Jeanneau 349 For Sale in New England
Jeanneau 349 Review
Boat Review 2014: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349
By Zuzana Prochazka
Big Boat in a Small Package: Nevermind the LOA, this lively 34-footer has everything you need in a cruising boat
Thirty-four is the new 50. And even if that doesn’t sound directionally correct, it is the trend now in new-boat introductions. In Miami, I tested Jeanneau’s new baby, the Sun Odyssey 349, and found there’s a lot to love in this relatively small package, which feels much bigger than its dimensions suggest.
Construction – Designer Marc Lombard took on a triple challenge when drawing the Sun Odyssey 349. First, it’s not easy designing the smallest boat in a fleet that now includes the 509, 469, 439, 409 and 379; the expectations of performance and comfort created by the bigger sisters are tough to follow. Second, the 349 is replacing the popular 33i, another tough act to follow. Finally, the base price is just $125,000. That’s a lot of boat for the buck.