42 TPI bridge deck
Lucey Blue’s bridge deck
clearance is approximately 55 cm at its lowest point. However, the majority of the bridge deck is much higher and this coupled with the large open trampolines means that we almost never slam the water
under sail - see schematic diagram below for bridge deck profile.
42 TPI hull profile:
I have no real way to measure “hull slimness”, but the hulls drive through the water well and look mid-range in terms of width at the waterline.
3) Lagoon 42 TPI performance:
Lucey Blue is a fully loaded Lagoon 42 TPI setup for offshore
cruising. She has sailed more than 23,000 nautical miles in the last five years – the previous owner racked up most of the mileage on a voyage from Norway
. We easily average 6-8 knots over a 24-hour period even with our fixed three bladed propellers; extensive equipment/spare parts/tools; and large water/diesel tanks
We obtained our current top speed of 12+ knots while surfing down waves in 35-45 knots. But even then we only averaged about 9 knots over a 12-hour period – perhaps we sailed too conservatively with the third reef in the main and blade jib
Lucey Blue will typically sail at about half the wind
speed on a reach or downwind until you hit about 9-10 knots through the water. But 6-8 knots is far more comfortable and puts less strain on the boat.
We don’t own a large headsail so if we want to go to windward in less than 10-15 knots we tend to motor
sail as there is no point just sitting around and diesel
is a lot cheaper than a new code zero
Overall I’d say the Lagoon 42 TPI performance is the equivalent to most modern cruising catamarans. The previous owner had an extensive sail wardrobe and more experienced crew. During the 2008 ARC
he brought Lucey Blue home in second place overall in the multihull
division and first in the Lagoon category so real world performance is often more than just sail and hull design.
4) Lagoon 42 TPI locations:
Despite the fact that only 51 Lagoon 42 TPI’s were ever built they can still be found cruising all over the world. Lucey Blue is currently located in the Whitsunday Island about 16 nautical miles from the outer Great Barrier Reef
. Other Lagoon 42 TPI's that we know of are listed below -
Connect4 (formerly 'Hot Lips')
MudKat (formerly 'Web of Lies')
Web of Lies
5) Lagoon 42 TPI other observations:
We are probably biased, but to our mind Lagoon 42 TPI catamarans were well ahead of their time in terms of design and construction. Lucey Blue is an incredibly solid, modern looking and safe ocean going yacht yet she was built in 1992.
Given we have three kids
aboard our only real issue with the boat is the size of the galley
and heads. Life is a comprise when you want four separate cabins, but I could alter the interior
layout without too much trouble if I ever had the time…….