Jeanneau’s NC 895 proved ingenious and compact. Developed on “the Continent,” the NC 895 evinces the primary Euro-boat design mantra in packing a lot of comfortable, usable space into its quick 29-foot-2-inch-by-9-foot-
8-inch hull. Twin 200 hp Yamaha outboards provide quiet, efficient but spirited power for cruising speeds in the 20s. Thanks to a clever sliding seat across the transom, those outboards can tilt for visits to picturesque sandbars. The spacious, safe and secure bow offers a sun pad that converts to a splendid seat for two, readily accessible via the wide walkway forward along the starboard-side. Meanwhile, that sliding transom seat couples with two more folding lounges in the cockpit to create seating for six around a table or a broad sun pad.