Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 - It just works

by John Curnow

Every now and then a boat just clicks. It has all the right bits, of the correct dimensions, in the appropriate places, and out of it all you get something that simply sings. The Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 is one of these craft. It was designed and built in parallel to the other, more well known versions of the brand’s vessels, and benefits from being more geared towards performance, without going totally off and being a flat bottomed sled.

Yet Daniel Andrieu’s design has a couple of telltales that let you in on the secret. From the baby prodder on the prow, to the twin tillers (or wheels), noticeable chines for form stability, a moulded in keel floor, for’ard crash bulkhead, chamfer on the gunwale for better hiking, and a slick, almost stripped out feel to the application of the furniture below, you get to see she is all about business. Being resin infused means she only has the optimum amount of epoxy to bond her together, which saves weight, yet also ensures maximum strength. So at 4.7 metric tonnes, she’s on the money, without going off and using the exotics, and thereby racking up either a massive rating, or a huge price tag in the process.

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May 23, 2017