A topic near and dear to my heart. Did you know that a Leopard 46
came in third in the Caribe 1500 rally out of 80 boats? (This is from Hampton, VA to Tortola, BVI)
The Leopard 46
is fast and has creature comforts; it also is designed by Morelli and Melvin who are the state of the art cat designers. The are the designers of the "Gunboats".
is heavier and perhaps more durable but it is slower; however, it has more places to hide and play. ie. a raised fly bridge and a front seat near the tramps. They both use Yanmars which is a plus and have sail drives.
If you want more speed go with the Leopard but if you want are more interested in the destination
rather than the passage
, then go with the Lagoon as it is more liveable with more places to hide and play. IMHO