In an unprecedented push to bring new and exciting products to the market, Jeanneau is announcing FOUR ALL-NEW Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats set for introduction for the 2021 Model Year!
Having landed in North America in 2016, the Leader series is taking the market by storm thanks to clever use of space and a positioning centered around family use, simplicity, and efficiency. With a hull designed by Michael Peters of Sarasota, Florida, the Leader series is waiting for you to put it through its paces. Three new boats in this line will make their US debut: a model that existed in Europe but was never sold in America before: the Leader 6.5 CC, this fun center console is packed with great features. The all-new Leader 10.5 and the all-new Leader 12.5.
This 40-footer has a multi-mission attitude: a do-everything layout above and a lower deck that combines clever and comfortable space for overnighting.
The Leader 12.5 features a new and unique hull with infusion high-end technology. Stringers and the hull are molded into one piece providing more fiberglass and less resin. With 21 degrees of deadrise at the transom, the deep-V hull design has a sharp entry, two lifting strakes, and a spray-reducing chine that extends the full length of the hull, providing predictable handling and exceptional comfort across a wide range of conditions.
Twin cockpits on the main deck, ahead and behind the hardtop-protected helm console, offer flexible seating, sunning and dining options for those who prize a life afloat in open-air surroundings. A wide walk-around deck to port leads to the forward cockpit, which offers raised triple chaise lounge seating facing forward with additional bench seating in the bow.
When climbing aboard there is easy access via the starboard side entry door. The aft cockpit is packed with imaginative features, including a roomy L-shaped lounge with an aft seatback that folds aft to form a comfy sun pad, and with a fiberglass table on removable legs. Engage a switch to reveal the electric drop-down terrace to port, increasing the entertaining space.
The entertainment island backs up to the helm seating. Here you have a full cockpit galley with room for outdoor food prep including a working countertop with an electric grill, two sinks (optional or livewell), a 13-gallon fridge, and loads of storage for kitchenware.
AT THE HELM
Command and control underway is enhanced with a raised helm station that offers clear 360-degree views behind a protective windscreen, and three high-back helm chairs with leaning post capabilities. The large dash can accommodate a pair of Garmin 16” chartplotters while a centerline wheel is tilt-capable, with powering hydraulic steering with precise control at all speeds, and standard Joystick HelmMaster.
Down below, the Leader 12.5 interior is cooled by the 12,000 + 8,000 BTU Air Conditioning, allowing for overnights aboard. The fully equipped galley is complete with a ceramic cooktop, fridge, optional microwave, plus storage. Forward the salon seating transforms to a king size bed while amidships owner’s cabin also has a filler cushion to create a full-sized king bed. To starboard there is a spacious enclosed head.
Triple 4.2-liter, 300-horsepower Yamaha V6 four-cycle outboards, chosen for their compactness, lightweight and powerful output, are the standard, optimal engine package on the new Leader 12.5 WA, offering a range of cruising speeds from 30 mph to 35 mph, and can reach a top-end speed of 50 mph when conditions allow — without the need for hull steps.