The Lagoon 450F was launched as a replacement for the successful Lagoon 440 in 2011. When the 440 launched, it definitely made waves in the catamaran world; with her large open cockpit, bright and airy salon, and a large fly bridge not often found in catamarans of this size, at this time. While the flybridge design was quite popular, it was also extremely polarizing.
Listening to market demand for a non-flybridge catamaran in this size range, Lagoon in 2015 launched the 450 Sport Top as a 2016 model year. It was at this point in the production run where they updated the salon/galley layout and made some other small changes to the 450 found on the now named, “450 F” and “450 S” models.
The Lagoon 450 S was such a popular model that Lagoon continued to build her well after the 450 F. The 450 F was replaced by the Lagoon 46 model. They continued to produce the Lagoon 450 S into 2021.
I have personally spent a lot of time sailing on both the Lagoon 450F and Lagoon 450 S and I’ve always found them to be a great balance between comfort and sailing performance. I feel the range might be slightly slower in the 450 compared to her competitors, Fountaine Pajot and Leopard. But the ability for the Lagoon 450 to be loaded up with the creature comforts of home AND sail 8-9 knots, is still there.
With the Lagoon 450 Sport Top there are few factory installed options that I always look for. If the 450 Sport Top you are looking at doesn’t include the following options, I would keep searching. Most equipment can be added after market, but these would be my non-starters:
Yanmar 57HP motors
Factory Installed A/C
With that being said, we currently have two beautiful Lagoon 450 Sport Tops, S/Y Waiata and S/Y Lada, actively for sale that not only meet my minimum requirements, but exceed them with upgrades such as: solar, lithium batteries, folding props, additional cold storage.