Originally Posted by blt2ski
THere is an article on the New Jeanneau 44DS, that I called a 42 then a 43......the DS version of the 439!
Yes, as usual in what regards Jeanneau you are the best source of information
Yes, they have a new 44ds on the 439 hull. The boat is fast even if a bit fat for my taste, however the boat design manages to hide it pretty well and it seems that the improvements in performance that were introduced in the 409 and 439 are to be continued on the DS line.
The polar speed they show is outstanding for this type of boat. Speeds in between 8 and 9K seems easy to get:
On the outside the boat looks more elegant than the old 47 with a look that seems to differ from the rest of Jeanneau DS line and seems closer to the Wauquiez DS line:
The cockpit layout and area seems to be very good:
The interior looks good on the drawings even if with that "apartment" look that I don't like particularly but that should suit many costumers:
But the real thing looks a bit dim compared with the drawings. The interior of the old 45 looked better to me, but that was a very good interior by any standards:
The main cabin seems great and it has a private head:
A good boat for the ones that live aboard for a long time and that stay more at anchor or at the marina than sailing. A boat with a good sailing performance for a DS.