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The thing you have to remember, an HR is a production boat also, as is a swan etal! Hell, Even my spouses Mercedes is a production car, with more issues than my GM's!
With this in mind, yes the MB has a few more safety items, ala air bags, yes the NB is better than my gm's, then again, if I compared a MB 1 ton dually if I could get one to my GM, I would suspect not as much would be different vs a 1 ton dually and a car based rig, both MB or GM.
As far as a better design.....not sure that the designers for Jeanneau and Beneteau any how are that bad. Yes the manufacture may have some differences in how they want things to be or look etc.... otherwise, the folks that designed the Jeanneau, design better built boats too. Look at Oyster, same fellow designs some of those rigs, that designs Elans, another lower price point manufacture.
Will you get what you pay for? maybe, I look at homes I have worked in, difference tween the 5 mil, 1 mil and 300-500K starter homes near me, yes that is right, in Seattle a 300-500K home is low priced and a starter! NOTHING from how it is framed, same out of whack corners walls etc. Just the 5 mil home has marble, gold plated this and that, the starters linoleum and plated chrome! take your pick!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!