The Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 is Jeanneau's new flagship. It replaces the Merry Fisher 595, which was a very effective family weekender and did good business for Jeanneau. We looked at the boat in Cannes, and shot the First Look Video below.


So what does the 895 have to offer that makes it an improvement on its predecessor? The Merry Fisher 895 offers the same sliding bench so you can trim out your engines fully and the same variety of cockpit configurations. What it adds is better access via the starboard swim platform and side access through a new gate.

The port dining station is fairly common place in the Merry Fisher range (see Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795: on water test). However, in this instance there's no messing around with the backrest you simply sweep it over and it lowers the seat simultaneously, so you simple you get good views aft and a ready-made dining station.

Below decks you get two private double berths and a separate heads to starboard. What is impressive is the amount of light, which you get from the various skylights. You also get an extendable bed in the master cabin.

If you like the idea of the you Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895, you should also be aware that you can upgrade it to the offshore version. That's a Category B boat, with twin 200hp outboard engines for uprated performance and twin 300 litre tanks for extended range.