An update to the 2014 Powerboat of the year award winner, Jeanneau Velasco 43, the Jeanneau Velasco 43F has made some improvements, but it is not an unqualified success, according to Alex Smith. See for yourself by watching the quick walk-through video below.


The windscreen has been raked back on the 43F in place of the vertical glass on the original 43. Also the mast on the 43 has been removed in favour of a raked-back radar arch.

Jeanneau Velasco 43F: video walk-through

Jeanneau Velasco 43F video tour with Alex Smith.

On the foredeck is a new comfortable-looking sun lounging area and on the starboard side of the main saloon is a sliding entrance door – extremely handy when coming alongside and for manoeuvring in general.

However, down below, the designers appear to have missed a trick, says Alex. The original 43 was designed around twin shaft drive engines, but the new 43F uses V-drives. This should have created a significant amount of extra space, however, the 43F doesn't make the most of the extra space.

If you liked the Jeanneau Velasco 43F, take a look at these other short videos from Galeon 430 Skydeck from Dusseldorf earlier in 2014, or Nimbus 405 Coupe.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.