Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379

So as you may already know, we have had a look at a new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey yacht – as well as a few others, and so far we are pretty impressed. I have got a million bits of paper here with what is included and prices etc, so I wanted to get it all down on the blog so I can stop carrying these bits of paper around, and hopefully when we look at other yachts we will have a base point to work from with this list.


  • Overall Length                         11.34m
  • Hull Length                              10.98m
  • Waterline Length                      10.40m
  • Beam                                       3.76m
  • Displacement                           6700kg
  • Shoal Draft & twin rudders        1.5m
  • Shoal keel                                 2039kg
  • Mast height from waterline        17m
  • CE Category                              A8 (A = Offshore 8 = # of people)
  • Water                                        200 litres
  • Fuel                                           130 litres
  • Holding Tank                             80 litres
  • Fridge                                       185 litres
  • Head room                                1.80m – 1.93m


  • Deck – Prisma Process injected deck, ISO gelcoat surface, discontinuous balsa block coring
  • Hull – solid hand-laid fibreglass, ISO gelcoat surface, protective barrier coat
  • Structure – inner fibreglass grid, high-load zones cut out, drainage system through structure


  • Standard mainsail                      35m2
  • Standard headsail 132%            35m2
  • 2 x Harken genoa winches         40.2 self tailing
  • Coachroof winch to port             35.2 self tailing
  • Genoa tracks with Harken cars
  • Winch handles x 2
  • Mainsheet and genoa sheet lead back to helm station
  • Spinlock line jammers
  • Mainsheet traveller – roof mounted with ball bearing cars and control lines lead aft

Mast and Rig

  • Classic mast with double spreaders
  • Standing rigging – discontinuous 1 x 19 stainless steel wire
  • Double backstay
  • Genoa furler
  • Running rigging – polyester topping lift, mainsail halyard, genoa halyard, mainsheet and genoa sheets
  • Rigid boom vang – with navigation package
  • Spinnaker fittings – with navigation package
  • Rigging for asymmetrical spinnaker – extra
  • Self tacking jib fittings – extra


  • Wood inlay on cockpit bench seating
  • Cockpit lockers – one under bench seat and one lazarette locker under port helm seat
  • Life raft locker in dedicated compartment under the floor – 90x59x34 cm
  • Fold down swim platform with telescopic ladder
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, storage, cup holders, stainless handrail, courtesy lighting and 12v plug – preference package
  • Gas locker with space for 2 gas bottles, connection to gas system and cut off valve under stove in galley
  • Two wheels, leather covered with compasses at each steering position and stainless steel grab rails
  • Emergency tiller – with chrome fitting in the cockpit floor
  • B&G AC42 Autopilot – extra
  • Instrumentation console at aft of table
  • Engine controls – throttle and engine control mounted on starboard helm
  • Cockpit shower with preference package
  • Cockpit cushions – extra
  • Cockpit bimini with LED lights – extra
  • Cockpit spray hood – extra

Deck Hardware

  • Large anchor locker
  • Bow pulpit – open stainless steel
  • Stern pulpits – with flag holder and buoy bracket
  • Outboard engine bracket mounted on stern pulpit
  • Electric windlass – quick 1000W combination rope and chain, vertical mounted in the anchor locker, remote and manual handle – extra
  • Double anchor roller with premiere package
  • Anchoring kit – upgrade Delta anchor 20kg, 32m of 10mm chain and 45m of 18mm line – with anchor kit
  • Lifelines – double level of stainless steel lifelines, stainless steel stanchions
  • Lifeline gates – with preference package
  • Toe rail and drainage for side deck
  • Cleats 4 x stainless steel mooring cleats forward and aft
  • Midship cleats – with premiere package
  • Mooring kit – with fenders and dock lines – extra
  • Handrails – sculpted wooden on coachroof
  • Ball bearing genoa sheeting cars adjustable from cockpit – in navigation package
  • Second coachroof winch to starboard – in navigation package
  • Line bags in cockpit – in navigation package
  • Windex 15 – in navigation package


  • LED navigation lights and anchor light – with premiere package
  • Flush mounted LED chromed brass ceiling lights in saloon, head, compartments and cabins
  • Leather wrapped LED reading lights in forward and aft cabin
  • Task lighting under side decks in saloon and head compartments
  • Gooseneck chart light at nav station


  • 12v alternator output                80 A
  • Charge distributor/isolator
  • Engine start battery located under aft berths
  • Domestic battery bank located under aft berths 80 Ah
  • 2 x extra 80 Ah domestic battery – with premiere package
  • Positive battery switch for engine and domestic bank and general cut off switch mounted on panel in aft cabin
  • Shore power 220v inlet with differential breaker, one 220v plug in galley, saloon and nav station – with premiere package
  • 40 A battery charger, multi-phase – with premiere package
  • Electrical panel with 12v breakers, 220v breakers, 12v ammeter, 12v consumption meter, 12v charging meter
  • 12v plug per cabin and at nav station


  • Hot and cold pressurised water distributed throughout the boat via semi-rigid hose
  • Heavy duty water pump and accumulator tank for consistent water pressure
  • 40 litre hot water tank that is connected to engine heat exchanger and to 230v electrical system
  • Chrome shower faucets in washrooms
  • Electric bilge pump on float switch and manual dual action pump in the cockpit
  • Digital water level display
  • Shower sump with electrical pump with filters and on-off switches
  • Large manual pump marine toilet

Engine and Steering

  • Yanmar 3YM30 – 29 HP 21 Kw Sail drive
  • Fully soundproofed engine compartment with engine access behind stairwell and from aft cabin
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Built in muffler, forced air ventilation and stainless steel exhaust fitting aft
  • Fixed 3 blade propellor
  • Fibreglass rudder


  • L galley to port with glass separator between galley counter and seating area
  • Double stainless steel sinks with covers
  • Solid counter tops
  • Chrome plumbing fittings
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Gimballed 3 burner stove with oven and stainless steel protection bar
  • Single fridge box with freezer area, wire baskets, 12v refrigeration and integrated compressor
  • Vertical door for fridge with preference package


  • Saloon with U shaped seating area to starboard, wrap around cushions and storage under seating area
  • Saloon dining table with wood fiddles and removable pedestal legs
  • Storage cabinets along hull sides and along upper sides
  • Lounge seating
  • Companionway with wood steps and non-slip strips
  • Plexiglass companionway door and dedicated storage location
  • Saloon berth conversion kit – to make in to another double bed
  • Shades and screens for hatches and ports – with premiere package

Owners Cabin

  • Double centre berth with high density foam mattress 2.07m x 1.85m
  • Cabinet with shelves and hanging space x 2

Aft Cabin

  • With access to starboard and large berth with high density foam mattress 2.02m x 1.94m
  • Cabinet with shelves and hanging space


  • Large head compartment aft
  • Separate shower
  • Sink, clothes hook, mirror, towel holder, toilet paper holder, cabinets above sink
  • Plexiglass folding door for separate shower compartment – with premiere package


  • Access through head compartment
  • Storage baskets
  • Lighting
  • Extra storage access in cockpit

Navigation Station

  • Electrical panel
  • Simrad VHF RS35 – extra
  • 2 B&G Triton 41 multifunction displays – with electronics package
  • B&G Zeus T7 GPS multifunction display in the cockpit – extra
  • 1 depth/speed sensor – with electronics package
  • 1 masthead wind sensor – with electronics package
  • Simrad audio docking station stereo – in preference package
  • Bookshelf
  • Hanging locker

Comfort Features

  • Fixed hull ports                                4
  • Opening cockpit and roof ports       2
  • Lateral fixed windows                      6
  • Opening ports in windows               2
  • Opening deck hatches                     4
  • Combination shade/insect screens for deck hatches – in premiere option
  • Saloon stereo speakers and water tight speakers in cockpit – in preference package
  • Forced air heating 5500 BTU Webasto diesel heater installed in stern, vents in aft cabin, saloon and head compartments


The price below is in Euro and excludes VAT – refer to the tax blog!

  • Base boat price                               EUR 114,400
  • Shoal draft version                           EUR 2,840
  • Trim level Premiere & Preference      EUR 10,020
  • Navigation Package                         EUR 1,580
  • Electronics Pack 2014 B&G             EUR 1,830
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker fittings        EUR 565
  • Self Tacking jib fittings                      EUR 810
  • Electric Windlass                              EUR 2,030
  • Spray hood                                      EUR 1,470
  • Bimini                                               EUR 2,020
  • Cockpit cushions                             EUR 725
  • Diesel forced air heating                   EUR 3,285
  • Saloon berth conversion kit              EUR 354
  • Luxury folding saloon table               EUR 1,110
  • B&G Autopilot                                  EUR 3,880
  • Simrad VHF                                     EUR 695
  • Mooring kit                                       EUR 352
  • Anchoring kit                                   EUR 570 (we would probably change anchor for a Rocna)
  • B&G Zeus GPS in cockpit                EUR 2,460

So as a rough guide at this stage we are looking at around EUR 150,000 and with the current exchange rate this works out to be about NZD$240,000!

So once you have got your yacht ordered, it still needs to be delivered somewhere and commissioned. The Jeanneau boat yard is in France, so the cheapest option would be to have it commissioned in France. We have been given the details of a company called Sail Atlantic Services who have yards either in the North or South of France depending on where you wanted to sail to first. We could possibly have it delivered in the North of France in Spring time, which would allow us to spend the summer exploring the UK, Ireland or the Baltic and then spend the winter going through the French canals and through to the Med for the following summer…


The basic commissioning package costs EUR 1,813 and includes

  • Boat offloading at launching area after transportation
  • Hull check
  • Mast stepping
  • Engine start up
  • Electrical connections
  • Sails and rigging
  • Stanchions, push pits and life lines
  • Anchor lines
  • Padlocks for cockpit lockers
  • Check and test of all systems
  • Filling water tanks
  • Complete cleaning of the boat

Optional extra services

  • Installing bimini top and spray hood
  • Filling of fuel tanks
  • Installation of any electronics
  • Antifouling                                            EUR 1,196
  • Storage and installation of other items  EUR 3,24
  • Fire extinguishers                                 EUR 150
  • Radar reflector                                     EUR 34
  • Gas bottles and regulators                    EUR 170

This company can even provide bedding, tableware, folding bikes, tenders & outboards, engine spares, generators and even groceries, so I imagine you could just turn up and sail away!

So there you have it, a price for us to work towards! I am sure there will be many more things to add on, but at least it is a starting point.



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  3. Glad you like the SO379. We are the NZ dealers and showed it to you in Sydney! Shame you didn’t come back to us. Good luck in the Med. For all the rest of you, we will beat any quote you can get from anywhere in the world as the shipyard gives us all the same pricing and supports their local dealers. Come to us with your quote and we will deliver for you to the med, Caribbean or here to NZ and sell in any currency. Our clients like the security of buying through their local dealers.


      • Hi Vicki, thought you might be interested to know there is a new Sun Odyssey 379 “Roberta” in Waikawa Marina now. The owner just took possession last month and sailed her down the east coast of North Island. He has a pretty hairy story to tell of his trip with winds on the nose all the way. I have sent him your blog link so he can follow you also.


      • Hi Vicki, I passed you blog details on to another of our clients that does a blog also. She was a novice when she bought her SO44DS and wrote a lot about her experiences. I also passed your blog address on to the SO379 owner, Peter Kempthorne. He is from Christchurch and his SO379, called ‘Roberta’ is based in Waikawa now. I can copy his story as a reply if you like?


      • The blogger I was referring too with the SO44DS is Lynn Williams and it seams you are already in touch through your blog? I think Lynns blog has stopped. she will be out at Barrier for a few weeks this Christmas. you guys should take her up on an offer for a sail out of Tauranga some time. she is lovely. have a good Christmas


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