Sun Odyssey 490

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The Sun Odyssey 490 : a new vision of life on board

Designed by Philippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton, the new Sun Odyssey 490 successfully combines contemporary style and harmony, all while respecting the heritage of her 27 years.

This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming!

Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable.





2 cabins / 2 heads
3 cabins / 2 heads
4 cabins / 4 heads
5 cabins / 3 heads
Interior woodwork: Teak or grey Cedar


GTE version
Shoal keel draft version



Available Engines

Standard: Yanmar 57CV / 42KW
Option: Yanmar 80CV / 59KW


2018 “Best of the Best” - Robb Report
2018 "Sailing Yachts from 10 to 15 meters" - Yacht of the Year Solvenian Awards
2018 "Cruising boat of the year" - Cruising world

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Length overall
14.42 m / 47'4"
Hull length
14 m / 45'11"
Standard keel draught
2.24 m / 7'4"
Fuel capacity
240 l / 63 US gal
Water capacity
640 l / 169 US gal
2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Available Engines
Standard: Yanmar 57CV / 42KW
Option: Yanmar 80CV / 59KW
CE Category

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