4 + 2 head(s) cabin bareboat catamaran, based in Phuket. Enjoy comfortable living afloat when you visiting Similan or Langkawi island by sail.
“Lagoon 400” – bareboat catamaran, 4+2 cabins, based in Phuket
Multihull development in recent years has hit a fork in the road, with one path leading to record-setting speed machines and the other to vessels that carry all the comforts of a very upscale home. The new Lagoon 400 most definitely follows the latter trend, though its designers have proven themselves adept at speed, as well.
The latest creation from the multihull arm of Group Beneteau springs from the design offices of Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost. VPLP has long made spray with some of the world’s fastest multihulls, most recently the record-setting trimarans Banque Populaire and Groupama as well as BMW Oracle Racing’s trimaran in the America’s Cup. The Lagoon 400 is decidedly different, aiming instead to deliver luxurious living in a space comparable to that of a 60-foot monohull.
Still, the Lagoon 400 is very much a sailboat, even in a single-digit breeze. On the day of our Similan islands test sail, twin hulls and a reasonably large sail plan helped drive the boat at 4.5 to 5.2 knots in 6 to 7 knots of wind when reaching with a screecher set on its short bowsprit. Under power, the 400 loped along at 7 knots, with 40-horsepower Yanmar diesels (30-horsepower engines are standard) running at only 2,200 rpm. As you’d expect, the twin diesels, set nearly 24 feet apart, back the boat up and twirl it around magically.
Under sail, the 400 also tacks well. The small jib is a cinch to handle, and with the roll-up screecher, one gains a simple and minimal sail plan that’s very easy to power up or down. That said, 75 inches of freeboard to the deck plus a high superstructure and low-aspect keels mean this is a boat that shouldn’t be pinched up; it performs best when sailed fully powered and backed off a few degrees from a closehauled heading.
The ports that wrap around the bridgedeck saloon are vertical rather than sloped-the signature Lagoon look-to better shade the interior and boost headroom over the settee and nav-station areas. The galley features the expected equipment, plus a molded-in dish drainer. On the boat I sailed, the installation of a second fridge or freezer would cut deeply into available storage space for provisions, but on future boats, Lagoon intends to install overhead cabinets.
Cruising World’s Boat of the Year judges found it hard to operate the latch that locks open the sliding door and window separating the saloon from the cockpit. An owner will want to make sure it’s secure to prevent possible injuries under way. The judges were also concerned that children might be able to access the electrical panel in the saloon, though this, too, could be prevented by a lock and vigilance on the part of the skipper.
The basic structure of the Lagoon 400 includes solid laminate under the water and balsa core above, including in the decks. The hulls and decks are infused with polyester, and the builder applies vinylester resin to hulls as an osmotic barrier.
On deck, one large roof with a smooth sweep extends from the cabin front aft over the cockpit, creating, in essence, an exterior saloon with voluminous lounging space that’s well lit at night by halogen lights overhead.
To run the boat, a dedicated steering and control station rests above and to port that can be effectively enclosed with zippered curtains in foul weather. Steps to the station from the cockpit are flanked by all kinds of good grab bars. Though all halyards and sail-control lines lead to the helm station, I was concerned about the lack of a step onto the cabin top, since a crewmember will eventually need to climb there to zip up the mainsail pouch or do other work at the mast.
Lifelines on deck are a generous 35 inches high and are tripled across the stern. This is a positive safety feature, though the stern lines would need to be opened to access the engine compartments, a concern if done in a big seaway. Teak toerails along the sheer provide good emergency footing. Flush-set hatches on the waist decks eliminate toe stubbers and enhance traffic flow.
From stems to sterns, the new Lagoon is about ease of use. Up front, large lockers flank a windlass and channel that directs chain to an anchor set to deploy on the bow. And once the boat’s anchored, a dinghy can slide up from aft, nest between the hulls, and disembark passengers on transoms that are cutaway inboard and provided with a sturdy handhold. When boarding from the dock, passengers can use the step set into each hulls’ exterior.
Lagoon has built 2,000 catamarans in the past 15 years & knows well the profile of its customers: They enjoy comfortable living afloat.
Year of build: 2012
|Convertible Saloon Table Double||yes|
|Forepeak Cabin Single||2 (access from deck only)|
|Electric Anchor Windlass||yes|
|Self tailing winches||yes|
|Outboard Engine||6 hp|
|Jack for MP3 – i-pod/phone||yes, usb|
|Auto Pilot||yes, Raymarine|
|Lazy Jacks with Lazy Bag||yes|
|Main Sail Full – Battened||yes, 58 m²|
|Roller Genoa||yes, 37 m²|
|Solar Panel||yes, 3 x 100W|
|Engine||2 x 40 hp|
|Fuel Tank||400 L|
|Water Tank||610 L|
The Price start from 371 EURO (per/day) (period: 18.05.2018 to 05.10.2018)
The Price consist of: Charter Fee + Mandatory Extras + Optional Extras
|NAME OF SERVICE||PRICE|
|Crew Change||200 EURO (per stay)|
|Hostess/Cook||130 EURO (per day)|
|Skipper||150 EURO (per day)|
|Fishing Rod||15 EURO (per day)|
|Fishing Rod (1 week)||100 EURO (per stay)|
|Fishing Rod (2 weeks)||160 EURO (per stay)|
|Fishing Rod (3 weeks)||200 EURO (per stay)|
|Stand up paddle-board||25 EURO (per day)|
|Stand up paddle-board (1 week)||160 EURO (per stay)|
|Stand up paddle-board (2 week)||250 EURO (per stay)|
|Stand up paddle-board (3 week)||365 EURO (per stay)|
|Kayak (2 seats)||20 EURO (per day)|
|Kayak (2 seats) for 1 week||120 EURO (per stay)|
|Kayak (2 seats) for 2 weeks||200 EURO (per stay)|
|Kayak (2 seats) for 3 weeks||280 EURO (per stay)|
|All Consumables Included||35 EURO (per day)|
|Child net||250 EURO (per stay)|
|Wifi internet device||50 EURO (per stay)|
|Cell phone (not including sim card & usage costs)||42 EURO (per week)|
|Damage Waiver||48 EURO (per day)|
|Half-board from 1 to 4 pax||30 EURO (day/per person)|
|Half-board for 5 pax and more||27 EURO (day/per person)|
|Full-board for 5 pax and more pax (include soft drinks only)||35 EURO (day/per person)|
|Full-board from 1 to 4 pax||40 EURO (day/per person)|
|For the way from Langkawi to Phuket||340 EURO (per stay)|
|For the way from Phuket to Langkawi||450 EURO (per stay)|
|Transfer from Phuket Airport to Phuket pier for 1-4 pax||60 EURO (per stay)|
|Transfer from Phuket Airport to Phuket pier for 5-8 8 pax||90 EURO (per stay)|
|Transfer from Phuket Airport to Phuket pier for 9-12 pax||115 EURO (per stay)|
|“BAY REGATTA”||1 200 EURO (per boat)|
|“MULTIHULL SOLUTIONS REGATTA”||800 EURO (per boat)|
|“RAJA MUDA SELANGOR INTERNATIONAL REGATTA”||1 200 EURO (per boat)|
|“PHUKET RACE WEEK”||800 EURO (per boat)|
|“ROYAL LANGKAWI INTL’ REGATTA”||1 000 EURO (per boat)|
|“REGATTA SURCHARGE”||1 550 EURO (per boat)|
|“KING CUP REGATTA”||1 200 EURO (per boat)|