I have chartered catamarans in the BVI for the last seven years for about 20 days each year. This year I had to opportunity to try out the Lagoon 420
. First let me say that I have sailed better boats, but I have never been on a better boat.
Everyone claims the they are under canvased and I agree, but the plus side is that you don't have to reef the main in 20-25 knot
winds. I experinced about half wind
speed at 15-20 knots, and I can live with that.
I really enjoyed having all the lines coming back to the helm
. I would put her into the wind
, hit auto pilot, raise the main, bear off to 60 degress, hit auto pilot, unfurl the jib
, sit back and relax.
My wife and I had the aft guest bedroom for the first ten days and the owners side for the next ten days. The aft bedroom was fine, except the storage
was a little skimpy. The forward cabin
has a little more storage
. We were really impressed with the owners side. Having a stand alone shower
and good sized bathroom was great. And storage galore.
This cat didn't have the G2 upgrade yet and I can see why they need it. The generator
would not stop running after the batteries were charged so we just turned it off, which was no big deal.
The only thing that I am critical about is the signs of rust. There were a far amount of places that already started rusting. If I was the owner of this boat, I would be very upset about that. Everything that Lagoon
purchased for the boat was very good quality, but the items that they designed and built were not marine
Other then that, we were very pleased with the boat overall and will try and charter