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Our Boat – 2005 Lagoon 410

Welcome. Welcome to our floating home! A 41 foot Lagoon 410 S2, built in 2005. She’s a comfortable ride. In the starboard (right) pontoon is the owners quarters. These consist of a bed, small office, bathroom with a shower. On the port (left) side is the guest accommodations; Aft we have a berth. Midships is a bathroom complete with toilet, sink and shower. Forward is another berth (currently used purely for storage).

We are very happy with her. She’s an owner’s version (three cabins instead of four). She boasts 41 feet. We’d been in the market for a Lagoon 380 and actually walked away with from one. Long story short, 15K is what broke the deal. That exact boat is still on the market at a reduced price. Now, you wouldn’t think 3’ makes a big difference, but it’s huge. Bigger kitchen. Much bigger cockpit. Much much wider in general.

What are our favourite bits? Asides from the owners setup, she has a water maker (turns salt water into fresh). That’s a big one when living off the grid in the salty blue pond. She came with a Parasailor which is a spinnaker of sorts. Her bones are in good shape. She came with a ton of gear; Life jackets, ropes, life raft, radar, tons of spare engine parts and more. 

I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking….

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Anchored in the Bahamas. Hamlet Cay.

Saloon

The Saloon. Nav station on the left.

Galley

Galley complete with top loading & front loading fridges.

Guest Bathroom

Guest Bathroom

Guest Toilet

Guest Toilet

Cockpit complete with Ashley's new slip covers.

Cockpit complete with Ashley’s new slip covers.

Cockpit & Solar panels

Cockpit & Solar panels

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Hallway

Guest Hallway

Owners Bathroom

Owners Bathroom

Owners Bed

Owners Bed

Ben's Office

Ben’s Office

Owners Shower

Owners Shower

Owners Toilet

Owners Toilet

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9 Comments

September 15, 2017

Hello, I have a question about performance. My wife and I love the room and comfort provided by the Lagoon 40-45′ models. Especially the owners version. But this space comes at a performance cost. Now that you have been blue water for a while, would you change your decision and go with a performance cat that had a higher point of sail capability and regular 200NM days or would you still opt for the slower performance and more living space? Just discovered your site and vblog. Keep living the dream! We’ll see you out there one day…

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    Ben
    September 15, 2017

    Hi Travis. 200 nm days would be nice. Typical weather is accurate about 3 days out after which things can change. This means you’re rolling the dice just a little if you have more than 600nm passages. We average 150 nm days and are currently sailing with another lagoon 450 who is probably averaging around 180. A big part of the equation is sail inventory. When cruising we rarlely go upwind. It’s all tradewind sailing. That means a lot of reaching and downwind sailing. On a catamaran you will need spinnakers for this because the shrouds are so far back. If you let out the main it will be plastered over the shrouds at 120 degrees apparent. Additionally a cruising genoa (much much bigger than the regular) plus maybe a code zero will keep the boat moving.

    We hit 16.6 knots the other day. I can say it’s not the most comfortable thing going over 10 knots boat speed. The whole boat vibrates and you need to pay attention. If you’re intending to race or day sail, then heck yah! Lets go 20 knots all the time. But for long term cruising it’s all about risk mitigation. Reefing, downsizing sails and adjusting course for comfort.

    Of course money factors into it. The faster the boat the pricier. Same goes for size. A 50′ performance cruiser is more like a 45′ cruising cat. You lose space due to hull width and dagger boards.

    If it’s an option look at the older 50′ lagoons. They sail better than the newer ones. Of course a full refit may be required.

    Hope that helps a little. If you have more questions don’t hesitate…

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Darryl
February 4, 2017

Awesome cat. Are there anything you would change or is lacking on your model? Thanks for the tour and insight on how you two are making it happen.

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    Ben
    February 24, 2017

    Hi Darryl,

    Not really. Absolutely love our setup now. Took us a while but things that we’ve added since purchase include the hard top, wind generator, arch with solar.

    Would always buy an owners version. It is so nice having one pontoon all to ourselves.

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Nick Carter
December 29, 2016

I can’t believe i have just come across this, this is awesome! i love your boat. I dont want to be cheeky and ask for exact price, but can you tell me how much in a region it cost (e.g. 300,000 – 400,000) I love your blog. Living the dream!

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Carley
June 3, 2015

Wow! It looks AWESOME! Beauty of a home xx

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    Ben
    June 3, 2015

    Thanks Carley 🙂

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June 3, 2015

beautiful! how is the head room for you?

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    Ben
    June 3, 2015

    It’s pretty decent at 6’4″. My height was the one thing that excluded many boats from the start. There’s only a handful that qualify.

    I can stand in the Saloon all the way to the stove (where it starts to slope down). Bed is good too. In the pontoons I use a slight neck tilt to get around 🙂 Cockpit has oodles of height with the bimini being as high as it is.

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