Just to add a little twist to the proceedings.....
I am also a lover of the 420, in my opinion she's a lovely looking boat, with some great features. However I have been following the discussions on another forum, and it appears that when Lagoon
were designing the 420, they tried to incorporate design features for a power hull
aswell as a sail hull
into one twin hull design, which if it worked would save the factory a considerable amount of money
. One would have thought more 'sail' hulls would have been sold over the course of the build run, therefore more onus should have been given to this design rather than the 'power' side. This hull profile appears to cause quite abit of disturbance at the stern of the boat, which several of the owners have complained about. However if I'm honest, this wouldn't put me off buying
a 420 as it has several features I like, namely the raised bimini
, as it gives great air-flow into the cock-pit area, when the screens are removed, this has been a major concern for several people I know who have sailed in the tropics, the lack of air-flow. On the 421 the bimini
has been dropped to meet the coach roof and to me looks like a 'Bolt-on' extra with a cut out for the helmsman to look over with a upturned pram for protection!
This idea works alot better on the 400, which at least looks like it was designed to be this way, not an after thought!
These are just my thoughts put on paper, please don't shoot me down, however I would appreciate any constructive criticism as for me I only intend to spend this type of money
on a boat once and I'd prefer to get it right!
Happy sailing one and all.