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Which pocket cruiser is best for me ?
Actually, I do not think that French boats are inherently of poorer construction than US boats. I think that Beneteaus are about on a par with US builders Catalina or Hunter. They each have their strengths and weaknesses.
I know there is a difference of opinion here, but I have generally found Jeaneaus to be one step down from the Beneteaus in terms of both design and build quality. Today, Jeaneau is actually owned by Beneteau and seems to be their ''value'' oriented division.