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Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...
That 409 is an ugly duckling like an IKEA catalog.
What I remember about checking out Jenneau is a very irritating step down towards the bow (all models) and clearly I am not a fan of European interior design.
Listen, I am not bashing the Catalina 400 that is a good sailing boat. Brian is the one that was bashing the Jeanneau 409, that is also a good boat. What I said was that I liked more the interior of the 409 and that the hull design of the Catalina is an older design with a worse performance.
Regarding the interior it is a question of personal taste and the Catalina has certainly a great galley.
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