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Old 12-07-2016, 04:20   #1
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Owner Use of Lagoon 450 S

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick introduction. My spouse Kelly and I (John) are planning to set out on a multi-year adventure late 2018. We're from Dallas TX and expect to leave from southern Florida. We're making all kinds preparations getting our lives aligned to a live aboard lifestyle and of course conducting the never ending search for just the right boat. Our current thinking is a Lagoon 450 S or the Fointaine Pajot Helia. We'd appreciate any words of wisdom, on any topic. Thanks for the help and warm welcome

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Old 12-07-2016, 08:32   #2
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Old 07-10-2016, 14:57   #3
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Re: Owner Use of Lagoon 450 S

I just spent the last two days looking at both in Annapolis. I love the Lagoon 450, and it's a much bigger boat. The Helia is nice and I really like the helm, but I like the 450 much better.
I really thought the new S model was going to be my favorite, but I am disappointed in the helm. Very cramped and uncomfortable. I have chartered the flybridge and am now leaning back towards it.
Definitely spend some time with both, it's so different in person. Very big decision and either is a compromise.

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Old 07-10-2016, 15:54   #4
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We have the L450 Flybridge version and we love it. We cruise in S. Pacific and the flybridge is amazing to spot bommies or navigate tricky areas.

The Lagoon 450 has been great for us!

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Old 07-10-2016, 16:01   #5
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We have a 440 and would not ever consider not having a flybridge model, in heavy weather its great to see all around and the no 1 spot in the sun too.

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