Jeanneau expands to dayboat market

Jeanneau enters the luxury dayboat market with the unveiling of its new DB/43.

05 April 2022


The new Jeanneau DB/43 is a unique product offer in the premium segment of dayboats, seeing the luxury boat manufacturer diversifying its range.

Faithful to Jeanneau’s values, with ease of handling and liveability, the DB/43 offers new solutions to maximise enjoyment and quality of life on board.

The DB/43 features several unique characteristics, both clever and subtle, on inboard and outboard versions. This offers boaters an open boat with a distinctive character, while also ensuring comfort and seaworthy quality.

The DB/43 demonstrates power, elegance and harmony, setting a new milestone in this segment.

Offering a streamlined design was not enough to enter a segment already rich in alternatives of this type. The DB/43 goes much further. With this model, Jeanneau proposes its own interpretation of the premium dayboat, at once seductive and inviting, assertive and protective.


“With the DB/43, Jeanneau integrates the expected codes in the segment of premium dayboats, in terms of design and finish, while enriching it with an optimal interior layout, a true characteristic of Jeanneau boats,” says Merry de la Poëze, Powerboat Product Marketing Manager.

“We reinterpret this segment by endowing the DB/43 with not only an impactful design, but also a volume of living space on onboard and ingenious functionalities, as a real invitation to extend your cruise beyond dayboating.

“This step is not new for Jeanneau – it revives our DB line from the 1980s, and it is delivering these requirements for style and comfort. The DB/43 is thus a superb evocation of this savoir-faire.”


A streamlined style

The DB/43 was entrusted to Italian designer, Camillo Garroni, who delivered a boat with a streamlined, contemporary design that is both powerful and elegant.

“It was necessary to bestow a certain character to the DB/43, while respecting Jeanneau’s heritage,” says Garroni.

“The world of automobiles was among our sources of inspiration. We borrowed the soft curves and extended lines of sporty British and Italian models.”

“To render this unique character, we have paid particular attention to detail and to the sophisticated treatment of different surfaces. The DB/43 has been designed for lasting appeal.”

The DB/43 adopts a break-out design with well-defined sides, emphasising sculpted edges and concave forms. The aft hull form and backlit air intakes obviously evoke the automobile, adding to the character of the DB/43 further.

The roof, which is the largest on the market for a boat of this size, covers the full width of the deck. This design perfectly integrates into the powerful, sinuous lines of the DB/43.


An ingenious open design

The DB/43 is defined by its openness to the sea. In addition to the open deck plan, two side terrasses open to expand the space. Together with the aft swim platform with hydraulic option and cockpit with modular layout, a true beach club environment unravels.

The luxury dayboat also integrates a wide cockpit table, which can accommodate all passengers. An exceptional characteristic, the central sliding cockpit bench means guests can dine around the table, perfect for taking advantage of the fully equipped exterior galley. The table can be positioned as a central island, which also enables free chef movement.

Forward, the vast sundeck can be arranged in a layout with facing seating. It also offers various sophisticated touches for guests such as integrated retractable lighting and a sound system.

While underway, passengers are safely seated. The helm station features three individual seats, while additional guests can be seated on the cockpit bench seating.


More than just a dayboat

With its versatile layout, the new DB/43 is designed to accommodate 12 passengers on board.

The DB/43 boasts exceptional interior volumes, with two cabins and up to two head compartments. The aft cabin can accommodate up to three passengers. The forward owner’s cabin features a double berth, while the head compartment offers a separate shower.

A furnished kitchenette near the companionway allows for meal preparation for intimate gatherings. It can be replaced by an optional second head compartment.

The interior atmosphere aboard the DB/43, in White Oak, is particularly warm and well-appointed, highlighted by fine materials, indirect lighting and attention to detail in both fit and finish. Wide openings guarantee generous natural lighting as well as optimal ventilation.


A powerful, seaworthy boat

With its flush deck and protective freeboards, the DB/43 ensures safety from the moment guests step onboard. Faithful to Jeanneau’s heritage, the DB/43, with a hull designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, offers excellent navigability.

The DB/43 is offered in an inboard version, with twin Volvo D6-380 engines. It features joystick control as a standard feature for ease of handling. An outboard version with three 350 hp engines is also available.



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