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Regarding the Sun2000..I first contacted the dealers in the US and obtained information from them to document the fact they could not help me. I then contacted Jeanneauamerica and started a dialog with the President of JA - Paul Fenn.
I then set about importing the boat from Europe, I looked at many used and new boats before deciding on a new boat due to V.A.T. (Value Added Tax) issues (ask me if you need me to explain this further). I researched shipping costs and contacted a freight fowarder in the US and the UK. I even had a source to help me with the USD to Euro conversion etc.
Right before I pulled the trigger, I tried Jeanneau America once again. I think it was a combination of timing, persistance, luck and their understanding that I was not wasting their time. Paul Fenn was able to arrange the purchase of the boat direct from Jeanneau France. It was shipped to Baltimore and I drove over 4000 miles there and back. I also had a trailer custom built by Loadmaster of OH (thats a whole other story, they were also awesome.)
I placed my order in June 2006, and I the boat was built and shipped to me in Sept 2006. Everything went smooth.
I love the boat. Perhaps someone else will bring one to the US and then their will be Two?
Last edited by JPCurry; 07-29-2010 at 10:56 PM.