Our boat – Zoe

We own a 2014 Lagoon 400 S2 catamaran made in France.  She is our first boat, having chartered a wide variety of sailboats extensively the last decade. We always thought that living in Arizona and Texas (far from the sea) made owning a boat impractical since we would could use the boat so infrequently. So we waited until retirement to buy our dream boat and cut lines from our former lives…

We purchased Zoe in Tunisia (check out the blog post) and had her moved to our starting point in Croatia by a professional crew as we were still working for a bit longer. We chose the Lagoon 400 for it’s combination of full time livability, headroom for 6’3″ (2 meters) tall Dan and it’s proven capabilities for tradewind bluewater passages. It’s also the smallest catamaran we chartered that seemed like the best compromise for a live aboard couple dual handing a sailboat. Bigger can be better, but sailing loads, maneuvering in tight quarters, and purchase price plus ongoing costs increase exponentially with increased boat length. She seemed the perfect size, and after over two years of full time living aboard (across four sailing seasons) we are as convinced as ever she was the right choice.

Zoe at anchor off the Island of Cres (Dan’s ancestral home), Croatia
Zoe is a three cabin owner’s version catamaran where one entire hull (of the two) is dedicated to an ensuite queen size bed master cabin. Three total staterooms and two heads
Aft cockpit with lots of shade for al fresco dining and sunset views
Salon with nav station and big screen tv (not seen in this angle)
Nav station and steps down to owner’s hull
Part of the kitchen with induction stove, fridge and sinks. Not seen this angle is the second fridge, microwave and oven.
Master stateroom
View down owner’s hull from master cabin head (i.e. bathroom)
Master cabin ensuite head with shower and electric toilet
Washing machine for easier full time live aboard life
View of owner’s hull desk and couch area. Not shown is portable 50 liter fridge/freezer for extended off the grid living.
Last but not least….one of the guest cabins….ready for a visit!
  • Make/Builder: Lagoon
  • Model: 400 S2
  • Builder: Lagoon
    Model Year: 2014
  • Build Year: 2013
  • LOA: 11.97M/39.27′
  • Beam: 7.32M/24.00′
  • Draft: 1.22M/4.00′ 
  • Fuel Tank (l): 400
  • Water Tank (l): 600
  • Make: Yanmar Model: 3JH5CE
  • Quantity: 2 Total Power (hp): 78
  • Saildrives: Qty 2 Yanmar SD60
Electronics & Navigation Equipment
  • Raymarine digital HD radar 18″, 48NM
  • Raymarine 55E DSC VHF
  • Raymarine AIS 650 transceiver with antenna coupling
  • Radio CD MP3 player + 2 loud speakers in saloon Cockpit speakers
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Raymarine i70 at chart table (log, speed, depth)
  • Compass
  • Raymarine i70 Navigation pack at helm
  • Raymarine E125W colour chartplotter at helm

Electrical Equipment

  • Genset Onan 7 Kva 220v/50Hz with cocoon
  • Cruisair air conditioning totalling 44000 BTU across Salon and all staterooms
  • 12V/220V sockets in cabins
  • Refrigerator with freezer – 130L, 12V
  • Top loading Refrigerator with freezer – 110L, 12V
  • Dometic portable 50 liter CFX freezer/fridge
  • 220V Microwave oven with grill function
  • Induction stove with four burners and two flex zones
  • 220V Microwave oven with grill function
  • 220V oven
  • (2) Electric bilge pumps
  • Fresh water maker – 160 litres/hour (220V)
  • 32 amp Electrical circuit with 220 Amp battery charger (installed 2019)
  • 600 AH Victron LiFePo4 Lithium house batteries (installed 2019)
  • Victron BMV 712 Battery controller
  • 1200 watts solar panels through 2 Victron MPPT controllers on custom SS arch (installed 2019)
  • Victron Color control GX (installed 2019)
  • Victron 5000KVA Quattro inverter (installed 2019)
  • (2) Jabsco Quietflush Electric heads with holding tanks – 2

Interior Features and Equipment

  • Three cabin, two heads layout
  • Special leather upholstery (saloon & settees)
  • Luxurious and modern with Alpi® grey oak finished cabinets, and Milano laminate flooring
  • Extra comfort with widened double berths in owner and guest cabins.
  • Indirect lighting in cabins and saloon
  • Aft portholes in aft cabins
  • Leather bulkhead organiser in cabins

Exterior Features & Equipment

  • Bimini top on helm station
  • Helm seat in ‘Black’
  • Pair of stainless steel davits and manual winch
  • LED navigation lights
  • Pulpits with wooden seats
  • (1) Electric halyard winch 46.2STAEH
  • (2) Electric Genoa sheet winches 46.2STAEH
  • Freshwater or Saltwater selectable Deck wash down pump
  • High roach square top mainsail in Dacron with battens and Lagoon logo
  • Mainsail Lazy bag in ‘Black’ colour
  • Furling genoa – Dacron with UV protection band
  • 70 Sq meter Gennaker on Facnor FX+ continuous furler
  • Highfield 3.4M Dinghy with 8 HP Mercury two stroke motor
  • Ultrasonic antifouling
  • 33kg Rocna anchor with 70 meters of 10 mm chain
  • Spare CQR anchor as backup
  • Ankoralina stern tie line mounted on stern rail
  • Two folding bikes
  • Two standup paddleboards
  • (1) two person kayak
  • Two sets of scuba gear
  • Cookout Stainless steel outdoor BBQ grill custom installed on stern