Aboard the new Jeanneau NC 1095, my decibel meter displayed lower sound levels than those recorded aboard open or express boats with twin outboard power. That’s thanks to the NC 1095’s full deckhouse with its solid fiberglass sides, and glass windows and sliders. This construction also offers better climate control whether you need heat or air conditioning. It also gives the boat a real yacht feel.
As for performance, we hit 44 mph at wide-open throttle, and we noted the admirable range of cruising speeds at which the NC 1095 nets better than 1 mile per gallon. As the performance chart shows, you can achieve this efficiency whether motoring at 12 mph or speeding along at 30 mph. That means you can adjust your speed to suit sea conditions with less fuel-burn penalty.
In addition to its efficiency and quiet, climate-controlled operation, the boat has impressive ease of access throughout. Naturally, one can leave the helm and move aft into the cockpit, but the NC 1095 also has a sliding hatch at the helm that provides direct access to the side deck. This proved helpful while docking during our test.
Accommodations? The NC 1095 provides space for as many as eight crew to sleep in comfort. The standard layout includes two staterooms, an enclosed head and a utility room, in addition to the convertible dinette topside (curtains provide privacy at the dock). The forward master stateroom and the portside guest stateroom offer luxurious accommodations for four people. To add more sleeping capacity, you can have the utility room fitted as a stateroom, which will sleep two people.
In the cockpit, Jeanneau’s hallmark L lounge seats a crowd around a removable table. The athwartship section of this lounge slides forward, allowing the engines to tilt completely out of the water and providing even greater engine access for checking oil, flushing and doing other routine maintenance. Smart.
Looking for a sporty cruiser designed with experienced boaters in mind? Sea-trial Jeanneau’s NC 1095.
- Unique offset cabin provides unparalleled access to the bow from both the cockpit and the helm.
- Sleeps up to eight people with an optional third stateroom.
- Outboards provide vibration-free cruising.
Price: $213,600 (hull price with base engines)
How We Tested
Engines: Twin Yamaha F300s
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha Saltwater Series II 15″ x 15 3/4″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 100 gal.
Crew Weight: 1,050 lb.
Jeanneau – Annapolis, Maryland; 410-280-9400; jeanneau.com