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At the Seattle boat show earlier this year we were on a number of new Jeanneaus... of all of them (the 409 may have been the smallest) we liked it most, there were several DS models there too.

However, today walking along the 'creek' we noticed the local dealer has a rather large stock of Jeanneaus afloat (wonder if the manufacturer finances those inventories??) - anyway from 100 feet away the 409 loses some appeal.. a bit of a boxy profile....I have no problem with the chine, but the 4 in-hull ports are installed at different levels and that looks odd to me. In-hull windows are great from below and they make sense, but why doesn't anyone hide them in a stripe?

I know... I know... nitpicking!!!!

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