I have a few questions (well a lot, but I'll try limit to a few for now) on buying
a lagoon 380
I intend purchasing
one in Europe
to sail home to Australia
1. If I buy new, who is the best broker to deal with, or directly with Lagoon
? and what kind of discount from the stock price
list is the usual. The list I have seen is as below:
OWNER (3 cabins, 2 heads), 2 x 21 HP (Yanmar 3YM20 SD) 181,800.00 € COMFORT PACK 23,800.00 € etc
and what is a Realistic sail-away price
including the 'must have' options.
2. If I buy second hand, with a boat
2005 or newer, prices range from about US$180,000 for a 2005 basic charter
version S2 to US$280,000 of a 2008 fairly well equipped owner version (which I would prefer).
3. All in all I want to be happy with the boat
for the 3 years or more that I own and cruise
in it, and I also want to minimize the overall cost when the time comes to sell/upgrade, so I'm also taking into account resale value in 3 to 4 years time. How much will a 3 yr old boat be worth, a 6yr old and a 9 yr old. I know that's hard to guesstimate, but my aim is to not be fooled by a false economy now by buying
a cheaper older boat that needs work/more maintenance
or devalues quickly.
Anyone's advice or experience on any or all of these questions would be greatly appreciated. And of course if anyone has any boat recommendations or broker recommendations I'd love to hear them as well. Feel free to reply here or email