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Old 01-04-2016, 22:14   #1
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Choosing the correct boat

Good day all, I am considering selling up and purchasing a yacht and need to make the right choice the first time as it will be the last, I have had many power boats in the past but age has changed me from a petrol head to a more placid nature, I am looking at a Lagoon 450 from 2011 onwards, will this boat be comfortable enough to cross the Atlantic and Pacific and to retire on?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Hot Sausage.

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For me the Lagoon 380 (OV) would be more than adequate.. its all down to the individuals level of 'Comfort'..
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Old 02-04-2016, 18:56   #4
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Old 02-04-2016, 20:47   #5
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Who will be with you? Singlehanded or first mate? Additional crew?
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Old 02-04-2016, 23:20   #6
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HI deep cut, it will be myself and my wife, the Lagoon 450 has the helm in the middle of the boat above the saloon which I prefer and 54hp motors, depending on where I will be purchasing a yacht, our dream is to sail the Bahamas, all islands down to Panama and Hawaii and possibly down to Fiji.
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The horror of having the money to buy a 450 as long as faceless internet people say it's OK.
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Hi Hot Sausage.. have you and your wife ever tried climbing up and down in a sea of 4 metres + and winds of 25kts+..??
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Yeah, I am a cat guy but I hate those elevated steering stations.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:43   #10
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Avoid any boat with an exposed helm station or a helm station on the cabin top. One day or night of sailing in the rain or a long sunny day will make you appreciative of a sheltered helm station. Also the additional motion from being try that high will be harder on those prone to mal-de-mer.

We have an older Lagoon 42 with the helmstation under the bimini and behind a removable clear vinyl windscreen. We are very cautious in our passages, trying to depart only when at least three weather service reports predict mild weather (<=25 knots of wind). The only constant is that weather changes and we were caught in a strong squall just noth of St. Lucia. We spent the next morning pulling Sargasso seaweed out of our sail stack, more than 10' above the waterline.

Also avoid those costs with large forward facing glass doors. They don't leak when new, but give them a year or two.
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I have been living on my boat for two years. I do catamaran deliveries and am also a part time broker.
I recently delivered a Lagoon 440 from Panama to Ft. Lauderdale.
Upper helm stations are great if you are hanging around in the BVI and having a cocktail watching sunset. That's why these boats were built for Moorings. They are not fun doing offshore passages with any kind of wind, rain, or rough seas. I almost crawled down the stairs during overnight watches when the seas were even slightly rough.
Read about as many catamarans as you can. Look at The Multihull Company website. There are many well written articles about catamarans, including different helm stations.
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So, on our monohull, we never worry about sailing in 25 or even 35 knots of wind. Reef to the conditions, and head on out. It does get a bit challenging when the waves are above 8 feet, but we manage.
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I'm convinced that Boatman61 is more than right. I do not know why these bigsized condo partyboats are so in demand?
Ok I, most of the time sailing single handed or with small and even unexperienced crew cannot imagine how to handle the boat? Even with weak winds, if she even sails with that, you have to climb up to cockpit to adjust the sheets or the autopilot. And with strong winds and in a gale. How to reach the boom who is for security reasons high above the cockpit level (to save the heads of the helmsman when an accidental gybe happen.
For me a nightmare.
But for a numerous crew sailing the caribbean or the Bahamas so far ok.
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It's a tough business this choosing the 'correct' boat.

It's now '4' boats that I wanted, that have had deals go pear shaped for different reasons.

So %*& it, I'm going to try and buy a Hunter Cherubini.

Whatever you go for, I hope you have better luck than me.
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Re: Choosing the correct boat

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the Lagoon 450 has the helm in the middle of the boat above the saloon which I prefer
Why do you prefer that?
For me, that would be very high on the list of dealbreakers ...
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