Hi, I have sailed on a Lagoon 410 S2 quite a lot, short trips on the Baltic
Sea and long passages on the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean
I would say that unless you are trying to go anywhere to windward direction when the wind
and the waves pick up, then the 410's sailing abilities are very good except in very light air.
In moderate wave conditions the motion and the waves slamming in between the hulls can get pretty loud, scary and uncomfortable and you hear lots of squeaky sounds, which is apparently normal. The construction is strong though, no worries about it breaking apart.
In 40+ knots of wind
and big waves, especially going to windward, you can sometimes feel like someone were hitting the bridgedeck with a sledgehammer from underneath. I have seen the saloon
table come loose from the floor from the waves slamming from beneath. Sleeping in cabins is difficult, with the waves slamming again to the angular shapes of the hull
, which are to accommodate the width of the sleeping bunks. So in big waves it can be more uncomfortable than the newer "gullwing" designs.
If the boat has Yanmar
engines, it is worth checking the engine
mounts carefully and make sure that they are Yanmar
originals, not the Lagoon factory lookalikes! The original factory mounts break very easily and consequently the saildrive
main seal will break and begin to leak!
About design quirks.. Some things that come to mind, they are many little annoying things not related to sailing, but overall finishing quality issues that have occured on the boat I have sailed on, for example:
1) the seat cushions
in the saloon
do not stay in place, they need some better attachment system
2) the steering
seat backrest needs some better thought (also the seat material should better be non water
absorbing instead of the original canvas)
3) with the boom out, the mainsheet rubs against the cockpit bimini
roof aft edge and eventually breaks it
4) due to the design of the bimini
roof, with some rain, the cockpit
is a very wet place, unless you have some useable side attatchments to the cockpit roof
5) the cockpit roof stainless steel
carcasse, where it is screwed o the roof, can begin to leak over time
6) cockpit floor drains (the sealant) can over time begin to leak water
into the aft cabins below, behind the walls of the cabin
and under the mattresses
7) the standing headroom
down below in the hulls is only about 185 cm (less than Lagoon 380
, which must have at least 190 cm or more)
8) on port tack with a lot of wind and rain, you are quite exposed at the steering
station. Same applies with the sun, there is no adequate shade from the sun when sitting at the steering bench. Ok this has to do with sailing a little bit
Nevertheless, overall the 410 is mostly a good and comfortable boat and the design quirks can be addressed to with a little thought and investment.