Review of Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA
Jeanneau build with purpose. But sometimes that purpose is to fulfill every purpose. Welcome to the Walk Around concept by Jeanneau, the Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA. Here your imagination can run wild. Why decide, when you can fish, cruise, throw the wakeboard behind, entertain the family and stay overnight.
Step on board to find the Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA and all its trimmings. Spacious and sleek, the Cap Camarat 9.0WA is no ordinary boat. Built on a hull designed by architect Michael Peters, the new Jeanneau stands at a mighty 9.0 metres. While that might sound big, these vessels are renowned for their manageability and the Cap Camarat 9.0WA handles superbly.
We can vouch for a comfortable ride, with the beautiful hull design meaning spray deflection is on point and everybody inside stays nice and dry.
On board, the room up top is spacious and inviting. The large seating area looks exceptionally sleek, upholstered in mute grey. The accommodation and amenities below are contained in two berths, one forward and one at the rear, meaning overnight stays are a comfortable breeze. The entire cabin is finished in walnut, giving a cosy and stylish edge.
Skiing or wakeboarding are very real options. The Cap Camarat 9.0WA offers a nice little wake out the back. While this might not be every boaters cup of tea, for anyone looking for a new summer sport, or a good way to wear out the kids, throw a rope out the back and hop on. If you don’t want to get wet, you can enjoy the fun from the comfort of the seating at the stern and twin helm seats up front.
The galley is small but functional. Whilst you won’t be cooking up a storm, you can certainly get by with the single burner and the sink. The location of the galley outside to the port side of the helm seating means, while the galley is in use, it is difficult to shimmy past to the cabin area. The upside is the design maximises room downstairs in the cabin for twin berths and a bathroom.
Follow the stairs down to the cabin with easy and wide access. A ‘V’ berth is located at the bow which doubles as a dining area. This is where we really come to enjoy the design innovation from the team at Jeanneau. The table drops down to make a space for a bed. Just add cushions. There is no door as such but as a guest sleeping space, it’s not a bad setup. The second berth is a twin and is located under the helm area. It is perfect for short stay guests or kids and again does not have a door.
The head is located in between the berths. It doubles as a shower too with two retractable faucets, one in the sink and one in the shower area itself. The space is big enough for most people to stand.
The hull handles impressively well. Designed by Michael Peters, the Cap Camarat hulls are designed with a step. The Cap Camarat 9.0WA is nimble and turns as if it is on rails. Considering the size of the boat, this might be considered an over achievement from Jeanneau.
The helm position offers uninterrupted visibility. You can drive seated or standing, with all the controls a comfortable arm’s length away. The Cap Camarat 9.0WA is a sleek craft with a look that belies the all-round capabilities of the platform.
We put the Cap Camarat 9.0WA through as many paces as we could. Staying relatively close to the inner waters of Sydney harbour, we still experienced swell and chop, manoeuvring around all the other lucky boaters. The Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA handled superbly. It chewed up the slop with ease sending any spray well out to the side. Handling at slow speed was equally comfortable with the steering offering a precise engagement. The optional bow thruster was fitted to the test vessel and made parking a breeze.
The hull is extremely stable meaning you and your guests will feel a great deal of general comfort and safety, whilst also getting a good night’s sleep. There is just enough rock to set you off.
The Walk Around concept by Jeanneau is a winner, with the new Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA a very impressive boat indeed. It is really an SUV on water. The Cap Camarat 9.0WA can do it all. Handling all conditions and offering endless options to expand your horizons, the Cap Camarat 9.0WA is the Australian boaters dream vessel. Relax in the luxury, take your mates fishing, throw the kids out the back for a good donut or ski, or take your family to a secluded bay for some snorkelling. The list is only limited to your imagination.
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA Review
The Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA is a bit like the SUV on water. It has a large spacious design that lends itself well to all kinds of boating. You can tow tubes, fish, or simply relax in the comfortable and spacious lounging areas. And when it comes time to turn in for the night, it has all you need to keep warm and secure for a night onboard.
The new 10.5WA is all about space. With generous space up top and below, a big day out or a weekend away with the family is what it is all about. A sleek and stylish design, with clean lines, and power to boot, this new Jeanneau range is no ordinary boat. Two berths, one forward and one at the rear will have you and the family taken care of for your overnight stays.
The open cockpit of the Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA is the perfect lookout. From here you could watch and listen to majestic whales offshore or watch the kids tubing out the back. An incredible experience on any vessel, but on the new Cap Cammarat 10.5WA, with its central helm, offered exceptional control and visibility on the day.
The Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA is truly easy to manoeuvre even for a boat of this size. The seating is plush and comfortable too with three across and a wrapping lounge down the back. The front sun pad also provides an excellent whale watching platform if waters are calm enough.
It was easy to imagine the kids or kids at heart dominating the standard sun deck at the bow. Plenty of opportunities here to play and dive bomb into the water. Don’t worry about missing out however, as the new 10.5WA is really known for its spacious layout and usability. Head to the cockpit and the luxurious entertaining area. Here you can enjoy long summer nights with 360-degree views of blue, with family and friends. When the fun is over for the night, the bow area converts into a private cabin as well as a double aft cabin. This is what sets the Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA apart, with its exceptional layout containing 4 berths in 2 distinct living spaces.
The full interior galley and spacious head with separate shower compartment means the new Cap Camarat 10.5WA is made for multiple night stays aboard. The eager fisherman or weekend warrior need not feel left out however, with large platforms either side of the outboards, the perfect place to land a catch. To the serious anglers out there, you may prefer a removable rear lounge for your fishing convenience.
Inshore and at rest the stability is exceptional, making overnight stays truly comfortable, only so ever slightly rocking you to sleep. Access too around the boat is exceptional with room to get by the walk around console without needing to squeeze past. The rear table is a delight and the perfect place for an afternoon wind down.
Signature to the 10.5WA, the stepped hull is designed by architect Michael Peters. This is an exceptional design from a true innovator. The step in the hull runs beautiful lines and makes handling of the new 10.5WA a dream. Spray deflection is optimal sending it well out to the side.
The hull handles everything thrown at it with ease. Cruising at high speeds and at slow is equally comfortable. Handling at any speed was precise. Considering the size, the new Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA turns impressively like it is on rails. A true testament to the design and build.
You will be superbly comfortable in the helm position. There is enough seating across for several people to join you and you can comfortably decide whether you prefer to drive standing or seated.
The power from a twin-engine set-up is evident and pushes the hull onto the plane steadily. It can also be rigged with a single outboard. You need not worry about oncoming swell and small chop as the ride is effortless in the new Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA with the fine entry cutting through waves with ease.
The Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA looks as beautiful as it runs. Perfect for the Australian boater’s lifestyle and conditions, the new 10.5WA can really do it all. Any boater would be very at home behind the wheel. If ‘on water’ entertaining is your forte, or be it cruising and discovering new bays for a few days of bliss or even a fishing weekend between friends, you would be on point with the new Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5WA.
Our review of the Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795
The Merry Fisher range are big sellers for good reasons and the new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 is the icing on the cake, with the experts at Jeanneau taking a great thing and simply adding the cherry.
In typical Jeanneau style, keeping it fresh is a top priority. With over 3,000 models or its variant produced for sale, the Merry Fisher 795 is a huge seller on the world market. This new Jeanneau is spacious, hardy, masterfully designed and well equipped.
There is plenty of comfort to talk about with the new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795. A vessel that is neither too big, nor too small, the new Jeanneau is the perfect compromise for a family who want a highly manageable and useable vessel, which also allows for relaxed entertaining and enjoyment.
The spacious cockpit at the aft of the boat features a ‘U’ shaped lounge which runs across the full width of the transom, along the port side and across the recess for the sliding door. It is finished with a durable, comfortable cushion assembly which is neatly secured with clips and tie downs affixed to the cushions themselves. The sliding door is the distinctive feature of the Merry Fisher range and the new Merry Fisher 795 keeps this feature and adds so much more.
The cockpit is fitted with a simple table with plenty of room to move around. If lounging in the sun and enjoying your surroundings is what you desire, then you can easily convert this area to a sun lounge. Simply drop in the additional poles and supports combined with additional cushions and voila.
The captain of the new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 has almost 360 degree visibility from the driving position to the rear cockpit, with the beautifully fitted floor to ceiling glass doors. The upholstery here is luxurious yet practical and inviting. The helm position is just the right height and is a single seat with bolster and a very comfortable place to drive from. A small toilet (head) is fitted directly ahead of the helm, with a sink and cupboard, making overnighters a little more comfortable.
Light pours into the cabin. With the rear sliding door and huge windows encircling the cabin in the new Merry Fisher 795, you have the feeling to have much more space, with a superb view all around. Windows open adjacent to the helm position or on the passenger side, or simply use the built in sunroof above your head. This creates a beautiful breeze throughout.
The kitchenette sits on the starboard side behind the helm seat. It’s small but is equipped with everything you could need for a weekend away. Included is a single burner gas stove top, a small sink with pop up faucet and storage cupboard underneath. A small fridge is located under the drivers’ seat and additional storage can be found behind the stove and sink.
The Merry Fisher 795 certainly makes the most of the available space. The dining table and seating (saloon) arrangement opposite has been thoroughly thought out to give you the biggest bang for your buck. A folding seat can be flipped to face forward when underway and once you have created a gourmet masterpiece in your kitchenette, you have two inward facing seats that can accommodate four people, with a heavy timber table-top in the centre. For overnight stays, the table can be cleared and dropped away here for your guests.
If you need an extra helping hand maneuvering into tight berths, your new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 can be fitted with an optional bow thruster. The switch panel is easily accessible on the left while the anchor winch is remote controlled.
The extended swim platforms are a highly recommended option on this new Jeanneau, as they make the most of this otherwise unused space and gives the kids a fantastic play area. More importantly, keeps the kids busy and happy.
The front of the hull is all forward berth which is finished in timber veneer. The bed is more than big enough for a few nights out on the water. If it starts to get stuffy, open the hatch overhead. A hot and cold shower is located at the back of the boat on the starboard side.
The hull is more than capable and turning the new Jeanneau back across its own wake, the spray is minimal, thanks to the running strakes and a healthy reverse chine running the length of the hull.
On a casual observation, it looked to have enough deadrise to cut through most conditions while maintaining an exceptional level of stability while at rest. This is important for those quiet nights tucked in a secluded bay.
The new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 cannot be compared to other performance hulls. It is simply not its purpose nor intention. With a 200hp on the back, the most you could push the Merry Fisher 795 to is 30 knots. It is the perfect vessel for cruising and exploring. The engine will push the Merry Fisher 795 onto the plane predictably and comfortably.
Cornering is equally impressive with a soft lean into the corner evident. The hull itself is a little trim sensitive on hard corners and cavitation was evident early on in the turn but this could be alleviated by judicious use of the trim button, or trying a different prop on the engine which may also alter the performance obviously.
The Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 was built with purpose. With a sleek design and a high level of usability, it is the perfect little cruiser for a family. The finest of details have been considered, with the maximum of space provided by the expert design team.
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895
A design that maximises space and enjoyment, the Merry Fisher 895 was built with a distinctive style. Not only is the Merry Fisher 895 true to the sophisticated and practical design expected from Jeanneau, but the 895 model, with its high sided hardtop, ignites memories of old European fishing boats spotting the Mediterranean.
The hard-top design maximises space. With huge glass windows and a floor to ceiling rear cabin entry, the spacious feeling is impressive for a boat of this size.
As you step aboard the new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895, you are immediately aware of the spaciousness and luxury style. Boarding the vessel using the access way on the aft starboard side, you get the sense that the 895 is much bigger than the specifications suggest. Suitable for a small family, a couple, or a few mates heading off for a good weekend of fishing, the Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 is both manageable and usable.
Two rear swim platforms straddle the twin outboards, giving way to a wide and comfortable gangway leading into the rear cockpit. At the stern, the outdoor living area is well thought out and roomy. Fitting in a lounge arrangement which covers three quarters of the stern and runs along the port side and ends with two smaller seats against the aft cabin window. The table can be easily dropped down to convert into a sun lounge. The Merry Fisher 895 really makes the most of every opportunity to create more space and expand usability. Make yourself comfy with the plush cushions and enjoy yourself a beautiful afternoon in the sun, after dining in the same spot.
The captain enjoys uninterrupted visibility from the driving position through to the rear cockpit, thanks to the huge floor to ceiling glass door. The driving position is extremely comfortable, and all switches and handles are easy to reach.
The cabin is inviting, with sunlight flooding the inside area through the huge door. The timber veneer is a luxurious touch and adds to the warm and light feeling of the space. With those beautiful big windows, the Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 is also fitted with a sliding sunroof, bringing the outside to inside in true comfort.
A dining table on the port side can be setup by reversing the passenger forward facing seat and sliding it back against the companion way leading downstairs to the cabins. The seats are finished in grey upholstery while the table is made from a dark walnut. The look is both elegant and practical. A slide out draw under the rear seat is great for kitchen storage. The galley is small but functional. The Merry Fisher 895 can more than handle a few days at sea with the right preparations.
An outdoor barbeque is always a good idea and if you are planning regular overnight trips, it would be a good investment and could easily fit. With a fridge located under the helm seat, you and the family would be set for a week of cruising and total freedom on the new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895.
The helm position offers 360 degree views of blue. The electronics are strategically placed in an easy to see arrangement, with a Lowrance unit and engine measurements at the centre. Trim tab controls are easily reached just sitting to the right of the wheel while the radio sits to the left.
The sleeping quarters are comfortable for captains and guests of the new Merry Fisher 895. Taking the three stairs down, you will find the spacious and airy main cabin. Large portholes running along the hull allow light to stream in. The hatch is fitted with a latch, allowing for air to enter the room. The bed is placed in the centre of the cabin with easy access to move around. With plenty of storage underneath the bed and a small cupboard, you won’t experience that cramped feeling in the space.
The stairs will also lead you to the head of the boat, where you will find the toilet, a sink and more storage space. The faucet doubles as a shower head and the entire room doubles as the shower. Here, Jeanneau’s expert innovation comes into play as you recognise how much more space and usability you get, with some very efficient design work.
The Jeanneau Merry Fisher range is not part of the Jeanneau power boat range. However, the Merry Fisher 895 delivers impressive cruising range, while expertly handling rougher waters you might encounter out fishing. The hull has been beautifully designed to find this compromise, meaning that the Merry Fisher 895 is good on fuel consumption.
The power from the twin engine set-up is immediately obvious and pushes the hull onto the plane with ease. On the test day, with the guys at MW Marine, we cruised out through the heads at Sydney harbour and took on the oncoming swell and chop effortlessly. The day presented a few challenges and when a large wave hit the hull, the spray deflected beautifully.
The hull is extremely stable meaning both, a feeling of general comfort and safety, and a good night’s sleep.
Overall, the new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 ticks most boxes on any Australian boat buyers list. Extremely versatile and stylish, the Merry Fisher 895 is so well appointed in its design that you have the feeling to have a much bigger boat, with the bonus of exceptional manageability. No matter who you decide to set off cruising with, you will find yourself in a vessel that exceeds your expectations in every way. The Merry Fisher 895 is where Australian boating memories are made.