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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yacht

The Sun Odyssey 439 is a recent Jeanneau design being introduced in early 2011. The 439 is a ‘bigger sister’ to the 409, winner of the European Yacht of the Year title.

The 439 provides spacious accommodation for a group of up to 8 in four cabins with additional berths in the main saloon.

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yacht

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The Sun Odyssey 439 is a large cruising yacht providing spacious and comfortable accommodation for two families or group of 8 or 10 adults. Accommodation is in four cabins providing eight permanent berths with two ‘heads’. The main cabin can also provide two additional berths if required although we do not recommend these other than for children.

At 43’ the Sun Odyssey 439 is a spacious four-cabin yacht and consequently provides a lot of internal space. She can be sailed by a couple, although being larger with more sail area, a larger crew allows work to be shared and gives more hands when mooring.


The Sun Odyssey 439 can be managed by a crew of two although at 43’ a third or fouth set of hands always makes mooring and other tasks simpler and shares the load. Like all Jeanneau yachts she sails well providing entertaining, yet safe and stable sailing as you would expect from a large cruising yacht.


The Greek Sails Sun Odyssey 439 yachts are equipped with twin-wheel steering and roller-furling genoa. We then have yacht options of either in-mast furling or semi-battened slab reefing mainsail with lazy jacks & sail bag. The in-mast mainsails are reefed by being partially furled into the mast while the semi-battened mainsails use single-line reefing with reefs 1 & 2 rigged.

There is an inflatable dinghy with outboard to help you get ashore if you anchor-off or simply to allow you to explore.

Instrumentation includes twin binnacle compasses, ST70 multifunction colour display instrument in the cockpit and a Garmin chart plotter at the navigation desk in the cabin.

The 439 is also equipped with a Raymarine inboard (built-in) autopilot, a GPS, DSC VHF radio & EPIRB by the chart table. Charts and pilot guides are provided.

The yacht is equipped CD/radio player with speakers in the main cabin and external speakers in the cockpit, allowing you to listen to music as you sail.


The Sun Odyssey 439 offers a main saloon, four cabins and two toilet/shower rooms (‘heads’ in sailing talk), each with hot water and toilet holding tank. Both heads includes a separate shower and toilet/basin area separated by a folding shower screen.

Each cabin has a double berth giving eight berths, plus the main saloon settee & table are convertible to give another large double berth. Each cabin has a hanging wardrobe.

The galley includes a double sink, top-entry fridge, twin-burner cooker with oven and plenty of storage both behind the worktop & cooker and below the sinks.

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 main cabin. Image courtesey & with permission of Chantiers Jeanneau S.A.

Outside the cockpit has teak lazerette seats and a large fixed cockpit table covered by a bimini tent. There are also external loudspeakers in the cockpit connected to the CD/radio.

Internal layout

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 internal layout. Image courtesey & with permission of Chantiers Jeanneau S.A.

The Sun Odyssey 439 provides a main cabin heads & shower to port, a forepeak cabin with en-suite forward heads & shower with a large opening hatch onto the foredeck, plus two rear double berth cabins. There is a chart table to port in front of the heads with control panel, GPS and VHF radio and CD/radio player with Bose speakers in the main saloon. The main saloon settee and table can convert into an additional large double berth.

Key information

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 (2011 & 2015)
Overall length13.34 m / 43’ 9”   Water line length12.00 m / 39’ 4”
Beam4.24 m / 13’ 11”   Draught2.20 m / 7’ 3”
Sail area91.4 m² / 983.8 sq ft   EngineYanmar 54 HP
Cabins / berths4¹ / 8 (10)²   Shower/toilets2 (+ 1 deck shower)
Ideal forFamilies & groups   Sailors2 to 4
Fuel capacity200 ltr / 44 gal   Water capacity530 ltr / 116 gal


¹ The number of cabins refers to compartments separate to the main saloon laid out as permanent bedrooms

² Berths are quoted based on cabin beds with figures in brackets indicating use of additional convertible main saloon seating

³ Refers to UK ‘Imperial’ gallons, not US ‘Short’ gallons

Wheel steeringYes (twin wheels)   BiminiBimini & sprayhood
MainsailIn-mast furling or semi-battened, slab reefing with lazy jacks & sail bag   ReefingSingle line from cockpit
GenoaRoller furling   WindlassElectric
DingyInflatable dinghy with outboard   Other equipmentSun & insect screens on hatches, onboard 220v electrical circuit, hot & cold cockpit shower
InstrumentationRaymarine ST60 tridata, GPS   MusicRadio/CD player with mp3 compatibility, Bose® 2.1 Accoutismass3 speakers inside + speakers outside
Hot waterYes   Holding tankTwo - forward & aft heads

Please note that photographs used on this page may not necessarily be of Greek Sails flotilla & charter yachts and actual fittings and specification may differ. The Greek Sails Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yachts do not have teak decks as illustrated in the photographs on this page, but are equipped with biminis which are not shown in the photographs.

Information downloads

For more detailed information about our Sun Odyssey 439 yachts you can download the following supplementary documents:

Download the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yacht technical details sheet Technical specification for the Sun Odyssey 439

Download the Greek Sails yacht inventory and packing list for the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yacht Yacht inventory & suggested packing list

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The Sun Odyssey 439 has a large forepeak cabin with en suite heads (toilet & shower)
A Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yacht available for flotilla sailing holidays and bareboat charter from Greek Sails in Poros, Greece. Image courtesey & with permission of Chantiers Jeanneau S.A.
A Sun Odyssey 439 sailing yacht available for flotilla sailing holidays and bareboat charter from Greek Sails in Poros, Greece. Image courtesey & with permission of Chantiers Jeanneau S.A.
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