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Old 09-07-2016, 01:54   #1
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How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009")

How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009") at ruff sea / handel ?

Speed ?

Other, good to now ?
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Re: How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009")

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How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009") at ruff sea / handel ?

Speed ?

Other, good to now ?
I am a big Lagoon fan, but the 420 is probably one of their worst designs as far as speed goes. My understanding is that they designed it for the Hybrid use and it left it much too wide at the stern. The Hybrid was VERY heavy in the stern and not considered a success. Most who tried it ended up changing out for a Yanmar. This is not a very efficient sailing design.

With that said it is great at anchor and has a nice layout with tons of storage.

All of this is just my honest opinion, and just like Arses, we all have one and they all stink!

I am sure you will hear from others who have more direct experience with it than I, but of all the Lagoons it is probably the last one I would consider. The 400 or the 440 would be FAR better choices. I am considering both.

I would really prefer the new 450 Sport Top but I doubt it will make sense financially.
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How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009")

Sea Hunter we have a 2008 model 420 diesel. I don't think there's a 2009 model, although the lagoon you might be looking at may have been sold in 2009, as was ours. I believe that the next version was the 421.

I have a friend with a 420 Hybrid and he says "best boat I ever owned!" But you have to love the hybrid concept and generally that model was not well received.

We have the diesel version and I would not swap it for another cat and certainly not for another Lagoon Model. In our experience it is the best model Lagoon produced when you take all factors into account.

We've had it for over 4 years full time cruising. Very comfortable boat. Sails quite well. Handles well. Can single hand if needed. Solid. Great accommodation (owners version). High Bimini is great, solar panels mounted on top. Dry boat - with clears you can sail and be out of the weather. All lines back to the helm. Good helm position.

I hear lots of criticism about the 420 from experts but NONE from owners. I figure that the hybrid got a bad write -up when it first came out and that reputation has unfortunately persisted, but it's not a good assessment.

That said, remember it's a big solid but heavy boat, with sail area to match its primary market which is charter. In other words it won't go in 5-10kts. But put a screecher or assy on it and away you go. Loves 20 kts with the standard sails. Will take a good wind before you need to reef. I think I've only ever reeled about twice in 4 years.

When I looked at buying the 420 I was warned off it as it was reputed to be a "dog". Our favorite saying as we are sailing along comfortably at a good speed is "bit of a dog this boat!!!!"

No problems maintenance wise. Just had the standing rig inspected after about 7-8 years. Excellent. Gelcoat/fiberglass excellent. Interior good. One or two signs of movement but that to be expected. Hull very sound.

Decks flat. Huge storage available forward. Anchor locker great. Better arrangement than on other lagoons because the anchor windlass is well forward.

Short cantilevered bowsprit (no bracing stays required) easy access for assy tack or screecher furler.

If you can find a 420 don't pass it up. There aren't too many available for sale where I come from.

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Re: How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009")

This maybe a naive question but what's the difference between a 420 and 421?

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Re: How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009")

On the 421 the Bimini is lowered to be more or less flush with the saloon top, and there is a pop-up helm like the 400.

I believe there is some refining of he hull shape.

That's about all as far as I know.


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Re: How's The Lagoon 420 ("2009")

Lowered bimini is the most visible difference. Also major change is that L421 underwater aft section of hulls is redesigned so transom is submerged (and therefore drags) much less. Also overall profile of hulls was lowered. There might be some other minor changes.
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