Lagoon 42 by TPI (1993)

by Doris
(Saint Augustine, FL)

'Exit Strategy' at anchor

'Exit Strategy' at anchor

'Exit Strategy' at anchor
Salon with chart table
Large cockpit
Hard top with solar panels

Ours is one of the early Lagoon 42's built by TPI in Rhode Island. My husband and I have lived aboard for 6 to 9 months per year, cruising from Connecticut to South America and back and many months playing in between. We've been doing this for 13 years. And we love our boat for this purpose.

The older Lagoon cats like ours are great sail boats. They have sloped cabin windows instead of the current vertical ones and the hulls and underbody offer lovely lines, high bridge deck clearance, good load bearing capacity, comfortable motion and Very Little Slamming. It's a quiet boat, which I can't say for many other catamarans I've been aboard. And the sails are fairly easy to handle.

We lived aboard and cruised in Monohulls years ago. They drew over 6 feet and were slow. When we made a list of what we wanted in our next boat, we knew we wanted to sail in shallow areas such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Bahamas. So we wanted a maximum draft of 5 feet. The boat need to be fun to sail. And we wanted to be fairly comfortable. It was also important to have a comfortable space up high enough to enjoy the view at anchor. And a helm protected from the elements (sun as well as spray) was important since we are frequently there for many hours at a time for several days in a row. It turned out that this described a catamaran!

Being an avid monohull sailor, I was hard to convince. So we delivered a number of different cats and I was sold. Now, though I still like to sail monohulls around the cans, I think catamarans are the perfect boat for sailing the southern U.S., the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Anywhere you can live at anchor is good.

As much as we've enjoyed this lifestyle, we have reason to make some changes at this time, so our boat is now for sale. We have bought a house in the states and will be looking for a smaller sailboat to enjoy for shorter jaunts about. The boat name is Exit Strategy. You may have seen us around....

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Oct 18, 2015
by: Southseas

That is the best looking Lagoon I have seen.
Good luck with it all.

Oct 06, 2015
'Exit Strategy' is for sale
by: Dick McClary

Take look at the extensive inventory, specifications and asking price at

Oct 05, 2015
She's for sale?
by: Dick McClary

She sounds like a great cruising cat Doris. If she really is for sale, don't forget you can advertise her right here entirely free of charge. Just go to and follow the instructions there.
And yes, we on Alacazam have seen you around...

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