Jeanneau has released the first look of its latest Sun Odyssey line model, the 38-foot Sun Odyssey 380.
Joining the 8th generation of the range, alongside the 440 and 490, the Sun Odyssey continues the motif of its predecessor sailboats, providing long-range cruising with a platform the champions the onboard experience.
The optimisation for cruising is evident in hard chine, which is continued along with the inverted bow, enabling a powerful, stable hull with smoother entry into the water and a balanced weight distribution.
The forefoot is clear of the water, providing faster speed, complemented by the twin riders with self-aligning rudder bearings to provide more in-tuned responsiveness at the helm.
This focus on handling and performance is replicated via the tunnel-mounted bow thruster, L-shaped keel and the integrated bowsprit.
Jeanneau has confirmed that the model also features the option for a lifting keel, offering anyone who wishes the choice of sailing in shallow waters.
Onboard, the saloon of the Sun Odyssey 380 is exceptionally bright. The interiors, designed by Piaton Bercault, are also convertible, providing comfort at sea and the port with an asymmetrical mast bulkhead and a large volume of storage space.
The contemporary, L-shaped galley features multiple storage areas, including a large-capacity drawer at the centre of the sailboat.
The owner’s cabin offers a parental suite private head and shower compartment and hanging locker. The guest cabins also feature a contemporary and harmonious layout, regardless of whether the two- or three-cabin version is chosen.
A spacious separate shower is also possible on the two-cabin version.
“Hull, appendages, sail plans, design and ergonomics, layouts, weight estimates,” said Marc Lombard, the naval architect of the model, “everything has been designed, down to the smallest details, to make her the best sailboat in her size category.”
The Sun Odyssey 380 is expected to be released in 2022.