Saturday, June 27, 2015

The latest from Jeanneau Yachts the all New Jeanneau 54 Sailing Yacht

I was one of the first in the world to see and sail this new creation by Jeanneau Yachts designed by Philippe Briand the all new #Jeanneau54 #Sailing #Yacht. It's based off of the Latest Flag Ship the #Jeanneau64 #Yacht with similar exterior design but when you look close its innovative in its own way. The #Jeanneau54 has a very impressive style and design with never seen before features like the retractable Davits on the stern to the water level lounge transom with built in seating and cup holders. This yacht makes Huge waves in design and will leave you satisfied in every way. For additional information and details contact Ian Van Tuyl
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Latest Jeanneau 50 Deck Salon Sailboat to hit the market

Above is a link to the Video Walkthrough of the latest Jeanneau to hit the market. It's a 2009 Jeanneau 50 Deck Salon for sale in Dana Point, California for additional specs check out 
I hope that you find this video helpful and informative.
Best, Ian VT

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

San Diego, California Boat Show June 18-21, 2015 brought to you by Progressive

The Progressive San Diego,CA Boat Show is just around the corner and Jeanneau is attending in a big way with bringing in 7 new Yachts from the all new 2015 Jeanneau Yachts 57 down to the double award winning 349 sun odyssey. Jeanneau is even debuting there very first powerboat on the the west coast the new Velasco 37F. Contact Ian Van Tiyl at Cruising Yachts, Inc for show details and current promotions on what some say is the best production built yacht out on the market. 
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

The latest pictures form the photo shoot of the Jeanneau Velasco 37F powerboat

These are the latest pictures from the photo shoot on the all new #Jeanneau #Velasco37F #Powerboat. This yacht is currently for sale in #SanDiego #California by #IanVanTuyl at #Ivtyachtsalea and #CruisingYachts for additional information or to set up a showing on this amazing #Yacht please contact me at any time day or night

Friday, June 5, 2015

The full review of the Leader 36 by Jeanneau

The Jeanneau Leader 36 is put to the test in the choppy seas off Cannes

Product Overview

Jeanneau Leader 36


  • Clever interior layout
  • Well designed cockpit
  • Talented Michael Peters hull
  • Enjoyable handling


  • A few too many rattles here and there
  • Chaise longue isn't the best use of space
  • Fabric sunroof may have been better


Jeanneau Leader 36 review
We were lucky enough to have both the Open and Sportop versions of the Jeanneau Leader 36 at our disposal during Jeanneau’s press sea trial event in Cannes.

And though the Open version with its traditional radar arch and properly exposed cockpit is aimed more at the sun-drenched Spanish and Italian markets, the Sportop version that we focussed on makes good sense in places with less reliable weather.

The layouts of both versions are exactly the same apart from the Sportop gets an electronic GRP sunroof that covers the forward section of the cockpit.

On this size of boat it tends to make more sense to opt for a canvas roof to make the opening as large as possible, plus GRP roofs add weight and tend to be noisier. But Jeanneau has made its bed and is happily lying in it.

The cockpit layout works nicely with an aft sunpad that has a folding back rest to either make a bench seat at the dinette or give you room to lie down, there is a small wet-bar to starboard and a single forward facing navigator’s seat next to an aft facing chaise longue.

We’re aren’t massive fans of the chaise longue on a boat like this – it seems like wasted space – but then it does create a huge amount of headroom in the cabin below so there is some merit.

The layout below decks on the Leader 36 is brilliant, some of the best use of space you will find in the section of the market.


Jeanneau Leader 36 saloon

At first look it seems to be a standard open plan layout with a galley amidships and a small dinette leading up to a crawl-in double berth with separate twin cabin aft.

However, there is a sliding door just aft of the dinette that slides across and partitions off the entire forward section of the interior giving you privacy as well as plenty of space to get changed.

It’s brilliant for the odd occasion that you might sleep four on board but most of the time, as a couple, you might use the midcabin as your sleeping area and leave the saloon open the entire time.

The chaise longue may be wasted space on deck but it creates huge amounts of headroom across the entrance of the midcabin giving you bags of space to get changed.

The twin berths can be made into a large double with an in-fill cushion and there is even a temporary third berth with a trotter box running athwarthsips that can also be used as a sofa.

The interior is  littered with useful amounts of storage voids in various shapes and sizes.


Jeanneau Leader 36 mid cabin

The Michael Peters hull is shared with the larger Leader 40 and sterndrive propulsion from a pair of Volvo Penta D4 260s or 300s – good for 35 knots – makes for enjoyable, agile handling that is perfectly suited to a family cruiser.

In a pretty severe chop off Cannes the hull rode smoothly and confidently, even as we went head in to it at full speed.

Landings were soft and controlled but Jeanneau could do with beefing up the roof seals to stop it rattling and there were a few unsettling noises coming from the companionway hatch too.

All in all, though, the Jeanneau Leader 36 is an excellent package with a clever layout and sensible pricing.


The Jeanneau Leader 36 is what the Leader range is all about. Safe and fun family boating in a well-priced package

Full Specification

Length:37ft 7in (11.5m)
Beam:11ft 8in (3.6m)

Draught:2ft 5in (0.75m)
Displacement:6.5 tonnes

Fuel capacity:35.2 imp gal (160 litres)
Test engine:Twin Volvo Penta D4 300hp

Cruising speed:28 knots
Top speed :35 knots


The Leader 36 making a big splash on the cover of Motorboat & Yachting Magazine

The new 2016 Leader 36 by Jeanneau is gracing the cover of the Motorboat & Yachting Magazine this month. 
We at Cruising Yachts have a new 2016 Leader 36 on order and it's making its way now from France to the west coast. For additional information and pricing on this yacht contact Ian Van Tuyl or email me at or call or text to 1-619-507-4416