Excerpted from Cruising World Magazine, 2010: The Lagoon 400 aims 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 Chesapeake Bay 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 Lagoon 400’s interior is loaded with similar thoughtful details to enhance living in surroundings that are quite bright and open, thanks to the whitewash-finished panels and beech joinery, large ports, and wide soles in the hulls. With engines well aft, the aft double berths are set lower in the hulls, and cutouts allow the crew to crawl into bunks from the sides. Multilayer foam mattresses sit on slats to keep the bottoms ventilated. Halogen fixtures throughout provide excellent lighting.
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 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. All halyards and sail-control lines lead to the helm station.
From stems to sterns, the Lagoon 400 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.
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Lagoon 400 Layout
In our 3-cabin version, one hull has extra space for the luxurious master suite with forward head. The other hull accommodates two double cabins, each with its own head and all the comforts needed for a relaxing cruise.
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◊Three day minimum on this vessel
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