Originally Posted by WantoSail
Dont have a budget or a plan just wanted to see what is out there. Really want to know about set ups for people not for profit (charters). Seems like storage would be more important than unneeded bedrooms.
Unneeded bedrooms are easily (and frequently) converted to storage.
The Lagoons are most notorious for being excessively slanted toward charter
use - most notably for their 4-head layout. Extra heads, like bunks, also make excellent storage locations with only small modifications.
If you are buying
new, Lagoons and the other charter
makers offer an "Owner's Version" (OV) which creates one super suite in one hull
with a large shower
, sitting room, and berth. The other hull is the regular configuration. They are more rare to find used. More and more OV Leopards are coming on the market, but in the smaller sizes.
I would recommend that you consider smaller sized cats. 50' is very big, and could be larger than you might like. For example, it is difficult for the helmsman to see all the way around the boat when docking
. No problem for an experienced boat pilot, but not a completely confident feeling for the "rest of us". Sails
, anchors, and other equipment
are heavier and may be more difficult to manage as well - though not necessarily if the boat is very well outfitted. A smaller boat can be much better outfitted for the same money