Hi all thanks for the friendly comments. I am over the moon with the 42, many small innovations on the 450/"three numbers" range - less sharp corners, a great sunlounger for reading under the bimini
out of the shade, nice amounts of space in cockpit/saloon, you are never in each others way/pushing past. Really nice is the wheel
station too - two people can sit and another two can stand behind you, plus of course you are in touch with people in the cockpit
. Main electric winch
is good for everything including hoisting dinghy
, good not to have several big heavy winches fitted.
The saloon is IDEAL for fitting a 50 inch flatscreen, which I did, it's exactly in the right place, fitted a big harddisk with that for endless movies whilst sailing.
is in the water
in a flash (see separate video search youtube waterworldcat). Just a rare negative comment - Lagoon did not do any soundproofing at all, I will retrofit some beefy stuff myself to deal with that. The water tanks
are for the first time not "switched" one after the other, but joined together. It seems when filling you need to take good time to make sure "the other one" fills up fully. Wish Lagoon had put in gold cards in the B&G, silver does not display enough detail at all, if that was done straightaway it would not need an upgrade. I have to say I wish Lagoon did an inmast furling
main, I know it would mean losing the square top main 15% extra area but I would use the main a lot more. But these are only small points. The one thing that irritated us (independently, guest had the same) is the poor lighting
in the bimini
- just three led downlights in the middle in a straight line. You can't read unless you sit right under them. The cockpit
needs a lot of warm and dimmable spots in lots of places, I will have to retrofit that myself too, Lagoon dropped the ball here big time. But again if these are all the complaints ... Otherwise I did 2,000 nm in a month and a half without any problems (although Lagoon delivered three weeks late ... and left plastic filings in the diesel
tank so on engine
stopped and the other went to half power which caused a lot of stress and two days delay, before Yanmar
mechanics in Lisbon found and fixed it in 3 minutes flat and then did the first 50 hr engine service
. I do hope to hear some apologetic noises from Lagoon but none so far ....)
But again - no other niggles or problems, solidly built, she is not superfast but I usually get to half of the windspeed without much effort. Supremely comfortable and nothing else in that length range or price
bracket gets anywhere near it. Palatial aft cabins, an interior that belongs to a 50 foot multihull
.... very comfortable indeed and the best Lagoon model so far - as proven by 200 now sold half a year after its launch and production full until 2018 !