I can only really comment on the Lagoon 410S2. Ours co-incidentally is a 2004 model and is an an ex charter
boat. After two and a half years of ownership
we just love our boat. She is a very good seaworthy
vessel which we are currently cruising the northern parts
of the Eastern seaboard of Australia
. The owners version would have been brilliant but we settled for the four cabin
Dependant on angle of the wind
we happily do 7 to 8's in 15 knots of breeze in full cruise
trim. The boat is very liveable and comfortable at sea or at anchor
. It is a great size for a cruising couple and I have found sails
as well or better than a lot of new models.
Personally we did not consider catamarans with helming positions that were not protected. In adverse conditions its just plain miserable. In tropical area you are constantly exposed to the sun. This is only my opinion and what suits us. We did modify the bimini
on the Lagoon for greater protection and it was worth every cent.
Of course value for money
was a major consderation and we feel that we got an awful lot of boat for the money
we paid. We do have plans on going to Indonesia
if things work out and feel very confident in the boat we have chosen will get us there and back in safety
We have friends with Leopards and they are very happy with their models.