Obviously you could find a 410 for a much better used price
, since they've been making them for so long. A big issue I would like to point out to you is that the 410 weighs 16,000 lbs when the 420 weighs 27,000 lbs. Is that 2% more length for 68% more weight? Wow, what happened? I know that they didn't put a lead keel
in the 420. I would suspect that there is a big difference in speed, but don't have any first hand experience.
Both have a little bit more of a haul - out problem than the 380. That 22'+ beam cancels out a lot of travel lifts.
Another big difference is engine
location. I'm pretty sure that the 420 engines are in the transom steps, like the 380. Having the engines under the bunks, like the 410, gives you side walking ability, with the saildrive
forward of the rudders. The 420 and 380 have the rudders forward of the sail drives, so side walking doesn't happen. By side walking, I mean that you can turn the rudders and blast them with the sail drives to walk the boat sideways. Not a big deal, but nice.
Engines under the bunks versus under the transom stairs? Better weight distribution under the bunks. You can fool with them in heavy seas or rain without getting wet, but how often are you going to do that? I vote for the engines under the transom steps; not as much noise
, less smell, vibration, but MOST important to me, easy to check the engines without rousting the bed
and it's inhabitants. I like to leave the dock
early while wife and child are sleeping. Must check the engines first, so doing that on my 380 bothers no one. If I had to remove wife and child from bed
early, I would pay for that all day!
For me, I loath the cheap
paper, fake wood finish that Lagoon
went to with the newer boats. I think that you can get the real wood veneer as an option, but I would assume that few of the 420's have the real wood veneer and that most of the 410's have real wood. I think that the cheap
laminate veneer really trashes the interior
of the boats. Maybe not a big deal to most people, could just be my problem.