The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i is that rare combination of performance, style and volume highly sought after by today’s sailors. Thanks to a generous beam carried well aft, interior volume is greater than one would expect on a 39-footer. The boat’s a breeze to operate under sail or power: The helm is light, and the boat responds obediently to a flick of the fingers on the wheel. All lines and sheets are led aft to winches on either side of the companionway; primary winches are on the coamings just forward of the twin wheels. The big, triangular cockpit is comfortable for lounging, and a centerline table has plenty of room for six to dine alfresco. A hot-and-cold-water transom shower is handy to the broad swim platform. The roomy forward cabin has a large V-berth and ample storage space in hanging lockers and on shelves, due, in part, to Jeanneau not trying to incorporate a second head into the boat. The saloon is large, airy, and comfortable. A wraparound dinette to starboard, just forward of an L-shaped galley, has seating for five or six.
“Green Bough” has spent her entire life in the cold, clean, freshwater of Lake Michigan with it’s original owner. Always stored indoors in winters. Her features include a large dodger, electric winch on coach roof, windlass, and Raymarine electronics.