80s French brochure cover
Galopin is a 1981 Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40. Designed by Philipe Briand, our lady is the “deriveur” version or a lifting keel yacht. This will allow me to explore places bigger yachts can’t reach. It offers lots of comfort for its size, mainly the cabin headroom which fits my 185cm frame, (6’2″), as well as my brother who’s close to 190cm. It says in the old 1980s brochure – The Sun Fizz is an adult or family boat. Three separate, private double cabins provide tranquility for intimate pursuits – which is taken from the brochure page below. I guess it must refer to the more libertine lifestyle of 80s’ French cruisers.
Two heads and a large dining salon for six. A wide navigator’s table with comfy curved built-in bench. The lifting keel mechanism is housed below waterline so it does not take up valuable interior space. The interior aesthetics are quite modern looking for a boat of that era. Simple and functional with little or no nautical decorative nonsense. As the exterior design suggests, the Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 is a performance cruiser. Sleek lines, flat deck, big comfortable cockpit. It’s design to sail easily and perform.