2008 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i
You will be seduced by the high performance hull, designed by Marc Lombard, the powerful sail plan, the deck designed for security, the generous cockpit with oversized, leather-wrapped steering wheel and deep storage lockers. Step below on the Sun Odyssey 36i, and you will appreciate the space, natural lighting and comfortable atmosphere of a large sailboat. On the interior, thoughtful design and high-quality materials lend both tranquillity and warmth to this beautiful sailboat.
When it comes to production boatbuilding, no one on the current manufacturing tableau does it any better than the French builder Jeanneau, and the proof of that statement is very much in evidence with the Sun Odyssey 36i. The "i" stands for injection molding, the process-in which resin is injected under pressure through closed molds-that the company employs for the 36i's balsa-cored decks as well as for other components. It makes for lighter, stronger structures and cleaner, more environmentally friendly factories. The hull itself is hand-laid fiberglass utilizing two layers of vinylester resin, to which an internal fiberglass grid-Jeanneau calls this its "3rd Generation Hull Structure"-is glued and laminated for strength and rigidity.
All this would be rendered moot if the design itself didn't meet a certain level of performance and aesthetics, but French naval architect Marc Lombard, who made his name with sleek and powerful offshore raceboats, conceived the 36i, and he's delivered a boat that looks smart and modern and sails very well. In profile, the boat is clearly a member of the extended Sun Odyssey family: With its fractional rig, gentle sheer, and low-slung coach roof, it's a classic example of a contemporary performance cruiser.
Down below, the 36i is very nicely appointed. There are two sleeping cabins, one forward and one aft, with generous double bunks. The central saloon is a bit unusual in that the wraparound settee and table are to starboard, the single settee to port (both would make excellent sea berths). Jeanneau has incorporated a rather ingenious feature into the port-settee arrangement: a movable navigation table that slides forward and over the settee when needed and aft and out of the way when not. The L-shaped galley is at the foot of the companionway, to starboard, and the head and shower stall just opposite, to port. In keeping with the boat's overall appeal, both are nicely executed.
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