Last month we had the cance to test one of the boats we have on our bucket list, the Lucia 40.
We plan to purchase
a 37-40 foot cat within the next 2-3 years. The Lucia 40 is one of our favorites.
Before our final decision on what boat
we will buy, we are sailing them for a couple of weeks.
We really like the FP Lucia 40. Build quality is good, helm
station and sailing great. I think a great boat
. We sailed the 4cabins/2head version. Sizze of the heads is still ok and acceptable for me. Shower
area very spacious. I admire the owners of that great cat!
Overall i found 90% pros and just 10% cons, or lets say issues i would like to address.
One thing i did not like was the head
clearance of the aft cabins. A bounced my head
a couple of times, especially in the night, see attached pic. I am 1,85 meters tall. Not really a giant. So i think i might not be the only one with that problem.
When i mentioned the low clearance to a sales lady on the FP area on the Boot in Dusseldorf a couple of years ago, she answered: You will get used to it. Well, i did not.
So is there a chance to modify/cut that area? Maybe by reinforcing with a SS profile afterwards? did you guys get "used to it" (bouncing your head)? Or do you sleep in the bow cabins? The bow cabins have enough clearance...
We chartered the cat in the tropics. And we will need an AC in the master cabin
during nighttime - no AC needed in the salon
or during daytime. We did not have an AC on this boat.
Question to the owners who installed an aftermarket AC. What kind of AC did you install? split system of monoblocs? Where did you install it? Once the door is closed in the master cabin
, it looks like a small unit will do the job to keep that area cool enough. What is your experience?
, we like to use a second anchoror kellet on the chain. We attach it a couple of meters (10-15m)behind the first anchor
on the bow chain (not a stern anchor).
On the Lagoons, where the chain runs on top of the foredeck, thats quite easy. The hidden chain setup on the Lucia 40 makes that only possible using a dinghi. Any workaround on that? Or you just dont anchor