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Horizon Yacht Sales is pleased to present you this 2020 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490‘Cosette II’.
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 has introduced a truly innovative deck layout that is completely original. The new “walk around” side deck slopes gently down towards the helm station each side so that there is no more clambering over thwarts and coamings to get from cockpit to side deck – you simply walk around the helm. And the helm itself has forward facing seats so you can helm without having to twist your body and crane your neck.
But designer Philippe Briand didn’t stop there. The coamings are now hinged so you can fold them out to make daybeds on either side. In the case of the starboard pad, it can extend all the way to the cockpit table (with a filler cushion). The cockpit table is also offset slightly allowing a walkthrough passage even when one table leaf is open.
The twin wheels, wide split backstay and extra large electronic swim platform offer easy boarding and clear access through to the companionway.
The engine start panel is incorporated into the central cockpit mould together with autopilot, steering compass and table/transom and light controls. Centralised Electric Harken winches operated directly from the cockpit make short-handed sailing easy, safe and stress-free.
Under power and sail
The standard engine is the Yanmar 57HP with sail-drive, but Cosette II has the upgraded 80HP. The upgraded 80HP will deliver over 9 knots at full throttle in smooth water. She generally handles well, but adding an optional bow thruster will make close-quarters manoeuvring and docking even easier.
One great feature of the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 is that the Harken primary winches are set on pedestals inboard which means the crew can now face forward while grinding in genoa sheets.
Below deck flexibility and style
Designed by Jean-Marc Piaton and Rafael Bonet the interior offers multiple configurations.
Cosette can be configured into In to a 4 cabin or 3 cabin layout. There are two double berths forward separated by a removable bulkhead, and two doubles aft, each with their own head/shower. There is no compromise in space here as the hard chine hull flares out above the waterline ensuring maximum volume inside. There is also a small “skipper berth” in the bow.
There is space and functionality a plenty: A forward facing chart table/Nav station that also forms part of a dinette area with a bench seat (with storage underneath) between the desk and the galley. The galley itself has a nice island with storage and also works as something to brace against underway. There is a three-burner stove and oven, double sinks, freezer and refrigerator. There is additional wine bottle storage under the flooring.
To starboard, there is a generous folding dining table with a central bench seat and there is plentiful storage under the seats. The table can also lower to form an extra double berth and the light below is exceptional, with hull and deck portlights supplemented by multiple hatches.
To be the flagship of the walk around series, the Sun Odyssey 490 had to set the bar for innovation, performance, and comfort. Phillippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton took on the challenge and designed a boat that not only sets the standard for the Sun Odyssey range, but redefines what is capable in the 50 foot cruising market. In this design, Lombard added even more hull volume to the Sun Odyssey lines, delivering greater sailing performance, more interior space for guests comfort, and more lounge areas on topside.
As with every Sun Odyssey, the cockpit ergonomics are second to none. Every sheet is cleverly led to the helm station, where the boat can be easily single or double handed. The massive cockpit lounge is framed by the iconic walk around decks, which make movement around the boat easier than ever before. However, the game changer comes when the convertible coamings, the unfolding seat backs, are set up as beds. The entire aft eight feet of the boat transform into a cushioned sun bathing deck.
The open concept interior is bathed in light, as the main salon features many rows of windows and hatches. The central U-shaped galley is optimally placed for comfort while under way, as well as serving meals in the salon. In the 490, the nav station is particularly emphasized, as there is an aft facing bench added to it, elevating this feature into a coffee nook or home office.
However, it’s the forward stateroom where this boat really sets itself apart. The square queen bed has plenty of space to walk around on all sides, and the large central armoire is perfect for mounting a television for viewing in bed. The gorgeous shower stall is placed on centerline, allowing for 6’6” headroom; a luxury usually only found on much larger boats.