SV Outventure – Lagoon 440 Owners Version Sailing Catamaran

SV Outventure is a 2008 Lagoon 440 owners / maestro version that got a big overhaul in 2020 and 2021.
We bought her in Panama City from her Peruvian owner who had to leave her there due to the Covid 19 travel restrictions. We were sporadically looking for a boat for some time already and had already surveyed two other boats. After some research, the Lagoon 440 was the perfect boat for us.
She is:
  • Spacious but still with a focus on sailing (in contrast to newer Lagoon models), but with easy handling (in contrast to “performance” catamarans)
  • The interior is still “boat like” with solid wood instead of “IKEA style” plastic laminates and she has a great stainless steel kitchen counter
  • She has a Flybridge which is THE space where everybody wants to be 90 % of the time. Also you have a great view of where you’re going. In case of bad weather we can control her easily from the inside.
  • She is an “owners version” model. That means that she has three cabins in total. In the starboard hull there’s one huge cabin (owner’s suite) with a lot of storage and a large, comfortable bathroom with separate shower. There’s two more cabins for guests with two ensuite bathrooms.
The old owner took of good care of her and had permanent crew on board, but he really wanted to let her go due to the Covid related circumstances. We came to see her three times with two independent surveyors and found a couple of things that would need to be repaired and upgraded. That gave us some room for negotiations and also the opportunity to install the things that we wanted, like a new watermaker, dinghy or navigation electronics.
There were a couple of things to upgrade that were very important to us as we use our Lagoon 440 SV Outventure to explore  remote places without access to marinas.
  • Electrical System: We installed a huge Solar System and combined that with 800 Ah of Lithium Batteries, highest quality chargers and a 3000 W inverter charger to never run out of juice. We can cook with our induction stove and boil water in a kettle, run two large fridges and a separate large freezer and charge ours and guest’s iPhones, pads, drones and whatever.  If we ever run into multiple days of bad weather, we have a 9.5kW generator as a backup.
  • Anchoring: We heard horror stories from boats dragging in stormy squalls that occur often here in Panama. So we oversized everything that has got to do with anchoring. An 85 lbs Mantus Anchor with a 12mm chain keeps us in place and we have a 65 lbs Rocna anchor as a backup or stern anchor.
  • Bumble, our Dinghy is a Highfield 340 CL. She is the largest and most stable Dinghy that the both of us can carry on to the beach. A double bottom Aluminium floor keeps the feet and things in the Dinghy dry and she has a front locker for the gasoline tank so there’s nothing bouncing around. We got her a brand-new Yamaha 15hp two stroke engine with a lot of grunt to get her to plane so we can go to nearby surf-, spearfishing and free dive spots quickly.
  • Electronics: All navigational electronics are new and from Raymarine and work well. All the time. We can access everything with our iPads and iPhones which is super-convenient.
  • Galley (the boat’s kitchen): We love cooking and have a nice Magma gas bbq outside, an induction stove and additional gas stove and oven and enough fridge and freezer space to store fresh goods and freshly caught fish (which we get a lot of here on the Pacific side).
  • Watermaker: We installed a high output 110V Seawater Pro Watermaker that makes 40 gallons (160 litres) per hour. That’s just awesome as we never run out of water (yes, you can drink this water!)

Here’s an overview of the upgrades that SV Outventure she got after we bought her (all finished in 04/2021):

  • Stainless steel solar arch (NEW)
  • Solar Panels 1400 W (4*350W) (NEW)
  • Victron MPPT Chargers 100/50 (2x) SmartSolar with Bluetooth (NEW)
  • Victron Inverter Charger Multiplus 3000/12/120 (NEW)
  • 800 Ah Lithium Batteries (NEW) 8×100 Ah, Dakota Lithium, made in the US
  • Victron BMV 712 Bluetooth Battery Monitor (NEW)
  • Victron Orion DC/DC Charger (NEW) (charging Lithium Bank from Alternators via Starter Battery)
  • 2x 200 Ah Starter Battery Lead Acid
  • 1×100 Ah separate Battery for Anchor Winch in Anchor Winch Locker
  • Overhauled Mastervolt WhisperPower Generator 9.5 kW
  • All new cables and wiring
  • Highest quality breakers, fuses, battery switches (BlueSea Systems)

  • Installed New Set of Raymarine Electronics with new
  • Chartplotter (Axiom+ 9, new model) (02/21)
  • connected with Samsung Tablet in Saloon (02/21)
  • New Radar Raymarine Quantum 2 (09/21)
  • new i70s Display (02/21)
  • new windvane (02/21)
  • new Depthsounder (02/21)
  • Speed Transducer (02/21)
  • Water Temperature Sensor (02/21)
  • new cables (02/21)
  • New ST6002 Autopilot Display (secondary display on the helm) (02/21)
  • New Battery for Autopilot Remote Control (02/21)
  • Autopilot remote control (02/21)
  • New ICOM 424G VHF with integrated GPS (09/21)
  • CommandMic IV on the Flybridge to control and use VHF from the Bridge and to intercom with Saloon from Bridge (09/21)

Sail & Rigging
  • New Mainsail (03/21) high quality Bainbridge made by Precision Sails in the US (highest quality available for long durability and UV resistance)
  • Overhauled Headsail (02/21)
  • Extensive Rigging Survey and suggestions from survey carried out (01/21):
    • Replaced ALL Running Rigging (Halyards Dyneema Endura Braid, everything else Sta Tek)
    • New Docking Lines
    • Replaced Lower Shrouds
    • New Tylaska 2:1 Shackle on Mainsail
  • Added low friction rings to reefing lines

Maintenance & other upgrades
  • New inside Salon cushions with Sunbrella (12/21)
  • Hauled Out, sanded bottom and painted with 3 layers of epoxy primer and 3 layers of Sigma Ecofleet 530 Antifouling black
  • Painted Saildrives and Props with Propspeed 500ml Kit
  • Overhauled Anchor Winch 1500W (cleaned motor, installed new base plate, installed new foot switches, new control box) and added extra battery that serves the anchor winch alone
  • New Rudder Bearings and rudder angle rods (12/20)
  • Resealed Hatches (03/21)
  • Restitched and enforced Bimini (03/21)
  • Restitched and overhauled all interior cushions & mattresses
  • New Bilge Pump System (01/21)
    • 2 Bilge Pumps in each hull:
    • 1 Rule automatic 1100 gl,
    • 1 Rule non automatic with external switch 2000 gl, connected to Bilge alarm
  • New macerator pump in forward Portside head (electric) (09/21)
  • New Fans in Saloon & Owners Bathroom Caframo Ultimate (09/21)
  • New Fan in Owners Cabin Caframo Sirocco II (09/21)
  • New Window foil large portholes (04/21)
  • Resealed Saloon windows (took them out and put new glue & sealant, 3 day job for 3 people) (09/21)
  • Renewed Trampolines (new Vinyl frame and new all stainless steel grommets) (09/21)
  • New Trampoline Rope (6mm Amstel Steel Blue Dyneema – doesn’t squeak when you step on it 😉 ) (09/21)

  • Highfield CL340 Dinghy (NEW 01/21)
    • New Sunbrella handmade Dinghy Chaps (01/21)
  • Yamaha 15 HP Enduro 2-Stroke (NEW 01/21)
  • Mantus Stainless Steel Dinghy Anchor Set (to anchor safely next to the surfspot) (01/21)
  • Ocean Kayak Trident 13’ Fishing Kayak (also good for two people and Montez, our dog) on stainless steel rack

Engine & Saildrive
  • SV Outventure has the bigger version Yanmar engines with 54hp each
  • Flexofold 3-blade folding props get her to speed with the engines running and have less drag when sailing
  • Balmar 170 amp high output Alternator with serpentine belt (new 11/21)
  • Full extensive Engine Service & Maintenance (02/2021 & 12/22)
    • Sump Service (Oil Sump taken off, cleaned to drain all old oil and particles)
    • Painted Oil Sumps
    • New Oil
    • Changed all filters
    • Changed impellers
    • Heat Exchanger Cleaned
  • Changed Saildrive Oil
  • New Saildrive Diaphragm Seal Starbord engine
  • New Anodes on Propeller, Saildrive & Hull
  • Propellers & Saildrives sanded and painted with Propspeed

Ground Tackle / Anchoring
  • New Mantus 85 lbs galvanised Anchor (02/21)
  • New Mantus Anchor Swivel (02/21)
  • New Mantus Anchor Snubber Bridle (02/21)
  • Secondary Anchor Rocna 33 kg
  • 250ft of 12mm galvanised chain
  • New Anchor Windlass Motor Quick 1500W  (09/21)
  • Serviced Anchor Windlass Gearbox (09/21)
  • New Optima high output AMG battery (12/21) with CCA of 900 dedicated to windlass

  • Fusion Sound System 4 Zones  bluetooth with two subwoofers  all new 01/2019 (yeah!)
  •  50” Flatscreen TV in Owners Cabin
  • 3 Offshore Fishing trolling rods that catch fish all the time
    • Shimano TLD 50
    • Shimano TLD 25
    • Penn Squall 30
  • Freediving gear
  • Pole Spear Three Prong
  • Kayak (05/21)
  • Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) (09/21)
  • Surfboards