Sneak peek: Jeanneau 380 in CY April

Jeanneau 380 Overhead

Jan 27, 2022

Coming in the April issue of Canadian Yachting, Zuzana Prochazka takes us for a tour of the new Jeanneau 380. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in CY.

For this model, Jeanneau continued their collaboration with designer Marc Lombard and the results produced a sleek profile, moderate freeboard, a large cockpit and a hard chine that runs the length of the hull.

The 380 has twin rudders and a choice of keel depths from 5’ 3” to 8’ 10”, that last one being a lifting keel that promises superior upwind performance. The rig is fractional with a Selden mast, double aft-swept spreaders, no backstay and a rigid vang. A bowsprit would be a worthwhile option because it would provide an attachment point for a Code 0 and move the anchor farther forward and away from the stem.

The drop-down transom lengthens the large cockpit and forms a nice swim platform. Our test boat had twin wheels and the optional teak finish in the cockpit.

Creature comforts below

The StateroomThe Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380 can be spec’d in one of four configurations: 2-3 cabins and 1-2 heads. The standard layout has the master forward with a berth that is angled along the starboard hull and a hanging locker to port. You can add a second head here instead of the locker but that makes the stateroom feel tight and less like an owner’s cabin. In either configuration, the bed remains rectangular and on the same angle.

Performance

Under SailAt 60 degrees apparent wind angle, we slipped along at 8.7 knots in 17 knots of breeze without a reef and never felt overpowered. As we hardened up to 30 degrees, we still held 7.9 knots of speed in the same wind. You could really feel the boat settle onto that hard hull chine and accelerate in gusts.

German sheeting manages a traditional hoist semi-battened main with no traveler and adjustable friction rings dial in the shape of the 110% genoa. In-mast furling is an option for the mainsail as is a self-tacking jib. Harken sheet winches are easy to reach from either helm and because there’s no backstay, it’s possible to upgrade to a square-top main. The extra sail area will make this performance-oriented cruiser really lively.

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380 has a new name and a new hull/deck/layout to match. It’s a welcome addition to the lineup and will make the perfect platform for most couples or small families.

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