Originally Posted by Sea hunter
We are new to this Multihull
... and looking for Multihull
about 40" and used.
We are from Denmark
, but want to keep the boat as "summerhouse" in the MD for some years before we sail out and "around" the world
example the lagoon
40 or Lipari
41, what are - + for this models ? best in your opinion ? fair or fare better models in this class ?
Also looking for place in the MD to keep the boat for summer and winter...
PS. If any got gast room for a week or 2 in summer 2016, for a small family
like us (we are 47 38wife, 9girl), please tell
we like to try the Multihull life...
Rigo, Irina, Mira
I have visited both and sailed none:
is a much bigger boat. It feels more like an appartment than the Lipari.
The sailarea and displacement
Lipari: 89sqm and 7.6t, or 11.7sqm/t
400: 84sqm and 10.3to or 8,1sqm/t,
So the Lipari is lighter with more sail area, resulting in ~40% more sailarea per tonne.
The Lipari has a waterline length of 11.79m, the 400 is shorter @ 11.45m WLL.
These figures indicate the Lipari will be faster in lightship mode. BUT: This may change when loaded with all your stuff. The Lagoon is wider and should be the better load carrier.
FPs are known for osmosis
problems but most have been fixed by FP under warranty (peel, dry, rebuild
in epoxy). If done right it should be better than new (and better than other non-epoxy boats). If done wrong ...
I have personally seen a handfull of 2006 - 2008 FPs with osmosis
/ treatment (mine included) and read a couple of stories about FPs as young as 2010.
Do your own research
, or (as I did) go for a boat that has been treated some time ago so you are sure it's been cured.
Lagoon: well, different story. never heard of osmosis, but read a few stories about low quality fittings and workmanship in recent models. I owned an older 410 and had none of these issues.
Lagoons are balsa cored and use quite a lot of wood in the build, so you need to look out for rot
fittings and bulkheads. That should not be an issue if Lagoon uses sealant
fittings but I have seen evidence that this is not always the case. Keep in mind that these sealants age, so water
ingres may happen any time.
Lipari is foam cored and very little wood so no rot
. Maybe better in the long run, but who knows...
Both are nice boats, but certainly quite different. So visit both and make up your mind.
Both are just boring production boats - both can be bought and sold for a reasonable price
as the market is big enough. Which is good once you are done cruising.
A place to keep the boat in the Med: Where do you want to go?