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prior to purchasing our current boat our plans were always to sell the house we prensently have, back trade to a smaller house and the buy a new 40ft DS Jenneau. We did a lot of research and in the end it just came down to personal choice. There are so many good boats out there that it simply comes down to how much you can affort and what boats best suits your needs. The 40ft Jenneau DS fitted out requirement perfectly. Plenty of internal room to kick back, heaps of storage and somewhere to hide if you needed some space. We do not want to race but at the same time we wanted a boat that would cover distance relatively quickly Bene's and Jenneaus both do that. Both have a high degree of comfort and down here in Oz both have good resale. For what you have described I think you would be happy with either boat.
I would be looking to see which dealer is prepared to offer you the best deal, IE Bimini's autopilt, chartplotter etc
If you are wondering why we did not buy one of these we had a change of plans. We did not want to give up living where we are so we compromised and bought a Cheiftan 38, its not new and needs some TLC but it cruises comfortably between 7 and 8 knots, a great sea boat and most importantly we own it now, living the dream.
Hope this is of some help
Greg and Sue
New South Wales