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Old 16th January 2013, 12:08 AM
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Default OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

I found this on the Yahoo Lagoon Owners Group.

It seems a new Lagoon 45 ran aground on Sandy Spit reef in the BVI.

Here is a link to the news article:
http://photos.bviplatinum.com/news.p...eID=1351020226

Here is a link to some more pictures. I can't believe that it was salvaged and is being rebuilt. Let the Buyer Beware on this one! Scroll down and click on the first pic for a slide show.

http://kerryhucul.com/2012/12/18/kno...and-destroyed/

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Old 16th January 2013, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

The fibreglass doesnt look all that thick from the piccys,
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Old 16th January 2013, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

Mr. B,

The same comment was made in the Yahoo Lagoon Owners Group!

I'd have to agree!

Here's a link to the Yachtworld site advertising it for US $150k, with more pictures:

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2012...Virgin-Islands

I don't think it was meant as a joke, but this is included in the description:

The decks and rig all appear intact, with no obvious structural damage. Vessel shows very nice from waterline up.

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Old 16th January 2013, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

Im pretty confident we could rebuild this cat if the buyer got her to our facility.
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Old 16th January 2013, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

how would a buyer get it to your facility? Perhaps a Russian heavy lift heliocopter???
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Old 16th January 2013, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

Chopper would work, may send $ thru the roof. Other option we have used in past is deck cargo
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Old 17th January 2013, 12:44 AM
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Im pretty confident we could rebuild this cat if the buyer got her to our facility.
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I'm sure you could, but I'd bet the cost between both the price to buy and the cost for you to repair would maybe be above the price of a new boat?
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Old 17th January 2013, 02:48 AM
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Chopper would work, may send $ thru the roof. Other option we have used in past is deck cargo
I priced a Helicopter to fly my completed 40 foot steel cat out from my home where I was building it,

The price was horrendous, but the 300 foot flight path that had to be evacuated for the flight was just not feasable,

Then I had to wait till the helicopter was available in my area.
50 grand USD was the minimum starting price,
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

maybe just wait until the sea level rises enough for your steel Arche to float...
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Old 20th January 2013, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: OUCH!!! New Lagoon 45 Destroyed in BVI

If yous shop could rebuild it what warranty would it come with?
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Old 20th January 2013, 06:03 PM
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After having built a catamaran myself, it amazes me when I see what they build production boats out of. So cheap. So little unidirectional glass. It's all mat and chopper guns. The stuff kind of splinters apart when damaged. Crazy.
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Old 20th January 2013, 06:09 PM
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After having built a catamaran myself...
Hi Sully,

Nice to hear from you. Have you finished building?

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Old 20th January 2013, 06:39 PM
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Hi Sully,

Nice to hear from you. Have you finished building?

Marshall
Hi Marshall.

I can answer that question with a link.

http://www.multihulls4us.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5202
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:05 PM
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After having built a catamaran myself, it amazes me when I see what they build production boats out of. So cheap. So little unidirectional glass. It's all mat and chopper guns. The stuff kind of splinters apart when damaged. Crazy.
Hey Sully, your cruising website is down.
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:08 PM
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Hey Sully, your cruising website is down.
Never mind.
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