Originally Posted by neilpride
... today they are a step fwd or 2 v any other plastic French production boats like Bene, Jeaneau or Bavarias...
I thought so but things seem to be changing. Yeloia that has some new ones on its charter
fleet says they are no better than Jeanneau
. Even had said they gave more problems.
They changed the way they are built that are now pretty much the same way as Jeanneau
skin and a molded inside skin.
But is good to remember that there are two lines on Dufour
, the GL, the cheapest and what they call the performance line, more expensive and better built.
For all that you mentioned probably Bavaria
are the better built ones (not talking about finnish) with cored hulls above waterline and a keel
structure that is not an integral molded one. They use also kevlar on impact zones, on the bow.
But I would agree with Barnakiel that regarding built quality the differences are not big among mass production main market boats and that the choosing would be made more in what regards the type of hull
quality and layout regarding personal preferences.
If you want a better built boat, slightly more expensive buy a Salona, a Dehler or the new Maxi
1200 (made by Delphia).