Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-02-2008, 07:29   #1
Registered User
 
waterworldly's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York City/Bimini
Boat: 52' Irwin Ketch
Posts: 441
Jeanneau 54DS OPINIONS?

Any opinions would be appreciated. This is a late model offering. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
waterworldly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 07:51   #2
jzk
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 639
Looked very nice to me!
__________________

__________________
jzk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 08:29   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,313
Very nice boats and quick. Not crazy about the layout for passaging but folks do it with the boat all the time.
__________________
Joli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 08:38   #4
cruiser

Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,525
Opinion... DAMN nice boat! I've been aboard them at boat shows. The one I happened to board in Newport, RI had arrived transatlantic earlier that year.

They seem up to the task of extended cruising and passage making in STYLE!
__________________
ssullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 09:12   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 363
My wife and I crawled all over the 54DS at the Annapolis boat show last October. VERY nice boat! The overall fit and finish is fantastic and the systems installations are very well thought out. Some of the means of accessing stuff for maintenance is creative and effective, clearly lots of engineering thought went into it.

The lack of hand holds and such inside was a bit glaring but that could be added.

Everything I have read says they sure sail nice and are robust enough for long range cruising if thats what you want. They also seem very well priced for what they offer. I wish I could afford one!


Terry
__________________
Tspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 11:24   #6
Registered User
 
waterworldly's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York City/Bimini
Boat: 52' Irwin Ketch
Posts: 441
Thanks for the opinions. To all the Down Under guys, do you see many in your waters that SAILED there, as opposed to being shipped into the French Islands?
__________________
waterworldly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 21:23   #7
Registered User
 
bigpuff's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: picton N.Z.
Boat: Jeanneua 36
Posts: 159
Images: 46
Re: Jeanneau 54DS OPINIONS?

I sail on a late Bene 54(mush the same)very fast passage maker, very comfie,Basic boat. As a delivery skipper I was most empressed.The only problem we had is the steering failed. The sagged steering wire ends pulled out, they changed from t section ends to round nob ends(why I don't no)The emergence steering gear couldn't cope(hopeless)Though 45 kts. of wind and fairly confused seas.
__________________

__________________
bigpuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jeanneau

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeanneau 45DS wn6789 Monohull Sailboats 4 25-05-2011 05:57
FS: 34' Jeanneau Espace 990 Cruiser in Beaufort, NC longonsilver Classifieds Archive 0 14-08-2007 12:00
Your opinions please Tim Whaley Monohull Sailboats 5 04-05-2007 04:30
Info on Garmin 498 C Sounder. Opinions? Transome mounted Transducer? Opinions? chuck711 Marine Electronics 0 14-01-2007 17:06
.jeanneau 40.3 diverjack2 Monohull Sailboats 3 09-12-2006 04:25



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:14.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.