3 cabins and two heads / showers
Master bathrooms with separate shower
Two owners since new.
Full survey report by independent IMS registered surveyor (September 2019) available
Just antifouled, polished and beautifully presented inside and out
Mechanical engineer owner has kept the motors in immaculate condition
Raymarine Plotter E90W E series with touch screen, integrated with autopilot and radar
Raymarine 3 ST 70 instruments display
1 remote control Raymarine smart controller
1 radar HD Digital Raymarine 18" 48 NM 4 KW
World Wide Navionics charts
PC Seatalk USB Raymarine Interface
Radio& CD/MP3 + 2 VDO interior speakers + 2 VDO exterior speakers
Iridium satellite phone model 9555
Fixed computer NC311CD 12 volts Fan-less
12V screen TV/PC/USB/HDMI
2-speed electric primary winch
Rigid composition Bimini upgrade
Cockpit weather enclosure in good condition
Upgraded 'Truffle' upholstery in good condition
Custom designed Delrin rudder bearing (fixes a common problem with rudder play) installed in 2016
New 2019 upholstery in helm station (Marshall Sails)
New Lagoon trampoline
New main sail cover 2018 (Marshall Sails)
New 700 W Pure sine wave inverter 2018
New Eno stove with 3 burners 2019
All receipts from maintenance and manuals for the equipment installed on the boat
New texture vinyl curtains in all cabin windows 09/2019
Engines and sail drives serviced in August 2019 and sails drive seals replaced (also replaced each year prior)
This boat presents in turn key condition with everything checked and in fully operational order.
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Awarded most popular Lagoon model ever built , the Lagoon 380 offers very good sea-going capabilities as well as generous accommodations, a large and functional cockpit and a sturdy, compact build that will withstand the test of time, is easy to maintain, and will fit in most cradle or travel lifts where much larger catamarans may need to travel far and wide to find somewhere to get their boat out of the water when needed.
'El Caracol' is as cute as a button and ready for you to just move on board and start your own adventures. She was never chartered and has only had two owners: a Swiss couple who shipped her to the Caribbean to enjoy 6 months each year, and hew current family, who left their home in Portugal to purchase her and enjoyed 4.5 years cruising with their three children, zig-zagging around most of the Caribbean and the Pacific until reaching Fiji in June 2019. Their longest passage was a non-stop trip from Panama to Tahiti which took 29 days at sea and went a long way to prove to them how suitable this design was for long range cruising even with a family of 5 one board.
A mechanical engineer, her captain has been religiously maintaining the engines, which were serviced on the dot each year, as well as the sail drives, which had new seals replaced each time, whether they were needed or not.
The boat was fully surveyed by an independent IMS registered surveyor who flew to Fiji for this purpose (as there are no resident survivor here) so that a full bill of health would be done before listing the boat in case something needed attention right away. The rig was also checked at that time.
Most of the family left to return to Portugal a few weeks ago, after which the owner and one of sons remained to give the boat a throughout clean and make-over in preparation for her new owners.
‘El Caracol’ is simply stunning, with all the usual suspects, such as rudder bearings, skin fittings, rigging, sail drives and motors taken care of. Her sails are original but clean and in good condition. One can tell at first glance that this boat has always been looked after in meticulous way. One can hardly tell that she has seen so many adventures and taken care of so many people over so many miles on the ocean. She is also equipped with a full range of cruising electronics and all the safety items you need to continue cruising today.
Price for a quick sale and available now.
For more information, to obtain a copy of the survey, or to organise an inspection please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to assist you in every way and to help you make your cruising dream come true. Our agency specialises in cruising yachts and is very involved with the cruising community. We can answer all your questions regarding offshore purchase, import, registration, etc. and help you at every stage of this exciting journey!
Navigation instruments by Raymarine
Plotter E90W E series with touch screen, integrated with autopilot and radar
3 ST 70 instruments display
World Wide Navionics charts
1 VHF Unidem UM 380
1 portable VHF Navicom
Iridium satelite phone model 9555
Fixed computer NC311CD 12 volts Fanless
Engines 2 x 20 CV Yanmar 3 YM20 SD (aprox. 2200hrs)
Saildrive Yanmar SD20
Fuel capacity 2 X 100 lt + 200L in new Jerry jugs
New oil+seals 08/2019 (have been replaced every haul out)
2 x 110 Ah engines (03/2014)
3 x 175 Ah service Trojan J185E-AC (09/2016)
Original Lagoon battery monitor
Mastervolt Battery monitor
220 V Circuit
Mast deck light
LED navigation lights
LED Lights throughout the boat
Solar panels 3 x 135 W
Dinghy Caribe 310 grey fiberglass hull with Tohatsu 18HP (2011)
ACR 406Mhz EPIRB 2015
Liferaft Viking 6 Pack 1 (inspected 02/2014)
Man overboard buoy
3 Portable fire extinguishers 2kg, classes ABC
5 Auto inflatable life jackets
2 Wichard Life lines 11m
Main sail 47 m2 with 2 reefs (2011)
Genoa 30 m2 (2011)
Facnor furler LS180 (genoa)
Genacker 52 m2 in its dedicated furler
Electric main winch Harken 46, 2 speeds
2 Harken winches 40 2 speed
Main anchor Delta 20 Kg, 90m 10mm galvanised chain 2017
Secondary anchor fluke type 15 Kg, 20m chain 10mm + 75 m rope 18mm)
Eno stove with 3 burners
Eno gas oven
Fridge with BD50F compressor
Hot water boiler and plumbing
Salt water pump
Water capacity 2 X 300 lt
Dark water tankage 2 X 85 lt
1 Main sail halyard
1 Genoa halyard
1 Genacker halyard
1 Genoa sheet
2 Mainsail batten cars
2 Harken winch handles
Engine oil filters
Diesel fuel filters (primary and secondary)
Water pump belts
1 Water pump rebuild kit
1 Fridge compressor cooling fan
Dinghy repair kit
Floating line 50m D18
Many diverse fittings and parts
EXTRAS AND UPGRADES:
Ventilator fans in all cabins, kitchen and saloon
Watch, Thermo/hygro, Baro (Vion brand)
Mosquito nets for all hatches
Icebox in cockpit (under seat)
Upholstery TRUFFLE special
Stainless steels davits
Sliding door in owners hull
New 2019 curtains
Cockpit table in polyester
New antifouling Jotun Seavictor 40 black August 2019
New Lagoon trampolim
New texture vinyl in all cabin windows 09/2019
A WORD FROM THE OWNERS:
El Caracol was bought new in 2011 by the original Swiss owners in France. She was then shipped to the Caribbean in a cargo ship (proof of this in boat documents). From 2011 until 2015 she was sailed 6 months a year, during hurricane season she was in a mooring in Grenada while her owners enjoyed the summer in Europe.
We bought her in March 2015 (second owners) and sailed El Caracol through almost all of the Caribbean and the Bahamas. In 2016 we sailed to Panama and cruised both the Atlantic and Pacific sides. In April 2017 we crossed from Panama directly to French Polynesia (no Galapagos break for us), 29 days at sea without any major malfunction. This was El Caracol first and only long crossing so far. We stayed in French Polynesia for 18 months and in September 2018 we sailed to Fiji. For hurricane season we moved to the Marshall Islands, with stops in Tuvalu and Kiribati. In April 2019 we crossed back to Fiji.
We were lucky enough to have had a sponsorship during the first 3 years we were cruising, and this is why if you check our Facebook/Instagram you will see beautiful vinyl stickers decorating her hull. Currently she is as white and shiny as the day she left La Rochelle.
We are a family of 5 and El Caracol was perfect for this voyage. It’s incredible the available living room packed in 38ft. You get great live aboard arrangements with affordable cruising/maintenance costs. It has been an amazing 4,5 years but kids grow and we miss our family and friends. We feel it’s time for the handover of this wonderful boat to another family.
Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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