captgary - we're not owners yet - but hope to be soon. We currently do our boating out of the Chesapeake Beach area. I sent you a PM (i think) with my email address and a question or two about your experience with the 855 in the bay.
Saw a 855 in a marina on the Sassafras river last summer, was that your boat? That's the only Jeanneau NC I've seen on the Chesapeake.
We just purchased a new NC 795 which is being stored at the dealer for the winter and will be bottom painted in the spring and have a Garmin chart-plotter installed. We did a quick sea trial in mid November but haven't spent any real time on it. Can't wait !!!
We've been on the Sassafras River and the Bay for the past 10 years with a 24 ft open bow jet boat. Oh and it's for sale if you know anyone looking for a really clean, perfect condition 430 hp jet boat.