I think the L380 is up to the task. Many are cruised all over the globe, many do serious ocean crossings, some have circumnavigated or are underway.
The L410 offers a bit more payload, maybe a bit better sailing, more space in the Salon
area. If you are not planning to be the party barge of the anchorage this is nice but not important, the L380 has enough space to comfort a family
of 5. In the cabins there is no real difference.
The L380 owners has one nice head
, the other is too cramped. The L410 has two nice heads even with the standard 4 cabin
/ 2 head
version, no need for the owners version from that point of view.
Both have a different engine
setup (under bunks & ahead of rudder
or outside & behind rudder) decide for yourself which is better for you as there are many different opinions. I'd prefer the under-bunk version for long term cruising
access at sea is more secure. For local cruising I would not bother. If you are worried about the potential need to remove the engine on the L410: This will take the mechanic
about half an hour if you do the simple preparation work
(carefully removing headlining & access panels
without leaving your fingerprints).
Speed difference on downwind is noticeable but not really important, we are not talking about a knot
or so but only a fraction, and also depends on the sails
. A L380 with a good parasailor competing against a standard L410 I bet the L380 will be first at the rum
The L410 is just over 12m / 40ft which seems to be the magical line where you pay more in marinas
. Like Las Palmas
/ Gran Canaria where I had to pay some 70 EUR tax because our boat
was over 12m and under would have been free. We had similar things happen again and again like my buddy on a L380 paid 20 EUR and I paid 30EUR. Not always but frequently.
Overall I would say if you think you can live with the salon
space it doesn't matter much if it's a L380 or L410. Get the better deal.
I have some sailing buddy (french family but english
speaking) we met in Spain
and sailed along with until recently when they went down the island chain and we went up. They have a 2005 Lagon 380 owners version, ready to go with cruising equipment
, watermaker) and they are also about to list her for selling. Second owner, very nice condition, after some cleaning
& polishing she will look like new. If you are interested I can forward your email
address to him, just PM me.