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Old 02-03-2013, 22:54   #16
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Re: Jeanneau 2012 44 DS

The 44ft hull is a new hull. It is shared with the Jeanneau 439. You may struggle to find people who have one to report on just yet. I have sailed several similar yachts from both Jeanneau and Bavaria.
I own a 45DS. However, as I have only owned her for a few weeks and she is on land being loved ready for the Spring I cant report on her abilities... However, I have been over every inch of her and can tell you they are built to s standard that is way above what the "AWB" bashers would love to tell you.
I would not attempt high or low latitude crossings in one but then I wouldnt go there in anything smaller than a Frigate anyway...
If you wish to sail rather than mend a boat...
If you like space, light, air and a little comfort...
If you would like a boat well set up and easy to sail...
These boats are perfect for what 99% of sailors want to do and they deliver it at the right price with a little style.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:14   #17
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Re: Jeanneau 2012 44 DS

Another thing I really like about the DS models is the high position of the cockpit. While it's fun to be close to the water when daysailing on a lake, for coastal cruising and close docking maneuvers I really appreciate the visibility and shelter of the DS design.

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Old 06-03-2013, 13:51   #18
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Again to repeat myself. They ( the make) are an extremely well put together boat and will survive bigger seas then you will want to endure.

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