Bali 4.0 vs FP Lucia 40 Catamarans
By Catamaran Guru
After the Paris boat show, a Bali owner alerted me about a blog post by a Fountaine Pajot dealer criticizing the Bali 4.0. He was a little miffed and asked for our opinion. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t pay attention to these snipes, but the post was blatantly misleading and I felt compelled to respond. The dealer published predictably negative comments but in this case the dealer abandoned all reason and logic. Continue reading “Catamaran Dealers & Their Biases For Or Against Products” »
In 1957, Henri Jeanneau, already passionate about aeroplanes and automobiles, had just discovered a brand new passion for powerboating, one that began as he watched a boat pass by his window. Soon afterward, in the small town of Les Herbiers, France, home to a rich heritage of artisan work, he began building a wooden hull with which he participated in the 6-hour Paris race, the largest national race at the time. He was first to cross the line.
Even though Henri Jeanneau is no longer with us, in so many ways, he still is and is still racing today. And winning!
Today we are delighted to be recognized and to receive the award of Best Boats for Families 2015. This award highlights and confirms the spirit of Henri Jeanneau and the LEADER range: sporty, livable boats, ideal for family cruising. Continue reading “Jeanneau Leader 36 wins Best of Boats” »
The new Leader 46, with a sporty look that combines comfort and pleasure on board, has been nominated for “European Powerboat of the Year” for 2016. This flagship of the Leader line is now one of five finalists in the category of models over 45 feet in length.
The winners will be revealed at the next Düsseldorf Boat Show, and awards will be presented at the official awards ceremony on the 23rd of January 2016. Continue reading “The Leader 46 has been nominated for “European Powerboat of the Year” for 2016” »
Jeanneau and Harken are glad to announce the launch of their exclusive innovation making sailing easier.
Result of a close collaboration between Jeanneau, leading sailboat producer, and Harken, specialized manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories, the AST “Assisted Sail Trim” reinvents cruising and shorthanded sailing.
The Assisted Sail Trim will be exclusive to Jeanneau Sun Odyssey during the 2016 season.
Discover the AST brochure: http://www.jeanneau.fr/brochure/assisted-sail-trim
Courtesy of John Kuony, Alameda Sales Office.
Paul Fenn travels to Le Poire, France to visit with Jeanneau’s product marketing manager, Erik Stromberg and to see the Jeanneau 64 one year after the first boat was under construction.
Join Jeanneau’s Jean-Francois de Premorel and Phillipe Laperche as they race double-handed in the Transquadra Race aboard the Sun Fast 3600 (YOLO) from St-Nazaire to Madeira, hitting 21 knots.
Say hello to “Trois Vignes”, a brand spanking new 64 dressed all in black. Fresh from the paint shed, Trois Vignes is the 4th Jeanneau 64 to be completed and the first boat headed to the USA. She is scheduled to set sail from the west coast of France in middle March bound for Chicago. She’s a looker for sure so how about a thumbs up for this new baby?
Hull 1 is launched in Cape Town.