My wife and I will do an open ended cruise
. Given family
situation our purchase
is roughly 5 years out, the cruise
starting a couple of years later, but it doesn't stop us from the pleasure of planning and dreaming today.
I always pictured a monohull
until a your ago when we by accident
stepped on a Lagoon 400
. Big eye opener, and since then we know that a cat is the deal.
Given the time of the purchase
, currrent thinking is to buy an aproximately 5 year old cat five years from now, so looking at different alternatives, the boat
we will buy must be in production today. Used Lagoon 400
fits what our budget
will be, so 5 years from now there will just be more to chose from.
Now to the big snagg. I'm 6'7" (2 meter) tall. We previously did a 3 months cruise on a trawler
around the Bahamans where the headroom
was about 2" less my hight. Towards the end I started to develop backpain, so on a much longer journey, I have to be able to stand up straight in the main aerea of the boat
400 excels in headroom
. It felt good when I was on it a year ago, and the specification reads 7' feet (2.13m) in the saloon
. Last week I was at a boatshow where they had the Lagoon
450 on display. This boat is out of our budget
, but interestingly I could just about stand in the saloon
, and the specification reads 6'9" (2.05m) in the saloon. I was surprised it despite being bigger actually has less headroom than the L400. The Lagoon 420
has less headroom than both the L400 and L450.
So my questions is. Is there another cat being produced today with a similar headroom as the Lagoon 400 and around the same price
, or is it our only available choice.
Thanks for any inputs.