Sun Light 30
Team / Lead Keel / Long Mast

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Sun Light 30 is the first boat of mass production designed by Daniel Andrieu, and she is very good first attempt. She offers seaworthiness and comfort above the average of the time which allow her to become a best seller (nearly 1000 copies, all versions included).

Rare, Jeanneau agreed major structural change for different versions, and between the Team version with the symmetric saloon, and the version owner, with it lateral galley, almost none of the bulkheads are common. This allows, in the Owner version, to have a forward cabin and shower room more spacious. The Sun Light 30 is available in 3 drafts, deep draft, shoal draft and centerboard. An Export version is available with a 1m – 3.3ft longer mast.

In 1989 it became Sun Light 31 with the adoption of a 30cm - 1ft extra transom. After 1991, the hull form has continued its career with the Sun Fast 31 and Sun Odyssey 31.

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Main Features

ModelSun Light 30
VersionTeam / Lead Keel / Long Mast
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerDaniel Andrieu
Building years (first/last)1986 / 1991
Number built932
PredecessorJeanneau Attalia 32
SuccessorJeanneau Sun Fast 31
Regulation2eme Cat. 6/8 pers.
ConstructionGlass fiber/polyester, monolithic hull, sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeLead
Rudder bladeSingle rudder on skeg
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all30.0 ft
Hull length29.2 ft
Waterline length25.4 ft
Beam over all10.4 ft
Waterline beam8.4 ft
Fore freeboard3.8 ft
Middle freeboard3.4 ft
Draft5.8 ft
Mast height42.9 ft
Light displacement6834 lbs
Full load displacement9083 lbs
Ballast2601 lbs
French customs tonnage8.12 Tx

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 sailarea602 ft²
Downwind sailarea1018 ft²
Mainsail area222 ft²
Genoa area380 ft²
Working jib area262 ft²
Jib area165 ft²
Stormsail area75 ft²
Spinnaker area797 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

36.6 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

9.8 ft

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

41.2 ft

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

12.0 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

41.7 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

18.2 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

40.7 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

21.5 ft


Wetted surface209 ft²
Transverse section maximum surface11 ft²
Righting moment @ 1°92 lbs/ft
Ballast ratio38.1 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement194.1 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement328.4 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)19.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2002
Engine power1 x 18 hp
Fuel capacity12.7 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin2
Number of berth7
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity26.4 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity19.8 gal
Headroom max6.1 ft
Headroom kitchen6.0 ft
Headroom shower room5.8 ft
Headroom6.0 ft
Chart table dimensions3.0 x 2.0 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom5.9 ft
Length of berth6.4 ft
Width of berth*5.0 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.8 ft
Length of berth6.6 ft
Width of berth*4.9 ft
Cockpit length6.1 ft
Cockpit width4.9 ft
Catwalk width1.4 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1992

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