The Jeanneau Leader 46 will head up the French firm’s 2016 motor boat collection, which also includes a new Merry Fisher and Cap Camarat

Jeanneau has announced a trio of new motor boats due to be launched in time for the 2016 season, including the Jeanneau Leader 46.

As the new flagship in its class, the Leader 46 will stretch this hardtop sportscruiser range, which also includes the Leader 36 and Leader 40.

Engine options will include twin 400hp Volvo Penta D6s and a choice between IPS 500 and IPS 600.

The main deck will include a one-level cockpit and saloon with a U-shaped sofa fitted on the portside.

Below decks, the layout will include a full-beam master cabin amidships and a VIP double in the bows.

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The lower galley is situated on the starboard side, while the portside can be set up as either a lower saloon or a third cabin.

Interiors will be styled by Garroni Design, while the naval architecture is courtesy of Jernej and Japec Jakopin.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but the Nantes-based firm has added that the Jeanneau Leader 46 will be joined by a new addition to the Merry Fisher range and a new Cap Camarat 10.5 WA in time for the 2016 season.

UPDATE: The autumn boat show debuts for Jeanneau are as follows: