Originally Posted by mikethedane
The Following i have narrowed it down to are
Option 1 Outremer 5X.
Option 2 Saba 50
Option 3 Lagoon 500
The Outremer and Lagoon will sail completely differently, one extremely fast and the other slow. Also, the Outremer is designed for sailors who really like the feel of sailing (which is why they have the tiller, which you should try when you sail the 5x).
Do you like exposed or enclosed helms? Outremer's helms are quite exposed; Lagoon gives you the option to have it more protected.
of the saloon
on Outremer and Lagoon are very different in size and feel. The Outremer doesn't seem nearly as deep as the Lagoon's saloon
, which feels very generous in size.
Also, for a boat as large and expensive as the 5x, the Galley
seems very small to me.
Lagoon's are production boats, and the company itself is large and impersonal. Xavier, the president of Outremer, is very hands-on in his care and management of his company and I think you will receive very good care and service
from Outremer in comparison to Lagoon.
I don't know the Saba so I can't comment on that boat.
Good luck in your selection and sailing!