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2007 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 DS

Gibraltar, Gibraltar (UK)


This Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49DS is the sought after owners forward cabin version offering three spacious double cabins outside of the saloon, and one of the last models with a full teak interior. Dreamcatcher has been comprehensively prepared for long distance ocean capable cruising by her second owner and has proven perfect for the task! Her huge inventory includes a fully furling rig, bowthruster, Gori folding propeller, watermaker, comprehensive power generation inc solar and DuoGen, Hydrovane self steering, coppercoat, lightweight RIB & outboard, liferaft, EPIRB, upgraded nav equipment inc AIS and much much more! After four years of exploring she is now offered for sale 'ready to enjoy' bluewater cruising in comfort! An almost unique opportunity, her upgrades alone would likely exceed £50,000. We would recommend viewing as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Viewing by prior appointment through our Essex Office (01621) 785600

Basic Boat Info

Price: £159,950
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Dreamcatcher
Make: Jeanneau
Model: Sun Odyssey 49 DS
Year: 2007
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Jeanneau Yachts
Designer: Philippe Briand
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 49 ft
Length Overall: 49'2 ft
Waterline Length: 42'7 ft
Beam: 14'9 ft
Max Draft: 7'1 ft
Displacement: 12,600 kg
Ballast: 3,750 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4-HTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 2250
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 240 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 700 L
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 L

Owner's version with two double aft cabins and large owner's forward cabin offering up to seven berths in three cabins and the saloon with excellent headroom. The twin aft cabins can be converted to form one very large aft cabin if required by taking out a removable centre partition.

OWNERS CABIN: Spacious forecabin with a large central island double berth with luxury mattress, removable leeboard for passagemaking (new 2014), dressing table, two hanging lockers, ample stowage in various lockers and access to dedicated en suite. Twin overhead opening hatches provide excellent natural light and ventilation combined with two 12v Caframo fans (new 2014) for cooling.

EN-SUITE FORWARD HEADS: Jabsco marine toilet (new pump 2014), wash basin, shower in separate shower area and storage.

SALOON: Large C-shaped settee seating area to starboard offering a single berth (conversion legs to drop table included but no cushion), table with storage, and additional settee berth to port (with leecloth). Various storage lockers including a drinks cabinet and useful under floor stowage with recessed hinges and finger catches.

GALLEY: Aft to starboard and equipped with a two burner gas cooker with grill and oven, extractor fan, large stainless steel double sink, hot and cold pressurised water system and large 12v refrigerator (new compressor 2014) and second smaller fridge. Ample stowage provided in various lockers, drawers and shelves with 12v Caframo Safari fan (new 2016).

NAVIGATION STATION: Located aft to port with instrumentation, electrical distribution panels, stowage and 12v Caframo fan (new 2014).

MAIN HEADS: Aft to port with Jabsco marine toilet (new 2014), wash basin, shower, storage and holding tank (50 litre). En suite access via the port aft cabin.

AFT CABINS: To port and starboard of the companionway, each fitted with a large double berth with luxury mattress, removable leeboards for passagemaking (new 2014), hanging locker, stowage areas, 12v Caframo fan (new 2014), opening hatch and portlight. The central bulkhead can also be removed to create a very large aft double bed if required.

GENERAL EQUIPMENT: Pressurised hot and cold water supply throughout via calorifier with immersion coil. Echotec 250PML 12v watermaker providing 50 litres per hour (new 2014, regularly used and serviced). Jabsco water purifier/filter at galley tap (new 2018). Cream leatherette upholstery with cream coloured curtains and blinds. Cotton berth mattress cushions. Full teak interior with teak and holly strip floorboards. Lighting in high usage areas has been converted to LED for power conservation (new 2014). Upgraded Sony USB/Bluetooth marine stereo system (new December 2017) with saloon and cockpit speakers (new December 2017). 1500w Inverter for mains power whilst away from shorepower.

Spars and Sails

Fractional rigged sloop. Silver anodised Selden mast with double spreaders and in-mast furling system, with folding GRP mast steps to masthead (new 2016). Silver anodised Selden boom. Spinnaker pole (new 2015). Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2017) with removable Dynex Dux inner forestay (new 2017). Terylene running rigging (continuously checked and replaced when required). Facnor 290 headsail furling system (new 2017). 2 x Harken ST60 2-speed self tailing sheet winches. 2 x Harken ST40 2-speed self tailing halyard winches. 

  • Furling mainsail - Ullman - December 2017 - excellent/lightly used
  • Furling mainsail - Quantum - fair/good (serviced with new UV strip 2017)
  • Furling Genoa - Ullman - December 2017 - excellent/lightly used
  • Furling Genoa - Quantum - fair/good (serviced with new foam luff and UV strip 2017)
  • Doyle 109m2 UPS Code 0 with Harken lightweight furling system - new 2016 - excellent/lightly used
  • Cruising chute with snuffer - Crusader - red/blue/white - fair
  • Yankee and storm jib - all in fair/good usable condition
Mechanical Systems

Located beneath companionway, Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 110hp (larger upgrade engine) turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine. Freshwater cooled. Single lever controls (new 2017) with electric start. Rotomold plastic 240 litre fuel tank. Shaft drive to Gori 3-bladed propeller with overdrive facility. Bowthruster with control at helm.

The engine has been maintained to an excellent standard, with regular servicing according to schedule. In addition, all hoses have been replaced, an upgraded Racor fuel filter fitted and replacement stainless steel exhaust elbow in 2014 together with new steering and throttle cables in 2017. During current ownership it has proven faultlessly reliable, economical and has never been run to just charge batteries. 

Electrical Systems

8 x 12v Batteries (5 x 105ah domestic new 2018, starter, bowthruster and windlass new 2014) charged via 136ah upgraded engine alternator (new 2014) with smart controller (new 2017). DuoGen combined wind and water generator (new 2014). 3 x 140w Photovoltaic solarpanels mounted on custom stainless steel frame, with Victron MPPT charge controller (all new 2015, still currently providing power exceeding specification). Shore power system with ring mains, immersion coil and upgraded Victron 60ah battery charger (new 2018). 1500w Inverter supplying mains power when away from shorepower. Battery monitoring system (new 2014). Full cabin lighting (upgraded to LED in high usage areas, with red lighting where appropriate for night vision). 12v Sockets.

The combination of the optimised engine charging, large high quality solar panel installation and DuoGen wind/water generator allows Dreamcatcher to be electrically self-sufficient in all but the worst weather conditions, whether at sea or at anchor. The engine has never needed to be run to charge the battery bank and the watermaker has been regularly used whilst away from shorepower.

Deck Equipment
  • Manson Supreme 36kg anchor with 60m of premium quality Italian 12mm chain and 100m of Octoplait warp
  • 25kg Delta anchor with 30m chain and 30m warp 
  • Brittany kedge anchor with warp
  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass (upgraded gypsy 2014)
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
  • Stainless steel lifelines (new 2014) with gates on both sides
  • Stainless stainless steel swim ladder
  • Aluminium folding passerelle with fore and aft locator sockets
  • Beige Sunbrella sprayhood and bimini with joining piece to sprayhood (new 2015)
  • Tan cockpit cushions (new 2015)
  • Leather steering wheels (recovered 2015)
  • Wheel and winch covers
  • Stainless steel grabrails by both wheels
  • Outboard bracket on pushpit
  • Transom shower with cold water supply
  • Assorted fenders and warps
Navigation Equipment
  • 2 x Plastimo binnacle steering compasses
  • Raymarine DSC VHF (repaired/checked 2017) with external command hand mike
  • ICOM SSB radio (new 2014) in custom housing with ATU (new 2018) and antenna
  • ICOM handheld VHF radio
  • 2 x Raymarine ST60+ Tridata instruments with depth and speed/log (to port and starboard)
  • 2 x Raymarine ST60+ wind instrument (to port and starboard)
  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12" colour GPS chart plotter (new 2018) with radar and AIS overlay
  • Quantum CHIRP radar (new 2018)
  • Raymarine AIS transponder (new 2014)
  • Raymarine EV1 control head with ACU400 course computer autopilot (both new 2018) to original ram system
  • Raymarine Smartpilot handheld controller with depth/speed and other information
  • Hydrovane self steering system (new 2014)
  • NASA Clipper Navtex weather information instrument
  • Sony Mechless USB/Bluetooth marine stereo system (new December 2017) with saloon and cockpit speakers (new December 2017)
  • Electronic weather station with clock, barometer and 7 day history
  • LED Tricolour and anchor lights
  • Navigation lights

In addition to the above, Dreamcatcher comes with a comprehensive set of electronic and paper charts, together with necessary courtesy flags and pilotage books, for a circumnavigation. 

Safety Equipment
  • 5 x Fire extinguishers
  • Fireblanket
  • Smoke alarm
  • Gas alarm
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Ring lifebuoy
  • OSCAR MOB recovery sling
  • Echomax radar reflector on mast
  • Zodiac Open Sea 6 man canister ocean category liferaft for 6 persons (new 2014, last serviced December 2017)
  • McMurdo G5 EPIRB (new 2014)
  • First aid kit
  • Harness eyes
  • Jackstays
  • Para drogue sea anchor with 100m warp (new and unused)
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Draper mains powered high output pump with automatic float switch (can run on inverter if required)
Additional Equipment
  • AB Alu-light premium quality inflatable RIB, considered one of , if not the best RIBs on the market due to their combination of durability, weight and performance (new 2015)
  • Nissan 5hp 2-stroke outboard, also renowned for their durability, simplicity and power to weight ratio (new 2015)

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49DS built by Jeanneau Yachts in 2007. White GRP hull (epoxy and copper coated in 2014), superstructure and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Cast iron fin keel. Spade hung rudder with twin Lewmar steering wheels (new steering cables 2017, wheels recovered 2015). Large self draining cockpit with white folding cockpit table, teak laid seats and cockpit sole. Two cockpit and lazarette lockers with a large sail locker forward. Opening door to transom with steps down to water.

Her maintenance schedule has been to the highest standard, with all systems regularly serviced including stainless steel cleaned and polished, anodes regularly checked and changed, sails serviced, uprating of deck fastenings and fittings where deemed necessary, hatch rubbers renewed to prevent future water leaks etc etc. In our opinion you are unlikely to find a boat of her kind that has been better kept!

Owner's Comments

Dreamcatcher is a fantastic yacht that has been lovingly cared for and maintained, inside and out. Her easily driven hull gives her a great turn of speed and she sails superbly however many, or few, crew you have. Below decks she is spacious and airy, with lots of natural light and ventilation. The sleeping cabins have worked well for crew for months at a time, with her safe and comfortable layout whilst the galley has proven more than capable of producing a good meal for all on board! On deck, her big open cockpit is great for socialising in harbour - we have entertained up to 11 seated at once! Deck access and movement around her is great, with lots of storage for any additional kit we needed. 

We are selling her with much pride... and sadness. She has kept our schedule, looked after us in all conditions and enabled our dream to come true! She is lovely to look at, mechanically well maintained and is self-sufficient in both water and 'green' electricity. 

Broker's Comments

This is a highly sought after example of the hugely popular 49 DS, being the last of the teak interior finish boats but also having the preferred twin aft cabin layout (can convert to a huge single if required) combined with the durability and low maintenance of a white hull and no teak decks (also ideal for hot climates). Dreamcatcher is VAT paid and has been maintained to an excellent standard by her current owners who purchased her in Spain from her original UK owner as a very lightly used and cared for example via Clarke & Carter in 2014. After a comprehensive program of upgrading had been undertaken (bringing her up to WCC guidelines and generally preparing for Ocean cruising) she set off on her adventures in September 2014, crossing to the Canaries before heading on to St Lucia via Cape Verde. After cruising the Caribbean she left from Grenada on her circumnavigation via the Panama canal which took in Tahiti, New Caledonia, Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Bermuda, the Azores and more before returning to Gibraltar where she currently resides.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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