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Old 03-20-2019, 01:40 AM
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I think it' s more or less a question of taste and perception of quality. For US the Jeanneaus/Beneteaus are quite unknown, while the rest of the world is literally driving on them. Turn it the other way and ask anyone on this side what is Cobia or GradyWhite or Invincible...cartoon characters or what? 😁 One thing in common between us is the same Atlantic, and if these boats are running well on this side, I cant imagine the don't on the other side (at least by any objective measurements).
From the production quality point of view compare this - whether you are getting field feedback from dozens or thousands? That alone doesnt mean much, but the fact is they have massive competence knowledge about the waters around the globe. On the other hand, and I think its a fair comparison to cars, European taste snd understanding of luxury is not the same as in US. There is a saying - if you want plush luxury and sofas go US, if you want minimalism, rationale and functionality go EU.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:50 PM
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... On the other hand, and I think its a fair comparison to cars, European taste snd understanding of luxury is not the same as in US. There is a saying - if you want plush luxury and sofas go US, if you want minimalism, rationale and functionality go EU.
Only really applies to Scandinavia. The definition of French luxury is opulent everything. Germans tend to over engineer everything and make stuff more complicated than necessary. A Mercedes is hardly the definition of minimalism, rationale and functionality.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:32 PM
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I saw one I liked at the Newport boat show last fall, my disappointment is that there aren’t many for sale used....yet.

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Old 03-21-2019, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by TREG View Post
On the other hand, and I think its a fair comparison to cars, European taste snd understanding of luxury is not the same as in US. There is a saying - if you want plush luxury and sofas go US, if you want minimalism, rationale and functionality go EU.
That's a weird thing to say. The US is not at all known for luxury car brands - those are all from Europe and beyond. Sure enough US car companies sell luxury models, but as for luxury brands those are classed as "Premium" by analysts and they include BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus, JLR etc, and moving up from that you get into Super Premium like Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley etc. I think if you want "plush luxury and sofas" you buy a Rolls, not a Ford.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:37 AM
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That's a weird thing to say. The US is not at all known for luxury car brands - those are all from Europe and beyond. Sure enough US car companies sell luxury models, but as for luxury brands those are classed as "Premium" by analysts and they include BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus, JLR etc, and moving up from that you get into Super Premium like Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley etc. I think if you want "plush luxury and sofas" you buy a Rolls, not a Ford.
Have you not seen the Tesla Roadster?

Or the Model X?

American made, engineered; premium and minimalist.
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Have you not seen the Tesla Roadster?

Or the Model X?

American made, engineered; premium and minimalist.
Excellent old thread bump and first post! Yes, I've seen Teslas. Are you saying that Tesla represents the norm in US car manufacturing? I didn't say the US doesn't make luxury cars, I'm saying that the vast majority of luxury brands are European. It's not really my opinion - just a fact of the car industry. No offense intended.
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