Fin keel

With Arcadia, Jeanneau offers a modern sailboat as rapid as comfortable. The thin mat with 2 stages of spreaders shows sportiness it is placed on a tapered coachroof that extends almost to the front, reinforcing the impression. For performance Arcadia sails well in light winds and medium but she shows a small lacks of stiffness, upwind in the breeze.

The accommodation offers two separate cabins, even if the front is actually a berth. The saloon is friendly and headroom comfortable. The bathroom is compact but well thought out including a folding sink.

See the Arcadia's specifications on

Main Features

VersionFin keel
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerTony Castro
Building years (first/last)1983 / 1987
Number built≈300
PredecessorBrin de Folie
SuccessorJeanneau Sun Dream 28
Regulation2eme Cat
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle rudder on skeg
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all29.5 ft
Hull length28.1 ft
Waterline length24.4 ft
Beam over all10.3 ft
Draft5.4 ft
Light displacement6173 lbs
Ballast2359 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead Sloop
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader angleNeutral (0°)
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea489 ft²
Downwind sailarea1023 ft²
Mainsail area161 ft²
Genoa area327 ft²
Working jib area249 ft²
Jib area171 ft²
Stormsail area52 ft²
Spinnaker area861 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

32.2 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

10.0 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

37.2 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

11.7 ft


Ballast ratio38.2 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement174.5 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement365.2 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)15.5

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 1GM
Engine power1 x 8 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 15 hp
Fuel capacity7.1 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth6
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity23.8 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity7.9 gal
Headroom max5.8 ft
Headroom kitchen5.6 ft
Headroom shower room5.7 ft
Headroom5.7 ft
Table dimensions3.4 x 3.0 x 2.3 ft
Saloon width (max./min.)8.0 / 5.7 ft
Length of berth6.3 ft
Width of berth*1.8 / 1.9 / 1.7 / 1.4 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth6.5 ft
Width of berth*5.1 / 3.7 / 2.1 / 0.8 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.7 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*4.3 / 4.1 / 3.3 / 2.8 ft
Cockpit length6.9 ft
Cockpit width (max./min.)5.4 / 5.1 ft
*Widths of the berths are measured from the head and then every 60cm (2ft), corresponding to the elbows, knees and feet.

Based on specification1983

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