Feb 11, 2021

Jeanneau 349 Some boats retain their popularity because they have hit a sweet spot with sailors. Introduced a few years ago, there are hundreds of these 349s around the world. The features and value make it popular – the current base price is listed at US$154,800. Several configurations including three keel options (a swing keel!) and performance options mean buyers can build a version for their needs.

Jeanneau 349 Interior

 

 

 

 

The no backstay, twin steering stations and a big swim platform makes for nice cruising options. Nice specs for Canadian waters:

• Length overall: 10.34 m / 33'11"
• Hull length:9.97 m / 32'9"
• Hull Beam: 3.44 m / 11'3"
• Displacement:5340 kg / 11773 Lbs
• Standard keel draught :1.98 m / 6'6"
• Fuel capacity:130 l / 34 US gal
• Water capacity:206 l / 54 US gal
• Cabins:2 / 3
• Available Engines:Yanmar 21HP / 15KW

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