Jeanneau 41DS for Sale in New England
Jeanneau 41DS Review
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS – video and review
By Yachting Monthly
If you think Jeanneau only makes boats for the charter market, think again. The 41DS is aimed squarely at the average cruising couple, as Chris Beeson finds out
efits from the optional cockpit cushions. At the wheels, you have everything you need immediately to hand: mainsheet, jibsheet, backstay, instruments, plotter and engine controls. She is very easy to sail short-handed or even singlehanded. The feel at the wheel wasn’t sensational but that was due to the hydraulic autopilot ram, which is a very useful addition to a cruising yacht such as this, so it’s swings and roundabouts. Moving around in the cockpit, curved handholds forward of the wheel give you an option other than grabbing the wheel, and the moulded table with its grabrails on top give you complete security in a seaway. Down below there are fiddles and handrails a-plenty, though a J-shaped galley would offer more security upwind. Performance was very respectable above a beam reach, and below that she would benefit from a Code Zero or a cruising chute to boost her sail area and maintain passage speeds that will keep the engine off and the smiles on.