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I would agree that Jeanneau is built a BIT better than Bene. And it is possible the Jeanneau is more in line with a caddy, or olds or pontiac, not that some of these are being built any more. Like all things great and small, opinions do vary. It could be Jeanneau is a chevy, Hunter a Kia or other lower end YET boat. No matter how it is built per say, MOST folks do seem to agree, you get a LOT for the money overall. A good owners group that is forming in many places, a good online presence at Jeanneau-owners.com for troubles with other owners to type to etc.
Then again, while one can complain about the type of finish wood used etc. I am not real happy with the fiberglass beds on my 05 chevvy pickup, one crow bar at 50 mph, and the WHOLE side panel needs to be replaced, nor does it hold as much wt on a pipe/lumber rack as my ALL metal beds have in the past. SO MANY companies and things are making items sometimes better, but not as strong or equal.
A reason for the bene issue, many are sailed there on their hull from france, in in the process, get slammed by BAD weather as they are trying to MAKE a deadline, instead of waiting a few days or a week. Or the delivery driver does not take the better lighter wind route, not that this should matter. As these boats are rated to take a certain wind/wave strength. If they are not, they should be down rated, or upgraded to meed the rating(s).
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Last edited by blt2ski; 07-06-2011 at 08:40 PM.