About the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449
The all-new Sun Odyssey Jeanneau 449 reflects the latest design trend that started with the Sun Odyssey 409. Dynamic lines, a hard chine on the hull, lots of hatches and windows along with bevelled edges on the deck combine to form a powerful and straight forward design from the pen of Philippe Briand. But her natural beauty is more than skin deep. A closer look reveals an innovative deck plan that makes sailing easy. Three themes shape the Sun Odyssey 449: a fast, seaworthy sailboat, simple to use deck and sail plans and a high-quality interior.
The seaworthiness of the Sun Odyssey 449 is most appreciated in offshore conditions. The boat inspires confidence as every detail has been carefully considered to give the boat more performance while remaining easy to sail. A high-aspect rig comes in four versions adaptable to each sailor’s particular region or taste. The first makes use of the high-aspect rig to carry a 105% jib and a large mainsail.
Both the mainsheet and jib sheets disappear into the coachroof and are lead back to the winches at the helm. The second sail plan uses the same jib along with an in-mast furling mainsail. The third sail plan is performance-oriented and combines a large, overlapping 140% genoa along with a fully-battened mainsail.
The fourth, and last version, includes a self-tacking jib mounted on a track in front of the mast. Two different keel options 2.20m and 1.60m can be used for all of the sail plans. The Philippe Briand designed Jeanneau 449 was carefully studied to make sure that each choice offered exceptional stability and control in all conditions. When the wind is not weak, the powerful 54HP Yanmar sail drive pushes the boat over 8 knots.
The Jeanneau 449 has an innovative deck plan and sleek styling:
- Mainsheet led back to each helm: integrated lines make for a clean and safe deck layout
- Flush hatches
- Easy access to the sea via a fold-down transom
Order your Jeanneau 449 with an a la carte sail plan:
- Furling mainsail
- Performance mainsail
- 106%* performance jib
- 140% performance genoa
- Self-tacking jib
- Code 0
The Jeanneau 449 has an interior design focused on volume
- Spacious saloon set off by indirect LED lighting
- Vast forward cabin with central island berth with desk and spacious
forward head compartment
- Lots of light and ventilation from 8 hull ports and plenty of fl ush hatches
- Forward visibility
- 4 cabin layout
- Each head compartment has a separate shower
- Lots of possibilities for personalisation (choice of fl ooring, fabrics and
- Plenty of standard equipment (windlass, shorepower, etc…)
Price: Contact us to discuss customizing your Jeanneau 449
Jeanneau 449 Review
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439: Review
By Geoff Middleton
A comfortable, roomy and easily-sailed yacht that’s also very good value. French manufacturer Jeanneau has recently updated its Sun Odyssey 439 to the new 449. During the change, this hybrid boat was built, much to the delight of its new owner.
OVERVIEW – A bit of this and bit of that
It’s interesting to see how manufacturers change models in production boats. Some release a completely new model with an entirely unique hull and deck structure while others will modify an existing model or utilise an existing hull with modifications to the deck, interior and/or rig.
In the case of the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439, which was being replaced by the 449, it was the latter option that the French manufacturer was taking. The 449 is actually a modified 439.
The modifications include the great fold-down swim platform you see here as well as a modified companionway, and a bowsprit with a single roller fairlead and provision for running a gennaker or Code Zero, which effectively makes the boat longer and hence the 449 nomenclature.