Every now and then you hear the question "how about this boat's performance?" , sounding pretty much like someone walking into a sports bar and going "hey , how about those Jets?".
Then you can get a similar span of answers :
"Extremely slow" , wrote someone who probably sails
50ft plus trimarans regularly so has a particular notion of "slow" . "Average 10kts while cruising" , I think that either those cruises are short or the area blessed with great steady wind
I once clocked 17kts on a Lagoon 440 and on another occasion took almost 2 days to sail some 150 miles from Abaco
to Fort Lauderdale
. Fastest cat around , slowest cat around.
When making an estimate for an offshore delivery
most of the times I'll factor in a speed of 6kts (for any boat from 38 to 50) to calculate total sailing time and find that it is quite conservative but serves well. Sometimes you'll sail faster , sometimes slower . Many people find out when they start cruising that they end up motoring much more then they thought while doing the armchair passage
planning and cruise
The Lagoon 440's performances are good , and anyone who is looking for boats that perform at another level maybe should start looking at the races...