Taking delivery of my brand new Cap Camarat 7.5WA quite soon - now in the hands of UK dealer with various dealer fit items to be completed + anti fouling etc.
Dealer experience has been generally good so far but also conscious of various threads indicating issues that need to be watched carefully, including condition of the gel coat.
Any thoughts, warnings , ideas welcome.
A separate concern is absence of mid-ship cleats, something I confess I didn't identify until after placing the order. I can see one item about this on the forum, though without a positive conclusion. To some extent I am loath to start cutting more holes in my new boat but again, any thoughts welcome.
Congrats Southdown on your Cap Camarat. I’m not that familiar with that line, but it looks like a fun boat, and the over all length is close to my 795. The midship cleat is one of my best additions that I think should be standard for that size of boat. The add convenience and ability to secure the boat with spring lines provides much easier docking. Regarding the gel coat concern, I had see a couple post when I purchased mine 3 years ago, but I’ve not seen any issues or heard of any others.
The delivery experiences has varied across dealers around the world and it would be good to see more consistency. Buying a new boat is one of the biggest and exciting purchases in our lifetime and your dealer will set the tone of your delivery experience and satisfaction for the next couple years. I would also add it’s not all on the dealer to ensure your experience is good either. We as owners have to set realistic expectations and understanding of the processes, which can be accomplished with clear and precise communications on both sides throughout the process.
I wish you the best in your venture and I know you will enjoy the boat!
My new 605 was delivered a year ago. My experiences with this official Jeanneau dealer was utterly disgusting, I've posted on this forum about it. Jeanneau rep and headoffice did care much: don't expect any help from there.
Try keeping a part of the payment behind, untill all problems have been satisfactory resolved.