Jeanneau have two factories in France. The main site at Les Herbiers and another large site at Cholet. These factories produce all of the Jeanneau sailboats, Prestige motor yachts, the Leader and NC motorboats and flagship Jeanneau yachts 53,57 and new 64. The Factory in Poland produces all of the outboard engine boats including market leading merry fisher and Cap Camerat ranges.
The outboard boats are delivered direct to our commissioning yard in Plymouth by the factory, all of the boats from France we collect using local transport companies.
The boats are carefully packaged and wrapped in plastic to keep them clean and to protect them during the journey.
When the boats arrive we have them lifted from the trucks and unwrap them. We then carefully check the boats to ensure the specification and that all parts are present and correct.
It’s at this point we invite
the new owner to visit the boat and discuss the positioning of any retro fitting parts and give them a first look at their new boat!
Commissioning a new boat is a vital part of the process and has a lasting impact on the quality and life of the boat. At Trafford yachts we only ever use the best quality parts, Hempel Tiger extra antifouling for the sailboats, MG Duff anodes, and other brand leaders.
At Trafford yachts we know how important it is to not to be Jack of all trades. Your new Yanmar, Suzuki, or Yamaha engine will be fitted (if outboard) and Pre delivery checked by a genuine service agent, as will your Electronics. The sailboats will be rigged by Hemisphere Rigging. Neil at Hemisphere was rigger to the ‘Global Challenge Fleet’ round the world fleet and is vastly experienced. He and his team build the rig and step the mast, they then return to fit the sails and tune the rigging to help get the very best out of your new boat.
When the job is done the boats are wax polished with UV wax to protect them and you will be taken through the boat by one of the team to show you where everything is and how it works. We also get the electronics guys to come and hand over the electronics systems and explain how they have been calibrated
The following day you are taken out on the water by a professional yacht master instructor for a sailing hand over. This involves close quarters handling under power, driving and trimming the engine for motor boats and sail handling etc for the sailboats.
An ice cold bottle of French Champagne to toast the boat should add the finishing touch to what we trust will have been a very enjoyable buying experience.