Jeanneau Sun Oddyssey 45 DS

It is named Optimistic and can be tracked anywhere using a free app, such as VesselFinder. You can track the course of your trip, record your speed and see which other boats are in the area.


45′ long, 14’4″ wide and weighs 11 tonnes

It is about the same length and weight as a bus.


Designed for Living

The saloon is generously spaced, with a U-shaped seating area and a long seat opposite. The galley is fully equipped with a 3-burner hob, oven, fridge, freezer and double sink, all topped with Corian worktops. A mains generator is also fitted, so you can use your hairdryer and straighteners, even if we are at sea.



There are two independent air conditioning systems on board; one for the main saloon and another for the cabins. These are reverse cycle, so they can be also used for heating on the cool autumn nights.

Strong points

Natural Light

Designed by Philippe Briand, The Sun Odyssey 45 DS delivers a new concept of space. With a raised deckhouse, attractive wrap-around windows, curved lines and oversized portholes, the living spaces are flooded with natural light..

DETAILs for sailing

Loaded With Extras

Optimistic is bristling with lots of modern technology to make sailing safe and fun. It has an in-mast furling mainsail, furling genoa, 3 x electric self-tailing winches, radar, AIS, chart plotter, autohelm, depth sounder, wind speed indicator, a 75hp Yanmar inboard diesel engine, saildrive, twin helms, deep fin keel


Full Suite of New Sails

Optimistic has been kitted out with a new wardrobe of sails for 2022. She has a 140% genoa, with fibre-path construction for maximum performance. The mainsail is also a fibre-path construction, with in-mast reefing. For exciting downwind sailing we have a 118m2 spinnaker, with a top-down furling system for ease of handling. If we are caught out in particularly heavy seas, we have a storm jib, which makes the boat manageable, even in the roughest weather.

POwer demands

Sustainable Energy

We need a lot of energy for modern living; fridge, freezer, lights, electric autopilot, tablets, phones, laptops, etc. To ensure that the lights never go out, we have four independent methods of power generation. We have 600w of solar panels, a methanol fuel cell, a generator and the diesel engine. To reduce the energy we use, there is a hydrovane steering system; a wind-powered, mechanical steering system which does not require any electricity to operate.