I think perhaps the real genius behind this design is understanding the internal potential of a full bow shape to a cruising boat. Jeanneau has definitely gone large in its attempt to move the Sun Odyssey range forward. The design features on this boat really are different, they have challenged the status quo and asked the question ‘why can’t this be easier?’
Personally, I don’t find the Sun Odyssey 490 a pretty boat – it is bullish and reminds me of a fist punching through waves – however beauty can be found in function as well as form. This design is about easy living and easy sailing, and it offers a lot for the price. It is a big boat and will deliver fast and fun sailing in the right conditions. It is user friendly, versatile and has a stylish interior that offers no compromise on comfort.