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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

by Randy Woods
Photo by Tor Johnson

With a convertible cockpit that invites lounging and innovative scow bow hull that allows for more upright sailing with less pitching, the new 440 from Marine Servicenter offers a harmonious design for enjoying life onboard.

Here’s a great way to kick off the new year. Arriving in January to Marine Servicenter in Seattle, this gorgeous, roomy Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 sailboat will provide plenty of open space for family and friends aboard, as well as comfortable interiors for extended cruises.

The Phillippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton design for the Sun Odyssey includes the same renowned walk-around decks from the initial model in 2016, but this latest version also includes a convertible aft cockpit that can be folded out on the starboard side. The added space in the 440 creates a king-sized lounge with a filler insert and cushion to be placed against the cockpit table, providing increased lounge space for guests. The cockpit goes full width, with dual helms placed all the way outboard. The walk-around layout also allows the winches to be placed inboard for easy single-hand sailing.             

Inside, the open salon features Alpi grey cedar interior woodwork, fully upholstered hull sides and ceiling, and light or dark oak laminate floorboards. There is comfortable seating to starboard, with a large table and telescoping legs to convert the salon into a berth.

The central, U-shaped galley is situated on the port side, featuring Corian countertops, double stainless-steel sinks with chrome fixtures, a two-burner stove, a 34-gallon-capacity refrigerator, and a ventilation hatch above the stove. An optional push-up microwave can also be added along with a top load freezer. Adjacent to the galley is a large chart table with a leatherette worktop, plus either a workshop or a third cabin located on the port side aft.

The 440 can be customized with four different cabin configurations, with two to four cabins and one to two heads. The forward Owner’s Cabin has room for a double rectangular true Queen berth, side leatherette bed tables and storage lockers, and two opening deck hatches. The forward head has an en suite compartment with direct access from the cabin and a shower separated with a plexiglass door. All versions of the aft cabins include a long, fixed hull port, a fixed cockpit window, an opening port on the coachroof, and opening ports towards the cockpit and side decks.

The Sun Odyssey 440’s full-length, hard-chine “scow-bow” hull with twin rudders enables more upright sailing, giving the boat a more comfortable ride, skipping through waves and swells much like a planing powerboat. The standard mainsail and headsail measure 972 square feet. For powered propulsion, the 440 can be equipped with either a 45hp or 57hp Yanmar engine with a shaft drive. The Marine Servicenter model will be on display at the Seattle Boat Show on February 4-12, so be sure to check out all these features in person then.

Specs & Info

LOA 42’7” · LOA with Bowspirit 43’11” · Beam 14’ · Keel Draft 7’6”


Available with Yanmar 45hp or 57hp shaft drive

Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)

53 gal. / 140 gal. / 26 gal.


Marine Servicenter
Seattle & Bellingham, WA, & San Diego, CA

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