Originally Posted by tahoebyrne
I am considering the purchase
of a Lagoon
380 or 410. The primary use will be cruising the Caribbean
as a full-time live-aboard couple for "as long as it's fun". Is the engine
access on a Lagoon 410 a problem because the engines are under the bunks? The access on a 380 looks much more convenient from the transom steps. Also is the headroom
above the bunks much different? Instead of fore and aft facing bunks like on the 380, the 410 has bunks at 90 degrees to the hulls. Is this a major drawback? The galley
looks larger on the 410 and the increased waterline should help it perform better under sail. By the way, my budget
is up to $250k, so I am considering 10 year old boats, and having a hard time finding a Lagoon 380 S2 owner's version that has never been chartered. Thanks for your comments.
Engine access on the 410 is not an issue. There is ample room for normal maintenance
tasks. You just need to be careful with oil
, grease, collant etc. The only problem is that in case you need a mechanic
these folks run through your living room to work in your bedroom. These folks rarely have clean hands and never clean up afterwards. So do everything yourself if you can.
If you really need to take out an engine thats not a big deal. There are access panelsin the hull
, you just take of the ceiling liners and cut away the sealant
around the panel to open it.
Preparation and cleanup takes a caring owner half a day but taking out the engine is easy.
We had it done and it was a non-event.
The bunks were OK for us, YMMV.
Galley and salon
are certainly larger on a 410. The cockpit
is much bigger and better layed out than a 380. Cabins are roughly the same but the head
on the 2-head layout of the 410 is way more comfortable than the head
on a normal charter
layout ofthe 380.