The Jeanneau 51 provides many of the same innovations that proved so successful on the Jeanneau 54 in a smaller, more affordable and easier-to-handle package. Most obvious of these are the cutouts in the aft cabin trunk bulkhead that extend the cockpit benches a foot or so forward of the companionway, thereby offering a pair of cozy nooks to hang out in under the dodger.
Other shared features include a magnificently large, articulated drop-down swim platform, well-configured twin helm stations and a lounging area forward. Under sail, the boat is easy to manage, easily driven and refreshingly seakindly underway.
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