The Boat

Air Bender is a Lagoon 420 Catamaran – three cabin owner’s version.  She is modern, easy to maneuver, cleverly designed, safe, fast and spacious.  Absolute luxury afloat!   Lagoon’s innovative sail-handling system means that this big cat can be very simply handled from the starboard helm or even inside from the navigation station with the Raymarine autopilot or with the handheld wireless remote.

On deck:
The deck is uncluttered so moving around is easy: wide sidedecks, flush deck hatches, plenty of lockers. The aft passerelle allows passage from one transom to the other without traveling through the cockpit.

The spacious cockpit with large benchseats and a table is protected from the sun and weather by a rigid bimini top.   Optional side and back panels are in the works.   The twin seat helm station was designed for sailing with a reduced crew. All the control lines can be handled by one person from the helm station, freeing the other living spaces for guests. The foredeck is exclusively dedicated to relaxation.

Priority has been accorded to comfort in the design of the Lagoon 420 interior. The light oak Alpi woodwork and the laminated floor give a modern and relaxing feel. The cockpit and saloon are on the same level and are accessed through a sliding glass door. The longitudinal galley opens directly on the cockpit.  It is a very practical area, and is fully equipped with plentiful lockers, an upright refrigerator, upright freezer, gimballed stove/oven and microwave.  The galley sink is plumbed for fresh water, and includes a filtration system.

The port hull is occupied by a master cabin with island double berth, large ensuite bathroom with separate shower in the bow and central office/dressing room. The master area can be completely closed off to the rest of the accommodation.

The starboard hull houses two private cabins, each with an island double berth and private ensuite bathroom with separate shower.   We have converted the aft cabin’s head to be a  ½ bath, with the Haier 1.5-cu ft top-load washer occupying the shower stall.

The expansive saloon features an aft-facing galley, chart-table/navigation and entertainment area and an L-shaped settee with large dining table.

The cockpit is an outdoor living room. L-shaped seating area with large, varnished dining table that comfortably seats six. This area is sheltered by a hardtop with teak decking.

CruisAir reverse-cycle air conditioning/heating in four living zones.

Galley up, in the main saloon. Three burner stove with oven, Gas BBQ located on aft deck

Double sinks, Pressure hot and cold water, Isotherm fridge/freezer in galley, bar fridge in cockpit

Ensuite bathrooms for each of three double cabins.  12V flushing toilets with holding tanks.

Specifics for AirBender:

Year built    2007   Hull #002

Designer     Van Peteghem & Lauriot Prévost

Builder Lagoon Catamarans

Length 41′ 4″ (12.61m)

Beam   7.5m

Draft    1.26m

Displacement   11.2 tonnes

Hull material    Fiberglass composite

Deck material  Fiberglass composite with laid teak deck in cockpit

Engine Twin 75hp Yanmar 4JH5E diesel engines, 2010 models Yanmar sail drives with three-blade Flexfold propellers Fuel consumption and speed: 1.3 gallons per hour at 2100rpm. Range: 1000nm

Fuel 172 gallons of diesel, 86 each in two poly tanks, port and starboard.

Water 92 gallons of potable water, 46 each in two poly tanks, port and starboard.  Cruise RO water maker with capacity of 0.5 gallon per minute.

Dinghy AB hypalon aluminum inflatable Honda 20HP four stroke engine.

Ground tackle  Quick windless with 200’ chain and 100’ 5/8 line.

Safety gear  Life raft Horizons 6 person, X2 406 EPIRBs, 4 x fire extinguishers, Horseshoe life ring,

Flares, Jacklines, X2 inflatable harness and tethers, 20 x life jackets, Manual bilge pumps for each hull, X2 12V auto bilge pumps in each hull

Electrical   Onan 21 KW genset, X5 327 Sun power panels parallel with Victron 100/30 MPPTs

House bank 1325AH Flooded wet cell (6VX2= X3 12V) batteries, 2000W Inverter for 120V

220 & 120V shore power

Electronics       Raymarine X2 E120 MFDs and 24-mile 2KW radar, Raymarine autopilot ST6002,

Raymarine Tridata ST60 log/Depthsounder, Vespar 8000 AIS, Open CPN Laptop, Handheld Garmin GPS, ICOM M505 VHF, Iridium 9575 & Red Openport Wifi

Ritchie compass

Pioneer Head unit, CD, DVD, USB 6 speakers

Sail inventory  Fully-battened, square top main in boom bag

Furling genoa (North Sails), both Asymmetric & Symmetric spinnakers, in socks

Rigging 2007 Sparcraft Ocean mast and boom, Facnor LS200 furler

Harken winches: 2 x #44, 1 x #40 (dinghy) 2 x #46, all electric with exception of port (spinnaker).

All running rigging led aft to helm station to a bank of spinlock jammers for single-handed sailing.