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Jeanneau 51

General Features

First built 2015


Fractional crest

Full Length: 15.38 m

Width: 4.70 m

Sailing Area: 110.65 m2

Weight: 14.4 T

Origin & Designer: Jeanneau France &Briand Yacht Design

Construction and use

The body of the Jeanneau 51, whose first production started in 2015, was built with the hand-laid technique, and the outer shell was finished with two layers of vinylester resin. FRP (fiber reinforced plastic, colloquially known as fiber boat) is the resin vinylester resin that minimizes the water absorption ability of the structure as of today, which is the latest technology that minimizes the chance of every fiberglass boat developing osmosis in the coming years (roughly compared to epoxy resin and polyester resin before that). So much so that in recent years, vinylester resin has been offered as an option purchased at an extra cost in mass production brands and models, but in Jeanneau 51, this assurance is offered in the standard package.

Strengthening elements between the hull and deck, structural cages, partitions and bulkheads were combined with chemical methods (polyurethane adhesives). Partitions such as shower cabins and deck hatches were laminated separately and cut and assembled to fit perfectly using 5-axle CNC robotic technology before being mounted to the hull using chemical and mechanical methods.

This construction is a method that Jeanneau routinely uses today on certain models.

The corred (middle layer, usually reinforced using balsa wood) deck is produced with Jeanneau's proprietary construction method, "Prisma Process", thus providing a golden ratio of glass fiber and resin, which guarantees the durability and quality of the structure, while providing a perfect shine. He presented the ending.

The canoe-shaped hull, vertically descending stem and a chinned transom respectively increase the sail area and optimize the hydrodynamic cruising performance of the boat.

In the above-deck equipment, the positioning of a self-tacking genoa, Facnor furler system, Z.diffusion aluminum mast, Harken winches and Spinlock stoppers offers a comfortable and efficient sailing experience with a small number of crew.

The L-shaped epoxy-encapsulated cast iron keel, single large rudder and double helm station keep you in control while sailing.

Comfort and Accommodation

The remote-controlled swimming platform and folding seats effortlessly change the ambiance of the boat from cruising mode to pleasure mode, while almost doubling the usable area of the cockpit.

Compared to Jeanneau 53 and 52, the cushions positioned under the spray hood and extending forward from both sides of the deck stairs offer a comfortable resting area during sailing. It is possible to position large sunbathing cushions in front of the spray hood.

The rigging connection points (chainplates) leading down to the sides and the positioning of the genoa carriages facilitate access to the bow by providing wide side walkways.

Jeanneau 51 was offered with two or three cabin options, the chart table was positioned on the port side, and the galley was positioned in a C shape on the starboard side as soon as you descended the stairs. In the three cabin version, the port aft cabin is designed to be wider and more spacious than the starboard one, so the starboard side can be used for other purposes such as storage space during long passages if desired. The forward cabin (captain's cabin) is equipped with a large double bed with side entry, a bright cabin with high ceilings and a private bathroom.


It offers cruising performance reaching 7.5-8 knots with an average sailing speed of half the sailing speed in tight luff sailing and 15 knots wind speed.

Jeanneau 51 is offered with 110 horsepower machine option and standard 80 horsepower S drive Yanmar. Its wide rudder blade, propeller close to the rudder blade, and bow thruster provide peace of mind with its high maneuverability in narrow spaces.

Jeanneau 51 is a boat that has optimized comfort and performance in the recreational craft class within the framework of cost-benefit accounting among the ever-growing boat sizes, so much so that it is probably the largest boat that offers the opportunity to sail the seas with your less experienced guests.

Engin Mardin | Yacht Broker & Surveyor AffilIIMS

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