When you build Thousands and Thousands of sailboats, the chances are that some will be better than others, in terms of design, manufacture and materials quality. I searched for a boat for many many years. I looked at C&C, CS, Tartan(way over rated), Jeanneau, Newport, Beneteau, Pearson and others. There are good and bad boats in every one of them. I ended up with a Beneteau because it was the best deal. My boat is as stronger and faster than most of the boats I saw. The hull is two inches thick in some areas and the deck feels like you're stepping in concrete so whoever makes a general statement saying that this or that brand is bad, is in my book, full of cr#@p.
So,, if you find a good Beneteau, inspect it well and go for it. It is very likely that you will beat most of the critics, IN THE WATER.
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