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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409
$229,000 USD
40ft 6in

The Philippe Briand designed Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 is truly an impressive boat for her size both in terms of performance and cruising comfort. Vivacite features the desirable two stateroom layout which accommodates a roomy head and separate shower stall, plus a large “garage” locker, a perfect arrangement for a couple or family. Below decks, she feels bright and airy as a result of her modern interior finish and ample natural light from large portlights and hull side windows. On deck, once again she lives far larger than her 40 feet, with twin wheels allowing an easy walk through to her fold down swim platform. A long waterline, hard chines, deep fin keel and high aspect rig provide exciting sailing performance.

Two stateroom layout with spacious head and shower stall – Iverson’s Designs dodger and bimini – Balmar high output alternator – Webasto diesel heater – additional 53 gallon water tank for 140 gallon total capacity – low hours on Yanmar diesel with Max Prop 3 blade feathering propeller – cruising spinnaker in sock

Name of vessel Vivacite
Model Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409
Year 2012
Builder Jeanneau
Designer Phillipe Briand
Price $229,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 40
Beam (feet) 13'1"
Draft (feet) 6'11"
Displacement (pounds) 16424
Ballast (pounds) 4982
Engine model Yanmar 3JH5E
Engine horsepower 39
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 53
Water tank capacity (gallons) 140
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 21

Interior Accommodations

The interior of the Jeanneau 409 has a modern feel with light wood and a liberal use of white overhead and hull panels, nicely accented by espresso color upholstery. Large cabin side and hull windows provide lots of light below. There are curtains for the main salon windows and built in Oceanair screens/blinds on the hatches.

The master stateroom is forward with a large v-berth. There are windows in the hull sides with shades that slide closed. A large bent hatch overhead allows a lot of light into the space. A shelf runs along the sides of the hull above the berth. Aft, there is ample storage in various lockers with a large locker with shelves and hanging space to port and starboard for his and her storage. Against the bulkhead facing aft there is a desk with a chair that may be affixed to the cabin sole.

The salon is configured with a U-shaped dinette to starboard and a straight settee to port. The table has a folding leaf and a locker for bottles in the base. There is storage outboard and beneath the settees and in lockers above along the side of the hull. Hull side windows at seated eye level, large cabin side portlights and two hatches provide a bright space.

The nav station is aft and two port, with a table that may be used facing either forward or aft. The tabletop lifts for storage below. Close at hand is the yacht’s electrical distribution panel, battery and tank monitors, stereo and VHF radio.

The galley to starboard is a J-shape with wood fiddles, a smoked acrylic backsplash, and Corian type countertops. The double stainless sink has inserts for additional counter space. There is ample storage space in lockers below the counter, including a trash bin mounted on the main locker door. There is a large top opening refrigerator compartment with bin storage. Aft is the two burner Eno stove/oven. Outboard is a series of six lockers, one with configurable pegs for china storage.

The aft stateroom is well lit with a large port opening into the cockpit, hull side window and two hatches. There is a wide quarterberth that provides ample sleeping accommodations for two. Forward and outboard is a hanging locker and locker with shelves.

The head is to port adjacent to the companionway, with counter and sink forward. A mirror is mounted on the forward bulkhead. A acrylic door separates the forward section of the compartment when the space is being used as a shower. The Jabsco electric head is located aft.

Through a door in the aft bulkhead in the head, one can access a large storage locker. There are storage shelves with removable bins along the hull side.

Oceanair screens and shades on all hatches

Upgraded cabin lighting – white LED strip lighting in V-berth, aft cabin and main cabin/galley Red LED night time strip lighting in salon, dimmer

Webasto forced air diesel heat

Vitrifrigo 12v refrigeration

Eno propane two burner stove/oven

Propane solenoid with remote panel

(2) aluminum propane tanks

Pressure hot and cold water

Nautic Boiler 40 liter hot water heater

Jabsco electric toilet, 21 gallon holding tank

Additional 53 gallon water tank for 140 gallon total capacity


Electronics and Navigation

(2) Plastimo Olympic 135 compasses

(3) Raymarine ST70 instruments at helms

Raymarine autopilot with Lecombe & Schmidt hydraulic drive

Raymarine C90W radar/chartplotter mounted at cockpit table

Raymarine radar antenna on mast

Wind, speed and depth transducers

Vesper XB8000 AIS receiver/transponder with wifi

Icom M504 VHF radio

Navigation lights, deck light, steaming light, anchor light

Fusion MS-RA70

(2) VDO interior speakers

(2) cockpit speakers


Electrical Systems

120v AC and 12v DC electrical systems

Scheiber AC/DC electrical distribution panel with analog AC voltmeter, 12v outlet and digital battery/tank monitor

Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor

Smartplug 30 amp shore power inlet and 50’ shore power cord

Prosafe FS30 galvanic isolator

Wagan Tech 400w inverter wired to outlet at nav station

Cristec 12-60 60 amp battery charger

(4) Group 31 AGM house batteries

(1) Group 31 AGM engine start battery

Emergency battery combiner switch


Mechanical Systems

Yanmar 3JH5E 39hp diesel engine (232 hours)

Yanmar engine control panel with tachometer and warning lights/alarms

Yanmar SD50 saildrive transmission

Single lever throttle/shift control

Balmar 60-120-K6 120amp high output alternator with serpentine belt pulley conversion

Balmar ARS-5 external regulator, plus spare

3-blade feathering Max Prop

Spare 3 blade fixed propeller

Racor 500 primary fuel filter

Henderson manual bilge pump

Electric bilge pump


Sails and Rigging

Sail handling systems are configured for ease of use, with the jib sheets and German style mainsheet system travelling under the deck to primary winches located just forward of the helm. Other control lines like mainsail and headsail halyards and reef lines are led to winches on the cabin top.

Sparcraft double spreader anodized aluminum mast

Sparcraft double spreader anodized aluminum boom

Facnor LS180 headsail furler

Mainsail halyard, boom topping lift, jib halyard and spinnaker halyard

Adjustable backstay

Strong track low friction mainsail track

Retractable lazy jacks

Dacron mainsail with full battens

Dacron 108% furling genoa with UV cover

Ullman Sails asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with sock

Harken adjustable jib cars

(2) Harken spinnaker sheet turning blocks

German mainsheet system with sheets led to helms

(2) Harken 46ST winches for sheets and control lines (genoa and mainsheet, tack line and furling line led below deck to Spinlock clutches near helms)

(2) Harken 40ST winches on cabin top (halyards and reef lines

Winch handles


Deck and Hull

The T-shaped cockpit is configured with twin wheels and a centerline table with stainless handrails. The radar chartplotter is mounted on the aft end of the table and may be rotated in any direction. Cockpit sole and seats are covered in teak. There is a fold down swim platform. Storage is in cockpit lockers below the port and starboard seats and a locker aft. There is a propane locker configured for two bottles.

Dual stainless anchor rollers

Delta anchor with 300’ chain

Quick electric anchor windlass

Stainless outboard motor lift

Edson outboard motor mount

(6) mooring cleats

Bottomsiders cockpit cushions

Tan canvas mainsail cover, wheel covers and winch covers

Tan canvas dodger and bimini by Iverson’s Designs with stainless grab rails on sides and aft of dodger

Double lifelines with boarding gates to port and starboard

Fold down swim platform at stern

Hot/cold cockpit shower


Miscellaneous and Safety

Boat hook

Fenders and dock lines

Fender step

Lifesling MOB recovery device

ACR Globalfix v4 EPIRB

Flagstaff with US ensign


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9.9hp Yamaha outboard engine, $2,000


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