Pure speculation on my part, but it appear that, similar to BeneteauUSA models like 46, the new Jeanneau
53 is made in the US -- how else can you explain ~$520k "loaded" new price
tag compared to the many 5 year old 54DS Jennys languishing in the secondary market at listing prices above that.
I don't know whether it is good or bad, and whether it does anything to their ISO 9001 certification
, but it rhymes well with my search for a Benny/Jenny of roughly similar size.
Also rhymes with the excellent Eminem's Superbowl Chrysler commercial
, "Imported From Detroit". Other than the game
itself, I thought it was the best part of the show (and I am not even a native here).