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Old 18-10-2016, 03:27   #1
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1st year on Lagoon 380

Hi all... we have just completed our first season as new sailors cruising around the Ionian on our 2011 Lagoon 380. For anyone who saw our early attempts at med mooring and to any boats we bumped on the way in ... we apologise !!

As the year went on we became more competent at both sailing and mooring so hopefully we have learned a lot in this our first year.The Ionian islands of Corfu, Lefkas and Kefalonia are a great place to learn, the weather is forgiving ( mostly ! ), it is easy to slip into a port or harbour if things get rough and the people are just so friendly.

It's difficult to compare our boat with others as we have never sailed anything else, but in our opinion the Lagoon is just perfect for the Ionian - small enough to get into all the ports and bays while giving enough space for 7 or 8 people.

We have had quite a few maintenance issues but nothing we did not expect having read all the forum posts before we bought a boat !All in all we are two very happy newbies - apart from watching her being hauled out for the winter ( we nearly cried !! ). Is it nearly April yet !!

Our boat is pretty distinctive as Lagoon decided to put a big motiff down the sides ... so if you saw us during the season please say hello !!
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Old 18-10-2016, 04:39   #2
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HiYa Haywoods..
I did not see you as I've not been that way this year..
However am happy your enjoying your boat and the Ionian.
The Lagoon380's are nice boats.. April will soon roll around..

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Old 18-10-2016, 04:58   #3
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Good onya Haywoods. Happy birthday might even be in order. I'll join you out there one day. 😄
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Re: 1st year on Lagoon 380

Congratulations on your first year, and by now you're probably well into your second.
We're toying with the idea of buying a Lagoon 380 in the Med. Probably at the cheaper end so most likely ex charter out of Croatia or Greece.
We've heard cruising the Med is expensive, particularly for cats.
What sort of annual budget would you consider necessary for a couple
who live simply, anchor out as much as possible etc?
We've been living on our monohull and manage on US$25-35,000 depending
on where we've been cruising.
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Old 20-06-2017, 03:24   #5
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Re: 1st year on Lagoon 380

Hi Vic

We spend around 20 weeks a year on the boat.

6 months on the hard costs about 2500 including haul out/in

If we leave the boat in a marina for a month while we go home - around 1000

Other than that we spend about 60 to 70 a day on fuel, drinks, meals, shopping, quay fees etc

Often the quays are free but if you have to pay its about 6 a night usually

Meals are very inexpensive in Greece . A typical taverna meal for 2 with local wine comes out at about 30

Fuel for the boat is about 1.10 per litre and we get 2 miles to a litre running on one engine most of the time at about 5 knots

We spend very little on maintenance as we do most things ourselves. There are always little jobs to do but overall the boat has been very reliable

Greece is a brilliant place to cruise - lots of little bays to anchor in, gorgeous little towns where you simply moor on the quay and the friendliest people we have ever met

Hope this is of help

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