Yes, the worst case scenario may be developing. Who knows? I wouldn’t worry about us affecting resale. If the electric system does not function reliably, the word will soon get around.
Regardless, Lagoon totally screwed this one up. How could they bring a bloody non-functional boat to Annapolis
? Better to delay the true launch than expose a broken ship to the press!
QR, is not the 420 really diesel powered anyway? Certainly, the instant availability and response of the electric motor
is a major advantage but the L420 is simply too heavy with too low SA/DSPL ratio to go without diesel power.
Although the system configuration allows high capacity storage
of clean energy, if you are going to motor
any distance or run AC, you’ll be burning diesel.
You can be quite green at anchor
if you arrive with a fully charged battery
bank and don’t run AC.
435 is the only truly green catamaran
. This boat is extremely light weight and can keep moving in the lightest of winds, doesn’t require much power to motor at a couple of knts and can probably go completely without diesel onboard.
is $125K more base (my cost) vs. the 420 and looks not nearly as livable or attractive.
Speed is a low priority to me compared to comfort.
I think it unlikely that I will ever be able to purchase
such and enormous, livable yacht, brand new for anywhere near this price
again. The dollar is heading for permanent devaluation. “Our” leaders seem intent on aggressively debasing our currency, merging the USA with Mexico
, facilitating the transfer our all of our industry to China
and leaving Amercia as a third world nation.
If I were to choose a different boat right now, in the same price
range? The new PJ Orana
44 looks pretty interesting. The M4600, Fastcat and Salina 48 would be possible if I felt like working another year.
49 would make a nice, reasonably priced world cruiser-if it weren't for that huge chunk of lead attached to the bottom.