Jeanneau 449 for Sale in New England
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.