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Brief Summary

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS offers a tri-cabin layout whose highlights include a bright and airy salon design, as well as two large staterooms containing private heads. She comes with the choice of a deep draft (6'10''/2.08 m) or shoal draft (5'1''/1.55 m) keel depending on intended use and port location. The cockpit comes standard with twin stainless steel Lewmar wheels, as well as multiple rigging options depending on crew size and mission. A standard 40-hp Yanmar diesel powers the Sun Odyssey 41DS with the option of the Jeanneau ''360 saildrive''.

Key Features

  • Furling genoa with twin groove and furling line led to cockpit
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, icebox, removable lamp and space for GPS mount
  • Open aft transom with telescopic ladder and locker for snorkelling items
  • 2 leather-wrapped steering wheels with compass and grabrail at each helm
  • Lateral fixed windows
  • Teak interior laminated panels with solid wood trim around galley, companionway and cabinetry
  • Double berth with high-density foam mattress
  • U-shaped salon to starboard with plush seating and storage underneath
  • L-shaped galley located to starboard with opening and sliding sink cover
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 40' 5''
    12.3 m
    Beam 13' 1''
    3.99 m
    Draft 6' 10''
    2.08 m
    Shallow Draft (Shallow Keel) 5' 1''
    1.55 m
    Hull Length 39' 4''
    11.99 m
    L.W.L 36' 1''
    11.0 m
    Max Headroom 6' 4''
    1.93 m
    Dry Weight 19,335 lbs.
    8,770 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Mast Height (max)
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 53 gal.
    201 L
    Water Capacity 87 gal.
    329 L
    Shallow Ballast Weight N/A
    Deep Ballast Weight N/A
    Mainsail Area (Classic) N/A
    Headsail Area (105 %) N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 40-hp Yanmar 3JH5-CE Sail Drive
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS sailing shot
    The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS integrates a raised salon layout design by renowned artists Franck Darnet and Olivier Flahault with a modern sleek hull design by Phillipe Briand. The result offers boaters the space, comfort and design of many larger sailboats.

    Features Inspection

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS shell resin
    Jeanneau's clam shell resin injection molding process is state-of-the-art and insures an ideal glass to resin ratio for lightweight and strength.



    computerized construction process

    sets it apart from other builders in class. The precision in assembly equates to a strong, lightweight boat with good exterior fit-and-finish. By assembling as much as possible outside the hull, Jeanneau is able to install neat plumbing and electrical assemblies that are durable. Due to the raised salon design, bilge depth is greater than normal, and all batteries and tanks are placed underneath the sole. These thoughtful design details keep critical weight down and centered for added safety, stability and handling.

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS sailing shot
    Jeanneau’s optional self-tacking jib allows the helmsperson to set the sail trim once without constant adjustment and is ideal for single-handed beating in a fresh breeze.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS winches
    Harken self-tailing winches are an added convenience offering the helmsman the control of trimming with the push of a button.


    Ease of use and functionality continue to be at the forefront of Jeanneau’s rigging design. The 41DS comes standard with a Dacron mainsail (110’11’’/33.8 m) and a 106% furling genoa (106’4’’/32.4 m). Additional options include a smaller self-tacking jib (92’6’’/28.2 m) as well as Harken winches that trim at the push of a button. Both of these options lend themselves well to a sailing couple or single-hander who appreciates the latest technology.For those looking for

    higher performance

    , Jeanneau offers Mylar sails as well as an Asymmetrical spinnaker for off-the-wind sailing.


    An available traditional mainsail configuration, with battens, has an extra 90’ of sail area, but comes with the cost of manual hoisting and furling. Lazy jacks and a Lazy Bag are provided to make conventional mainsail handling relatively easy. For those that prefer an even easier mainsail to handle, Jeanneau offers a roller furling mainsail. This configuration also makes reducing sail easy and able to be accomplished completely from the cockpit.Like virtually all Jeanneau sailboats, the boom is high and over the crew's heads for safety reasons.

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS cockpit
    The designers have been able to create a sleek-looking boat that also has a high cockpit. This raised cockpit design permits better visibility forward as well as creating more headroom below in the huge master stateroom.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS seating capacity
    The Sun Odyssey 41DS has a large seating capacity as well as including lounge style seating, a fold-away mahogany table for dining, and designated helmsman stations with twin Lewmar wheels.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS color coded lines
    Jeanneau’s cockpit design makes sail evolutions easy by using all color-coded lines, jam cleats and self-tailing winches. There are stowage bins beside each winch station for the line tails.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS additional storage
    Additional storage for swim toys or dive gear can also be found under both the cockpit and lazarette.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS deck layout
    Bird's-eye-view of the Sun Odyssey 41DS deck layout.

    Cockpit Design

    The raised cockpit

    of the Sun Odyssey 41DS creates many advantages, including --1) Improved visibility forward;2) A dryer ride in windy conditions to windward;3) More headroom below in the master stateroom;4) Higher freeboard aft.

    Her twin stainless steel Lewmar wheels

    permit the helmsperson to sit far to leeward or windward, whichever is their preference. L-shaped seats aft allow two people to sit at each station, making it fun for children to learn sailing, or cozy for a couple. Under the seats is storage for sheets. By carefully locating the primary winches just in front of the wheels, the helmsperson can easily trim the sheets, making single-handing easy. As sailing with some couples is pretty much single-handed sailing anyway, this is an important attribute for the vessel.


    Jeanneau makes available "rewind" Harkin electric winches which make single-handed sailing even easier. With them the captain can trim in and ease out headsails at the touch of a button and never have to get up from the helm.Mainsheet trim, depending on what point of sail the boat is on, could be a different matter. Going to windward presents no problem, but off the wind the skipper may need to step forward. When sails are hoisted, halyards can be stowed in bins below the winches.The added option of mirrored electronics offers constant observation of crucial components both on deck and below.


    for guests is generous whether swimming off the aft platform, dining at the fold down teak table, or operating in the designated helm space. All told, there are 8 to 10 seating places making the Sun Odyssey 41DS' cockpit a good venue for entertaining at dock or at anchor.

    All running lines

    are neat, color-coded and guided through the coach roof to keep the deck clean and then to jam cleats in front of two secondary winches. Winches and blocks are also outside the cockpit wall, yet still within arms reach. These designs lend themselves well toward a clutter-free, safe and secure area for family and friends whether under sail or at the dock.

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS salon
    Excellent lighting and ventilation are evident via numerous portlights, hatches, and extra large windows. A 6'4" (1.93 m) headroom creates a sense of openness, whether sailing alone or running a charter in the islands. Note the recessed wood handholds in the overhead.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS salon design
    Jeanneau’s salon design raises the sole slightly as compared to a traditional cabin, allowing better views and awareness of one’s surroundings.

    Cabin Design

    French designers Darnet and Flahault are credited with designing the interior of the Sun Odyssey 41DS, which is both functional and stylish. The

    salon design

    contains a raised deck salon with a step down into the two staterooms, therein maximizing an impressive 6'4" (1.93 m) of headroom. With over ten opening hatches and thru-hull ports, light and ventilation are generous throughout. There are water views from virtually every seat and angle within the cabin from a sitting position, which should eliminate any feelings that one might have of claustrophobia or of being in a dark dungeon.

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS salon layout
    Jeanneau’s salon comes in a single configuration, featuring double berths both forward and aft. Each contains lots of light and ventilation, as well as private en suite heads. This design lends itself especially well to couples with occasional overnight guests.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS interior
    As seen from the companionway, the interior is simple and functional for both cruising and entertaining. The table is ideal size for four people, but a stool can be placed on the centerline so that five can be seated. The deck is oak.

    The salon

    is refreshing and open, thanks to the light via sliding shades, medium tone Alpi wood throughout, and padded overhead ceilings. The layout is somewhat conventional, but as practical as they come. We particularly like the settee to port which doubles as a seat for the navigation table to port that can be used either standing or sitting. With placement of the stool under the navigation table, this seat can double as a berth in a pinch.To starboard we find the galley and dinette which are both well executed. The table electrically raises and lowers and can be used for dining, a cocktail table or a platform for a bed. There is storage outboard in the hull sides all around the cabin, as well as more room under the seats for gear and the ship's stores.

    All joiner work

    is done in Alpi wood which is gaining popularity among builders for top-quality yachts, both power and sail. It is harder than conventional wood, more durable in the humid marine environment, has no defects or knots, and holds its finish longer.

    Other Details.

    Drawers and cabinets have touch-locks, the vinyl upholstery is top quality and white cabinet fascia are lacquer finished. Two-tone vinyl is used in the overhead and hand rails are trimmed in leather. As many as eight different colors are available for the upholstery.Access to the Yanmar diesel is found under and on the sides of the companionway.

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS galley
    A countertop swings over the double sink, creating a large food prep area or a counter to serve snacks and beverages during a party. Note the high fiddles, something we are seeing less and less on sailboats. Note that the refrigerator opens from either the top or the side. We like the leather-wrapped hand rail in the foreground that should make negotiating the stairs safer.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS navigation table
    The navigation table and electrical panel is to port and there is room to mount some electronics. While this table was designed to be used standing, the settee at right serves double-duty as a seat for it. The cabinet under the table can be used for a wine cooler, bottle storage or as a second refrigerator.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS table
    A drop down table transforms this dining area into a multi-use space, creating options for an additional berth, sofa or storage space.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS master stateroom
    The master stateroom aft is remarkable both for its size and layout. While the overhead is relatively low over the double bed on the centerline, the raised cockpit seating and coamings port and starboard permit standing head room around the periphery of the bed. A large opening portlight in the transom can help create a breeze through to the cabin on tropical nights. There are seats port and starboard and there is plenty of storage.
    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS vip stateroom
    View of the VIP stateroom forward. Like the master cabin aft, this one, too, has its own en suite head. A hinged platform under the head of the bed can be propped up for reading.


    The starting price for the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS begins around $240,000. Base configuration includes main and headsails, furling mast, and self-tailing winches. Crucial components not included are necessary electronics and ground tackle. A well-equipped Sun Odyssey 41DS ready for serious cruising, begins around $290,000. This price includes the 360-degree “Sail Drive”, an asymmetrical spinnaker for downwind legs, upgraded salon finishes, necessary electronics, and Cruisair heating and cooling system.

    General Observations

    The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS appears to be a sturdy, well-made boat at a competitive price point. The engineering and overall functionality are impressive, ranging from the high profile rigging design, to designated cockpit space and a welcoming salon. Her finishes are luxurious throughout and every component fits together like a glove. All hardware components are recognized name brands, and boast of quality and longevity. Her design and mission is focused around relaxation and ease of handling, making her ideal for couples or small families looking to over night or adventuresome boaters wanting to travel to the islands.

    Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS asymmetrical spinnaker
    Seen here with an asymmetrical spinnaker on a very close reach, the Sun Odyssey 41DS has sleek styling that camouflages her high freeboard and cockpit

    Standard and Optional Features


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Optional
    TV/DVD Optional
    Windlass Optional


    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Optional


    Bimini Top Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional


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