Thank you Jack
I appreciate your post regarding the poor build quality of Beneteaus. I came very close to purchasing a new Beneteau until I was warned of their construction challenges. As I began to follow-up on these rumours, I came across multiple users of this boat and I am thankful that I did not spend the money to buy one. Apparently these boats can require serious repairs after a few years of regular use. Resell values are not good at all.
While I know your post was some time ago, I'm wondering if you (or anyone) can recommend a production sailboat that can stand the test of time and coastal cruising with the odd offshore venture without having to step up to a much more expensive custom built boat. I'm looking for a near new 42-45 foot sailboat under $250K.
Thanks in advance.