I know nothing about Dean, but sailed a Lagoon 440 from Europe
to Bora-Bora during the past 3 years. I agree with all of the above, except for performance: 28 days from Panama
to the Marquises (4000+ miles), knowing that the first 1,000 miles where are less than 100 miles per day.
I can also compare a L440 to FP Bahia
46, more or less the same generation. There is WAY more space in the Lagoon and we cruise
at the same speed with 15kts side wind
Another aspect is how much time you spend anchored vs. sailing. 2 ocean passages + 2 x 1000 miles + a few longer sails
, this is about 6% of the time at sea. Or take a Tahiti
to Bora-Bora sail (140NM), whether it is 17.5 hours (at 8kts) or 21 hours (at 6.7), you still count the night and have to prepare and rest the same.
Maybe I am a bit religious about Lagoon, this because we are selling ours. All info here: Lagoon 440 catamaran for sale
We are in Bora-Bora, probably the coolest place on earth to find a Lagoon 440. Welcome on board.