2015 Sea Essay (Jeanneau S409)

In early 2015 CSD purchased a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey S409. This yacht was commissioned and in service by April and served the club well until the end of October 2021.

She was equipped and coded for a crew of 8 to sail up to 60 miles from a safe haven.  She is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, the Yacht Husband Team, and is made available to members at all skill levels for introductory day sails,  Sea Time / cruises,  training and private charters.

The layout is as shown in the diagram below.


Equipment fit

The yacht complies with the requirements of the Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Commercial Vessels and is equipped with all the required safety equipment.  The yacht is coded to Category 2, i.e. up to 60 miles from a safe haven and can have up to eight people on board. She came with an array of B&G instruments to which an extensive set of electronic systems have been added and integrated, over a NMEA 2000 network. The electronic systems include :

  • A Raymarine ES 125 Hybrid Touch Multi-Function Display (Lighthouse v2)
  • Raymarine 18” 4kW Radar
  • AIS-B Transceiver
  • Nav6 Navtex
  • Icom M323 VHF/DSC Radio (manual)
  • Raymarine Autopilot

Channel Sailing is a division of the CSSA