Lagoon 77 Catamaran, Mana Kai, Launched in Bordeaux!

Lagoon 77 catamaranAs one of the top-selling brokers for ALL large catamaran brands and luxury crewed yachts of 60ft+ worldwide, Catamaran Guru provides innovative ownership programs to substantially reduce the costs of ownership. This Lagoon Seventy7, launched in Bordeaux, France, last week is no exception. The owner contracted us to help him in negotiations with the manufacturer and to help structure the crewed charter management of his yacht.

Stephen arrived to very cold weather in Bordeaux to do the final commissioning and hand-over of hull number two of the Lagoon 77 to the new owners. She is named Mana Kai, 'Spirit of the Ocean' in Hawaiian Language. The owners are ecstatic and they have good reason to be. It is a very good looking yacht and the sheer scale and dimensions of this catamaran puts it firmly in the super yacht category.

Owners of 8 Lagoon Catamarans Meet Up

8 lagoon owners meet up to share experiences and love of their boatsA few of our Annapolis friends are Seven Seas Cruising Association Commodores. They are leaders and fun fanatics about cruising. Recently, they had an awesome idea to meet up with other Lagoon owners in Georgetown on Stocking Island in The Bahamas. 

What a great idea! They had a variety of Lagoon cats show up. Here's a summary from S/V Enjoy's blog of the great (and a little crazy) ideas they shared and how they celebrated being Lagoon owners. You can follow S/V Enjoy on Facebook.

Lagoon Catamaran Parts / Service

The one thing they all agreed upon is that parts are not so easy to come by. Here is a link to their online parts service that may help Lagoon catamaran owners. 

Share Your Catamaran Camaraderie

Let us know if you organize a similar get-together of catamaran owners!

Meet Sarah Steenland, Cruising Comic Illustrator

sarah steenland custom boat cardsWe have a new friend and fellow cruiser from Down Under! Sarah Steenland hails from Queensland, Australia, the land of wombats, koalas, and kangaroos, left her hometown, a smallish seaside city called Townsville, to cruise abour S/V Sea Monkey.

She tells of her sefaring tales and elicits comic relief for herself and other cruisers using her unique illustration talents. They cannot be described, you simply must see for yourself on her cruising stories blog

We have also commissioned Sarah to do the the cartoon on our shirts for the 2018 Catamaran Rendezvous in the Abacos. It is a super cool fun cartoon! Check it out here>>

Get Your Very Own Illustrated Cards

We wanted to let you know about her amazing work and let you know about her fun offer to make custom illustrated cards for your boat and crew for $125. Interested? The limited time offer is only for her subscribers so visit her website to plop your email in and hit enter! Then you can email her to order. 

Testimonial from a Monohull Guy Turned Catamaran Owner

Bailey Catamaran TestimonialsCatamaran or monohull? What are the pros and cons? We hear these questions so often! Well, we changed to a catamaran after living aboard our monohull for 15 years while cruising around the world and there are so many reasons why. We wrote an article about why we changed to a catamaran and reading this, might give you some insight into why a catamaran is, in our opinion the future of sailing. 

The Baileys have also changed from a monohull and are now the proud owners of a Lagoon 400 catamaran. Here's what he had to say:

"I discovered Catamaran Guru on the Web. I found the site to be very helpful and up-to-date with a lot of information on catamarans that helped an old monohull guy like me get comfortable with a cat and the differences to monohulls."

Read more testimonials here >>

NEWLY AVAILABLE: Dufour 48 Sailing Catamaran

Take a look at this amazing catamaran from Dufour. We are so excited to have this available for our clients. Talk to one of our brokers today about making this cat part of your dream.

Yes! Dufour, one of the biggest monohull manufacturers in Europe, has designed a catamaran and by the looks of it, it is going to be spectacular! Dufour recognized that there is space for another well-designed, innovative and fast catamaran in the 45-50ft range and unveiled their new Dufour 48 Sailing Catamaran at the Paris boat show this week! 

The Catamaran Guru team has been involved in some of the conceptual development and design features of the Dufour 48 catamaran, so we have the first-hand scoop that it will fill the need for a couple's blue water express cruiser and has all the features of a well-thought-out cruising catamaran. See some initial pictures below.

If you are in the market for a catamaran in this size range, this is a boat that should definitely be considered. We can help you get the best price! We will release additional information apart from this presentation (layouts, interiors and options), so stay in touch by signing up to our newsletter here>>

Contact Us for Price & Specifications OR Call 1-804-815-5054

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