The new 34’5” (10.49 m) outboard-powered Jeanneau NC 1095 is the new flagship of the Jeanneau NC lineup. By incorporating outboard propulsion, Jeanneau has opened up more interior space. The NC 1095 offers three sleeping cabins and a single head with an option for a third stateroom in the standard storage space. The boat is modern, versatile, and offered at an attractive price point.
- Port and starboard boarding platforms
- Side door access to modular cockpit
- Sliding helm side door
- 43” wide sliding door in the glass cockpit partition
- Dual opening skylights in main salon
- 2-cabins with storage space that can be optioned as a 3rd cabin
- Twin 300-horsepower outboard propulsion
- Forward sun pad that converts into two loungers
- Opening side windows
|Length Overall||34’ 5'' / 10.49 m|
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||3.9 sec.|
|0 to 30||9.4 sec.|
|Props||15T 15 3/4 Saltwater Series II|
|Load||3 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear|
|Climate||82 deg., 78 humid; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: <1|
2 x 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
Twin 300-hp engines
Contents of Report
The Jeanneau NC 1095 is designed with many of the capabilities and features of larger cruisers. She can handle a large family and can have three beds below, and the dinette makes into another sleeping location. Al fresco spaces fore and aft are provided for entertaining and socializing. The size, features, and propulsion system make it nimble with relatively low operating costs. She is intended for boaters who are looking for an “affordable” cruiser.
- • Asymmetrical Deck Plan. The port side deck is narrow to allow the main cabin to be an extra few inches wider. The starboard side deck is intended to be the main route for mooring work and egress.
- • Cockpit Seating. The cockpit on the NC 1095 has L-shaped bench seating which can convert into a large sun pad. The forward-facing bench section slides forward to accommodate the engines when they are tilted up.
- • Outboard Propulsion. The dual 300-horsepower outboards free up space below deck for storage, equipment, and tanks, while efficiently powering the NC 1095.
- • Side Cockpit Access Door. The NC 1095 has a 17” (.43 m) opening starboard side access door that leads to the cockpit.
- • Sliding Helm Door. There is a sliding door next to the helm that allows quick access to the starboard side deck, making docking and anchoring shorthanded easier.
- • Convertible Forward Sun Pad. The NC 1095 has a large sun pad located on the forward deck. The port and starboard pads can be positioned as loungers by lifting the backrest into position.
- • Separate Shower Stall. The head has a separate walk in shower, which is unusual for a boat in this class.
The Jeanneau NC 1095 has a length overall of 34’5” (10.49 m), a beam of 10’11” (3.33 m), and a draft of 2’3” (.69 m). With an empty weight of 10,225 lbs. (4,638 kg), half the fuel capacity and three people onboard, there was an estimated weight of 12,590 lbs. (5,711 kg).
Top Speed. With the twin 300-hp Yamaha 4-strokes turning 15T 15 ¾ Saltwater Series II propellers, we reached our top speed of 40.2 mph at 6000 rpm.
Best Cruise. The best cruise was measured at 4000 rpm and 26.1 mph. It was at that speed that the 22.4 gph fuel burn translated into 1.2 mpg and a range of 222 statute miles, all while still holding back a 10-percent reserve of the boats 212-gallon (803 L) total fuel capacity.
Acceleration Times and Conditions
The NC 1095 is equipped with trim tabs but they don’t seem to be needed. The boat seems to run flat; however, we only had three people aboard. With a whole family and uneven weight distribution, tabs could be welcome.
The NC 1095 comes up from a level attitude, maintains the attitude, and settles the same way. When turning, she bleeds off speed. When turning, accelerate and bring the outboard trim back down to prevent cavitating the props. Calm conditions on test day prevented testing how the NC 1095 handles chop. However, transitions across the wakes kept the ride dry and uneventful.
The port and starboard boarding platforms flank the twin 300-horsepower outboards. Boarding from the starboard side, there is a walkthrough with a safety gate. Boarding from the port side, there is a gate in the bench seating backrest, which must be lifted out.
The starboard side boarding platform has a re-boarding ladder below which is accessible from the water and a grab rail to help with getting out of the water. There is storage below the hatch on the port side boarding platform.
The shore power connections are mounted on the port side of the transom. The forward-facing center section of the bench seating slides forward to accommodate the outboards when they are tilted up.
Boarding the cockpit from the starboard side, there is a 17” (.43 m) side door, and the bulwarks are recessed to accommodate inward opening of it. The latch must be retracted when opening to clear the cabin bulwark. The L-shaped bench seating surrounds a solid wood pedestal table. There are two receptors for the pedestal mounted in the deck. When the forward-facing bench seating is all the way back (and the engines are down), the aft most receptacle is the preferred position. When the bench seating is slid forward to accommodate the outboards being tilted up, the forward most receptacle is best. This allows for entertaining or socializing in either position.
There is a lightweight frame and an insert cushion that forms a large sun pad.
Below Deck Storage. The forward most bench seat – the one that abuts the glass bulkhead – is removable. With it moved the latches for the deck hatch, to the below decks compartment, can be accessed. Instead of moving the seat every time, Jeanneau provides a removable plug in the base so we can still open the hatch with the seat in place and there are gas assist support struts.
Inside the compartment is cavernous storage, plus there are accommodations for battery access.
The Jeanneau NC 1095 has an asymmetrical layout with a wider side deck to starboard. The port side step is accessed from the seats. Inside the step to the starboard side, there is a compartment that can be used for line storage. If the optional propane stove is selected, then the area becomes the tank storage. There are channels to direct water overboard.
Starboard Side Deck. The walk space includes an 18” (45.7 cm) raised bulwark to just past the side door. The safety rails are mounted on the outboard side of the bulwark and top-out at 36” (91 cm). There is 20” (51 cm) from the rail to the cabin side. Decking is molded non-skid.
Forward of the side door, there are two steps forward and the increase in height brings the continuing level rail height to 21” (53.3 cm). Continuing forward there is a 2” (5.08 cm) toe rail for safety.
On top of the trunk cabin are two sun pads measuring 5’9” (1.75 m) in length that combine at the lower half. Both can easily be converted into chaise lounge position by elevating the seatbacks and setting the flip supports.
On the foredeck of our test boat is a windlass and a stainless steel bow roller for the anchor and all-chain rode.
Main Deck Interior
Jeanneau combined the galley dinette and helm in the main deck interior space. With the large windows, doors, and glass aft bulkhead, there is visibility all around.
To the port, the dinette is on a platform 9” (22.86 cm) off the deck, providing good sightlines from the seats and added headroom over the berth belowdecks. The table is expandable and on a high low pedestal for conversion to a berth. Curtains can be pulled across the windows for privacy. Drink holders are integrated into the table top. Storage, including bottle storage, is in a pull-out drawer under the seat.
The forward seat in the dinette converts to a forward-facing companion seat for additional eyes looking forward when underway. Drink holders are integrated into the carbon fiber upholstered dash just ahead and a grab handle is below. Manually opening side windows, along with two reversed overhead skylights add to the ventilation. These include bug screens and blackout shades.
The galley is located on the starboard side, across from the dinette. There is open counter space, a double burner electric cooktop and a stainless steel single basin sink under removable hatch covers. We’d like to see Jeanneau incorporate dedicated storage for the hatch covers. Below there is a utensil drawer, a refrigerator, microwave oven, and more storage. There is also storage overhead.
The helm is mounted to the starboard side and is intuitively laid-out. The ergonomics are comfortable and visibility is excellent. There is a helm door that allows access to the NC 1095’s mid cleat.
Helm Layout. A stereo is just above the Yamaha engine diagnostic screen to the right of the helm. Connectivity is below and to the right of the Yamaha display. Below are two beverage holders.
The engine control binnacle is mounted at an angle in a subpanel to the right. The steering wheel is mounted to a standard fixed base, tilt is an option. The VHF (not shown) has been mounted up overhead and to the right, and being on the side, the mic wire is kept from dangling in the line of sight. We are not fans of mounting VHF radios on the overhead brow, and would rather see it above the stereo control.
The master cabin is fully forward and features an expandable island double berth. There are steps on the side. Natural light comes in from an overhead hatch and hull-side windows, one on each side. Storage is underneath the island berth, which is accessed by either lifting the berth or through a door in the front of the base.
On the test boat there were two guest staterooms. The Jeanneau NC 1095 comes standard with a single port side guest stateroom and a large storage locker on the starboard side.
Port Side Guest Cabin. There is an overhead skylight in the dressing area which provides 6’3” (1.91m) of headroom. A seat is just ahead of the double berth. The sleeping area measures 6’5” x 4’4” (1.96 m x 1.32 m) with headroom over the berth ranging from 2’8” (.81 m) down to 2’4” (.71 m).
It is surprising that the head on the Jeanneau NC 1095 is not a wet head. There is a separate walk-in shower. The shower has a wand that can be mounted both high and low and the hull-side window has an opening portlight.
Options to Consider
The Jeanneau NC 1095 is a new boat and the standards and options list have not been established. However, here are some options to consider.
- • Air conditioning
- • Aft Bimini cover
- • Tilt base for steering wheel
- • Third stateroom
- • Bow thruster
The Jeanneau NC 1095 comes with a three-year general warranty. Five-year blister warranty. Seven-year structural warranty. Contact Jeanneau or a Jeanneau dealer for details.
The MSRP for the Jeanneau NC 1095 is $213,600, base boat – not with the twin 300-hp engines we tested.
The hallmark of the Jeanneau NC line is innovative ergonomics and adaptability, and dual use of seats. Think Transformers. This newest model keeps that philosophy and allows more functionality to be packed into a relatively small platform.
The Jeanneau NC 1095’s outboard power only adds to the attractiveness of this vessel. Our test of the Jeanneau NC 1095 showed superb handling. At the dock, the boat was nimble thanks to her optional bow thruster. Given her windage, her best cruise speed of 27 mph at 4000 rpm and fuel consumption of 1.2 mpg was reasonable.
This is obviously a boat built to as low a price point as possible and still have amenities that add utility and functionality to what would otherwise be a very basic boat. We are surprised at many of the amenities, given the price – things like the side-opening helm door, sliding cabin windows, sunroof with opening hatches, bulwark entry door, full standing headroom at the helm, windlass, and separate shower stall in the head.
Jeanneau understands what many builders do not: That the world is full of people who want only a boat that is safe, roomy, versatile, provides basic amenities, such as an electric head, a stove, some electronics, and maybe a windlass – at an affordable price.