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post #516 of Old 11-18-2010
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You non US or NAmerica folks must have a design and price function I can not find on the jeanneau site.

I'm liking but not liking the new look. I personally would like to see a bit less freeboard, and more cabin. That is probably a "marty's eye" feel if you will.

Andrew. I do feel the Jeanneaus any how, ARE aiming at the vacation/weekender/daysailer vs a live aboard as I feel you are thinking from your standpoint. BUT< that is not to say that a Jeanneau could not be used as a live aboard, or other boats of equal design charactoristic, such as the B Oceanus, bavaria, catalina........etal that fit the mold as we are talking about here.

On the other hand, the owner of the local Jeanneau dealer, did take a 49iP for two years, went from here in the NW, to oz and back with wife and twin daughters. So the boats will handle full time use, and can work. Now comes the "HOW" do you want to load the boat etc. If one goes to jeanneau owners network - Home One can figure out thru some of the forum posts, that many are living year around in different parts of the world on there Jeanneau's. BUT, most are daysailors to maybe a 2-4 week cruise once a year, with some weekends if you will on there boats.

Marty

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