I'm very happy with my L39 which I bought in July 2014.
There has been some negative sentiment towards this model on this forum and elsewhere - unfounded, in my opinion.
The negativity centres mainly around her perceived sedate performance. In common with other Lagoons the L39 is not a performance catamaran
by any stretch of the imagination so it depends on your requirements and expectations. If you want fast, buy an Outremer
There is no doubt that this boat is heavy for her size and under canvassed (white sails
already reefed as mentioned above). However, you can add a Code Zero
and/or Parasailor to improve things.
On the upside, the L39 is strongly built and comfortable. With her displacement
, plumb bows and plenty of buoyancy forward I find her motion much easier than other cats I have been on. She feels very safe in high winds and rough seas. Also, the L39 is probably the easiest boat ever to sail singlehanded with self-tacking jib
, and reefing lines falling easily to hand and main halyard
managed with an electric winch
As for the angular cabinetry in the interior
- it's down to personal taste. Some people don't like it, I do.
If I were to start over would I buy a L39 again - YES I would.