Lagoon 470


Rarely available Lagoon 470 - Owners' Version - Galley up

Spacious Catamaran ideal for family cruising 

Privately Owned from New / Never Chartered

Very lightly used. This boat has spent almost half her lifetime in dry storage.

Fully set up for long distance independent cruising

Volvo Penta 55HP regularly services and with very low hours at Pt. 2514  Stbd. 2649 only.

220-240V AC. Generous solar power supply and 3000W inverter.

Bulkhead meticulously inspected by shipwrights August 2022, no issues detected

Full Independent surveyed and engine report available on request 

Comes with impressive inventory, including scuba air compressor, numerous tools and spare parts, water toys, tender in excellent condition and everything on board to move in today.

Competitively priced and ready for immediate handover


Katsina (Lagoon 470 hull number 37) has never been chartered and very lightly used.  She was unused and kept in dry storage for seven years before a French couple purchased her, carried out a refit and numerous upgrades in preparation for serious Bluewater cruising, and sailed her from the Caribbean to New Zealand, spending 3 years in French Polynesia.  

Since 2019 she has only been used a few months at a time in Northland NZ and always stored on land between use. 

Katsina is an ideal cruising boat for a family or even just a couple, as she is easily handled short or single handed.

This Lagoon 470 is very spacious compared to other 47 foot catamarans of this generation, with huge amounts of outdoor and indoor space.  Designed as world cruisers and live-aboard for family and large crews, storage abounds, and is in fact easily the best appointed catamaran design we have come across when it comes to storage.

Katsina's interior is in remarkable condition with the woodwork showing little, if any sign at all, of her 20 years of age. Floor, cabinetry, Corian counter tops, stainless steel fittings ect, could pass for near new. Similarly, her exterior is superbly maintained, there are no leaks anywhere, no mildew, and each and everyone of her lockers are clean and dry, including deck storage, sail lockers ect.

Other than some flaking paint on the aluminium crossbeam (painted aluminium always wants to shed its paint), we found Katsina to be simply stunning, with a gelcoat in excellent condition.

The Lagoon 470 is a large boat, but still capable of a good turn of speed when required in spite of her sturdy build. She is capable of sailing speeds in excess of 10 knots, and if the weather turns bad, she can take pretty much anything in her stride in a well-behaved manner.  

Katsina comes equipped with an excellent sail inventory, water maker, dive compressor, and everything on board you need to make yourself instantly at home, as well as a large tender in excellent condition and lots of safety equipment and spare parts.  

Docked at the popular international cruising hub of Whangarei Marina, about 3 hours drive north of Auckland,  Katsina is enviably located to explore the stunning NZ coastline, or to join the hundreds or so other boats for the winter exodus towards the South Pacific islands from Tahiti to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, ect. 

Katsina's owner is on board and ready to welcome you should you wish to organise an inspection. As per Nautilus Yacht Management company policy for any yacht over the age of 10 years old, the boat was fully surveyed by an independent NZ marine surveyor. The survey report is available on request.


"Katsina has been such a wonderful, fun and comfortable boat for us.  My Friends and I have enjoyed many holidays on board since I purchased her in early 2019.  

We’ve sailed every season here in Northland NZ and experienced all kinds of weather.  I’ve been so happy this boat was my choice, both when we were sailing down wind, wing-on-wing, at over 5kts in 12kts of breeze, and when we’ve motor-sailed comfortably into 2.5 meter swell.  

I was attracted to her for her superior sailing ability when compared to more recent builds of the same size. 

 In 2003, Lagoon designed these boats with comparatively narrower hulls as well as more strength throughout.  

Additionally, the layout of this particular vessel hits the nail on the head.  The galley-up and L-shaped settee, which converts to a bed, were “must haves” for me.  

Some aftermarket improvements also, are spot on.  A walkway between the hulls at the stern gives easy access to the dinghy, which sits on custom stainless steel davits/ solar arch.  And the lightweight hard top bimini functions as a rainwater catchment system.  

They say the best two days of owning a boat are the day you buy and the day you sell, but that will not be the case for me here.  I am sad to let her go and hope the new owner loves her as much as I have."


In 1998 Lagoon introduced the Lagoon 470 and built only 51 hulls between then and 2005, citing that their costs to build were not yielding a high enough return percentage to continue production. Subsequent models were therefore built more towards a price point, and increasingly so post the 2010 GFC.

Some indicators you will find of a higher quality build are the use of nylon locking nuts rather than a dab of lock tight, thoughtful routing of electrical and plumbing rather than large holes through the bulkheads, and strong, fine finish work and cabinetry throughout.

Read on for more information and watch our full video tour to discover this superb ship in details

For a bit of info about Nautilus Yacht Management, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community since our launch in Sydney in 2011.

With several offshore branches from French Polynesia to Fiji, New Zealand and Australia to assist cruisers along South Pacific route, we are here to help both sellers and buyers with the logistics involved from registration to insurance, delivery, import, survey, storage and crewing if required. Ex- cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean.

If you feel that this superb Lagoon 470 could be what you have been looking for please get in touch! Our team can organize a private video viewing, discuss the purchase process with you as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owners if you wish, assist with organising your visit, purchase, delivery home if needed, insurance, berthing, crewing, etc.



Katsina' spacious interior offers one entire hull reserved for the owner's use, which in itself is the size of a veritable apartment. The owner's hull has a king size bed, writing desk, huge amount of storage including various hanging lockers, and direct access to it's own head area. Midship, a lounge area / settee, has been slightly modified to easily convert, when needed, into bunk beds, complete with lee sheet, and which can be set up at a moment's notice If more beds are needed. These bunks will fit a small adult easily, but are ideal for children who wish to share their parent's cabin if needed.


Katsina's large cockpit with teak flooring is perfect for daily living and can accommodate a lot of guests.  The varnished teak table is in lovely condition and is kept protected beneath a fitted clear cover. 

The integrated hardtop over the entire cockpit is an essential feature in keeping the cockpit dry and comfortable and also provides the additional advantage of being designed with a gutter and hose fitting to bring clean rain water directly to your water tanks.

Located in the cockpit, the helm is easily accessed, has excellent 360 visibility, and boasts a comfortable Captain’s bench which can sit two people.

There is also a removable section in the hardtop to protect the helms person from the elements when required. Once removed, the visibility around the boat and to the mast and sails is excellent.

Beneath the curved, comfortable sitting is a huge volume of storage space, including a large fridge.

The batteries, unlike other catamarans where they are hard to reach under the beds, are conveniently houses in a waterproof box designed for this purpose beneath the cockpit floor. 

Another key feature, ideal for families with children or people with pets, is that the cockpit doesn’t have walk-throughs at floor level, adding a layer of security from slipping overboard. 

Lastly, a retro-fitted teak walkway was added to the back of the cockpit transom, which is a truly wonderful addition, adding more space for such things as jerrycans or other equipment, but also providing direct access to the dinghy. 

Salon and Galley

The main Salon has a wonderful open feel with lots of room to move around.  In the centre is a navigation area, complete with autopilot remote control.

The galley is just superb, divided in two sections and offering a very generous surfaces for food preparation. The stove / oven is in great condition and directly situated beneath an opening deck pothole, which complements the salon's great cross ventilation features and keep everything cool and airy.

The cold storage capacity is once again incredibly generous, and suited to a large family needing to stock large ship's stores before heading out for a few weeks at sea. Both fridge and freezers are front opening, hidden beneath tastefully crafted timber doors.

The salon offers a fantastic area to relax and hide way from the elements while keeping a 360 degrees view over the sea. The versatile table, of a very unique design we have previously not seen on other yachts, is a large coffee table, which converts into a dining table with an adaptable base and extra leaf to suit more guests, or lastly, to convert into a very comfortable bed or lounge. The settee is of lovely grey leather is good condition, facing a large flat screen smart TV.


Loved by both owners and guests alike are the luxurious and spacious cabins with lovely woodwork, great ventilation and extensive storage space. The Master stateroom is located in the aft starboard hull and is the size of a veritable apartment, providing complete privacy with a sliding door separating the areas from the salon and the rest of the boat. Moving forward from the big size bed aft,  the owner's lounge area has an almost 6' long couch which converts to two bunk beds, with the backrest of the lounge lifting up to make a top bunk. Both bunks have proper mattered and the top bunk is fitted with a lee sheet. They can accomodate small adults but is ideally used for children.

Owners Berth has CD stereo system and USB/USBC charging port with voltmeter, 2x Reading lights, and computer desk with reading light.  Each berth has a cabin fan, abundant storage and hanging wardrobe. 

Forward again is the positively immense head area (bathroom), with completely separate shower cubicle, large basin and abundant storage, well ventilated with several deck hatches as well as portholes.

On the port side, there are two additional cabins, with the aft cabin offering a queen size bed, settee, ect, and the forward cabin a little smaller with a double bed. Both have plenty of storage, great lighting and  ventilation, beautiful wood fit out and a dry, pleasant feel. 

Both heads have dedicated shower with detachable hand-held shower head, bench seats, overhead lights.  The owners side has storage under sink, guest head storage is in double medicine cabinet. Both have manual toilets which process paper and require little maintenance.  

1x40L Hot Water System runs on engine heat exchange or electric power

LED lighting throughout the boat

Option to install washing machine (previously installed) in a dedicated port side cupboard. The plumbing is still there and a new machine can easily be installed. 

Ducted heating will keep you warm in the winter months, with each cabin able to control their own temperature.


  • Engine/Machinery (2x Volvo Penta D2-55hp year 2002 2.5L/hour at 1800RPM or 4L/hour@ 2400RPM, max speed 8.98kts Cruise speed 5.5kts. Propellers: installed: 2blade fixed, propellers onboard: 3blade feathering MaxProp.  Engine Hours: Pt. 2514  Stbd. 2649   regularly serviced
  • Deck Hardware/Fittings (Anchor:Rocna 33Kg with 100 meters 10mm chain in good condition galvanized 2020 (only used a few months in 2022/23) Spare anchors: x2 Windlas 1200W with wireless remotes, serviced 2022 
  • Accommodations: Owners Version, galley-up, 3 cabin/2 head, cabins beds: 1xKing size, 1xQueen 1xDouble. Galley table/settee convertible to near queen size bed  Owners side also has sleeper settee and children bunk, each with lee cloths. Owners Berth has CD stereo system and USB/USBC charging port with voltmeter, 2x Reading lights, and computer desk with reading light.  Each berth has a cabin fan, abundant storage and hanging wardrobe. 
  • Heads: Both heads have dedicated shower with detachable hand-held shower head, bench seats, overhead lights.  Owners side has storage under sink, guest head storage is in double medicine cabinet. Both have manual toilets which process paper and require little maintenance.  1x40L Hot Water System runs on engine heat exchange or electric power
  • Comfort: LED lighting throughout, option to install washing machine (previously installed)
  • Galley Refrigeration: 80L refrigerator with small interior freezer cabinet, 80L refrigerator which can be set down to freeze, and 60L refrigerator in cockpit. 3 burner Eno LPG Stove/oven, large double stainless steel sink.
  • Safety Equipment (6 harness and lifejackets, Plastimo Blue Double Action 1.5L per throw Manual Bilge Pumps (2x in cockpit, 1x in Stbd aft cabin, 1x in port aft cabin, 2018 Sea Safe Life Raft 6pax (out of service date) Epirb:1xSea Safe E100G (needs battery)
  • Dinghy and outboard: (Dinghy: Caribe C12 with Yamaha Enduro 25hp 2 stroke. RHIB needs some cosmetic love but motor runs perfectly. Regularly serviced.
  • Electrics: 3x 190W solar panels on custom stainless-steel arch. 2x Victron BlueSolar MPPT charge controllers (70|15, 100|30) 1040AH AGM house battery bank NEW August 2022, New engine starter battery August 2022. Mastervolt Chargemaster 12V 100-3, Victron Phoenix 3000W inverter. Xantrex Link 10 battery monitor.
  • Electronics and communication: Raymarine ST60 Autopilot, wind instruments, depthsounder. VHF: standard horizon matrix GPS/AIS. Handheld VHF: Icom ICM23. Iridium 9555 satellite phone. Matsutec AIS transponder. 1x electric winch for mainsail
  • Sails: Fractional Sloop with 71sq. meter full baton main sail, 45sq meter genoa, 75sq meter furling screecher/gennaker, 8sq. meter storm jib
  • Rigging Standing rigging installed December 2015 inspected 2020. Running rigging in good condition, new topping lift and foresail halyard 2023. 1x electric winch, 5x manual winches
  • Miscellaneous additional equipment onboard includes air compressor and scuba tanks, two kayaks with paddles, fishing gear, gang plank for easy dock access, 1 meter wide walkway installed between hulls aft of cockpit, custom hard top bimini designed for water catchment. Full set of docklines/ fenders. Freshwater washdown in cockpit.
  • Recent Upgrades  NEW bow nets August 2022 black 3/8 inch opening coated polyester with grommets, secured with Dyneema/spectra lacing line.
  • Spares and Tools Spare parts for toilets, fresh water plumbing, standing and running rigging, cordless saw and drills, Dremel 4000, many other hand tools.
  • Deficiencies generator needs repair or replacement, watermaker (Sea Recovery AquaWhisper 3L/min) needs new membranes (provided and onboard) and service. Diesel heater has not been used in many years as was not needed. It should be inspected by a plumber before being put back into service.
  • Recent Survey 
  • Engine Reports
  • Insurance Inspection Bulkhead meticulously inspected by shipwrights August 2022, no issues detected.


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.