The 470 is an update of the older Lagoon 47 that has withstood the test of time and numerous versions based on this original blueprint.
This Lagoon Catamaran 470 Review will go over the 470’s weak and strong points and concentrate on what has made this particular yacht popular for so long.
The yacht was designed with two things in mind: plenty of space and great performance. Combined, those two aspects have made for a boat that is a sailor’s favorite.
Space and openness are the keywords when describing the 470. The cabins, saloon, and galley are all roomy and comfortable while the design and color choices make this boat sunny and cheerful.
There is also plenty of headroom, making the sailing experience that much better for tall passengers. The decks are given the same wide, easy to navigate spaciousness as the rest of the vessel.
Typically, the Lagoon 470 has 4 cabins and 3 heads, all with plenty of space and comfortable furnishings.
There is a galley-up layout and a big saloon, both are easy to move around in, and the saloon has extra room for lounging and socializing.
The design of the interior was kept simple with lots of sunlight allowed in from the windows to brighten it up.
The decks are wide and allow sailors to come and go without feeling crowded or cramped. The bridge has an incredible view, but so does nearly every angle on the boat. The 470 was designed with clean lines and a sturdy, lightweight shell that makes sailing feel effortless.
As with all Lagoon catamarans, the boat is easy to control and even novice skippers do not find an issue with the controls. The sails are good-sized and require more attention with fewer crew members on board.
The lightness of the boat makes for a sailing experience not unlike floating on air. If you are a sailor who appreciates a quick, light boat, the 470 should be your first choice!
Performance in The Wind
The Lagoon 470’s performance in the wind may be found just slightly lacking to seasoned skippers who notice everything, but most skippers and passengers would hardly notice any difference. The 470 performs well and doesn’t feel underpowered in the least, even if it struggles somewhat with its windward ability.
Twin engines give the 470 added power for situations that call for the use of an engine. The 470 powered up is easy to control, maneuver, and sails smoothly, giving passengers a calm ride even if the weather or sea conditions are less than ideal.
Cruising while using power is made simpler with the ability to use only one or both engines, but the second engine shouldn’t be necessary for most circumstances. It’s still nice to have it there just in case.
Lagoon 470 VS 410
The 410 is a serviceable boat, but many sailors with a 410 are upgrading to the 470. The 470 simply has more room than the 410. Headroom is increased on the 470, as well as a widened galley, that is noticeably narrower in the 410.
The 470 is also superior in wind performance, even with its issues, and the 470 does better in bad weather conditions, whereas the 410 tends to sail choppily.
Why Sail the Lagoon 470
- Comfortable furnishings
- Well thought out, free-flowing interior and exterior designs
- Easy to control
- Handles well under power
- Sails are easy to rig with a good size crew
- Twin engines are good for extra power and a backup if needed
The 470 is an update on an old favorite and has become a favorite in its own right. The 470 is not as big as some Lagoon catamarans, but not every sailor is looking for a big boat. This cat performs well and there are not any serious complaints about its performance or design. If you want simple, easy, and comfortable, look no further than the 470!
For more information on Lagoon 470 charter boat:
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- Manufacturer: Lagoon
- Length: 14,50 m
- Beam: 7,86 m
- Engine: 2x Yanmar (2x54HP), diesel
- Engine hours: ca. 2 415
- Fuel capacity: 600 l
- Water capacity: 600 l
- Length overall: 14.33 meters
- Beam: 7.62 meters
- Cabins: 4 to 5
- Berths: 10 to 12
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