Like Tomacl, we purchased our Downeast Exeter SE about one year ago (October to be exact). My wife and I have been very please with the quality and workmanship of the spa. I had bought the spa as a retirement present for myself after retiring from the Navy . I had tested about four other spa manufacturer's (Hot Springs (tiger river, Caldera, H.S), Sundance, D1, and Sunset Spa's)) before deciding on the Downeast. Though the other spa's were all nice spa's it was the design and jets of the Downeast that had me hooked. The reverse molded shoulder jets, Extreme Theraphy seat and MasterBlaster Foot jets sold me. If your looking for a quality spa thats performs don't overlook MasterSpas or Downeast.
Tom in Connecticut