The Jeanneau Sun Legende 41, a masthead sloop, was designed by Doug Peterson and built in France by Jeanneau Yachts.
The Sun Legende 41 was built by Jeanneau, a French company that has been producing quality boats since 1957. The Sun Legende 41 was launched in 1984 and remained in production until 1994, with 580 hulls completed. It is a cruiser-racer that can perform well in both regattas and long-distance voyages.
The Sun Legende 41 is constructed entirely in hand-laid fiberglass with an exclusive material developed by Jeanneau and Du Pont de Nemours called Aramat K, which is a combination of glass fiber and Kevlar. This material gives the boat strength and durability, as well as resistance to impact and abrasion.
There are two versions of the Sun Legende 41: the owner's version and the team version. The owner's version has three cabins and two heads, while the team version has four cabins and one head. Both versions have a spacious saloon, a galley, and a navigation station in the widest part of the boat.
The accommodation of the Sun Legende 41 is designed to provide comfort and elegance for both cruising and racing. The interior is finished in teak woodwork that gives a warm and refined atmosphere. The saloon has a horizontal beaming that separates it from the galley and the navigation station. The saloon features a U-shaped settee with a large table on the port side, and another settee on the starboard side. The saloon also has nine portholes and three fitted ventilators that ensure good ventilation and natural light.
The galley is located at the foot of the companionway on the port side. It is equipped with a two-burner stove with oven, a refrigerator, a double sink, a bread storage bin, an extractor hood, and plenty of storage space for utensils and provisions. The navigation station is opposite the galley on the starboard side. It has a large chart table with shelved chart storage space, an electric panel locker, a lectern-type desk, and an instrument panel.
The owner's version has two aft cabins with double berths on each side of the companionway. Each cabin has a hanging locker, a shelf, and an opening porthole. There is also an oilskin hanging locker at the foot of the companionway for wet gear storage. The owner's cabin is located forward of the saloon on the port side. It has a large double berth with drawers underneath, two hanging lockers, two shelves, two reading lights, and two opening portholes. The owner's cabin also has an ensuite head with shower, sink, toilet, mirror, cabinet, and opening porthole.
The team version has four cabins:
All cabins have hanging lockers, shelves, reading lights, and opening portholes. The team version has one head located forward of the saloon on the starboard side. It has a shower, sink, toilet, mirror, cabinet, and opening porthole.
Hull and Deck
The hull and deck of the Sun Legende 41 are designed to offer performance, safety, and convenience for both racing and cruising. The hull has a moderate displacement-to-length ratio of 204.7, which indicates a good balance between speed and stability. The fin keel provides a low center of gravity and good upwind performance. The spade rudder offers responsive steering and maneuverability.
The deck has a sleek and streamlined profile that follows the extension of the coachroof. The deck is entirely battened in teak, which adds beauty and grip. The cockpit is large and comfortable, with a single wheel steering system that gives a clear view of the sails and the instruments. The cockpit also has generous sail lockers, a special stowage compartment for the coachroof hatch, and a folding cockpit table.
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