Definitely not just for marinas
. Where does this rubbish originate? We live full time on our 400 and know many others; couples and familes living on Lagoon 380
, 400, 420, 440 and 450 models. We know of many other cruisers living on other Lagoon models, many have crossed oceans on them.
Please read some of the threads in the Lagoon catamaran
section. Pay particular attention to the posts from owners, rather than the know-alls and trolls. You will get an overview of Lagoon attributes, issues and fixes. Warts and all.
The L400 bulkhead / nacelle drainage issue is much discussed in this forum. It is an issue that prospective buyers should be aware of, but is not a deal breaker. Most 400s with rot
in this area have or are being repaired, usually under warranty by Lagoon. Check that this issue has been fixed.
The L440 is another fine model offering huge space and payload. It sails
well, as experienced owners will attest. Like all Lagoons, the standard working sails
are modest, they offer reasonable performance in winds over 15 knots. Hardly a gale. In lighter winds, be prepared to invest in a gennaker
, code zero
or a combination of light weather
sails for a bit more performance. In a real gale, you will find a 440 a safe and seaworthy
Don't get caught up in the "performance elitism" sprouted by some of the egos on this forum. We are currently cruising and doing so in the company of many other catamarans, of many designs, shapes and sizes. Most of the catamarans set up for living aboard
do their passage
planning with very similar average speeds; usually 6 knots. Some days we all get there early, some days not, some days we all get there together, some days certain boats get there a bit before. At anchor
, we all do the same speed. When there is no wind
, our slow heavy cruisers go just as fast as the "performance " cats. Probaby faster, in fact, as we have larger engines.