PERHAPS unsurprisingly, Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 440 was named ‘Yacht of the Year’ in the Family Cruiser category at the Düsseldorf Boat Show!

Little wonder. Yachting Life was certainly impressed with its Southampton Boat Show debut.

We particularly liked the inclined, continuous surface of the deck running around the boat. The configuration without steps enhances the safety of all on board, and particularly children.

This prestigious award highlights the collaborative work between the Jeanneau duo, Philippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton, respectively the architect and designer of the new generation of Sun Odysseys.