Small and Adorable – Catamaran Lagoon 380

Lagoon 380

Lagoon 380 belongs to a group of small catamarans but should not be underestimated because of its size. This yacht is equipped with all you need for nice holidays. It comes in two versions – with three or four cabins, depending on the taste or the purpose. The equipment packages range is offered in three levels – Essential, Cruising and Comfort option. Due to its size, this yacht would be perfect for families with children rather than for three or four couples.

However, Lagoon 380 is CE certificated A, for 8 persons. The fuel tank holds as much as 200 l while water tanks are a little bit bigger and hold 300 l of fresh water. These numbers indicate that the sailing autonomy is somewhat limited. Larger and more comfortable cabins are placed at the aft and are well isolated from the engine noise. Four-cabin version is equipped with two bathrooms, one at each hull central position. In three-cabin version, the owner’s bedroom is extended with an office (desk) area in the central and separate toilet/shower area to the bow.

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The saloon consists of three spaces – the chart table to port, galley to starboard and dining area to the front. The cockpit is equipped with a dining table and storage space (which could be used for an external fridge) while transom skirts are well protected. Dining table in the saloon is big enough to accommodate six not too big person(alitie)s while the outside table accommodates the rest of the crew.

If a family of eight decides to charter this yacht with a skipper, he/she will face the trouble with sleeping area. Since not many Lagoon 380’s are equipped with skipper’s cabin, sleeping should be provided either in the cockpit, at the front net, in the lazy bag or in the saloon. Why didn’t I mention the saloon in the first place? It is the most logical sleeping solution but there is a catch 22 – sitting area around the table is banana-shaped which makes it rather difficult to sleep is you are over 160 cm tall…

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The helm is located to port, above the cockpit. Although all commands and winches are placed next to skipper’s position, there is a great danger of being hit by the boom if the skipper is tall. Since there is a little space between the boom and the bimini, the skipper has to navigate the yacht with no roof – either being splashed by the spray or rain; or burned by the immitigable sun.

Sailing performances of Lagoon 380 come along with its size – small yacht is a small yacht regardless of how big it is in our eyes. If you do not push her to the limits, and spare her from huge waves, she will respond with decent and relaxed smooth sailing.

Regardless of some disadvantages, this yacht can provide beautiful moments of sailing holidays on less demanding routes and to sailors with modest requests.

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I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!

Janko

Janko

Janko is a professional skipper in love with writing. Our most prolific blogger, he has sailed the Adriatic from the north to the south. With an incredibly broad array of interests, Janko is an expert in a variety of topics, all of which he delivers to our readers in a clear, imaginative and often humorous manner.

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2 Responses

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been on this boat before, but trying to determine… do you think if we have two families – a total of 4 Adults, 2 teenage boys and two girls ages 6 and 11 sleeping would be ok? 6 years old could sleep with parents. Two boys in one cabin and the 11-year-old girl in the saloon? Thoughts on that? Going from Long Beach, CA to Catalina for three nights.

    • Bruno Bruno says:

      Dear Rebecca, we would be more than happy to help you determine whether the Lagoon 380 is a good fit for two families. Lagoon 380 comes in few varieties meaning there is a 3 cabin version and a 4 cabin version. If you will be chartering a 4 cabin yacht than you will have more than enough space on board the yacht. In case you decide to hire a 3 cabin yacht you can have sleeping designed as you described. Just a quick note that 11-year old girl will be able to sleep in saloon and also in the skipper cabin in the bow of the yacht (in case skipper is not sleeping there). You can find yacht details and layout on the following link: http://bit.ly/2FZWTmc

      Also please send the inquiry to our sales department with exact dates of your sailing trip, so they can find perfect Lagoon yacht for you 🙂
      E-mail address from our sales agent Karlo: karlo.nutrizio@sailingeurope.com

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