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Lagoon 450 | Catamaran - 2016
Name: Cool Change | Air Conditioned
"Pure madness"; I thought when I heard that Lagoon Yachts, a division of the Beneteau Group were planning to scrap the most commercially successful catamaran model ever built (Lagoon 440) ... and were going to redevelop it from the ground up.
Of course I woefully underestimated the talent behind the VPLP team of naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost. Thankfully, I was dead wrong ... but it has been my experience that messing with a good thing often turns out badly. I should have had more faith.
The second I stepped aboard the newly launched Lagoon 450, all my concerns melted away. It became clear that VLVP (in conjunction with interior designers - Nauta Design) had produced yet another huge success. She's bigger, better and even more popular than her predecessor.
This 3 cabin owners version is nothing short of stunning. Her straight forward and practical layout is complemented by clean lines, sensible use of space and an open, airy feel.
The aft cockpit centers around the outdoor dining table to port that melds seamlessly with your galley and main saloon to create one large indoor-outdoor space, ideal for socializing and relaxation. The main saloon is absolutely lovely. A large L-shaped settee with table dominate and is enhanced by a backdrop of windows that wrap around all three sides of the saloon. Your forward facing navigation station is adjacent to the settee on the port side.
You'll appreciated her well equipped, u-shaped galley providing the cook with an easy to manage prep area and all the basics necessary to prepare just about anything your heart desires. See the equipment list below. The sliding glass pass through window is directly in front of the aft cockpit dining area, ensuring that your designated cook always remains part of the conversation.
The cheerfully appointed and very comfortable port side guest cabins offer up queen sized berths with en-suite heads and separate shower stall. Lots of natural light and flow through ventilation are supplied by several fixed portlights and opening hatches.
The star of the show aboard this catamaran is the owner's suite with queen sized, walk around berth, a two seater settee, desk, his and hers hanging closest, lots of storage space and a large private head with separate shower. Not too shabby!
Topsides, it doesn't get much better. Very wide, non-skid decks provide a safe and stable platform for young and old alike. Access to the flybridge is quick and easy from all positions on deck or from the cockpit. The socially friendly helm provides your skipper with excellent 360 degree visibility and loads of space for friends and family to enjoy the view or sunbathe on the mats provide directly in front of the helm.
The bow with large trampoline and recessed forward cockpit provide yet another great area to congregate and enjoy the fresh sea breeze and perhaps a lovely Caribbean sunset while sipping your favourite cocktail.
If I have any complaints about the Lagoon 450, it would have to be the square cornered tables and counters. They are boat bites waiting to happen. They look nice but are not practical on a boat. As long as you are aware of them, you will know to avoid them when the yacht is underway. All in all though the designers have done an outstanding job. Kudos to all involved!
Note: ASA Sailing lessons (level 114) are available aboard this yacht. Candidates must already possess ASA level 104 bareboat certification.
Name: Cool Change
Overall length: 45' 10"
Beam: 25' 9"
Draft: 4' 3"
Main sail: Fully battened
Lazy jacks and stack pack
Headsail: Roller furling
Sail area: 1,472 sq. ft.
Engine make: Yanmar
Engine size: 57 Hp
Fuel capacity: 264 Gallons
Water capacity: 184 Gallons
Electric heads: 3
12' RIB Dinghy with 15 Hp
Electric dinghy winch
Electric | Electronics
Inverter/charger: Yes - 2500w
Electric winches: 2
Manual winches: Yes
Chartplotter (B&G Zeus 12)
Free onboard Wi-Fi
Helm | Cockpit
Helm bimini: Rigid
Cockpit bimini: Rigid
Built-in garbage receptacle
Built-in self-draining cooler
Transom: Sugar scoops
Oven and 3 burner stove
Front opening fridge 34 Gallon
Front opening freezer 20 Gallon
Stove top coffee maker
Hot & cold water
Electric Mainsail Halyard Winch
Note: The equipment list is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The charter company reserves the right to substitute the dinghy, outboard or any other equipment listed which, from time to time, may need repair or replacement.
Cabins and berths - Maximum 6 to 10 persons
This yacht offers:
3 Queen cabins -
2 Single berths - Saloon table conversion - in the following configuration:
1 Port Forward queen cabin - Sleeps 2Berth Size: 6'7" x 5'3"
2 Aft queen cabins - Sleeps 2 in eachBerth Size: 6'7" x 5'2"
2 Forepeak single adult berths - Sleeps 1 in each
Saloon table converts - Suitable for 1 or 2 personsAdults or children
Note: If you require a captain or ASA instructor they will each require a cabin. See Crew notes below for further details.
Note: Prices and seasonal dates are subject to change without notice.
Pricing and booking information
If considering booking your BVI sailing vacation and would like the price for Cool Change, enter your preferred charter dates at the top of this page and return to the charter rate section to see your net charter fee, including any applicable discounts. Note: The minimum charter period over Christmas or New Years is 7 nights. A sleep aboard is not considered a charter day.
Bareboat charter rates displayed do not include:
BVI Cruising Tax, NPT daytime mooring fees, yacht insurance, hired crew costs, cell phone rental, security deposit, V.I.S.A.R. donation or prior night sleep aboard fees.
Prices indicated are for 7 nights aboard and all charters begin and end at 12:00 noon. Please note that Cool Change is not available during hurricane season from: September 1 to 30.
Until you request a "hold" be placed on the yacht (and we confirm), availability cannot be guaranteed. A deposit in the amount of 50% of the gross charter fee is required within 5 days of placing your hold.
Interested in booking the Lagoon 450, Cool Change?
Photos of Cool Change - Lagoon 450
Free Nights: Sail 10 nights for the price of 7 from August 1 to November 1. No repeat or other discounts will apply.
Sleep Aboard: Appropriate discounts will apply to a prior night sleep aboard - available at the beginning of your charter only.
Long Term Charters: 10% off during seasons B and C, and 15% off season D rates for charters lasting 10 nights or longer.
Tandem Charters: Hire two yachts for the same dates and save 5% off each. (New clients only)
Multiple Yachts: Hire three or more boats for the same dates and save 10% off each. (New clients only)
TMM Repeat Guests: Will receive 10% off charters lasting 7 nights or longer, except on 10 for 7 offers. Two or more yachts booked by a repeat charter guest (for the same dates) will each benefit from the repeat customer discount. Repeat and long term discounts may be combined.
Our Guarantee: You will always receive the best offer available, first time ... every time. Count on it!
Standard bareboat equipment
Free on board Wi-Fi.
Pots & pans, dinnerware, glassware and cutlery are provided in quantities matching the capacity of this yacht.
Towels, bed linens and snorkel gear are supplied for all aboard. Beach towels are not provided.
Small first aid kit, binoculars, navigational tools, small chart and a cruising guide to the Virgin Islands.
Life jackets are supplied for all aboard. However, if you will have a toddler or very small child aboard, it would be wise to bring a zip up life jacket to Tortola as small life jackets are in very limited supply and fit is not guaranteed.
A starter kit including 1 toilet roll per head, small hand soaps, 1 roll of paper towels, dish liquid, all-purpose cleaner, 1 sponge, 3 Handi Wipes, 2 small and 2 large trash bags, matches, and 4 bags of ice are provided. Once the starter kit has been used, you are responsible for all consumable items.
Notes about hired crew
Accommodations suitable for your captain: Midships bunk cabin | quarter berth cabin | double or queen cabin.
You may also assign an adult forepeak berth provided the crew have clear access to a head (bathroom) that does not require entering a private cabin occupied by members of your party.
If your group is of a size that requires the use of open berths such as an open midships berth or saloon table conversion, please designate members of your party to fill those spaces.
Please note that a captain is hired at your request and is non-cancellable less than 91 days prior to the start of your charter. Should you wish to cancel a crew member 90 days or less prior to your charter start date, the full crew fee will will become due and payable.