Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Our boat is fairly new, so we expect her to be all we need for many years to come. We are particularly happy when we walk the boat shows, poke around the Oysters, Hylas, Swans, etc and come home and really like our boat better. We bought her because she was the perfect balance of sailing ability and accommodations for what we do 90% of the time. She was built as the flagship of the Jeanneau fleet at the time and is notably higher quality than the later vintage. In fact, most are very surprised to learn she is a Jeanneau when I'm asked.
I would like to think that she would do for the remainder of our days, but we truly hope (lord willing) to be on the water for another 20 to 30 years. Thats a long time. Realistically, a time will come (many many years down the road) where systems failures become a real hassle and one is faced with a serious retrofit or moving on. For the moment, that is so far over the horizon that I look forward to the journey and do not fear arriving at all.
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