Not commenting on the Lagoon specifically, but I think you have made a very wise decision. I did not wait the years you did when looking for a boat. I went out and got a boat with a large LOA
(45') and found that while it was fun to pull into places with and great for stability, it was, in fact, more than 2 people need.
With the mountain of money
you save owning a smaller boat, you can cruise
for a more extended time.
I just got at 34' (10 Meter) cat. The thing is HUGE inside. It's got more room and storage
than my 45' mono did and is just bigger in every way. My personal opinion is that you have wisely done your research
. Going smaller with a cat really isn't going smaller at all!
My 34' cat has about the same room as a 50-60' mono... same size salon
table, same size berths, same (or bigger) galley and a large deck
and stuff. I keep wondering how all this fits into a little 34' boat... ??