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Old 02-08-2012, 10:18   #1
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Lagoon 420 info please

Hi y'all
So the admiral and I are T minus 3 to 6 months from purchase of our cat. On our short list are these boats.

Lagoon 400, 410, and the 44

I had not really considered the 420 but after looking around a bit a few are falling into our price range of 350k max. I was just curious about likes dislikes etc. How the nacelle arrangement works out. I like having the front cross beam. We really wanted separate shower stalls and this boat has it without having to find an owners version. Also with the owner version what is done with the space the berth took up, storage I expect.

Anyway thanks for looking and we look forward to your replies.

Will
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:09   #2
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Old 02-08-2012, 15:02   #3
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Hi y'all
So the admiral and I are T minus 3 to 6 months from purchase of our cat. On our short list are these boats.

Lagoon 400, 410, and the 44

I had not really considered the 420 but after looking around a bit a few are falling into our price range of 350k max. I was just curious about likes dislikes etc. How the nacelle arrangement works out. I like having the front cross beam. We really wanted separate shower stalls and this boat has it without having to find an owners version. Also with the owner version what is done with the space the berth took up, storage I expect.

Anyway thanks for looking and we look forward to your replies.

Will
The extra space is used for a lounging couch, workdesk, and an extra large head with full standing shower.

There is a difference between the 420's and 421's, you should be aware of this when looking/speaking with brokers.

The 420's were originally release with an experimental hybrid-electric engine system. However, many or most have been convered to dual diesel. On those boats, the original generator remains (which was designed to provide primary propulsion), which is heavily overpowered and I have heard kind of loud compared to other generators.

The 421's have an updated hull design, which affects it's weight and performance compared to the 420.

420's are older, 421's are newer. Likely in 1 year you'll see more 421's in this range.
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Old 02-08-2012, 15:04   #4
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Lagoon 420's have great layouts. I love the salon and the cockpit.

I have done numerous seatrials on them for different brokers in town. The only complaint that I have about the boat is the sailing performance. They are just slow boats...
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My search for a Cat has concluded (pending survey and sea trial) with the purchase of a Lagoon 420. My wife (and I) loved the roominess and openness of the layout. I realize we are not going to fly with the fastest, but we'll compromise speed for comfort since we'll probably be living on this boat for 10-15 years. We've chartered the Leopard 44 and much prefer the layout of the Lagoon 420. Good luck with your search!
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Old 02-08-2012, 17:22   #6
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Hi y'all
So the admiral and I are T minus 3 to 6 months from purchase of our cat. On our short list are these boats.

Lagoon 400, 410, and the 44

I had not really considered the 420 but after looking around a bit a few are falling into our price range of 350k max. I was just curious about likes dislikes etc. How the nacelle arrangement works out. I like having the front cross beam. We really wanted separate shower stalls and this boat has it without having to find an owners version. Also with the owner version what is done with the space the berth took up, storage I expect.

Anyway thanks for looking and we look forward to your replies.

Will
One more thing, the 420 gives marginal helm visibility to the edges compared to the 410, which has a rounded off roof. This also creates a roomier saloon.

420/421 is my favorite - the 44 is too large for my taste, and I don't like the upstairs helm. The 420 edges out the 410 in terms of comfort and space. However, it may underperform the 410 a little bit. The 421 supposedly has performance improvements. I have not seen a 421 in person, so I don't know what other changes it has.
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