26th Nov 2015

Jeanneau NC11 Review

Jeanneau NC11 Review

The Jeanneau NC11 is a sport cruiser that offers massive living space with plenty of headroom throughout the two-cabin layout. For flexibility, the transom lounge slides fore and aft on rails to increase the size of the cockpit or the swim platform. Visibility is excellent, and three people can sit together facing the unbroken front windscreen pane. Its genuinely innovative design earned the Jeanneau NC11 the accolade of European Boat of the Year in 2011, and that makes it a top consideration for anyone considering a second-hand model.

Who and what was this boat designed for?

The Jeanneau NC11 is a sports cruiser. A panoramic view and a fully equipped helm station make coastal cruising easy and enjoyable with single or twin Volvo engines. A joystick makes docking straightforward.

What commentators say about this boat

An eye-catching sports cruiser whose hardtop also suggests utility.

Spending time on board comes with very few compromises. If you’re looking for the good life on board, this model could very well be for you.

An apartment with terrace and sea views.

No other boat has offered such convertibility, in my experience.

An elegant outline and contemporary design presenting a new vision of the family boat.

Great circulation around and through the boat, with light and airy living spaces.

The latest innovations in terms of organisation of space and approach to life on board.

Model variations

The Jeanneau NC11, launched in 2010, is still in production.

  • Single and twin diesel sterndrive versions are available


  • Length overall: 36ft 6in (11.15m)
  • Beam: 12ft 3in (3.74m)
  • Draft: 3ft 3in (1.0m)
  • Weight (twin engine): 6.5 tons (5925kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 158 gallons/ US gallons (720 litres)
  • Water capacity: 82 gallons/ US gallons (375 litres)
  • Engines: Volvo D6 330DP or 2 x D3 200DP

What’s great about the Jeanneau NC11

  • Genuine innovation.
  • Class-leading amount of glass.
  • Walkaround decks and decent cockpit.
  • Generous accommodation plan with great headroom.
  • Very good performance and ease of docking with joystick or thruster.
  • Light and airy space within saloon.
  • Large toilet and shower compartment.
  • Good owner’s and second cabins.
  • Sliding cockpit seating unit gives bigger cockpit area when bathing platform not in use.

What to look out for on a pre-owned Jeanneau NC11

If you’re buying a used Jeanneau NC11, our engineers and owners have reported some things to watch out for and potential faults that might occur on this boat from time to time.

  • Very tight access to the bilge pump in the event of failure, replacement, or servicing.
  • Float switches stick after time.

Keeping your Jeanneau NC11 in shape

When buying a used Jeanneau NC11, regular scheduled servicing and attention to some minor points will keep your craft in top condition.

Regular servicing

Carry out regular engine and drive servicing in line with the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.


  • Electric roof option needs regular cleaning/maintenance.
  • The side/rear access needs regular cleaning/maintenance.

Laying up

Follow manufacturer’s recommendations when laying up for winter.

Model-specific repairs

The Jeanneau NC11 is not known for needing specific repairs more frequently than other boats.

Why buy a pre-owned Jeanneau NC11?

The Jeanneau NC11 makes a great family cruiser, combining economy with sporting performance. This stylish boat should be a serious consideration for anyone looking for a second-hand cruiser in this price range.

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