Jeanneau Yachts 55, the sailing boat family expands


Jeanneau Yachts 55: a new boat for offshore sailing enthusiasts to be launched in 2023.

A new concept in the world of Jeanneau Yachts

The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is the French boatbuilder’s new 55-foot offshore sailing yacht, expanding the family currently consisting of 54-, 60- and 65-foot models. Its official presentation is expected in January 2023, at the Düsseldorf Boat Show.

The French boat builder’s new sailboat is designed for sailors who like open waters and who are looking for a smooth and quiet cruising experience, thanks also to its generous and refined living spaces. This 17-metre long sailing yacht is distinguished by elegant and modern lines, with an outward-facing layout designed for the owner’s well-being and privacy.

Jeanneau Yachts 55: the owner-oriented experience par excellence


A genuine expression of Jeanneau’s know-how, the new 55-foot sailing yacht is the result of a collaboration with French naval architect Philippe Briand and the London-based Winch Design studio.

The flush cockpit is divided into two distinct spaces and boasts three walkways, two of which provide private access to the guest cabins.

The bow houses the double helm station and an external chart table with GPS display and autopilot control, protected by a large wraparound windscreen and hard top that guarantees perfect navigation in all seasons and at all latitudes. The mainsail is available in both classic and furling versions, the canopy is standard and an optional fixed windscreen is offered to ensure maximum protection of the forward cockpit.

A sea of comfort

The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is designed like a floating flat on the open sea: the deck space is ample and optimized to meet all requirements, thanks to a length of 16.99 metres and a width of 4.99.

The aft cockpit is entirely dedicated to relaxation, with sofas on both sides – one U-shaped and one L-shaped – and with tables and benches that transform into a real full-beam lounge. It is also equipped with a huge retractable hydraulic bathing platform, allowing direct access to the water for swimming, to the delight of everyone on board.

The forward cockpit provides access to the two guest cabins, as well as the gangway leading to the immense owner’s suite. The flush deck features integrated, wraparound side-decks that are slightly wider, making it easier to move around the cockpit perimeter.

Maximum protection of the living spaces has been equally well considered. For long offshore cruising, in addition to the wraparound windscreen, Jeanneau has imagined a true cocoon, with a hard top that completely encloses the bow rudder, as well as the possibility of installing a hard top with solar panels and a bimini to shelter the aft living space, dedicated to relaxation.

Generous interior spaces


To starboard, a large galley overlooks a large L-shaped saloon. The windows in the hull and deck hatches are designed to let in maximum light and offer a spectacular view of the sea. Handrails and numerous handholds contribute to safe and easy movement on board while underway.

The master cabin is a real cocoon of well-being, with a large port berth, numerous storage compartments and a dressing table. The ceiling treatment and indirect lighting create a warm atmosphere. The head uses the forward beam. An optional skipper’s cabin can be added.

Guests enjoy exclusive access to the cabin from the forward cockpit. The two cabins with double beds each have their own private bathroom and are furnished with fine woods in shades that can be customised to suit the chosen atmosphere.

Wherever you are on board the Jeanneau Yachts 55 you can feel the shipyard’s attention to detail: the leather-covered door handles, for example, do not go unnoticed.

Power and easy handling

On board this modern yacht, with a draft of 2.45 m (or 1.95 m with a shallow draft), the owner can choose between two possible rigging options: classic or with a furling mast. Jeanneau’s main goal is to simplify and maximise sailing performance, offering a reliable, all-weather rigging.

The owner can also choose between a self-tacking jib or a classic genoa. A code 3, for crosswinds between 15 and 20 knots of true wind, can be fixed on the bowsprit. When entering or leaving port, the bow and stern thrusters greatly facilitate short-haul manoeuvres.

Jeanneau Yachts 55 – Technical Specs

LOA (with bowsprit)16.93 m – 55’6″
LH: 16.09 m – 52’9”
LWL: 16.05 m – 52’7”
Maxi Beam: 4,99 m – 16’4”
Unladen Displacement:18 542 kg – 40 878 lbs
Standard Keel Draft: 2,55 m – 8’4″
Standard Keel Weight: 4.900 kg – 10.803 lbs
Low Keel Draft: 1-98 m – 6’5”
Low Keel Weight: 5,680 kg – 12 522 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 230 L – 61 US Gal (460 L / 122 US Gal opt.)
Water Capacity: 760 L – 201 US Gal (990 L / 262 US Gal opt.)
Design Category: A12 / B16 / C16 / D16
Cabins: 3
Engine: Yanmar 110 CH shaftdrive – 81 kW
Standard Sail Plan:131 m2 – 1,410 M2
Optional Sail Plan: 159 m2 – 1.711 sq Ft
Asymmetric Spinnaker: 250 m2 – 2.690 sq Ft
Code 0: 110 m2 – 1.184 sq Ft
Mast height above the waterline: 25.20 m – 82’4”
Architects: Philippe Briand – Winch Design – Jeanneau Design


Bringing dreams to water, Groupe Beneteau presents its future projects at the Cannes Yachting Festival


Following the previous year success, Groupe Beneteau joined the 45th Cannes Yachting Festival, renewing its appointment with the On the Horizon event on September 5 to announce the corporate vision, the new ambitions and projects and the latest product innovations.

Opening the event, Gianguido Cirotti, Groupe Beneteau Boat Division CEO, announced the group’s new slogan, which condenses its visions and ambitions into a few words: ‘Bringing dreams to water’.

Groupe Beneteau is specialized in Groupe-Beneteau-sailing-monohullthe production of sailing and motor-powered boats from 5.5 to 24 metres that are distributed over four strategic segments: dayboating, real estate on the water, monohull and multihull. Their brands are Beneteau, Jeanneau, Prestige, Delphia, Four Winns, Wellcraft, Scarab and Glastron.

Erik Stromberg, Vice-President of Power & Motor Yacht Development announced that 15 new models have been launched in the dayboating segment, including JEANNEAU Cap Camarat 10.5 CC, JEANNEAU Merry Fisher 1295, JEANNEAU DB/43, FOUR WINNS TH36, WELLCRAFT 355 and PRESTIGE M48.

Nothing embodies real estate like a multihull and Prestige has decided to blaze a path into the world of catamarans – said Erik Stromberg – It is a natural step for a brand that has been focused on providing the best on board experience. From the luxury of space to the enhanced stability, the M48 perfectly completes the Prestige product offering. A true motor yacht, on a multihull platform. 

Following the success of the X70, Prestige is also launching the new X60. The conference continued with Damien Jacob, Vice-President of Sailboat Development, presenting the new EXCESS 14 and LAGOON 51. In the monohull segment, the Jeanneau Yachts 55, the BENETEAU Oceanis 60 and, above all, the BENETEAU First 44, a historic line now celebrating its 45th anniversary, were presented.

Sustainable yachting in the Groupe Beneteau’s vision

Groupe Beneteau pays close attention to the sustainability of its projects. Revealing the different approaches Gianguido Girotti, Boat Division CEO, explained:

On the HorizonOn the product development side, we are currently focused on reducing the environmental impact in two key areas: composite materials and propulsion systems”.

For the launch of the First 44, a special team was formed to work together with French manufacturer Arkema to build a hull made exclusively of recycled resin. The same treatment will also be reserved for building two prototypes of the Mini 6.6 racing sailboat.

A further step was taken with regard to propulsion by collaborating with three companies: Vision Marine Technologies, Torqeedo and Volvo Penta.

We decided to change the way we produce our small composite parts and we introduced a new bio-sourced resin and natural fiber to replace the classic one. We also decided to look at the energy consumption at our plants. We have decided to collaborate with a local actor called Vendée Energie to install 4 hectares of photovoltaic shadehouse over all the parking lots at our production sites. – concluded Gianguido Girotti.

Groupe Beneteau: Digitalization

Last year Groupe Beneteau presented SEANAPPS. Today, 2,000 boats are equipped and sailing around the world, and by September 2023, every single boat leaving the plants worldwide will be also equipped with the app.  Moreover, it will be available also to every existing boat maintained in the Group’s dealers’ network.

At Groupe Beneteau, digitalization in not just a department to look good and speak to the new generation. Digitalization transpires to every single entity to align on one goal: offer a unique 360° online & offline experience to every single one of our customers” explained Clement Douet, Vice-President for Digital Business.

Bruno Thivoyon, Groupe Beneteau CEO, concluded the press conference coming back on the key messages and on the ambitious and rational product roadmap.

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