I have had a Jeanneau 409 for one month and I am so far very impressed. Lots of little problems were solved
with this boat
that make it a dream compared to many other boats, at least for our purposes which include cruising and occasional racing
. I have a friend with a 2 year old 39i and it is a nice boat
, but frankly he is more than a little jealous of our boat. The design everywhere seems a little better on the 409. Now of course I am biased, but I think that you would not go wrong to carefully consider the 409.