You mean that Beneteaus and Jeanneaus are built in the US at the same plant?Both of these models are built in the US, AT the SAME plant in NC I believe. ....
Fully agree with all the crap veneers they're using now. Even my sole is a veneered vinyl product. Cheapens the look.Get the one you like better and/or can afford. However, I personally think you get what you pay for between the two.
That said, I'm not a big fan of all the "manufactured teak" that they both have used since about 2008 or 2009. It is sold as the only way they could build so many boats and remain environmentally conscious, as many teak forests were being devastated. However, I'm convinced they did so to save money, keep prices down and keep their product more cost effective during the global recession. Smart business move, I just don't want one. We love our '04.
I've wondered about that kind of construction.The beneteau's grid is one large piece with no access below the grid.
You are right, of course. Jeanneau is so big that sometimes we forget that is owned by BeneteauPaulo,
yes they are making in the same plant. similar to Hanse and Dehler are now being made int he same plant as I understand in Germany. Probably because Jeanneau was looing for a place to build here, to make them more cost effective, ie not having to add 10-20K US$ for across the pond shipping on the smaller models.....along with the depression here, keep GOOD employee's working on both models etc.