Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 is BIG Winner for Cruising World’s Boat of The Year

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 is BIG Winner

Cruising World’s Boat of The Year

A recent email from the team at Jeanneau America announced that the NEW Sun Odyssey 349 was a big winner for Cruising World’s Boat of The Year! When you step onto the Jeanneau 349, it is no wonder that this mid-size cruiser won the 2015 Pocket Cruiser Class, as well as the 2015 Import Boat of the Year.

The email stated:

“Taken together, the three boats that comprised the 2015 Pocket Cruiser Class – the Salona 33, Dragonfly 3200 and Jeanneau SO 349 – were some of the best performing small sailboats Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349under 35-feet in recent history.” says Cruising World Magazine who sponsors the annual Boat of the Year contest.

“Given this fact, it would clearly take an exceptional boat to cruise into the winner’s circle but that’s exactly what the judges discovered when they boarded Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 349.”

After a thorough inspection, they named it not only the year’s top Pocket Cruiser, but also 2015’s Import Boat of the Year.

“What can we say, with over 100 already built and sold, the marketplace has already spoken; there’s just tons to like about this “little big boat.”

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349“The cockpit worked for me,” said Mark Schrader, “and so did the twin wheels and twin rudders. It’s typical Jeanneau grid construction, which they have dialed in very well. I do think they’re giving themselves short shrift when they say it’s an ‘entry level’ boat. I’m not an entry-level sailor and I really like it.”

Sherman summed up the judge’s collective opinion concisely: “It’s come in at such an exceptional price for what you get that it’s really the best value in the entire contest.” The formula, then, is simple: Marry value with quality and the result is a winner!”


We are very proud to carry the 349 and the rest of the Jeanneau fleet, and we are excited to say that there are quite a few satisfied 349 owners in the Norton Yachts Family.