Hogesthough.......looked at both and prefer the 695.....
Does this mean your getting a 705 Tom!im sure you can give yourself a good discount!Hoges
In a way, you are a man after my own heart.
It was the 695 that originally got me interested in Jeanneau and it was the back of a 695 I was on at Southampton Boat Show 6 years ago when I asked for a job.
That said, some of the downfalls of the 695 have been covered in the revamped version... the 705 and it will still comfortably fish four, five at a squeeze and will, in fishing luxury (and moderate cruiser comfort) sleep three for the times when cross channel "sleep overs" are called for. With the cross channel trips in mind my biggest gripe was always the skimpy fuel tank on the 695. Depending on conditions, it's range limited you to a single 75 or 80 mile round trip (leaving a margin for safety) and you would fuel every day. This was overcome by fitting a reserve tank and for the extreme, carrying extra jerry cans, but it was messy and awkward. The 705 solves it by fitting a decent sized tank to start with.
Horses for courses really. The evolution of anything still leaves you hankering for something from the old times, but they say progress is a good thing so I guess we have to move on with the times.
NopeDoes this mean your getting a 705 Tom!im sure you can give yourself a good discount!