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Old 23-01-2015, 09:25   #46
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Re: One more hand holding session for a monohull sailor

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Wow Colemj, pretty strong words in describing the appearance of the Lagoon 620!
Yes, I apologize. It was quite a shock to see that boat come in next to us - I had never seen anything like that design. I suspect you have not seen this particular model boat in person?

I have seen lots of 400, 420, 440 and even the 520 and did not have the reaction I had to the 620. Those others look like a form/function balance to me, and I never really saw them in any design light outside of the wide range of catamaran designs out there. But this one - whoa! Particularly since most catamarans just look better with length.

If this boat was anchored next to the Flyin' Hawaiian, I bet you would think the FH was a pretty nice design...

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Old 23-01-2015, 09:50   #47
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Re: One more hand holding session for a monohull sailor

No worries, Mark! No I haven't seen one and, lets face it, its not as if people who are purchasing a Lagoon 620 are on what most would consider a really tight budget!

Sadly, my own goal of being able to upgrade my current boat to something faster and prettier is being held back by the devaluation of the Canadian dollar to the Canadian peso (from more than par with the USD to 81 cents in the span of the last 18 months)! Its not just the cost of a new(er) boat that has risen by 25% over that period - but the cost of everything when cruising.

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No worries, Mark! No I haven't seen one and, lets face it, its not as if people who are purchasing a Lagoon 620 are on what most would consider a really tight budget!

Sadly, my own goal of being able to upgrade my current boat to something faster and prettier is being held back by the devaluation of the Canadian dollar to the Canadian peso (from more than par with the USD to 81 cents in the span of the last 18 months)! Its not just the cost of a new(er) boat that has risen by 25% over that period - but the cost of everything when cruising.

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Buy a Euro boat, our dollar has been closer to that currency.
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Re: One more hand holding session for a monohull sailor

although owner of lagoon, i will have to agree with L62 view. And I hate jacuzzi.

spec for 62 must be dictated by some new born chinese property rich.
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Re: One more hand holding session for a monohull sailor

Robert, you are right - and sorry for the thread drift, but yes, the euro and Canadian dollar are both moving down at a similar rate. However, I would be buying used and likely in the USA/Caribbean. And of course, my cruising budget includes not only the boat, but also upgrades/repairs and annual costs aboard. If I am cruising in the Caribbean, I typically need to convert to USD and my annual costs will also be up by 25%, reducing the amount available out of my total budget for the puchase of another boat.

No big deal - my current boat is certainly up to the task and there was no guarantee that I was going to upgrade in any event. From the opposite side of the coin, of course, it does put people in the USA like the OP at a distinct advantage right now, if they are prepared to look in Europe or Canada for a used boat.

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Not to mention looks. Although esthetics are a highly personal preference, a Lagoon 620 just anchored right next to us this evening. I can't go out in the cockpit without averting my eyes, it hurts so bad to look at that thing. Lagoon beat it six ways to sunday with an ugly stick. It is difficult for me to even believe there are people that think that thing looks good. I have truly never seen an uglier catamaran.

Sorry about that - I generally don't like to say this type of thing, but good god is that thing ugly. While your L400 is differently styled than most, the styling is not so bad at that size, and it looks unique. However, this styling obviously does not scale up.

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There's a 620 that does the run from Port Douglas out to the Low Islets most days. Have to agree - it doesn't even look like a big boat, it's so tall in relation to it's length it looks like maybe a 35 footer.
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