We’re big fans of Jeanneau’s NC concept – Scandinavian practicality with a dash of French flair and an eye on value for money.
The NC33 is a handsome little thing with tidy proportions, a single-level main deck and clever modular seating that makes the most of the limited space in the saloon and cockpit. The transom bench, for example, slides to give more room on the bathing platform or in the cockpit, and the backrest folds flat to create a small sunpad.
In the saloon, the forward section of the dinette cantilevers to create a navigator’s bench, and below decks there are two double cabins; an amidships guest cabin and a forward master partitioned off by a sliding door. A pair of Volvo D3-220s provide the power via sterndrives, which should make for lively handling and a top speed in the region of 30 knots. Contact See website for dealers. Web: www.jeanneau.com
AT A GLANCE
Length 34ft 5in (10.5m) Beam 10ft 10in (3.32m) Engines Twin Volvo Penta D3-220 Top speed 30 knots (estimate) Price from €196,4000 ex VAT
Sliding transom makes the most of the NC33’S dimensions