Originally Posted by robert sailor
We had around 25 people aboard and it wasn't even feeling crowded.
So anyways what do you guys really look for when your making that buying
decision and why isn't almost everyone buying
a newer Lagoon
I am not sure I know 25 people I would want on my boat.
Well maybe if they were hot babes in bikinis.
On a more serious note there is another thread about Seawinds where the OP said he would change the layout so the aft cabin
was more of a walk in pantry since the cabin
was so small no one would want to sleep in it anyway. To a great extent what folks look for is related to what they expect to do with their boat; and that should not be confused with what they actually do with their boat.
You may want to try and figure out what you want to do with your boat. As an example I spent three months cruising West of Key West
and used less than five gallons of gas, and some of that was in my inflatable
, or on shore in the DT. So those nice economical diesel
engines that you can motor
on for days at a time hold no attraction to me. On the other hand I completely understand why some folks like them.
There are a multitude of other things like that which have no right or wrong answer. It is more like picking horses for courses. The trick is you have to figure out which course you will be on.
You sorta said your wife liked how much room there was on the 45. Someone has to swab the decks and the more room there is on deck
the more deck
there is to swab. Big head sails
can be great for performance, but can be a bear to deal with in some weather
Unless you specify when, where, and how you expect to sail it is impossible for you to know which boat is best for you. And only you know the answers to those questions.