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Old 01-23-2019, 06:54 PM
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Yep I never heard of them either till the boat show. Does anyone have one - looking for your experiences. Reading the brochure translations these must be popular overseas I assume.

We have done the full route from CC's to Cabin Cruisers back to CC's and now with the grandkids looking for an inexpensive small outboard cruiser. Just joined the local Yacht Club we were in when the kids were little and want to be able to share some of the same stuff with the grandkids. Overnight at the Marina and anchoring out for daytime swimming and rafting up. Our old Cruiser is long gone. We will likely keep the 23 Contender for fishing and lunch trips to LI - and are looking at some clean used small Cruisers.

So the Wellcraft and Robolos and Pursuits in the 29 30 foot range are well over 200,000. We don't need anything for long offshore trips .

Saw the 25 foot version of this (795?) that was less than $80 with one 300. One of the most unusual boats I have seen - it actually had a bow thruster :-)and a Yamaha 300.

https://www.jeanneauamerica.com/en/b...-nc/103-nc-895



Other than looks - any thoughts and especially experience - the 895 is now apparently made in the USA.

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Old 01-23-2019, 07:36 PM
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Jeenneau have been around for a while and are a well known brand around the world. A friend has the Merry Fisher a size or two bigger than you are looking at I think. He likes his boat a lot. I have been on quite a few Jenneaus of various types and while they are obviously a mass produced production boat they are generally reasonably well put together. Not much to be scared of if you like one other than maybe resale value in the US market.
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Its not a center console !!
Thats no good at all !!
And does it only have one motor ??
Forget it !!
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:16 AM
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The 1095 really caught my eye being a 35 footer with 3 cabins, pretty sweet layout.
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The 795 is a slick ride, and what an aggressive price point. You can't even get a 22' bay boat anymore for that kind of money. I may have to look into one of these myself. It would actually be perfect for my future intended use, and I love the simplicity of a single.
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Can you say "high freeboard"?
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Fairly roomy boats on the inside. Definitely a Euro looking boat. One of the local boat yards started carrying them recently. Haven't seen any out on the water yet.
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:34 PM
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Was looking at these as well but now looking elsewhere. if you see them in a boat show they bob around/ rock a lot more compared to all the other boats that sit solidly in the water. Also look at the bow. Itís going to pound. Youíre going to get beat up and really wet in a head sea, etc...
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Was looking at these as well but now looking elsewhere. if you see them in a boat show they bob around/ rock a lot more compared to all the other boats that sit solidly in the water. Also look at the bow. Itís going to pound. Youíre going to get beat up and really wet in a head sea, etc...
Yes I did see that. It is definitely a river/bay/house boat.

Good input thanks to all keep it coming. Got time to look at a lot of options including some older larger diesel Post and Viking cruisers
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Yes I did see that. It is definitely a river/bay/house boat.

Good input thanks to all keep it coming. Got time to look at a lot of options including some older larger diesel Post and Viking cruisers
compare weight with a typical boat of the same size. Seem light to me
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You probably won’t find too much love for Jeanneau’s from the American market. However, they have a great reputation worldwide. Jeanneau is known for building “sea worthy” boats. Their entire fleet is designed for ocean use. Some are just for coastal cruising, while others are real ocean cruisers. Their sailboats have circumnavigated the planet and are used by many charter companies worldwide. They employ some of the best boat designers in the world, since they own the largest shipyard in the world. ( look it up on Wikipedia) They are also part of The Beneteau Group which owns Jeanneau and many other well known boat brands.

The NC, Leader, Merry Fisher, and Cap Camaret line are known to be affordable boats that are mass produced. They may not have the most high end of finish and fittings, but the finish and fittings they use are certainly adequate for their intended use and should give many years of boating life.

I am not sure how one can step on one at a boat show and then declare it a wet boat, without even a sea trial, but that is the norm on THT.

My wife and I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world, usually on boating related vacations. (Caribbean, Mediterranean, Greek Islands, Italy, Croatia, French Polynesia, etc) We have seen more Jeanneau’s and Beneteau’s worldwide than any other brand. Just saying

OP, Good luck with your search. Hope this helps
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ďI am not sure how one can step on one at a boat show and then declare it a wet boat, without even a sea trial, but that is the norm on THT. ď

Hmmm.......
Well, 50 years of boating experience including in the marine business as well as search and rescue. Also the geometry of naval architecture and design. Sharper entry and more flair= less pounding in a head sea and drier ride. Sorry if you disagree with physics.

yes, Jeanneau etc are great boats (for the proper use).
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Well, 50 years of boating experience including in the marine business as well as search and rescue. Also the geometry of naval architecture and design. Sharper entry and more flair= less pounding in a head sea and drier ride. Sorry if you disagree with physics.
The above is a typical THT response..... credentials, expertise, blah blah blah

To the OP,

Based on your post of wanting to share memories with your grandkids at the yacht club, sandbars, and general cruising, the Jeaneau would work perfectly. Like you said, they are very reasonably priced. If you buy new, you also have a warranty from the largest boat manufacturer in the world. They are not going to go bust. Jeanneau alone did over 1 billion in business last year worldwide. I think the boats are cleverly laid out by decent designers.

Even if everybody thinks it is a wet boat, or some other sort of shortcoming, with what you (OP) have described, I canít see you driving the boat more than 20% of the time. Sounds like most of your time will be at the yacht club, restaurants, sandbars, or slow coastal cruising anyways. The Jeanneau will be perfect for that. Sure, it is nice having a nice riding boat when the weather turns, but I would have to think that the Hull designers for the largest boat building company in the world would have you covered with sea worthy hull design.

The Jeanneau is not for everyone..... but for some, it is perfect.
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:54 AM
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Was looking at these as well but now looking elsewhere. if you see them in a boat show they bob around/ rock a lot more compared to all the other boats that sit solidly in the water. Also look at the bow. Itís going to pound. Youíre going to get beat up and really wet in a head sea, etc...
iTS ONLY TO LOOK AT AND COMES WITH A BIG GLASS BOTTLE TO KEEP IT IN !
look at the bow. Itís going to pound.!!!
Oh my god what shell we do ??
panic ??
call the coast guard to follow it ever where ??
No its just to different sorry !!
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Hello, over here in Europe, you fall over yourself for the amount of Jeanneau and Beneteau boats, both sail and power, they are extremely popular, says something, probably the biggest boat manufacturer in the world, been doing it a long time, as built in America, they probably have tailored it a bit for that market, take a good look at it before taking the plunge, just to get used to the difference between a US and Euro boat, I have tested a lot of Jeanneau boats, nothing wrong with them at all, I find sometimes they put fuse panels in awkward places and the woodwork is a bit basic, they undercut the competition with aggressive pricing, they also usually have a lengthy options list, depending on use, sea trial it and see what you think, hope this helps.
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Local dealer is hanging G2's on them. 10 year warranty.

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I almost bought a Velasco 43. Was a decent boat from what I saw but went another route. I see the smaller Jeanneaus becoming more popular all of the sudden but dont know how tariffs/import regs will impact since most of them are made overseas...
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I have a Jenneau 8.5 cc (prior model of the 9.0) and our family loves the boat. It's a great dayboat with a ton of storage and space. Our purpose is water sports, cruises, and family fun and it is perfect for our use.

The freeboard is high so it doesn't make a great fishing boat and the deck is slightly higher than other traditional center consoles. This is also more noticeable when anchored and windy.

From my experience, the boat is very dry (the high freeboard helps here) and comfortable in chop and rough seas. When it gets rough out and we are heading into the sea, I typically slow the cruise down to 22-25, adjust the trim tabs and everyone is comfortable.

We have had weather sneak up and have been out in 5-6' and the boat did great.

Test drive one if your still interested.
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Here are a few pictures.



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The 1095 really caught my eye when it came out, being that itís a mid 30 footer with 3 cabins.

I got on one at the Miami boat show and I honestly donít think Iíve ever been on such a cheap feeling boat. Some of the worst fit and finish Iíve ever seen. Was very disappointed.
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