Combines practicality, affordability and a touch of elegance
Reviewed Sep 2016
One look at the deck configuration would lead most people to presume the Jeanneau 54 is a hedonists’ yacht, one for the sun worshippers anchored in warm climes. Indeed my first thought on arriving at Cannes on the morning of our test was that, with her sunbed on the swim platform and foredeck, this Jeanneau 54 would quickly be out of her depth outside the harbour, where the tops of waves were being shredded to white caps...
Spacious, easy to handle and the cabins can be configured for family cruising or chartering
Reviewed Oct 2016
The Jeanneau 54 has a determined personality, but with different facets. It reveals itself as a family cruising sailboat with all the necessary features – comfort, easy manoeuvrability, great autonomy. However, its size is a little bigger than a normal family cruiser and its spaces, finishings and furniture – and even price – help it approach the luxury yacht category...
With this vessel, Jeanneau is going after a particular corner of the market: younger sailors who look for all the comforts of home whether they’re off to their slope-side condo or their summer home on the water. Erik Stromberg, Jeanneau’s sailboat marketing director, says the company’s new Yacht range is intended for couples and families who don’t necessarily want to take a crowd on vacation or pack the boat with friends while off on a charter.