November 9, 2011

New Model: Jeanneau NC9

One has to admire Jeanneau and the Beneteau Group, who since starting to put more effort in the powerboat sector in 2000, and a success sparkle which came from the 34 Prestige S the French boat building giant has not only increased its offer in the category but also enhanced it in all its global form.  This can be seen in the sport fishing center console line up, more luxury attitude, and lastly in the more Northern cold climate all year usage coming from the NC11 presented more then a year ago.  The NC9 is a follow up to this first model which copies the intelligent function as offered by the bigger 11 in a smaller more affordable package.  What is sure is although it measures over one meter less the NC9 does not offer much less in terms of comfort, having the same clever albeit a bit smaller two cabin design.  The NC9 which is again a design of Italy Garroni responsible not only for the NC, but also for the Jeanneau Leader line, and Prestige models also features intelligent solution to improve space in a dedicated area like the sliding aft sliding settee in the cockpit, fully opening patio door, side helm door, and moving saloon.  Power and here is again my sad note for the NC9 is from a single Volvo 260hp.  Twin power would surely have made the NC9 itching to a wider cruising boat audience, but may be this would have also affected sales to the NC11.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.43 m (31ft)
Hull Length - 9.1 m
Beam - 3.15 m
Draft - 0.91 m
Displacement - 4830 kg
Fuel Capacity - 300 l
Water Capacity - 160 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 8
Engine - 1 x Volvo D4 260hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Project - Garroni, Jeanneau Design
Certification - CE B-8, C-10