The general concept around the 389
We would like to welcome you to the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 launched for the 2015 model year. She is designed by Marc Lombard and builds on the features of the predecessor the Jeanneau 379 with a very modern hull with a very long waterline, a hard chine which increased lateral stability of the boat and interior volume and adding a wider bathing platform, GRP bowsprit and several updates across the boat this really enhances the model and the range. Down below, a whole new interior design plays on the features and the look of the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 419 & 449.
On deck we have a twin helm design which is very unique on a boat of this size, as well as having a multitude of different sail plans and keel configurations available so that the boat can be adapted to the unique needs of every boat owner.
Architecture & Hull design
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 offers multiple keel configurations for the boat.
We start of with a Standard fin keel; 1.95m with a single deep rudder.
We also offer a very specially designed Shoal draft keel, which is a shoal draft of 1.5m deep with wings, to give it the maximum amount of lift. This make sure that the shoal draft version has very little penalty in performance in comparison to the standard version. This shoal draft version includes a twin rudder design, for the best handling possible.
Lastly, Jeanneau has designed a Lifting keel version, again which is rare in a boat of this size. A lift keel version that is able to be beached on shore and it is an external lifting keel so that is does not take up any space on the interior of the boat. This lift keel version also comes with the twin rudder design. The lifting keel is 1.1m when it is up and 2.25m with the centreboard down.
Some of the exterior features…
The foredeck of the 389 is very large and wide for easy maneuvering on deck with flush hatches reducing trip hazards. The boat comes as standard with a twin roller design forward with an optional fitting which allows you to receive a Code 0 or a symmetrical spinnaker. A very deep locker with integrated anchor windlass provides extra storage forward.
The Sun Odyssey 389 has a Selden rig for both the standard and the in mast furling versions, which is a very high quality rig. Another key feature of this yacht is that we have put the rigging inboard against the coach roof which means you have much better passage along the side decks when moving fore and aft that you would find with a boat that has its rigging on the exterior of the hull side.
In terms of the rigging on the boat, you will see that the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 has the ‘German Sheeting System’ that is led back to the helm for the main sheet. We also have a very long main sheet traveler, which allows for the maximum amount of adjustment.
Continuing on the deck there is an integrated handrail on the coach roof for its entire length which allows for very safe and secure movement on deck, very long windows allowing lots of light inside the boat and we have integrated behind the plexiglass two opening ports; one in the heads compartment and the other above the cooker in the galley.
The cockpit of the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 is very unique as it involves a twin helm design that is something that you would usually see on much larger boats. What it creates is a space that is very easy to entertain in, remembering that the cockpit is where you spend 80% of your time in when you are on board. The twin helm design allows users very easy access to the sea as well as around the central table. The table has all of the features you would need, including cup holders, icebox with integrated wine bottle holders, storage compartments on the front and back ends, indirect lighting together with space for a chart plotter on a rotating pod. All of the control lines are led back to the cockpit on the 389, to its coach roof winch on the port-side. On the port side there is a very large cockpit locker which extends all the way out to the sides of the hull for maximum space; integrated in this space, is a dedicated storage area for the companionway hatch board.
The helm station is a command post for the Jeanneau 389. Coming back to the primary winches are the main sheeting together with the Gib sheeting which has blocks on either side, so that it is easy to use either or when sailing and to make adjustments from the helm to both sails especially under short hand sailing in complete security ‘you really do feel in command’. On the aft end of the boat you will find lots of storage; stbd side under the helm seat you will find the gas locker storage for two bottles. On the port side is a very large deep locker which can be used for storage of fenders and gaffs or any large/long item. In between we have a very large liferaft compartment which is very easy to access an very easy to remover the liferaft when needed.
The Architectural stuff…
One of the key architectural features of the boat is that we have moved the cockpit as far aft as possible in order to benefit from the maximum amount of interior volume and volume in the cockpit. This feature also allows us to have a fold down cockpit door to the transom, allowing a safe and secure cockpit when raised but also great access to the water or dockside when lowered.
‘The interior does not disappoint’
Down bellow on the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 we find a lot of the features that are characterising of the Sun Odyssey range. The layout is available in a two and a three cabin layout; both are very spacious and both allow for a separate shower/heads compartment. LED lighting is standard on the boat and there is a high level of standard equipment on the boat; 185L refrigeration compartment, 40L hot water heater to name but a few.
The forward cabin has a very large berth in a ‘V’ shape configuration to together with a large storage locker to the port and stbd side with a full length hanging locker.
The saloon is a traditional ‘U’ shape saloon but you will find that there is a large amount of seating for a boat of this size. There are two options for the table; first there is the standard table that is on two fixed removable legs that can be transferable into berth and the ‘Luxury table’ that has two folding leaves together with central bottle storage allowing a berth conversion but also allowing seating around the table for the full beam of the boat. The electrical panel on the boat shows all your water, fuel and battery levels on board, together with the Sonic Hub for Ipod/Iphone integration for your music.
Like many spaces on the Jeanneau sun odyssey 389 the galley space is worthy of a 40ft boat; featuring a twin stainless steel sink, 6 storage lockers at high level with fiddles, twin burner stove with oven/grill, integrated bin and much more.
The head compartment has stainless steel sink, marine head and separate shower compartment. On the two cabin layout the heads compartment moves further aft where there is access to the sail locker.
‘Light and ventilation was the principle feature in the design of this boat’. The rear cabins are notoriously a darker area and Jeanneau wanted to move away from this. The stern cabin have 4 areas of light; part of the side window comes into the cabin, opening port into the cockpit, hull port to the stern and an opening hatch and curved windows.
|Length overall||:||11.34 m / 37′|
|Hull length||:||10.98 m / 36′|
|Hull beam||:||3.76 m / 12′|
|Light displacement||:||6700 kg / 14740 lbs|
|Standard keel draught||:||1.5 m / 5′|
|Fuel capacity||:||130 L / 34 US GAL|
|Water capacity||:||200 L / 53 US GAL|
|Motor||:||Yanmar 29Hp / 21Kw|
|CE Category||:||A8 / B10 / C12|
|Designer/s||:||Marc Lombard – Jeanneau design|
|Total standard sail area||:||70 m² / 753 sq ft|