Originally Posted by Lagoon4us
It's a huge leap between the gear
and quality of a Catamaran
that's ex-charter as against a 'one private owner' status vessel, no matter the brand.
Quality always costs more, the so called 'high number' of ex charter boats only makes the 'well equipped' version more desirable and popular.
The best Lagoon is the one your in........
I agree totally .... "The best Lagoon is the one your in .... "
However, the one we're in is an 2004 ex-charter L380. I understand an ex-charter is not for everybody, but we are delighted with ours.
meant we could get into it NOW! Plus with all the upgrades we have done in the past 18 months means that we now KNOW every part of the boat as we have added & renewed so many of the systems. All the while we have been using it to explore the waters of the Great Barrier Reef
in North Queensland
We are still in front financially, compared to getting a GOOD used privately owned L380, plus we know our boat inside & out. Yes the Yanmars have many hours on them (3700), yet they still purr, & we religiously do the maintenance
. Have rebuilt the water
pumps, added filters, starer relays etc etc.
We have all new sails
, bimmini, sail cover
, replaced the motor
with a 12 volt unit, added a Engel freezer
, added solar & Honda
gen, renewed the instruments
, battery monitor
, polished, cleaned, fixed leaks
, polish the acrylic
windows & hatches, added & replaced bilge
systems, TV, navigation
, toilets, etc etc etc.
I'm just saying that there is a place for ex-charter Lagoon's for those who are handy & want to get into one now. In fact I recommend it as a way of getting out there, & getting to know your boat.
We prefer the 4 cabin
version as we have so much more useable storage
, plus being able to accommodate all the kids
(& grand kids) when they all decide to visit at the same time.
They may show their age & previous life a little, but you'd be surprised how well they scrub up. While you're not paying the premium for the prestige of "private owners version".
Seabreeze L380 #241