Model Lagoon 440 S2
Year May 2006 (#113)
Length (LOA) 44'08'' / 13.61m
Overall beam 25’3” / 7.70m
Draft 4'3'' / 1.30m
Mast 70’3’’ / 21.40m
Light displacement 23148 lbs / 10500kg
Full displacement approx 29762 lbs / 13500kg
Full batten main 796 sq. ft./ 74 sqm
Furling Genoa 452 sq. ft. / 42 sqm
Parasail Spinnaker 1133 sq.ft / 120 sqm
Water capacity 3 x 80 US Gal / 3 x 300 ltr
Fuel tank capacity 2 x 85 US Gal / 2 x 325 ltr
Yanmar engines 54hp (4JH4CE) w/ SD50's
Fuel Transfer Unit 2-way w/ Fuel Polishing
Interior finish Wood (Golden Pear)
Naval architects Peteghem & Prévost


The term "Twixter" is a neologism that means "Perpetual Adolescence" and describes a generation of Americans who are trapped, in a sense, betwixt (between) adolescence and adulthood.  I have always had a sliver of "Peter Pan Syndrome" - The idea of living young forever in a Neverland of experiences has always been appealing.  What better way to describe the adventure that we have set out on, an adventure of a lifetime to last a lifetime.  Come along with us, and think of a wonderful thought - "It's the second star to the right and strait on till morning!" ...


Winter 2010/11 Back In Valencia, Spain...

Interested in Marina Real Juan Carolos I

Marina Jaun Carlos

We've wintered in Marina Real Juan Carlos I, again this year.  When we first wintered here  back in 2008/09, we found that this marina offered everything you need at a very affordable price.  The location is great, and the marina one of the best we've found!

Marina Juan Carlos is a a nice sized marina (630 berths) lying on the east coast of Spain, in Valencia. Even though there is not much of a "yacht community", it has a lot to offer, and the marina is only about 10 minutes from downtown Valencia.  Being very close to Malvarrosa beach (but not so close as you get too much foot traffic), it makes a great place to experience the Spanish Mediterranean during the winter days (which are relatively mild and can be very pleasant).

Marina Juan Carlos is a fairly new marina that was built as part of the venue for the 32nd America’s Cup. Although the Americas Cup has not returned to Valencia, much of the infrastructure is still in place (team lofts like Ahlingi, Prada and Shooshaloza still remain).  The marina is still slowly evolving, with some amenities like Accastillage Diffusion (AD), but still has no boat yard or haul-out facilities to speak of (these facilities CAN be found on the other side of the shipping port just a couple miles south at the Real Club Nautico - Valencia).

The marina has excellent security, is very clean and the staff and marinaras are extremely nice.  You get discounted prices for prolonged stays (10% for 1-month, 20% for 2-months and 30% for more than 3-months - paid-in-advance) with power and water included.  All this at a price that is one of the best we've seen in the Western Med - Check them out at:

Montenegro  (9/2009)...

Check Out The Blog: Montenegro

A very warm August finds us visiting the small country of Montenegro.  We decided to make a brief stop to explore Montenegro on the way south to Greece - It seemed like a great destination and it was a good detour on the way from Croatia to Greece! .

We had heard good things about the Gulf of Kotor while we where in Malta earlier in the season.  After we did a little research to see what the newly formed country had to offer (it separated from Serbia in 2006).  We discovered that the small country was on the "up and coming" list, and offered a whole host of tourist sites and great anchorages, a wonderful place to spend a week or two

A couple months in Croatia  (7/2009)...


June, July & August finds us in Croatia (with a quick hop over to Venice).  We have always planned on a trip to Croatia, but really haven't had a chance to set the sails and head North until now. And it was great timing...

On our way East, during our stay in Malta, we realized our next likely EU country would be Greece.  We don't usually pay much attention to the Schengen regulations, limiting non-EU citizens to only a 90-day stay in any\all Schengen countries (which are most EU countries).

Sunny Malta! (5/2009)...


It's May and we're in sunny Malta! We decided the North-Western Med was a little too cold for are liking this time of, we raised the sails and headed South East.  We made great time  - spending a couple weeks in the Balearics, and only a few days in Sardinia and Sicily.

We've always liked Malta, and it was a great stop on our way back to Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.  Anchored in St. Julian's Bay on the Northern side of the island, it's nice and warm and weather is great.

Winter 2008/09 In Valencia, Spain...

Interested in Marina Real Juan Carolos I

We're wintering in Marina Real Juan Carlos I, a marina lying on the east coast of Spain.  The marina is about 10 minutes from downtown Valencia and is  right beside Malvarrosa beach.

Juan Carlos is a brand new Marina that was built as part of the infrastructure for hosting the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia (and rumored to host the upcoming 33rd America’s Cup). We see the racing boats of Ahlingi, Oracle/BMW, Prada and the rest of the pack sailing out the gates (less than 50 meters away) and practicing outside the breakwater daily...a very exciting spot for racing enthusiasts! - Check them out at:

2008 East Mediterranean Yacht Rally (EMYR)...

Check out the rally at the EMYR Website

Over 80 yachts visiting 3 continents and 6 countries, the 2008 EMYR was a great experience! Within 2-months we sailed from Northern Turkey to Port Said Egypt, stopping and seeing some of the greatest sites in the Eastern Med.

Stay tuned for pictures and more details on all the best ports...

Winter 2007/08 in Marmaris, Turkey...

For more information go to: Marmaris Yacht Marina

We wintered in Marmaris for the 2007/2008 winter season. Marmaris Yacht Marina is about 3 miles from the center of Marmaris, Turkey (in Mugla Province). It's a quick Dolmus (bus) ride into town, or you can catch the ferry and be in the center of town in 10 minutes. The area hosts some of the best sailing areas in Mediterranean.

The facilities in Yacht Marin are very good, and it is a great place to spend the winter. We really enjoyed the community, and the proximity to Rhodes, Greece make it a very easy choice to spend the colder months!

SPOT Personal Satellite Tracker...

For more information go to: SPOT

Twixter is now equipped with a SPOT Personal Satellite Tracker that lets us tell others exactly where we are, in real time anywhere in the world!

SPOT uses a real-time satellite relay of our GPS location and it works in places where there are no communications or cell phones. We can also let people know if we're OK, ask for help from friends and family, or simply track our location and show it to others back at home in real time. It has Emergency Response too - Hold the 9-1-1 button to alert emergency responders around the world for critical assistance!

Friends and family - Please feel free to e-mail us for SPOT, and we'll give you a private link so you'll always now where we are in the world in real-time!

Lagoon Owners Website...

Check out the Group: Lagoon Owners Group

For owners of Lagoon Catamarans to discuss design ideas, problems, repairs, their cruising experiences and sailing topics. For owners of 380, 410, 440 and all Lagoon yachts.

I feel this is one of the best forums for up-to-date issues, feedback and overall information.  You'll have to create a Yahoo! account if you don't already have one, but it's worth the information you'll get!

Cruising Compass Newsletter...

Check out the Website: Cruising Compass

Cruising Compass is a free weekly digest of news, notes, stories and reviews from the editors of Blue Water Sailing magazine. If you haven't subscribed to the newsletter, you don't know what your missing!


SCUBA News...

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SCUBA News is a free, monthly, publication delivered by e-mail. It contains news on events and research in the diving, marine life and other underwater fields. It also includes dive and travel articles, competitions, features a marine "creature of the month", reviews recent diving books and keeps you up-to-date on new destinations...

Twixter Was Built by Lagoon...

Check out more at the Lagoon Website

Naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost based their design of the Lagoon 440 on the latest long-range cruising multihull technological developments. Even at first glance, it is apparent that care has been taken in the aesthetic and functional design of the yacht: on deck, the coach roof lines are long and elegant, the forms are dynamic, spaces are cleverly used, ergonomics are optimal.

Read: L440 Users Guide