I sail a 2007 40.3 Sun Fast - which is a Sun Odyssey with a performance cruising set-up. The hull
is exactly the same as an Odyssey.
At 45 feet, the one you're looking at is bigger than my 40. I've found the Jeanneau
to be a well-made and tough boat. My neighbor has a 45 sun Odyssey deck salon.
Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I like the looks of the Odyssey better than the DS. In terms of interior
space, I don't really think there is all that much difference - more windows and therefore more light in the DS.
If you're only going coastal - Check to see what size inverter
. Make sure the electric anchor winch
is a big size. Same goes for the bow thruster.
, you'll probably find the Odyssey is easier to control than the DS, particualrly when there are heavy cross winds.
The one next door is easier to get a really good survey
done on and you should be able to get a couple of sea trial in - ask the owner to take you out in both nice and heavy weather
. It will let you get a "feel" for the boat.