused quite a stir with the launch of its stylish Sun Odyssey 54 DS (deck saloon). Italian designer Vittorio Garroni had worked more with cars than boats when he came up with the fresh-looking 54 DS, and he wasn’t bound by any conventional sailboat-design sense. By rounding out the coachroof, Garroni tweaked the deck-saloon concept just enough to create a new look that has since been imitated by others. Buoyed by the success of the 54 DS, Jeanneau subsequently launched a similar 49-footer and then the 42 DS, which I test-sailed off Miami.
Again, the most striking feature is the coachroof. Rather than simply being perched on the deck to increase interior headroom, the lines of this coachroof flow beautifully into those of the cockpit and deck. This is a high-volume boat that has considerable freeboard, but you don’t really notice it. The curve of the hull and the inward slope of the coachroof create a sleek, pleasing look. Side decks are wide and easy to navigate. Visibility over the coachroof from the dual helm stations is excellent. Two large cockpit-seat lockers can swallow everything from fenders to a deflated tender. The cockpit seats themselves are deep and the coamings are comfortably tall. I should mention, however, that the cockpit seats have a small step adjacent to the companionway that makes them not quite as comfortable as a simple straight seat.