By: BoatBlurb Staff
Those plans were derailed by the pandemic, but they've begun making headway with the release of the all new Jeanneau DB43 luxury dayboat. The French manufacturer is riding the dayboat trend, albeit with significantly more style, flair, and size than many of its contemporaries.
In a company statement, Merry de la Poëze, Product Marketing Director for powerboats for Jeanneau proclaimed: ""We are reinterpreting this segment by providing the DB/43 not only with an impactful design but also with on-board volume and ingenious features to become a true invitation to extended dayboating. This approach is not new to JEANNEAU, as it revives our DB range from the 1980s, which was also imbued with these demands for style and comfort. The DB/43 is a superb evocation of this know-how."
The new DB43 is a premium dayboat, and a large one at that. It carries a 42'9" LOA with a 12'6" beam and over 3' of draft. It's a headturner in every regard, and marks a noticeable departure from Jeanneau's other cruisers.
It's a much more modern design, and the DB43's new style is apparent when looking at it's its low profile, reshaped bow, and Italian influence.
The hull was designed by American naval architect Michael Peters, who has extensive experience with larger yachts and superyachts, while Italian designer Camillo Garroni orchestrated the interior and exterior styling.
Below deck, the DB43 offers two separate cabins and can be configured with two heads.
The boat is powered by twin inboard 380-hp Volvo diesels with top speed of 33 knots (38 mph) and a range of 276 nautical miles at 8 knots (9 mph). Fuel capacity comes in at 211 gallons (800 litres). An outboard version for the U.S. market is set to offer three 350-hp Mercury or Yamaha motors.
You can get an inside look at the new DB43 in the video below: