The Jeanneau 419 has done pretty well for itself in the Pacific Northwest, with 26 of them sold by Seattle dealer Marine Servicenter at the time of this writing. The build keeps improving with its new 2018 version, now available in Seattle.
The basic design features a bulb keel hull with an emphasis on easy handling and performance. A new bowsprit with SS bobstay and forward anchor roller are evolutions that should make anchoring easier. As far as rigging is concerned, there are many elements of note, including the classic double spreader aluminum mast, Harken 106% inboard Genoa tracks, Harken 140% side deck Genoa tracks, a Facnor Genoa furler, and rigging for an asymmetrical spinnaker. Singlehanders especially should appreciate that the main and jib lines lead aft. Also aft is the swim step, which is deployed by lowering the hinged transom.
The success of the Jeanneau 419 thus far is likely thanks to its generous interior accommodations. The 2018 continues the tradition with a three-cabin, two-head layout. The salon is large with U-shaped seating around a table starboard. The L-shaped galley includes a deluxe two-burner propane stove with oven/broiler, 12-volt refrigerator, and deep double stainless sinks. Also notable is the all-LED lighting system and Yanmar 3JH5-CE 45 horsepower inboard diesel engine with new Yanmar SD60 sail drive.
The Jeanneau 419 looks like a capable sailing yacht in the 40’ range. For more information, contact local dealer Marine Servicenter or check out their website at marinesc.com. The Jeanneau 419 is currently priced at $278,493.