I just read the "polarized" comments on the 400. Some of these very bad comments I can not follow at all.
We have no flexi deck
or any of the other mentioned problems. The only thing I could follow a bit is the quality in some parts
of the stainless steel
. They need a lot of polishing to look good.
The inside quality is also a question of taste. We like the clean lean look. Of course the wood work is on the cheaper side, but I am realistic. You get what you pay for and Lagoons, Benetaeus etc. are in the Toyota, Honda
comparison and not the Bentley and Maybach area. With a little bit of extra money
and taste you can do a lot on interior
Our teething problem is mainly an electric
problem. The breakers of the e-winches and the windlass
are poping off constantly. The breakers will be replaced with a bigger size in the next couple of days by Lagoon
. Guess it will be fine than. We had a flat dead generator battery
which is replaced already by Lagoon and in the moment no more trouble on that. The other things are not worth to mention. Maybe one thing, I bought the usb pc LINK, but learned that it is not compatible with the C Series they provide now. We are discussing a solution in the moment.
The comfort and space is fantastic. The sitting in the saloon
inside is absolutly great and outside great as well. We took the option of the big table outside which was the right decission. Just last weekend we had a nice sail and than 7 people sitting in the cockpit
having a big dinner.
The beds are big enough for a couple to sleep very comfortable, of curse one can argue to make it bigger, but than you can not go in from the side anymore. Life is a compromise and boats even more.
The sailing performance I mentined already, and I am very happy with it, but having on mind that we are talking about a cruiser and not a racer
. I am quite happy if my wife and me make 8 - 10 knots easily without the need of a big crew. Also in light winds we do all the time a bit more than half wind
speed without a Genaker. I guess that is all you can expect from a cruiser.
Thats all for now. I am happy to give more experience at a later time and would be happy to get comments from other owners who have real experience with the 400 already.
I am glad I bought the L-400 and not another one.
We made some general alterations, which we planned after buying
already. We increased the hight of the helsmenseat a bit to have a better overview. It is great and comfortable now. As well we made a foot rest under the wheel
, strong enough to stand on it to have a better angle to the winches. Works fine now. We made some iimprovment on the bimini
as well by puting in two more steel bars. So no rain water
is stucked anymore. These are all little things, for little money
. The only thing I did not understand while buying
is that you can not get an opening of the reeling. Noiw, I guess they offer it.
for me is that nobody mentions a really stupid thing on the boat. The steps at the sid of the stern of the boat. There is hardly any opportunity, at least where we are mooring
to step on the baot from there. We had to buy a boarding ladder as the freeboard is in deed quite high.
The space in the galley
is tight if you go for the full option list. If you do not take the microwave or no freezer
you have a lot of space. As I have heard they add some over head