Over the months I have noticed a few folks with concerns about boats with the props aft of the rudders. I have since sailed on two such boats, a Lagoon 380
and a Lagoon
470. I have to admit it looks kind of freaky when you swim under the boat, but I can't truly say that I noticed any severe issues. Both boats are harder to tack than some other cats I've sailed, but I'm hesitant to lay this at the feet of the prop/rudder configuration.
Objectively I would expect the prop handling in tight spaces to be better because the props are way aft, and perhaps you'd lose a little effectiveness with the rudder
when you have steerageway on because the rudders are a bit forward.
With this setup prop wash works under aft propulsion
not forward, but these not being monohulls, you don't really rely on wash because you have two screws to work with.
What the setup does do is put the diesel
so far aft that both boats have engine
rooms sealed off from the interior
under your bed) and with great 360 access to the motor
Curious as to what others think about this setup.