Jeanneau

Sun Odyssey 490

Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable. This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming!

About Jenneau

Jeanneau owns the largest production site for cruising boats in Europe, stretching over 40 hectares.

Over a hundred specialized engineers and technicians work in the Jeanneau design offices at the heart of a technological centre. For Jeanneau, quality is an obsession. To acquire top-of-the-line materials and parts, Jeanneau selects the best suppliers, those who share Jeanneau’s commitment to quality and rigorous standards.

The Jeanneau Formula for success: Combine almost 60 years of practical boat building savoir-faire with the latest construction technologies. Invest in and continuously improve technologically advanced factories with ergonomic production lines, computerized processes and efficient logistic supply chains. Translate the efficiencies into lower costs and higher quality for the customer.

Our total quality control system tracks a product through the entire production process and beyond. From laboratory tests of each batch of resin to tank testing to customer satisfaction questionnaires and frequent supplier reviews, we continually seek ways to improve our boats.

Sun Odyssey 490

Designed by Philippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton, the new Sun Odyssey 490 successfully combines contemporary style and harmony, all while respecting the heritage of her 27 years.This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming! Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable.

The new generation of Sun Odysseys reflects harmony on board, and this well-being flows from a clever ergonomic design.The new Sun Odyssey 440 benefits from an entirely new, innovative layout for greater ease of movement about the boat. At once seaworthy and welcoming, cozy and sporty, the Sun Odyssey 440 is as attractive on the interior as on the exterior.

The ambiance is warm and polished, soft and welcoming. On the interior, they feature clean lines and a spacious open layout. Sun Odysseys offer a harmonious design for easy handling and enjoying life on board.

Technical Talk

Length overall 14.42 m / 47’3″
Hull length 14 m / 45’11”
Standard keel draught 2.24 m / 7’4″
Fuel capacity 240 l / 63 US gal
Water capacity 640 l / 169 US gal
Cabins 2 / 3
Available Engines Yanmar 80 Hp / 59 kW

Exterior Views
Exterior Views

Philippe Briand

Yacht Designion

Philippe Briand

I have always tried to give Jeanneau designs for cruising boats, but also designs that benefit from developments in racing that are useful for cruising.

AN INSPIRED AND TALENTED MARINE ARCHITECT

Elegance, performance and harmony are associated with all of the boats designed by Philippe Briand. The work of Philippe Briand has for a very long time been focused on sailboat design and marked by a joyfully eclectic character, because the architect has designed race boats of every size and style. Philippe Briand has also designed Super Yachts for cruising, including some of the biggest and most elegant sailboats. In all, more than 12,000 boats have left his drafting table, the great majority of which are production boat models.

A COLLABORATION THAT BEGAN IN 1977

At 22 years old, Philippe Briand drafted his first production boat model, when the Jeanneau shipyard asked him to design the Symphonie in 1977. In all, he would design 45 Jeanneau boat models in 38 years:

the Espaces, the Sun Kiss, the Sun Fizz, the first Sun Fast models, most of the Sun Odyssey line, since 2012, and the Jeanneau Yachts, from the 64 to today.

“My work with Jeanneau has taught me a great deal about the best way to build a production boat model. They are seaworthy boats built by sailors, but also built with the goal of satisfying their many customers, all those who are passionate about the sea.”

Sun Odyssey 490 – by Jeanneau