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Saba 50 vs. Lagoon 52 Advice #107725
09/17/2016 11:51 AM
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We are planning on renting a Catamaran in November for 8 to 10 days. We are planning on 9 people plus our captain. The price is almost identical. Any thoughts on these two boats?

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Re: Saba 50 vs. Lagoon 52 Advice [Re: FrenchLaundry] #107726
09/17/2016 12:14 PM
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The Saba 50 will be a better sailing boat.
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Re: Saba 50 vs. Lagoon 52 Advice [Re: GeorgeC1] #107727
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We chartered the 52 Lagoon from TMM. It was a sweet sailing machine

Re: Saba 50 vs. Lagoon 52 Advice [Re: captaugie] #107728
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Maybe the Lagoon offers some better condo living? There is no question the Saba is better designed and built to sail. Even more so if you ever want to go upwind. When it comes to multihulls specifically and sailboats in general saving weight is everything when it comes to performance.

The Lagoon weighs in at almost twice thew Saba 50.

Lagoon 52 DISPLACEMENT 57,403 lb

SAIL AREA DISPLACEMENT RATIO 18

DISPLACEMENT-LENGTH RATIO 191

Saba 50 - Displacement 34,600 lb

SAIL AREA DISPLACEMENT RATIO 23

DISPLACEMENT-LENGTH RATIO 150

The rudders are also too small and in the wrong place relative to mass on the Lagoon giving the helmsman very poor feel.

The only hull advantage the Lagoon has is 4 more feet of waterline in a hull speed race. If you are looking for a condo with a mast to motor around in go with the Lagoon. If you are on a trip were the crew truly does expect to sail the Saba may be the fit. If one has a watermaker and the other does not? Take the boat with the watermaker.

Re: Saba 50 vs. Lagoon 52 Advice [Re: captaugie] #107729
09/17/2016 02:30 PM
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The lagoon has a better flybridge.


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

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