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Lagoon 37
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Description: Lagoon 37
Keywords: Lagoon 37
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon December 9, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Cons:

The boat is well designed and is even a comfort off shore but there is a wide gap between design and implementation of the design. This is the first model with a galley up on the bridge deck and we find it to be a great addition. The basic boat is very well constructed especially the glass work. The problems seem to lie with the detail work and the commissioning. If you plan to purchase a boat make sure that you have a strong boat broker who will look out for your best interests.

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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue January 7, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The Lagoon 37 is a good compromise for an under 40 foot cat. Its best features are its quality construction, large cockpit with protected helm, relatively large forward staterooms and its large aft head. The galley down provides for a larger galley and storage than the newer galley up concept. Disadvantages include, underpowered with the twin Perkin 20s; small tramp and poor anchor chain arrangement; walk-thru head in starboard hull (charter version) and relatively long draft for a 37 ft. cat.(4 ft).
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frogman27
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Registered: August 2006
Posts: 4
Review Date: Thu January 18, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Solid, well build boat
Cons: 1 head

My wife and I have had ours for about 4 months now. Bought it used from a couple that had kept it perfectly. The boat sails well, and is fast in light air, It points better than the mono we sold to buy it, probably because of the relatively deep keels for a cat. Ours is an owners model with one large head and galley down. So far we love it. It feels extremely solid. We're planning a couple offshore shake down cruises in the next month, but our one offshore adventure so far was great. The boat didn't slam and was consistently running about 7-9 knots in about 15 knt beam winds and 3-4 foot seas. My only complaint would be that the salon seats aren't really comfortable for hanging out watching tv. They're just a little too upright and feel a little thin (in width), but with a few pillows are acceptible. The cockpit is great. The deck is big and wide and easy to navigate. The rigging is simple, and stout. It took a year to find it, and I'm glad we did.

UPDATE
We've had the boat a year now and love it much as the day we bought it. We've sailed offshore in 12 footers, and it was solid and (can't say comfortable really, but what would be) confidence building. It's not scalding fast since we loaded everything we own aboard, but we did manage to take a third in the First Coast Offshore Challenge earlier this year. She handles 4-6 foot chop and swell like it's nothing, and points like a monohull.

I agree it's a little underpowered, but it's a sailboat, not a motor boat. So far it hasn't caused us any issues, and the really low fuel consumption is worth the slightly slower motoring speeds. There's plenty of power to deal with the 3 knot currents in the ICW where we live and dock. Still don't like the salon cushions, but they're not terrible with a back cushion. We had a custom mattress made at a local shop. The factory one is too thin for living onboard full time. Other than that, no complaints. Great boat that sails really well.
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