many thanks for the kind words. We bought an ex four cabin
cat. The wife and I would have loved the owners version but sometimes the opportunity of a lifetime comes along and you have to make some compromises. Rather than miss out on owning a Lagoon
at a substantially discounted price
here in Australia
we traded off the price
for the four cabins and ensuites. So far it just has not been an issue. We only sleep there and by far our main use is the Saloon
. As such these are our main priorities in fitting out the boat for our use. We could have waited another five years or longer to go for an owners version but they are very rare here in Australia
with premium price attached.
Instead of waiting for our dream boat we are out there doing what we always dreamed of.
Turning a ex charter
boat into our personal boat has been interesting. In some of the marinas
we have been asked how our charter
went - which was very nice of the people asking but its a downer for us trying to make the boat look like its a cruising boat.
We have all but changed over every light to LED which has seen a significant reduction in our power consumption
. The only major power draw is not our fridge freezer
and with close to 500 AH house battery
capacity I am not really worried about that.
used to be at the NAV station but it was totally useless there when trying to navigate at the helm
. I ended up moving the Raymarine chartplotter
to the helm as it was more advantageous with all the other raymarine gear
being located at the helm making it easier to marry all the gear
together. I bought a Garmin
Chartplotter for the nav station as I have a personal preference for Garmin
and will connect it to a new Garmin DSC radio
in the near future.
There are a multitude of smaller five minute jobs were have done which are just to numerous to mention but each one goes towards personalising our boat.
At the moment we could not be prouder Lagoon
owners and have not regretted one minute in buying
our ex charter boat.
. Yes it can take some money
grease but hey, what else are you going to do with your time
Greg, Sue and Sea Dog
Cruising Whitsunday Islands Australia