Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS for sale

Plymouth, United Kingdom

£109,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS
Used sail boat for sale
£109,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Marc LOMBARD / Garroni Designers /Jeanneau Design
Length overall
12.93 metres
Length waterline
11.58 metres
4.11 metres
2.01 metres
8,925 kg
Fin Keel
Plymouth, United Kingdom

About this Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS  -  Manufactured Dec. 2007 (2008 Model Year & launched July '08)  -  £109,000

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS has been a very successful model for Jeanneau over the years. She is an attractive, stylish and modern looking yacht externally and has an extremely light, airy, comfortable and functional interior layout with 2 double cabins each with en-suites, a sociable saloon and a really good galley.

The huge aft cabin is the envy of many 50ft yachts – with a queen sized centre-line berth, amble storage and en-suite access to the aft shower & heads, appealing to sailors who enjoy the generous aft cabin of a centre cockpit yacht, without the limitations of a smaller saloon and cockpit space often found on centre cockpit yachts.

This One Owner 2008 model year Jeanneau 42DS is fitted with a 54hp Yanmar diesel, bow thruster, an easily handled all furling rig and a host of other benefits including reverse-cycle air conditioning and heating!


The Sun Odyssey 42 DS is an indulgently spacious design offering a centre-line double berth within the aft master cabin, en-suite heads and an almost equally generous forward cabin, again with an en-suite heads. If one wants to convert the main saloon's starboard side seating to a double berth, this particular example has the facility to do so, but more normally the main saloon would be restricted to night passage use on two single berths.

A 16000 Btu reverse-cycle air conditioning unit by Webasto is fitted under the port saloon seating providing comfortably cooled air circulation from the central saloon, this unit can also operate in a reverse cycle to provide warm air heating.

All overhead deck hatches are fitted with combined roller blinds and insect screens.

A stereo radio/CD player is fitted in the main saloon, with a pair of speakers here and duplicated by waterproof speakers in the cockpit.

The forward cabin's double berth is fitted across the centre-line, with over 0.5m width to it's forward 'foot' end and good access to the bed offered by the sheer accessible breadth at it's aft end. Dressing is made easy by a small seat to port of the generous area of cabin sole. A hanging locker, with shelved storage is also fitted to port, opposite the relatively large en-suite heads. 240v and 12 volt sockets 

En-suite, forward heads compartment is generous in size, with a combination shower/mixer tap facility to the hand basin and draining sump. A hand pumped marine toilet is fitted (with holding tank). Light and ventilation is provided by an overhead hatch.

The main saloon is at a raised level - above that of the forward cabin - and refreshing light levels are encouraged by generous and stylish side windows, combining with overhead hatches/windows in the leading edge of the coachroof and fixed, hull-side portlights to either side. The 'light and bright' theme continues through the colour of the upholstery and use of pale toned veneers and contrasting hardwoods.

A fixed table is offset to starboard, with welcoming wrap-around seating offering some snugness for after dark, while a fixed and forward-facing 'Chart Table' is located toward the aft end of the saloon to port, still with its own dedicated navigator's seat. 12v DC and AC electrical distribution panels, together with the multi-function instrumentation repeater are located immediately alongside the navigator's left shoulder in this area. VDO Dayton Radio/CD Player with two saloon speakers and two cockpit speakers.

A primarily L-shaped galley that incorporates a shallow indent to assist in the cook's security while underway incorporates double stainless steel sinks, a large, top-opening 130 Litre refrigerated cool box without prejudicing the need for straightforward working surface too. Jeanneau's upgrade of an Eno cooker with it's two-burner hob and oven is fitted and protected by a stainless crash bar, with a 220-240V AC microwave fitted outboard of the conventional cooker, beneath the side deck. The closed stowage offered by this galley is practicable as much by dint of sheer volume, as by particularly clever design - it works as a result of refreshing simplicity combined with space in all areas.

day-use heads compartment located immediately to port of the foot of the companionway may be secured from within to offer en-suite facilities to the aft master cabin. Generous headroom offers practicable showering. The mirrored under-deck locker encloses fiddled shelf storage. A hand pumped marine toilet is fitted with a holding tank facility provided. 

The Aft, Master Cabin's centreline double berth is lit from above by an opening hatch and from each side by fixed hull ports. Two opening port lights to the coach roof sides also ensure cross-ventilation in hot climes. Dressing seats are fitted to either side of the cabin, while a double-door hanging/shelved locker is located to starboard. To either side of the berth itself, there are top-access lockers for bulky clothing. A deep-fiddled top to the rear access of the engine space provides small-item stowage and a mirror above, combines with the foot of the berth for hair brushing and make-up application. 2 X 240v and 1 X 12 volt DC sockets. 


Mechanical and Electrical systems

Yanmar 4JH4-AE naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder 54Hp diesel engine.
Conventional shaft drive to a fixed 3-bladed propeller, with a Volvo Penta non-drip lip seal fitted to the inboard end of the sterntube. A rope cutter is fitted ahead of the propeller.

A 4 hp bow thruster by Vetus is fitted forward.


3 off 110 A/hr, 12V lead acid batteries servve as the Domestic/Services battery bank. 

1 off 110 A/Hr battery for engine cranking.

Dedicated, 110 A/hr battery, located alongside the bow thruster motor.

The batteries are charged by the engine driven alternator and a 40 Amp capacity shore power battery charger with the vessel connected to shore supply.


  • Fuel - 130 Litres
  • Fresh Water - 355 Litres
  • Holding tanks - 85 Litres in two independent tanks (one for each head).

Navigation Equipment

In Cockpit:

  • Raymarine E80 Multi Function Chart Plotter on the centre-line.
  • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata display at each helm.
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind speed & Direction display at each helm.
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot.
  • 2 off magnetic steering compasses.
  • VHF Cockpit Speaker. 

At Chart Table

  • Raymarine ST60+ Graphic display.
  • McMurdo ICS Nav6 Navtex & Data display.

Sails and Spars

Aluminium alloy Selden double spreader fractional rigged furling mast and alloy boom.
Facnor roller furling headsail system.
Harken mainsheet traveller mounted outside the cockpit on coachroof
All control lines led back to coachroof mounted winches via rope clutches.
2 x size 46 self-tailing sheet winches by Harken.
2 x size 40 self-tailing halyard winches by Harken.


  • Furling mainsail.
  • Furling Genoa.

Deck Equipment

Twin bow rollers
Brittany-type anchor with calibrated chain cable.
Electric 'Quick' Anchor Windlass with wired remote control.
Large Sprayhood with opening central section for enhanced ventilation in warm climates and grab handrail. 
Bimini sun protection cover.
Fabric steering wheel covers.
Large central cockpit table with drop leaves and internal stowage.
Cockpit light on table handrail.
Teak cockpit sole and seats option.
Anchor ball and motor-sailing cone shapes
Outboard stowage bracket on stern rail.
Socket for passerelle on stern steps.
Swimming ladder to transom.
Fresh water cockpit shower.
Fortress FX16 Aluminium 4.5kg Kedge Anchor with chain & warp rode
Minimum of 8 inflatable fenders.
Minimum of four ropes for mooring.

Safety Equipment

Raymarine 54E DSC/GMDSS capable VHF radio, with additional cockpit speaker.
4 person liferaft in valise by Seago (Service date expired).
Horseshoe lifebuoy and light.
Man overboard rescue sling mounted on stern rail.
Echomax Inflatable Radar Reflector
Jackstay safety lines
Emergency tiller

History and Construction

Built by Jeanneau Yachts in Dec. 2007 and supplied to the current first owner in July 2008 by a UK dealer and transported by road to Calpe on the Mediterranean coast of Spain and lightly used for what she was intended.

Returned to the UK by road in 2016.

'Ava' is now for sale as a result of her current owners currently considering their options as to whether to live in Europe, in which case they shall buy bricks and mortar, or to remain in the UK. 

Contact Information

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact us on 01752 228855 or email us on

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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1 x Yanmar 4JH4-AE
Fuel capacity
130 litres

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Sutton Harbour Marina
United Kingdom
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