Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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mid 80'''' french boats blistering
Beneteau and Jeaneau both had really bad blistering problems in the mid to late 1980''s and into the early 1990''s. Beneteau had a warrantee that covered the necessary repairs and I have seen the job that Beneteau does here in Annapolis. It is a first class peel and epoxy/glass job. All other things being equal, I would have no qualms about buying one of those boats that have recieved that treatment.
I have no idea what Jeaneau did on warrantee work for their blister problems. In this area, Jeaneau did not have a good reputation for supporting warrantee work, but Jeaneau has been bought by Beneteau who is highly regarded for their custoner service.
I would suggest that you contact Jeaneau or Beneteau North America (they have a website) and give them the Vessel Identification Number (VIN) which is typically located just below the rail on the starborard side of the transom. That number includes the year and month of manufacture as well as the hull number and a set of letters that are unique to each manufacturer.