Putting Yacht 51 problems aside for one moment I would like to add a note of optimism and excitement to this Jeanneau 51 yacht thread.
This coming Tuesday I take delivery of my new Yacht 51, being a realist I understand that like a marriage it will start with undying love and affection until it mellows into the reality of a compromised partnership, a partnership of ongoing maintenance, repairs and upgrades in return for moments of shear pleasure with pride and satisfaction of ownership.
My hull number is 85 and I can only hope that some of the problems experienced here, (that I would rate as mild) would have been ironed out by now, only time will tell.
Like all the contributors posting here I will post from time to time the good the bad and the ugly. However, the underlining sentiment seems to come through of a well sorted boat which is why I chose this above many other manufacturers and models in my price range.
You will love it, it is really awesome yacht, guarantee. There are issues with every yacht and frankly dealer support is good at least from our experience. You have 3 or 4 owners on this board to ask questions, which I am sure you will have. I also just posted bunch of pictures from the last season.
Just a question on AIS, I need to program it, easy enough, having done it before on previous boats, but......where on earth is it located, neither the commissioning team or the dealer seems to know where it is. I have looked in the cupboard on the port side and removed the cover to expose the battery chargers and I have done the same on the starboard side. I have looked behind every panel near the chart table but still can’t find it, can any one help!