For the past 45 years the philosophy at Jeanneau has been finding the balance between innovative technologies and time-proven traditional craftsmanship. The result of this unique approach to boat building in the modern world is a comprehensive range of sailboats that above all else meets the diverse needs of our customers.
More than anything else, boat building at Jeanneau is a work of man. While computers and modern production techniques help to produce the finished product the overall success of Jeanneau is found in the artistry of the experienced craftsman.
Strength and reliability are the cornerstones of Jeanneau's approach to building quality boats. Each hull is constructed completely by hand. To provide stiffness, a structural grid of laminated hard- wood is bonded directly to the hull. Vinylester® resin is used exclusively in the outer plies of the laminate to guard against the threat of osmosis. Kevlar® cloth is then added to high stress areas for additional strength andimpact resistance.
Chosen for its beauty and resistance to the elements, teak has been the choice of wood for boat builders for generations. Today, Jeanneau is the only production builder still utilizing authentic Burmese teak for its decks, bulkheads and interior furnishings.
DESIGN AND INNOVATION
While Jeanneau has maintained certain elements of its traditional heritage, they have also embraced the modern world of advanced technologies. Modern innovations such as the computer-aided design system, automated varnish applicator and com- puterized table saws enable Jeanneau to produce better, more reliable boats than ever before.
PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT
Before a Jeanneau ever makes it from the design department to the factory floor, much thought has gone into creating the perfect combination of comfort, safety and performance. In short, every Jeanneau is designed to sail and sail well.