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Jeanneau’s NC Range: Safety, Versatility, & Elegance

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11 Oct, 2023
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By Bryony Edwards

Jeanneau's NC Range: Safety, Versatility, & Elegance

Jeanneau Powerboats are well renowned for their intuitive balance of performance and comfort, and the NC range is no different,  representing a perfect blend of safety, versatility, and elegance for maritime enthusiasts all year round. Whether you're enjoying the sun in the spacious cockpit or taking in the waves and morning mist from inside, the NC range promises a waterborne lifestyle full of pleasure.

What is the NC Range?

The hallmark of NC boats is their high-performance inboard engines, striking a perfect balance between exterior and interior spaces. A large sliding glass door seamlessly connects the outdoors and indoors. Outside, a flexible modular cockpit welcomes you to enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine. Inside, the saloon and galley, situated behind the helm, offer a stunning panoramic view. Descend a few steps into the bright, welcoming cabins with ample storage and a separate bathroom

Who is the Jeanneau NC Range suitable for?

For those looking for family-friendly cruises, the NC range ensures a peaceful and harmonious life on board, ideal for weekend getaways or leisurely weeks on the water. The saloon and galley, conveniently located near the helm station, create a bright and inviting living space where the family can gather and enjoy a 360° view of the ocean. The exterior cockpit, easily accessible on the flush deck, invites various marine activities amidst the refreshing sea air. The generously sized cabins, filled with natural light, promise rest and comfort. For sun-seekers and sea lovers, the NC lines perfect indoor outdoor flow promotes an outdoorsy lifestyle. Easily manoeuvred, an NC is your perfect companion for sunny day outings, whether it's a relaxing afternoon or a day trip with family and friends. The expansive sliding glass door seamlessly connects the interior to the exterior cockpit, creating a vast, single-level space, perfect for soaking up the sun or enjoying the breeze. The NC range immerses you in afternoons of leisure, sunbathing, and marine activities, followed by dusky evenings looking at the stars.

Who Designed the Jeanneau NC Range?

The NC line emerged from a ground-breaking concept—a boat designed as a terrace on the sea. It encapsulates the essence of living on water, providing utmost comfort on board while allowing for flexible living spaces. This visionary concept came to life in 2009, marked by the first strokes of pencil sketches. Designed by the talented duo of Camillo and Vittorio Garroni, the NC range emanated contemporary allure with its clean lines and spacious yet understated interiors.

Lets take a look at some of the key models from the NC Range, all available to purchase currently with Burton Waters.

Jeanneau NC 9 - Compact Power

2019 used Jeanneau NC 9 available to purchase with Burton Waters

  The Jeanneau NC9 made its debut in 2012, joining the NC range as a 31-foot wheelhouse cruiser, following the footsteps of the original Jeanneau NC11. This boat offers a practical walkaround design, a sheltered main deck, and stylish Scandinavian aesthetics, providing a year-round seafaring experience. It bridges the gap between the utilitarian Merry Fisher range and the sportier, open-backed Jeanneau Leader range. Notably, it's more affordable compared to similar boats from Scandinavian shipbuilders like Nimbus and Botnia Targa, making it an attractive choice in the pre-owned market for sea and river adventures.

NC9 Engine & Power

Powered by a single engine, the NC9 surprises with its speed. In a 2012 test by MBY, it achieved an impressive top speed of nearly 27 knots and a cruising speed of around 22 knots. This single-engine setup not only makes it economical to purchase but also promises lower ongoing operational costs due to reduced servicing and fuel consumption. Design-wise, the NC9 has a distinctive identity while borrowing some elements from the Jeanneau NC11. Its compact bathing platform and angular superstructure create a purposeful, upright stance, maximizing living space on the main deck, despite its modest width of only 10 feet and 4 inches.

NC9 Layout

Stepping into the aft cockpit, you'll find a spacious layout with a forward-facing transom bench and a storage unit. The area ahead is perfectly ample  for a free-standing table and chairs, setting up a cosy outdoor setting. A cleverly designed three-panel patio door to port leads into the saloon, allowing plenty of natural light to flood in through the all-around glazing and creating an open and airy atmosphere. The generously sized electrically operated sunroof over the helm enhances the indoor outdoor flow. The galley is on the port side of the saloon and is well-equipped with ample cupboards and drawers around the hob, sink, and oven. On the opposite side is the dinette with two double seat units and fold-over backrests, offering adaptable seating options for passengers, whether facing forward during navigation or aft-facing for dining or relaxation. Moving forward, the helm station on the port side stands as a well-organized, functional workspace, though with a slightly restricted forward view due to the low roofline. However, a convenient side door adjacent to the helm provides fresh air and a better vantage point, enhancing the overall navigational experience. Heading below deck, you'll find two cabins and a shared wet room with a compact toilet. The forward owner's cabin takes centre stage, featuring a centrally mounted double bed. Lift the bed base to reveal a spacious storage compartment, adding a practical touch to the cabin. Additionally, a hanging locker provides storage for personal belongings. In summary, the Jeanneau NC9 embodies a perfect blend of practicality and sophistication, making it an attractive choice for those seeking an exceptional pre-owned vessel that offers both utility and affordability for maritime adventures. To enquire about this beautiful compact New Concept Jeanneau, get in touch with the team at Burton Waters Lincoln today!

Jeanneau NC11 - Power and Comfort

Jeanneau NC 11 in the water at Burton Waters Lincoln The Jeanneau NC11 cruiser, making a lasting first impression, boasts a distinct and impressive design. Its captivating styling, characterized by a raked railing, an attractive two-tone taupe-and-white hull, signifies a blend of European sophistication and performance, giving off a serious and purposeful aura – a boat for those who mean business. An acronym for "New Concept," the NC11 lives up to its name. More akin to a performance sports sedan than a traditional cruiser, it earned the European Powerboat of the Year accolade in 2011. The "11" in its model designation corresponds to its length in meters, embodying European design and craftsmanship.

NC 11 Layout

The cabin's all-glass aft doorway, resembling a full bulkhead, narrows to a mere 20 inches and stows effortlessly at either side of the boat. This clever design expands the cabin's living space onto the large aft deck, enhancing the open-air cruising experience in favourable weather conditions. The asymmetrical house design provides a narrow but easily traversable side deck to starboard, juxtaposed with a broader deck to port. Stepping into the salon, a settee takes centre stage, flanked by two-person sofa seats fore and aft, accompanied by upholstered stools, creating an almost U-shaped dining area. The versatility of the settee shines, converting into a double berth for occasional guests. The aft settee backrest swings forward, turning the settee around 180 degrees to face the aft deck, amplifying the entertaining space.

NC11 Engine & Power

The helm integrates another thoughtful design feature with a comfortable, well-positioned seat sporting a front cushion that swings away, allowing complete access to the door to the portside deck, enhancing docking ease and solo handling. Propelled by twin Volvo D3 200 diesel engines, the NC11 achieves remarkable performance and manoeuverability, especially at low speeds with the aid of the Volvo Joystick Docking System. In the realm of performance, the NC11 leans heavily into the "sports" aspect of the sports sedan comparison. Twin Volvos get the hull on plane swiftly, and a minor adjustment to trim tabs ensures a comfortable cruise. Notably, the boat handled an avoidance manoeuver adeptly, underscoring its responsive handling. The spacious interior belies the boat's 35-foot length, featuring a well-appointed salon with a convertible table, a galley extending along the port side, and two comfortable staterooms, making the NC11 an appealing choice for short getaways or day cruises with friends and family. A single head offers convenience and functionality, complementing the vessel's overall layout. In essence, the Jeanneau NC11 stands as a testament to nautical excellence, embodying an elegant fusion of form and function, making it a highly desirable option for boating enthusiasts seeking a sophisticated and capable cruiser.

Jeanneau NC 14 - Spacious Luxury

Jeanneau NC14 cruising at Burton water Ipswich beacon marina Setting sail as the flagship of its range, the Jeanneau NC14 aspires to offer a floating "apartment on the water with terrace," epitomizing the vision of the French builder. Its allure lies in maximizing the internal volumes within the 45-foot Tony Castro hull, accentuated by elongated portlights and topside windows. The Jeanneau NC14's versatility begins the moment you step aboard onto the broad teak swim platform. This extendable swim platform, coupled with a movable transom couch, ensures ample space, accommodating water toys or securely stowing essential items while at sea, especially with the hydraulic lifting option. The U-shaped seating seamlessly transforms into a sun-pad with a dining table, all under the shelter of a GRP roof on the aft deck.

NC14 Layout

Entering via the triple sliding doors, you're greeted by a single-level layout that facilitates effortless service, whether serving alfresco lunches from the portside galley or indoors in the starboard side dinette. The longitudinal galley offers essential amenities, including a twin-burner ENO stove-oven, stainless steel sink, 130-liter fridge, and mini Electrolux dishwasher, all neatly integrated into a streamlined, dark wooden worktop with rounded edges for safety at sea. Surprisingly, below deck unveils a substantial lazarette, providing room for heavy items that can also enhance stability when fully loaded. The absence of shafts allows the Volvo Penta engines, positioned towards the back, freeing up space for additional amenities like a washing machine, freezer, wine racks, and more. Ascending to the steering console offers commanding views in all directions, ensuring safety, particularly when sailing solo. The console features controls and analogue engine dials dominated by a Simrad NSS 12-inch plotter, angled for optimal visibility even with the sunroof open. The helm's accessibility is enhanced by doors on either side, aiding in securing warps to the midships cleats on both gunwales. The two-cabin layout caters to a family of four or a couple with guests. The owner's en-suite cabin at the bow optimizes space efficiently, providing ample headroom and flexible sleeping arrangements. The guest cabin is somewhat limited due to the saloon bulkhead but offers sea views, suitable for those unaffected by motion sickness. This NC14 model employs forward-facing propellers through the Volvo Penta IPS system, offering versatile manoeuvring in tight spots, further enhanced by the Maxpower bow thruster.

NC14 Engine & Power

The NC14 exhibits an impressive cruising range, achieving 29 knots at 3600 RPM with a fuel consumption of 157 litres/hour. Opting for a more economical cruising speed of 15 knots reduces fuel consumption to 62 litres/hour, offering a cruising range of 174 nautical miles, making it ideal for offshore voyages. Various options enhance the vessel's capabilities and comfort, including upgraded engines, bow thruster, generator, air-conditioning, Simrad NSS12 MFD, 4G radar, VHF, additional bathroom, entertainment amenities, and convenient passerelle, among others. In summary, the Jeanneau NC14 epitomises the allure of waterfront living, embodying both style and functionality, making it a premier choice for discerning boating enthusiasts seeking the epitome of maritime elegance.  

Why Buy an Jeanneau NC ?

Not confined to any specific nautical style, the NC concept embodied the latest design innovations, redefining space distribution and the essence of life at sea. Its carefully crafted design caters to a diverse clientele, offering an elegant silhouette and a welcoming ambiance. The NC range reimagined the family boat, exuding both reassurance and contemporary allure, making a bold statement in the world of boating. The NC Range is nearing the end of its production, and they are often found on the pre-owned market at reasonable prices for the specification of the boats. To book a viewing on any of the NC range in stock with Burton Waters get in touch using our contact form, or call our Lincoln Branch on: 01522 567404 If the NC range isn't your cup of tea, why not check out our Used powerboats for sale, or if something brand new is more your speed then check out our brand new powerboats boats for sale!

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