Jeanoff II has been maintained in an absolutely pristine manner and looks brand new.
There will be very little provisioning needed for the new owner since everything goes with the boat – all galley items, bed linens, tools, spare parts – even the fishing rods and reels. All are in excellent condition. All lighting in the boat is Dell electric LED lights.
This boat is owned by the original owner and has never been chartered. It's ready to go cruising with recent oil changes to both engines, tanks full of diesel, all maintenance up to date.
The twin diesel engines were upgraded at the yard from 26 to 40 hp yanmars and later a 4.2KW generator was added. Some other upgrades include: Air-conditioning, flat screen TV, Raytheon electonics, gennaker package, and $7,000 of folding props.
Best cruising multihull in 2001, article by cruising world magazine
"Everything about this boat," said Alvah, "indicates that it’s seriously made for going to sea." Said Ralph: "Structurally, the boat’s built the right way. Their ’light but strong’ concept is delivered through attention to detail: bagged core, strong execution of the glass work, double redundancy in the hull/deck joint. Every panel seemed to have not too extensive a span before it was reinforced with a gusset or a bulkhead. It was elegant in both form and function."
Under sail, we saw 9-plus knots in 12 knots of breeze going upwind; on a spinnaker run, 9.6. "I like the rig," said Carol. "I understand that the fractional rig driven by a fathead main makes it necessary to have a bunch of headsails. But I like the way they’ve thought it through, that they actually have a nice-sized working jib that could be furled down to a storm jib. Plus, they had that genoa set up, then they had an asymmetric spinnaker. So they really had their bases covered for a variety of wind ranges in very safe ways. Overall, I was impressed with how it sailed. It had the nicest motion of anything we sailed."
The deck layout felt that it would be safe at sea. "The deck was laid out so that there was a handhold every time I sprinted from the cabin to the bow," said Alvah. "It was like somebody who sails a lot has been around that boat to put those in."
Alvah was impressed to see handholds below. "Multihulls normally won’t make the concession that the boat moves. They always try to impress monohullers by putting a glass of wine on the table and setting sail. But these builders know that even multihulls move in rough seas."
The boat’s maintenance-friendly interior features an up galley and four double cabins in the hulls. "It had a bright, albeit simple interior," said Alvah, "but I liked it. I told Carol it looked perhaps too blank. But the first time you personalize it with a favorite painting or pareu, you’re going to take away some of that stark, white expanse and turn it into a real home."
Skip found the electrical system "absolutely 4.0," as well as other systems: "The fuel tank forward was as fine an execution of a fuel tank as I’ve ever seen: sight gauge, easy-opening inspection port, great big handle on top to dog it down. Valving, filters, everything labeled on the bulkhead. Neat right angles. It was phenomenal."
Added together, all these details made her not only the judges’ pick for Best Cruising Multihull but also the Overall Cruising Boat of the Year.
Congratulations to all the folks at Voyage Yachts.