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Jeanneau Sun 2500


ashore Hertfordshire


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



Price reduced



24' 6"

Sail area

324 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details


23' 7"


Fractional sloop

A fast modern small lift-keel cruiser with a simple 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. This one-owner example has been quite extensively cruised from a Christchurch base up the East Coast as far as Lowestoft, and west to the Scillies. As a result of being used as a proper cruiser rather than a weekender there is a much higher specification and more extensive inventory than will be found on most of these boats. She had the original single-cylinder 1GM10 Yanmar replaced by a new 14 hp 2YM15 twin-cylinder in 2015.


9' 5"


open plan


2' 3" to 5' 7" lift keel




4,579 lbs


Yanmar 2YM15 diesel


1,477 lbs



Keel type

Fin or lift keel and twin rudders

A 4 wheel braked road trailer is also available at £1,000 extra if required. Alternatively the owner could if required deliver the boat to any south/south east port between Ipswich and Plymouth.

Jeanneau Sun 2500

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. A fixed fin keel option was also sold, but these are much rarer.


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 either a Yanmar IGM 10 hp inboard diesel or an outboard of similar power, although this yacht has had a smother and more powerful 2YM 15 hp engine fitted in 2015.

'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".

Jeanneau Sun 2500 for sale
On tow after haul-out Sept 2016

The trailer is also available if required - photo after liftout September 2016

Jeanneau Sun 2500 fr sale - saloon

Yachtsnet photographs August 2016

Sun 2500 stern view

The original Yanmar 1GM10 single-cylinder engine was replaced in 2015 with a new Yanmar 2YM15 twin-cylinder. At the same time a three-bladed Maxprop feathering prop was fitted along with new sterngear including a Volvo dripless shaft seal.

New Yanmar engine 2015

The new engine was commissioned in spring 2015, and by August 2016 engine hours were 259 - the boat has been well but very carefully used.

Yanmar engine hours

The owner has made a new and smaller saloon table to make more sitting space in the saloon.
The original table is stored ashore and available if required. With the original table replaced, you can drop it to create a very large vee-berth - well over 8 feet long and 6 feet wide aft. Saloon headroom is 5' 4".

Saloon forward
Chart table
Chart table detail

The galley area has a single sink and (as designed) a single-burner gas cooker. A refrigerated coolbox is under the chart table opposite, which has a lid that lifts firstly to open a small chart storage compartment, and then opens fully to access the coolbox.

Aft double berth

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

Moored beam

This boat is lifted out each winter and loaded onto a trailer, then towed to undercover storage.
The inventory includes the four wheel braked trailer, though you do need a large vehicle to tow it.

Bow detail

The pole shown here is a whisker pole for the genoa. The inventory also includes a Bamar Rollgen furling gennaker

Rig Masthead
Cockpit forward
Moored bow
Ashore under cover each winter

Photographed mid-cruise in Falmouth in August 2016 this yacht was sailed back to Christchurch at the end of the season and then taken by her trailer to a barn in Hertfordshire. The present owner bought her specifically to be fast enough to make quick coastal passages yet small enough to handle easily singlehanded if necessary. She has been well used but also very carefully looked after, and is also extremely well equipped.

Equipment List:

Engine details

Yanmar 2YM15 two-cylinder 14 bhp diesel, freshwater cooled, installed new in 2015 to replace original 1GM10 single-cylinder inboard and run 295 hours up to August 2016. Extra Tinytach rev counter in cockpit.

Fuel tank capacity

25 litres


Three-bladed Maxprop feathering prop


2 x batteries, new engine start battery July 2016

Battery charging/electrics

80 amp engine alternator and shorepower battery charger. NASA BM-1 Compact battery monitor for domestic battery.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Fractional 7/8th sloop rig, alloy spars with S/S standing rigging (original from 2005). Whisker pole for genoa.


Original from Jeanneau


Crusader Sails roller genoa - new 2015

Genoa furling

Facnor DD80


Asymmetric gennaker with Bamar Rollgen furling

Primary winches

2 x Harken 16 self-tailing on coachroof. Adjustable cars for genoa sheet lead

Bower anchor

Bruce with 10 meters chain and 20 meters warp

Kedge anchor

Fortress with chain and warp


Tiller with linkage to twin rudders


Raymarine EV100 tiller pilot with bulkhead mounted controller plus Smartpilot remote control

Steering compass

Plastimo bulkhead compass

Handbearing compass

Plastimo Iris

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 6 fenders


Cockpit table, cockpit sprayhood, removable S/S bar across transom to replace standard guardwires

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Raymarine C80 8" colour plotter with Raystar GPS


From masthead aerial - displays on Raymarine plotter


Raymarine ST60

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60


Raymarine ST60

VHF radio

Icom IC-M505 with cockpit command mic

Safety/emergency equipment


Seago 4-man valise, believed new 2008, service now overdue


Horseshoe with floating light

MOB equipment

Extra D-rings for safety lines

Radar reflector

Sea-me active radar enhancer and Trilens mast mounted radar reflector

Bilge pumps

Manual pump and electric pump with wander hose


Extra step on transom boarding ladder,


Cabin layout

Open plan saloon with vee-berth (convertible to double) forward and double berth aft. Separate heads compartment.


2 - 4

Water tank capacity

believed approx 55 litres


Single-burner gas


Refrigerated 50 litre icebox under chart table


Jabsco twist-and-lock. Holding tank or pump to sea.





4-wheel braked trailer - offered at an extra £1,000 if required

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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