Hi Nick, well it was simply because lagoon don't really tailor make things that we wanted specifically, and also I think we had 1200W of solar
installed for less than half the cost lagoon would charge for the 500W panels
they install on the davits
. Some extras are reasonable, such as AIS
, remote VHF
, and some are not so reasonable. The downside is it takes time to arrange and install afterwards and there's no warranty on the installations outside the individual components warranties, but for us it's a worthwhile solution.
Good luck with the new boat and maybe we will catch up in the Caribbean
Are you planning on being aboard for a while?