There has been some discussion as to why Lagoon's seem to be so much heavier than other cats. Some feel its an issue of specsmanship, with vendors not making equally loaded comparisons. Others feel that some vendors publish numbers that are simply false.
Utlimately it would be nice to know the true sailing weight of all the various cruising cats. There was a chart published by Cruising World which provides a summary of various aspects of Cats, including the weight
Cruising World - Cats By The Numbers
But the data for this chart is suspect, and it is most likely right from the builders. Which gets us back to trying to determine the true weight.
Apparently Cats get weighed when they race
. However, this may not be a good source since do Cruising Cats really race
? It seems to me that another source would be from Marinas
when they pull Cats out of the water
repair or a major retrofit. Anyone have a source for real data?
An alternative to such data would be to compile all the actual draft
specs. It does not seem to me that Draft
would be exagerrated of falsified, as it could lead to disaster. If two boats of roughly equal length and hull
widths have drafts that are a foot different, then one clearly is a lot heavier than the other.
Anyway, we just need the facts.