I came to Martinique
to test sail a FP Bahia
, a FP Belize
and a Lagoon 440
. It turns out that I now hesitate between the L440 and the L420. I feel that the Lagoons are definitely better for (our kind of) family
Here's the dilemma: which would you choose between the following, knowing that there's "only" a difference of 50000 euros / 70000 USD between them:
- 2007 Lagoon 440
, 4 cabins, ex-charter, 55 HP engines with 3500 hours, basic equipment
panels), small cosmetic issues in the galley
- 2009 Lagoon 420
, 3 cabins (owners' hull), never chartered, 40 HP engines with 600 hours, fully loaded (1 gennaker
, 2 fridges, 1 deep freeze, 4 solar panels
with 5HP engine
E120 with radar)
If it were not for the poor reputation of the 420 as a sailor (deemed very slow by most people), and if money
were not an issue, it would be a no-brainer I guess.
Is the 420 that much slower than the L440, Orana
, etc ?
Let me add that I intend to sell the boat in NZ or Australia
after a 20-month Carribean and Pacific family cruise
The most important factor for me is the ease of resale. Which do you think would sell faster / with minimum loss in two years' time, if priced "right" ?