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.