Boat Review: Jannace 430C

Unless you've hung around the boatbuilding industry long enough to establish an intimate knowledge of the players, you may not know of Charlie Jannace.

January 25, 2006

Unless you’ve hung around the boatbuilding industry long enough to establish an intimate knowledge of the players, you may not know of Charlie Jannace. Suffice it to say that he has designed stylish, innovative boats for more than 50 years. I’d bet you’d recognize some of the creations from his drawing board.

He has designed most of the hulls for Blackfin, the Liberty 38 and 39, the Orca 27 and 36, and many others. His latest foray into offshore fishing combines an
obviously enormous knowledge base with some excellent builders.

**Twin 700-hp C-12 CATs push this 43-footer to a 31-knot top end and a moderate cruising speed of 25 knots. At cruise speed, the 430C offers a range of more than 320 nautical miles between fuel stops.


An unusual aspect to this Jannace design, however, can be found in the deadrise. Most convertibles don’t sport a deadrise nearly as aggressive as the deep-V on the 430C. At 201¼2 degrees at the transom, you can expect a smoother-than-average ride in a head sea as this bow carves through the waves. Relatively speaking, the entry is equally aggressive. At the same time, the length-to-beam ratio makes this boat remarkably stable in a beam sea, as well as roomy below and in the cockpit. Jannace also incorporates a double chine that runs almost the full length of the boat for nimble maneuvering and exceptional dryness.

**The straightforward design of the flybridge finds a centerline helm, portside companion seat and enough room behind them for your guests to pass through
easily. One straight settee runs the full width of the console front, and another runs fore and aft for the full length of the bridge to starboard. You’ll find ample
storage below all seats, in the console as well as in the brow.

**Cabinets line the forward edge of the cockpit on both sides of the centerline salon door, and you can pretty much choose what you want them to contain. Two fish boxes in the deck handle the fish that you caught with the contents of your in-transom baitwell.


**You have an interesting choice of interior layouts: One places the galley aft on the port side, certainly my favorite place for it. It allows the chef to maintain visual contact with the cockpit, and it provides a calmer position than farther forward. This keeps you from spilling your bowl of soup or sandwich crumbs over the length of the salon on your way back out to the cockpit in rough weather. Traditionalists who eschew common sense can still opt for a galley-forward layout, which does provide slightly more salon space.

Belowdecks the layout depends on the salon design you choose. Either way you get a master stateroom in the forepeak with an island double and a starboard-side double with over/under single berths. The difference is just the placement of the heads.

**Design and Construction
**Jannace Yachts is a joint venture between Sportfishing Yachts Unlimited (SFYU) and Cruiseline Yachts (a Taiwanese builder). The Heart Marine Group owns SFYU as well as the Heart Marine dealership. Cruiseline has a highly respected history building sportfishing yachts, as well as its own line of larger 70- to 90-foot motoryachts.


Each Jannace 430C receives the benefit of advanced technology construction, including CoreCel close-cell foam composite, vacuum-bagging of the laminate and resin-infusion techniques. Jannace demands strict adherence to the laminate schedule to control weight. Interestingly, despite the more expensive ingredients and features – Caterpillar engines, a 12-kW Northern Lights generator, dual Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers, full Sharp video and Bose audio packages and Cantalupi designer lighting (to name just a few) – the 430C hits the market at a price that makes competitors cringe. Go aboard, and you’ll have a wholly different reaction.

– Dean Travis Clarke



**LOA 47’0″
BEAM 15’6″
DRAFT 4’0″
WEIGHT 35,000 pounds
FUEL 690 gallons
WATER 100 gallons
POWER T 700-hp Cat C-12s
BASE PRICE $776,000

Sportfishing Yachts Unlimited
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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