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Heading Out for the Sea Trial

At Initial Haulout and Survey

We are the excited owners of a 2007 Lagoon 420.  She is an owner’s version, never-charted, well maintained vessel who has had but one previous owner. She has an overall length of 42′ and a beam (that’s width for all of you non-sailing folks) of 24’7″.  Her draft (that’s depth below the water line) is 4’3″.  She has three cabins and 3 heads (that’s bathroom’s or toilets).  One hull is a dedicated owners suite with owner’s cabin and head.  She has two 38-horsepower inboard Yanmar diesel engines.  We bought her fully equipped and upgraded for a cruising lifestyle. Included among her features and extras are:

3 AC systems, Custom Cabinets in the owner’s hull, Pioneer Supertuner sound system with speakers everywhere, full cockpit encosure with bug screens, power winches, 32″ flatscreen TV w/Sony Bluray with smaller TV in owner’s cabin, microwave, 3 burner cooktop with oven, refrigerator with freezer and an additional dedicated freezer, 3 anchors with 100 chain rode, Liferaft, 12′ Caribe dinghy, Electronics (Raymarine E120 with Sirius weather overlay, radar, AIS, EPIRB, radar reflectors, SSB, VHF,  handheld VHF and GPS), Five 135-watt solar panels with inverter/charger, 11 gph watermaker, Mainsail, Genoa and Asymmetrical Spinnaker.

We are looking forward to trying out all that equipment (but not repairing it when it breaks down)!  On second thought, I think I’d rather not try the EPIRB and liferaft.

Beatitude under Sail

Beatitude at anchor at Pelican Cay

How did we arrive at the name of our sailboat? We decided to call her Beatitude because it expresses most clearly our feelings about the opportunity to adopt this lifestyle. While some would never think of doing such a thing, many would love to do so, but feel they are unable for any number of reasons. Beatitude is defined as supremely blessed.  And that we are!

Here is a post in which we show Beatitude’s interior.