DeeDeeToo is a 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS (Deck Saloon). Her first owner purchased her for cruising but unfortunately passed away after only 2 years sailing. DeeDeeToo was stored on shore in a shipyard for the next 10 years due to succession complications.
Her second owner purchased her in 2020 with the intention to refit, update and go cruising. After only 200 short miles since 2020, and only 110 engine hours since new, she is now up for sale again in “ready to go!” condition, due to the owners unexpected change in circumstances.
During the detailed 2020-2021 refit, the current owner carefully checked through all features and systems, servicing and upgrading where necessary, including:
- New synthetic teak flooring throughout cockpit and cabin sole
- New steering chain & cables
- Restitched and resprayed Sunbrella dodger and bimini with waterproofing
- New fridge compressor
- New burner for Eno stove in galley
- New VHF
- New stereo
- New depth sounder (Raymarine)
- New Autopilot (Raymarine)
- Full overhaul on engine (Yanmar 4JH4AE) – only 110 hours from new!
- New engine mounts
- New starter motor
- New gearbox seals
- New sanitation valve for heads
- Full standing and running rigging check
- All winches serviced
- Windlass serviced
- New 400W solar panels and regulator installed
- New wind generator installed
- New 400W inverter installed
- New engine and house batteries installed, with new shunt to connect them
- Fuel and water tanks emptied, flushed and cleaned
- New battery and tanks panel installed
- Interior lights replaced with LED’s
- New antifouling
- New Yamaha 5hp Outboard for dinghy (less than 10 hours)
The Sun Odyssey 42DS boasts a modern, fluid design, a rare, timeless elegance, and the comfortable interior layout expected of a sailboat built for cruising, all while delivering a superior performance.
The powerful hull impresses, not simply for its excellent performance at sea, but also for its ease of handling due to its reinforced hull design and expertly designed sail plan.
Let yourself be seduced by the space and light. An abundance of natural light and fresh air fill the saloon, with its raised deckhouse and large portholes. Refreshing and relaxing, interior living spaces are comfortable at all times, whether day or night.
Cruising World review:
The 42 DS is Jeanneau’s latest, and smallest, swing at a deck-saloon sailboat–a 49-footer and a 54-footer are previous incarnations–and it’s very safe to say the company has the concept well figured out. Like its siblings, the 42 DS features a sloping raised deck to accommodate the distinctive cat’s-eye windows that are the centerpiece of the boat’s aesthetic profile.
One of the nice things about this 42-footer is that they didn’t try and do too much with it. The 42 DS has a nice double cabin forward, the airy saloon/nav area/galley in the middle, and a totally inviting owner’s cabin aft. That’s it. Oh, yes, there are a couple of heads, one tucked up front in the V-berth cabin and another to starboard, at the foot of the companionway (which can be accessed from the central living space or the owner’s quarters), but both have been integrated into the interior plan so well that they’re in no way intrusive.
From stem to stern, the 42 DS has lots of smart little features. The forward cabin boasts a well-thought-out and roomy hanging locker, with generous storage shelves included. Tanks are stashed under the V-berth. The laminated-wood floor is both handsome and durable. The Scheiber electrical panel graphically displays voltage and fuel and water levels. There’s an abundance of handholds, as there should be in such a beamy boat, and they’re stylish as well. The port and starboard settees will also work as excellent sea berths. In the aft owner’s stateroom, the 77-inch-wide bed (“berth” doesn’t do it justice) is something you won’t see on many 42-foot sailboats. By pulling a couple of pins at its base, the companionway-ladder module can be removed for excellent engine access (though it might be a bit of a challenge stashing the stairs, especially under way). The engine starter can be serviced via a watertight hatch in the central head.