Jeanneau NC 14

Creating a new concept.

by Capt. Tom Serio
It’s not a new concept for a yacht builder to create an open layout yacht. But Jeanneau seems to have cornered the market, and created an aptly named line of yachts, including the NC (New Concept) 14.


  • LOA: 45'8"
  • Beam: 13'5"
  • Draft: 2'5"
  • Weight: 22,767 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 238 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 108 gals.
  • Power: T-Volvo Penta D4 IPS400 300-hp
  • Price: $546,100

With a single-level main deck, this best-selling family sport cruiser boasts innovative use of space to create individual, yet comfortable, social areas. A U-shaped settee on the aft deck, with wood table, is perfect for alfresco dining under the stars, as well as catching some rays on the sunpad.

Forward is the spacious salon. Not only is it open in its layout, but also by the retracting glass sunroof, large sliding glass doors and panoramic front and side windows, bathing the interior in ambient light. Concealed by a flip-up cover, the galley, to port, has all of the appliances — including stove, oven, fridge and stainless sink — to provide meals for formal sit-downs, to lighter fare on a day out. A large dinette flanks a hi-lo table that converts to a berth. For extra accommodations, the double-facing day lounge next to the helm converts to a sleeper.

To maximize storage and functionality, the NC 14 sports a “basement” — a drop-down compartment near the galley that can house a wine cooler, fridge or washer/dryer unit. Additional accommodations, forward, include options for one or two heads, office desk and walk-in closet. Standard is the forward VIP with center berth that swings apart to twin berths — talk about a nice concept. A mid-ship guest stateroom has twin berths.

Designed by Camillo and Vittorio Garroni, the NC 14 sports a unique exterior style. Notable are the plumb bow for smooth entry, lifting strakes, elongated hull-side rectangle window, high freeboard and angular corners.

Touting big water capabilities, Jeanneau expects the NC 14 to fulfill American boating needs. With Volvo 300-hp or 370-hp IPS drives, coupled with the optional joystick control, the NC 14 can take on most any water, as well as close-in maneuvering.

With ample living space and accommodations for extended cruising, the Jeanneau NC 14 may be the new concept in yachting. 
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