July 17, 2013

New Model: Jeanneau NC14

Jeanneau NC line has received extremely positive feedback since it first appeared in the market on 2010 with the 11 model.  Prove to this is that the 11 was soon followed by an NC9 in 2012, and now Jeanneau adds it with the new NC14 flagship.  The NC14 is again a design from Garroni who was helped by Jeanneau, and for this model also by British Tony Castro.  The NC14 follows what her smaller sister did before her, a fully enclosed sport cruiser with plenty of live aboard features able to make a long period cruise extremely comfortable.   Prove to this is for example the lazarette located amidships,  which has space for a washing machine, a wine cellar, and a freezer.  The interior layout offers two cabins below, and a choice to have a second guest shower head or this to be replaced with a small office in the owners room and a large walk in wardrobe.  The main deck is a functional affair with a C-shaped saloon, dinette, and to port side, and a dining table for four to port side.  Some nice details making life on-board easier are to be found all around; the sliding door by the helm station to starboard, the fully opening patio aft, sun roof, and nice safe walk deck wider to the right. The Jeanneau NC11 is powered by twin Volvo, from a standard 300hp or optional 370 units with IPS pod drives.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.73 m (45ft)
Hull Length - 11.96 m
Beam - 4.1 m
Draft - 1.07 m
Displacement - 10500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 900 l
Water Capacity - 412 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, + 2 in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp, D6 370hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS400 or IPS500 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max, 23 cruise with Volvo 370hp
Project - Garroni, Tony Castro, Jeanneau Design
Certification - CE B-12, C-14


  1. I wonder, would you opt for the 300hp or the 370hp? (for cruising use in med.)

  2. hello Fred,
    Would go 200% for the 370hp, and I would suggest the same to all.
    At 31 knots max speed as tested by the factory, would be a real World 29-30 knots in a loaded boat in a marina ready for cruising. Personally I also like to cruise in the 22-25 knots mark, and the D6 370hp engines seem idle for that.
    To be honest I also think the 300hp is a bit of a small engine for the NC14, and will also loose in resale later on.