One was moored next to me for a season - spent a fair time up having some tlc. I assumed it was the engines, but praps it was the outdrives ;-)
A chunky hull, loads of freeboard, but the build quality looks a bit suspect - things like dinghy stays had pulled out of the grp; minimalist fendering means that rear corners had taken knocks and showed it. And this one was not old.
Take a good look at the build and get a careful suvey. Jeanneau seem to have had a few suspect grp areas in their construction - see Ombrine 900 and Prestige 36 reviews. ..so all frog boats must be the same....
Wouldn't expect to pay as much as equivalent boat from the right side of the channel!
This is why I asked for OWNERS opinions, Serie 9 are all shaft drive so where do you get the idea it had stern drive. Why would I want a survey on a brand new boat ? You're clearly confusing it with something else.
I know someone who has just bought a series 9, fantastic boat well built. I have a Jeanneau Leader 805 and went to see them built @ the factory. Better than my mates Maxum 2300 SCR which came apart, top from bottom, after 5 weeks (brand new boat) and then Maxums unlimited warranty seemed to have limits but their legal bills wouldnt!!!
Another freind of mine has a 10,80 Antares and I will probably buy a Series 9 or a Merry Fisher 900 for my next boat!