First introduced in 1998 and still going strong, the pretty Lagoon 380 is a proven short or long distance multihull for couples or families. By 2013, over 700 had been built! She has been through very few revisions since her launch in the late 1990s, most of these minor and cosmetic, which is a great credit to her design.
The 380 comes with a choice of fabric or GRP cockpit roof, with an opening panel over the helm. Genoa sheets halyards and both mainsail reefing pennants are controlled from the twin-seat helm and the traveller runs across the back of the cockpit coaming. She comes with a conventionally roached Dacron main and furling jib, with a square top main and a Code 0 rig available as options.
The wide transoms provide space below and a smooth ride with remarkably little pitching. She has the solid, confident feel at the helm you would typically expect of much larger catamarans.
The 380 has an aft-facing galley at saloon level, which is pleasant for the chef and sociable for the whole crew. Push back the sliding window and the wood shelf above the sink opens out to serve food and drinks to the cockpit.
The navigation station has a dedicated seat and is positioned to allow easy communication with the helm.
Below, the generous beds in the aft cabins occupy the full width of the hulls and the forward V berth in the forward cabin (or both forward cabins in the charter version) is still roomy enough for two. The owner hull of the three cabin version has a lockable sliding door from the saloon, an office area amidships and a large bathroom forward.
Enjoy this clip of a Lagoon 380 on a lively day in the South of France. The aerial photography provides a clear view of the popular GRP bimini with the sliding perspex roof.
“A number of my friends have been slightly surprised about my purchase -I now seem to be turning into an unpaid Lagoon salesman, with my stories of the test sail and the extraordinarily impressive factory visit!” .... "
SK, owner of a Lagoon 52, joining the World Arc in 2015
“Ancasta have been superlative supporters of my Lagoon experience and if I order another it will be with you.” .... "
A. Reynard - Owner of a Lagoon 620
Tulu has been a real pleasure to live and sail aboard. Nearly four years and 16,000 miles on, I'm not sure there is much we would change! Ancasta have always been, before, during and after delivery/commissioning most helpful and attentive. We definitely made the right choice. .... "
Chris Evans, Lagoon 421, Turkey, Caribbean, Galapagos and beyond...
Graham has worked in the marine industry since qualifying as a marine engineer ’94, after which he ran the yacht sales and charter management division of a large charter company for 13 years.
During this time Graham saw the explosion in popularity of catamaran sailing at first hand, so jumped at the opportunity to specialise in multihull sales for Ancasta in 2007. He has raced and cruised extensively on cats and monos of all kinds and has enjoyed two transatlantic crossings.
Mike Wedge is the brokerage manager for Ancasta Brighton. Having have been on the Lagoon team for a good number of years he has been sailing since he was 4 years old, and since then his involvement with yacht design, tuition and sailing holidays to name a few, have taken him all over the world.
Mike loves the concept of catamaran sailing and considers it a great way to cruise in comfort with space to take all the provisions and toys whilst still having room to relax. He has been on several good delivery trips aboard the Lagoons, including deliveries from the Lagoon factory to Southampton, which always proves an invaluable learning experience and Mike has a very sound and detailed knowledge of the product.
Robin has just joined the Chichester office and brings with him the knowledge that comes from thousands of sea miles in the Solent, English Channel, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and South China seas. With a passion for boats and getting on the water since he could walk his extensive marine experience has been both professional and recreational on a broad variety of sail and power boats from small to large, monohulls to catamarans, classic to new as an owner, skipper, engineer and yacht broker. Robin’s understanding of yachts [catamarans] and their systems combined with his constant desire to help everyone find the right boat means he will put a lot of energy into helping you find the right boat for your needs or sell the one that you have.
Tara joined Ancasta in 1999 and has always represented Ancasta at international boat shows. She joined the Lagoon team in 2004 when the Lagoon 440 was first introduced into the UK market. Since then she has proudly been at all the Southampton Boat Shows when each new model has been introduced, including the 39, 421, 450, 52, 560 and 620 and has personally sold models across the range.
Tara is absolutely passionate about catamaran cruising and has chartered Lagoons in the Caribbean – so a keen fan of the busman’s holiday!
She has also undertaken several delivery trips from Les Sables to Southampton with other members of the team.