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Sun Odyssey 319 wins SAIL Magazine Best Boats 2019

Sun Odyssey 319 wins SAIL Magazine Best Boats 2019

The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319, winner of SAIL Magazine Best Boats 2019 ‘Best Cruising Monohull Under 40ft’.

“Good things come in small packages. Jeanneau’s new entry-level design is the Sun Odyssey 319, and she’s small but mighty. The French builder wanted to re-enter the small boat market, and the 319 joins two other models in the 30ft Sun Odyssey range.”

The new Sun Odyssey 319, designed by Jeanneau, utilises a modern hull with a sharp chine giving added stability, performance and a greater control.

The twin rudder design provides exceptional control at every sailing angle, increases safety and redundancy at sea and also reduces any vulnerability when you enter shallow anchorages. The SO319 has a CE rating of Category A, unlimited ocean, which will provide you with a piece of mind that it can handle the conditions when they deteriorate.

On deck the large side deck makes it easy to move around to access areas such as the anchor locker, which has room for the optional electric windlass, and the optional bowsprit. The coachhouse roof has also been designed to provide space should you wish to stow a liferaft.

In the cockpit there is a large gas locker, and on the starboard side another large locker for stowage with two access hatches to make getting to your gear that much easier. The leather covered steering wheel is standard, with a folding wheel available as an option.

The standard winches are placed near the helm for easy sail handling with a winch on the coachroof on the port side for the main halyard. There is also an option for an additional winch on the starboard side of coachroof.

The Sun Odyssey 319 is offered with a number of sail plans to suit you. Options include in-mast furling main, bowsprit for asymmetrical spinnakers and Code ), and also symmetrical spinnaker gear. There is also a performance pack available with a tri radial cut in Mylar/Taffetas, German mainsheet system, and an adjustable backstay. Two keel versions are available – a standard keel or a winged shoal swing keel version.

The interior benefits from the modern chine hull which provides an exception level of space and comfort usually found on a larger boat. Standing headroom throughout with bright natural light and views from large hull ports and long coachroof windows. Two cabins with generous room and a modular interior which can offer an additional two berths when needed. Lots of storage and a large central table with fold up leaves makes the interior comfortable to move around at anchor or at sea with such things as integrated handrails, functional chart table, and a clear and accessible electrical panel that has room for optional equipment.