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chriskef 11-04-2006 12:43 PM

Where to get free yacht reviews/model info

I'm hoping to buy either a Beneteau or Jeanneau, 37ft to 40ft. I am in Greece so have a huge selection. However, despite having taught smaller yacht sailing for 6 years, I know little about the different models. I thought it might be similar to buying a car where theres bucket loads of info on every model - its history, performance, value, good points, bad points, etc, etc. It would be useful to see a chronological history to see where things were added/removed. That may help pin-point the model I'm after. However, I can't find too much out there thats free to download.

So, does anyone know any sites that may be of some use.



hellosailor 11-04-2006 03:30 PM

If a web search for the specific models doesn't turn anything up, look for owners' forums, and ask owners. You can also ask the makers directly for reviews and other information, they often have them on file even for older models. If the maker doesn't want to talk to you...that's something to consider too.

mangomike 11-04-2006 04:13 PM

Practical Sailor has reviews on many different boats.

SailinJay 11-06-2006 12:06 PM

They're not free, however.

sailingforever 11-06-2006 05:39 PM

You could check out there are thousands of links to every kind of maritime website out there, practically.

chuck5499 11-06-2006 09:35 PM

i have a Jeanneau DS40 and am on the following site -

it is a fairly active list with a lot of very knowledgable owners from all over the world.
good luck
chuck and soulmates

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