Plan your year long sabbatical or extenisve sailing in the East Mediterranean on board of refitted Lagoon 420's:
Published by Eldin Basic on 17th March 2021
Planning a long-term yacht charter vacation is an expensive task. The choice of boats available for extensive sailing holidays are limited, especially those that can sail one way or across various countries. Most importantly, when it comes to good value and fair pricing, not many sailing catamarans fit this category. Much more expensive than traditional sailing boats, sailing catamarans can be pricey, unaffordable even. That changes when one looks into slightly older but well managed and maintained boats such as Lagoon 420. One such boat is based in Greek island of Corfu, others are located in sailing destinations such as Croatia. With this particular model, based in Western Greek region of Ionian, you can enjoy worry-free sailing adventures across all of Greek islands with 24hrs technical service and emergency response available 24hrs a day. Your long-term yachting vacation can start in Corfu and under circumstances you can also sail one way towards other islands on the other side of Greece, for example Rhodes, Kos, Skiathos or even Santorini.
Equipped very generously with a generator, solar panel, TV and free WiFi, this 12.61m multihull has 4-en suite cabins with additional 2 single skipper bunks one of which has a separate toilet. There are also 2 berths in the salon, accommodating up to 12 persons on board. Built by Lagoon shipyard as a new model from 2006 onwards, almost 200 examples were sold worldwide. It became one of the most successful multihulls made ever and remains popular to date. Built mainly to provide additional comforts, despite bulky coachroof and a very high freeboard, this model was a welcoming development for both private buyers as well as vast majority of catamaran charter clientele. Lagoon 420 at the time was indeed ahead of its time. Some models later even added more powerful 75hp engines or even first in the world, environment friendly hybrid versions.
In terms of a sailing itinerary, most yacht charter clients stick to Greek Ionian and cruises around islands such as Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaka and Zante. Most of Ionian islands are covered in pine, cypress and colourful fields of flowers. They are very lush and green, providing amazing contrast to fabulous blue colours of the sea. On top, a number of smaller islands are recommendable too. Apart from the obvious locations suggested above, there are also special and secret hotspots such as Kalamos, Kastos, Frikes, Mourtos and Parga or Sagiada and Kioni amongst others, all of which may feature on your extended sailing adventure in the region.
For example, one of the nicest locations in the Ionian, the unspoiled Meganisi lies just 4nm South-East from Lefkada island. Out of the three inhabited satellite islands nearby, it is the largest. Landing there, traditional architecture, welcoming people, a relaxed pace of life, picturesque harbours with fish taverns and traditional entertainment, glorious views, calming green landscapes and deep bays with translucent water and pebbly beaches, all of which contributes to the idyllic Mediterranean holiday atmosphere, will welcome you there. Most holiday makers arriving on Meganisi get there on their yachts, which makes this island largely untouched by mass tourism. The island’s beaches are secluded, and some are accessible only by boat anyway. Take a stroll around the relaxed, scenic port town of Vathy (Vathi), tasting delicacies at the many fish taverns, before embarking on all day fun out on the water, testing all the new gear found on board of your charter catamaran.
If you are keen to extend your sailing holiday to more than a week or a fortnight, you will than be heading through Corinth canal towards Athens or across the open sea towards the Cyclades islands. Whatever your itinerary, long-term charter on a refitted Lagoon 420 with 24hrs tech support across all Greece will be a success for sure. We therefore invite you to consider your sabbatical sailing holiday in the East Mediterranean and book a high quality and well maintained boat such as Lagoon 420 or alternatively compare this to new models such as BALI 4.2, Lagoon 46 or even Lagoon 50 and NEW Lagoon 55 or BALI 5.4 models available across the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
General specification of Lagoon 420:
LOA 41' 4" (12.6 m.)
LWL 40' 4" (12.29 m.)
Beam 24' 7" (7.49 m.)
Draft 4' 2" (1.27 m.)
Sail Area (100%) 809 sq. ft. (75.2 sq. m.)
Displacement 25,842 lb. (11,722 kg.)
Water Tanks 92 gal. (348 l.)
Fuel Tanks 79 gal. (299 l.)
Engines Twin 40-hp turbocharged Yanmars
Designer Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost
To book your bareboat catamaran charter in the Greek Ionian during the summer 2021, please do get in touch by filling out the enquiry form, by email, on WhatsApp or on social media.
This news relates to LAGOON 420, a 42ft sailing cat available for private yacht charters out of Marina Gouvia on Island of Corfu in Western Greek region of Ionian!