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Jeanneau Sun 2500

Brief details

Builder

Chantiers Jeanneau, Les Herbiers, France, with assembly and mouldings by Ostroda Yachts in Poland

A fast modern small cruiser lift-keel cruiser with a simple cruising interior, and quite high performance under sail. She has twin rudders, and can dry out level if required, balanced on the keel housing and the rudder tips. A fixed fin keel option was also sold, but these are much rarer.

LOA

24' 6"

Sail area

324 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

23' 7"

Rig

Fractional sloop

Beam

9' 5"

Cabins

open plan

Draught

2' 3" to 5' 7" lift keel or 5' 2" fixed keel

Berths

4

Displacement

4,579 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 1GM10

Ballast

1,477 lbs in lifting keel or 1,100 lbs fixed keel

BHP

9

Keel type

Fin or lift keel and twin rudders

Sun 2500 sailplan

Introduced in 2005, the Jeanneau Sun 2500 was designed by Olivier Petit and the Jeanneau design office as a fast small coastal cruiser. Unlike many small centreboard cruisers, the lift keel does not intrude into the cabin, being a GRP centreboard operating within an external iron keel stub. The centreboard is hinged on a stainless steel pivot with nylon bushes. It operates by S/S wire and rope tail, running up the king post through the deck to the starboard coachroof winch.

 

With twin rudders, which also give good control even when heeled, this keel configuration also allows the boat to dry out level, supported on the keel stub and rudder tips. Although designed to dry, she would not be suitable for regular use on exposed drying moorings.

The wide transom gives a large double berth aft, and a spacious cockpit. The Sun 2500 is clearly a moderately fast boat for her size, the RYA racing handicap numbers quoted for 2012 being similar to those of the Beneteau Firsts of 24 and 25 ft designed as club racers, and faster than a British Hunter 26 or 27.

The Jeanneau Sun 2500 was also sold with a fixed keel, though most boats sold had the lifting keel option. The standard engine was a Yanmar IGM inboard diesel, as in this yacht, though a few boats were sold with outboard power.

'Practical Boat Owner' magazine have described the Sun 2500 as having ".... sufficient power to make rapid coastal passages, while it's centreplate reduces its draught to 0.68 metres when you want to creep up a creek".

THis Jeanneau Sun 2500 is currently for sale
Jeanneau Sun 2500

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Jeanneau Sun 2500
Jeanneau Sun 2500
Jeanneau Sun 2500

The saloon table drops to create a very large vee-berth
- well over 8 feet long and 6 feet wide aft. Saloon headroom is 5' 4".
The saloon table can also be moved to the cockpit if required.

A small chart table is to starboard, forward of the heads, with a two-part lid that lifts firstly to open a small chart storage compartment, and then opens fully to access the refrigerated coolbox.

Jeanneau Sun 2500

The aft berth is 6' 2" long by 4' 8" at its widest forward

Jeanneau Sun 2500
Jeanneau Sun 2500

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