I had been looking for a catamaran
for a few years, had test sails
and charters, considered used L400 and L440, but abandoned them due to the saildrive
problem of Yanmar
And then L39 came: It felt immediately right, the size is good for two people, we were sold to it just at the first sight. We had a test sail that confirmed what others have said: It is an incredibly rigid boat.
process becomes easier after realising that buying a Lagoon is like buying a car: You talk to the dealer and buy the boat from him. The factory offers some options that they know will work, but all other customisation is the reponsibility of the buyer, and has to take place after the delivery
. This is OK for me, I only hope that Lagoon gives proper incentives to their dealers to take care of the buyers, also after the delivery
. Even if the buyer is in another country or continent, when the unavoidable guarantee issues will come up.
Thanks for your feedback. Yes, I have realised that the final bill will go up, I also plan to add several things after the delivery (solar panels
, lithium battery
I am a bit concerned about the self-tacking jib
in heavier conditions, and have been thinking of adding genoa
rails to the rooftop to give the opportunity for conventional jib handling. This would also allow heaving-to. I did not understand how you arranged heaving-to from the helm, with blocks and lines to the stoppers?
(I would also be interested in using these rails for the sheets
of a strom jib, if it could be rigged somehow?)