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Old 22-10-2017, 00:08   #1
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Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

Hi Guys, i keep hearing that the Lagoon 450 is relatively slow in comparison to the Salina 48 and Leopard 46, i am seriously looking at a 450 at the moment. Could anyone tell me how they actually perform under sail? What number of nautical miles per 24 hours would you plan on for passage making? Do they sail well in lighter winds?
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Old 22-10-2017, 05:38   #2
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

I can tell you that we sail in 8 kts of wind 7,5 kTS of Speed GPS
With the Code Zero up

It is not a racer but comfortable

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Old 22-10-2017, 08:06   #3
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

Hi,
Have just ordered a 450S and I am confident that it is a great compromice between speed, price and comfort.

Darksyde: Is it the original Code 0? I cannot justify the steep price so I'm looking for a aftermarket/seconhand sail.
Can you please telle me the measures of your Code 0 if you have them by hand?
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Old 22-10-2017, 12:30   #4
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

Well you can check out the race performance of the L450 vs Leopard 46, Salina, Lagoon 500, Helia 44, Catana 471 etc at the Heineken regatta results for 2013 2014 2015, under Multihulls 3, click at top of each race and you will get the elapsed time (e), quite often only a few minutes between all of them in a 2 - 3 hour race. Probably more about the quality of the crew than the boat, but it makes for entertaining comparisons.

http://heinekenregatta.com/results/
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Old 22-10-2017, 23:12   #5
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

Hi,


send me your email address then I will send you where you can buy it and some
pictures
The sail was designed by one sails for me.
You can ask my German Dealer. The Price is about 7-8K inclusive the roller

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Old 22-10-2017, 23:16   #6
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

I have a feeling that a L450 with good sails (incidence hydranet instead of stock), a small and light generator (instead of the heavy onan 13kW), G70 chain, and an experienced crew will be faster than an old Leopard46, maybe even the Salina48 loaded with goodies with a couple with little experience and conservative during night watch
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Hi Guys, i keep hearing that the Lagoon 450 is relatively slow in comparison to the Salina 48 and Leopard 46, i am seriously looking at a 450 at the moment. Could anyone tell me how they actually perform under sail? What number of nautical miles per 24 hours would you plan on for passage making? Do they sail well in lighter winds?
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Old 23-10-2017, 09:40   #7
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

Check out my video of a test sail on a 450S on San Francisco Bay, my youtube channel is "iliohale Productions".

Here is the link to the video:

Not the fastest catamaran around but very comfortable and performs well enough. My suggestion is good sails, good sail inventory, and well set up running rigging will make a big difference.

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Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

I work on 7 kts average. If less than 5 kts I start an engine. In the video at 9.50min you can see the ride in 32kts across and 4m+ swells. Treble reefed, 9kts.

https://youtu.be/EHYiGH3QTTs
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Re: Lagoon 450 sailing performance?

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I work on 7 kts average. If less than 5 kts I start an engine. In the video at 9.50min you can see the ride in 32kts across and 4m+ swells. Treble reefed, 9kts.

https://youtu.be/EHYiGH3QTTs
Great footage - Thanks!
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