The Jeanneau 349 performance cruiser is fast becoming one of the company’s most successful builds, with over 500 hulls sold. In fact, the demand for the popular Euro-cruiser led to the construction of a new facility solely dedicated to the 349. Like most production builds, it benefits from annual tweaks to the design, and within that context, local broker Marine Servicenter announces that the 2017 Jeanneau 349s have newly arrived at their docks.
There’s plenty to like on the exterior. The dual helm layout allows for a generously sized cockpit complete with dropdown transom swim step aft. The bowsprit comes with rigging for a Code 0 or asymmetrical spinnakers for those who like to fly a kite. Notable also is that the German mainsheet leads aft through ceramic rings for complete control from the cockpit helm winches. Below the waterline, the 349 has a deep fin keel and a three-blade propeller driven by a 3GM Yanmar inboard diesel engine. The dual helms lead to corresponding dual rudders, good for racing and safety redundancy.
The interiors vary by build, but the two-cabin, one-head model is the one currently available in the Pacific Northwest. There’s quite a bit of space down there, and notably, a large shower stall aft of the head with over six feet of standing headroom. Not bad for a 34-foot sailboat!
The Jeanneau 349 offers a lot of accommodations and versatility in a relatively small package, and it isn’t hard to imagine why they are so popular. If interested, contact the local dealer, Marine Servicenter (marinesc.com). The model currently at their docks is listed at $179,885.