Lagoon 400 S2 Catamaran Review – Lagoon 400 S2 VS 400 VS 380 ?

The Lagoon 400 S2 is essentially the Lagoon 400 but with an overhauled interior design. The 400 S2 is a reworking by two notable naval architects who determined that the 400 was lacking in space, style, and aesthetic appeal.

Sailors interested in the Lagoon series of boats will find the 400 S2 a smartly upgraded vessel that takes into consideration comfort as well as operation.


The Lagoon 400 S2 was designed to create more space for the general living areas and cabins. The design included widening the spaces to the point that the salon and cabins resemble a small apartment more than the below deck of a boat.

This gives the passengers a cozier, more relaxed setting in which to conduct their daily routines, mealtimes, and group gatherings when the weather is not cooperative for outdoor activity.


The interior was the main focus of the upgrade from the original 400 design, so the most detailed work was done for this part of the boat.

In addition to larger spaces, the interior was also outfitted with modernized flooring and wood paneling, up-to-date furniture designs, and new layouts for furnishings that make the space more livable.

Extra storage was also added for convenience. The 400 S2 can comfortably house up to eight passengers if necessary.


The exterior of the 400 S2 was kept nearly identical to the 400. Retained was the square, symmetrical theme of the boat’s outer design, making straight lines and a clean profile.

The deck is kept simple and neat, allowing sailors to move around with ease. The cockpit is on the same level as the salon and is properly protected from the sun’s rays making navigation less demanding.

Lagoon 400 S2 Vs 400

A chief complaint about the Lagoon 400 is that the boat wastes a lot of usable space. Inadequate storage accommodations, dated decorating choices, and cramped living quarters were the norm for the 400. The 400 S2 is most notable for its redesigned interior.

Sailors seeking a more comfortable cruising experience would likely choose the 400 S2, but others, especially sailors accustomed to the old 400 design, may not feel any particular in upgrading to the more modern version.

Lagoon 400 S2 Vs 380

The Lagoon  380 offers plenty of space, nice views, and a straightforward design scheme. It also has the much-lauded bilge pumps installed.

However, the 400 S2 offers better sun protection at the helm, a more powerful motor, increased storage space, and a sleeker design. The 380 is a smaller vessel that requires less fuel but will not accommodate as many passengers as comfortably as the 400 S2.

Why Sail the Lagoon 400S2

  • Increased space in cabins and common areas
  • Modernized furnishings, paneling, flooring, and cabinetry
  • Airy and well-lit below deck (with natural light)
  • Ample storage
  • The engine is located away from living spaces, making for a quieter cruise
  • Sails competently in windy weather and choppy water

In Conclusion

In the 400 S2, the 400 has gone from a serviceable boat design to a comfortable, well-thought-out vessel that takes into account the people on board who will occupy the space.

The thoughtful overhaul was intended to upgrade the interior and add more openness to the layout of the boat. This open feeling creates a better sense of freedom, encouraging relaxation and enjoyment of the trip.

A 400 S2 is not designed for luxury but rather hominess and stability. This vessel is reliable, sturdy, and rarely suffers from machination errors or malfunctions, making it a trustworthy ocean yacht to charter.


  • Manufacturer: Lagoon
  • Engine: 2 x Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 300 liters
  • Length overall: 11.97 meters
  • Beam: 7.2meterses
  • Draft: 1.20 meters
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Cabins: 4 to 6
  • Berths: 8 to 12

Have you sailed the Lagoon 400 S2? If so, feel free to share your experience below.

4 thoughts on “Lagoon 400 S2 Catamaran Review – Lagoon 400 S2 VS 400 VS 380 ?”

  1. There really is a LOT of room in a boat isn’t there? I had no idea, but the photos and in particular the cross section image shows just how spacious this is. Another very well written and extremely appealing article, thanks 🙂

  2. Hi

    we love sailing and boating holidays
    you have inspired me to set the goal for such a holiday in greece or spain
    thanks for providing such an informative post



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