When we first started checking out boats to buy, of course you start at the top. You slowly inspect all the vessels on the market and start to eliminate the bottom of the pile. You justify every reason why you can afford that yacht that is obviously 200k+ out of your price range. But you check it out, dream a little and picture yourself behind the wheel. You think how you could make it happen and how easy it would be to be able to afford such yacht….
Then reality comes in to play and literally tells you “your dreaming.”
Waking up from the harsh reality that the Lagoon 620, or even the Lagoon 420, is way out of your price range. You quickly close the web page your on and try to forget that luxury vessel you were just looking at photos of. Open a new tab, search ‘monohull’ and check out the boats that are a quarter of the price or less. Upon your new search, you slowly lose train of thought about the previous vision of you on your Lagoon and start to acknowledge your possible reality.
Fast forward to the present and you are X amount of dollars poorer and living on your new boat. You are more than happy and impressed with your purchase. She needs a little work here and there, but that is half the point of the adventure. You bought what you can afford and are living out your dreams. You find yourself at anchor in a little creek anchorage, for example, Roundhill creek, Queensland. You have been enjoying your time here and enjoyed the conversations with other passing yachties. We like to talk to as many yachties as we can, they all have some sort of wisdom and most are willing to share with you. So like sponges, we absorb the information and say our farewells.
Then in this little anchorage I speak of, in rolls that Lagoon 420 that you were checking out so long ago. They decide that the best place to anchor is next door to you… By all means, this is not a bad thing. I could perve on that boat all afternoon. The downside being, the occupants quickly dropped their anchor and decided to head to land. Still there is no issue, I just sit and stare at the beautiful vessel that is anchored next to me.
The issue has now arisen as the wind is blowing over 20 knots and by the way this Lagoon is spinning in the strong tidal flow, I am guessing that they have used the shortest of scopes. I am sure that their anchor is probably the same price as our vessel, but the way it is swinging 360 degrees, with no occupants on board and Nandji in her line of fire, the last thing I want is for a Lagoon 420 to slip anchor and drift in our direction…
So please, owners of the half a million dollar yacht swinging around next to us, please return to your vessel. Not all of us can afford a run in with your beautiful Lagoon.