The Lagoon 380 S2 is a remodeled version of the original 380 design. I always find it interesting to explore new designs of older models and pick out the differences between the yachts.
The 380S2 had many differences, but it is also a boat that can stand on its own. In comparison to other yachts, the 380S2 could be considered small, but that depends on the sailor and what they think is small.
I found the S2 comfortable without a lot of wasted space, which is a change in many Lagoon catamarans.
I have never felt that just because a boat has a lot of space, that it is a better design than other boats. I found the 380 S2 comfortable, but compact and cozy.
The galley and saloon have plenty of room to prepare meals and dine as a group without climbing over each other, and the cabins are equipped with beds that you can stretch out on and there is a good amount of storage space throughout the vessel.
Under sail, the 380 S2 does a fantastic job windward but tends to struggle in other conditions. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you are simply cruising around.
I enjoyed the slower pace and didn’t feel the need to speed it up unless we had to anyway. If you are looking for something more powerful, look at a bigger cat, but, if power isn’t a concern, try the 380 S2.
I do feel I need to warn potential sailors that the 380 S2 has a flybridge design that is a bit high, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. Personally, I don’t have any issues with a high flybridge, but if you are sure a flybridge isn’t for you, move onto the next cat.
The interior of the 380 S2 is attractive and serviceable. There are touches of color here and there to please the eye, but I don’t really mind the interior design as long as it isn’t boring.
I thoroughly enjoyed the saloon booth and could sit for hours reading or chatting with my passengers. The below deck is a welcoming environment that puts everyone at ease and invites conversation.
The 380 S2 fools the eye by appearing to be a very small vessel from the exterior, but the boat is, in fact, bigger than you would guess.
There is plenty of room for all passengers to lounge around and spend time together, but this space is at the expense of the cockpit.
The cockpit on the 380 S2 is small and I found it cramped. The good thing about it is that the cockpit was the only place on the boat I felt was lacking in space, but it was still a little unpleasant.
Comparisons with 380
The greatest differences between the original Lagoon 380 and the 380 S2 seem to be mostly cosmetic.
Both vessels are very similar, right down to their faults. If pressed, I would choose the 380 S2, because the design is more modern and the boat itself is an updated design, but, overall, they are not drastically different.
Why Sail the Lagoon S2
- Though it looks small, there is a good amount of space on board
- Performs well in windward conditions
- Safe and stable even in poor weather
- Comfortable accommodations for yourself and passengers
I enjoyed my trip out on the 380 S2 and would recommend the boat to anyone wanting a small boat with just the right amount of space. Yes, there are a few issues with the 380 S2, but they are mostly based on the personal preferences of the sailor.
If it wasn’t for my gripe with the cockpit, I would say that the 380 S2 is the total package! The cockpit can be overlooked in light of all the other positives the 380 S2 has to offer. I’d charter a 380 S2 again in a heartbeat and you should, too!
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- Manufacturer: Lagoon
- Fuel tank: 100L
- Fuel tank:100L
- Freshwater tank: 350L
- Blackwater tank: 2x of each 83 L
- LOA: 11,55m
- LWL : 11,50m
- Beam: 6,53m
- Draft: 1,15m
- Cabins: 4 to 6
- Berths:8 to 10
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