Lagoon 400 (Mexico Pacific)

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Asking: $295,000 (USD) Location: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico / Sea Of Cortes (Mexico Pacific)
S/V Vdom is a San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico / Sea Of Cortes based 2012 Lagoon 400 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
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S/V Vdom is a 2012 Lagoon 400 offered for sale by World’s Aquarium, a 501 C 3 non profit located in Spokane Washington and dedicated to the rescue of sea lions in the Gulf of California.

The only change in our floor plan was forward starboard cabin is now converted to storage and Laundry room.

History: V-Dom, formerly known as Cava, was purchased by it’s original owners, an elderly French couple direct from the Lagoon factory in France in 2012. For the first two years or so of it’s life it sailed some of the intercostal waterways of Europe and the Spanish Mediterranean. In 2014 a professional skipper was hired to help cross the Atlantic with the owners. The vessel then cruised in Caribbean waters up to the east coast of the United States and eventually through the Panama Canal and ended up in La Paz Baja Sur. In April of 2021 World’s Aquarium purchased her for the purpose of Sea Lion rescue missions in the Gulf of California.

The boat was acquired in an off shore purchase. Vince Radice, the executive director of World’s Aquarium is now authorized by the board of directors of World’s Aquarium to sell vessel. Worlds Aquarium now offers Vdom with out a broker and has lowered it’s original purchase price of 335,000 dollars. Thus World’s Aquarium is selling V-Dom as is where is without any brokers involved allowing new owners a substantial savings in time and money.

V-Dom is legally registered to World’s Aquarium in The United States of America in the state of Delaware. Delaware is a title state and thus transfer of ownership is as simple as signing the title over to her new owner. Since V-Dom was an off shore purchase she is currently on her first Temporary Import Permit (TIP) so new the owners, should they decide to stay in Mexico can very easily transfer the TIP into their name.

In March of 2021 Vince conducted a survey of V-Dom. Prior to Vince’s survey V-Dom was taken out of the water and a substantial amount of maintenance was done on the Vessel. All through hulls below the water line were changed except holding tank valves. The bottom units on Sail Drives were serviced and new propellors were installed. The old props are still on the boat as back up. New high quality vinyl bottom paint was applied. The survey revealed a few relatively common issues for a 2012 Lagoon.

Port side sail drive leaked transmission oil because of a failed lib seal. This seal was replaced by an authorized Yanmar dealer in La Paz. Since purchase the starboard side sail drive now has a tiny oil leak. Eventually it will be time change lip seal on starboard side. Normal maintenance for Yanmar sail drives.

Vince went aloft and surveyed the standing rigging. Upon inspection, the lower port side shroud showed some chaff. Amazingly enough, many Lagoon Cat’s come from the factory improperly rigged. Upon inspection, a professional rigger replaced the lower shroud, and we also changed the position of the starboard lowers so the double diamond rig no longer touch themselves.
The Stainless steel steering cables were also upon inspection found to be in need of replacement and were replaced with 1/4 inch galvanized cables.

The Windless has been serviced with new bearings and baseplate and the decking platform under the windless has been reinforced with and re-fiberglassed.

V-Dom is now a perfectly sorted out 2012 Lagoon 400 located in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, the jewel of the Sea of Cortes and ready to go sailing in better shape than she was when purchased by World’s Aquarium just one year ago.


  • The boat has newly installed in 2022j custom stainless steel supports for it’s new 1900 watts of Solar
  • This new system completely shades cockpit lounge and is a massive upgrade
  • Circuit breakers are installed for solar
  • New refrigerator in cockpit lounge
  • Ceiling fan in cockpit lounge
  • New isolated start batteries for each engine
  • New 4000 watt inverter
  • New membrane on 220 volt water maker
  • No need to run the perfectly functioning Northern Lights Gen-Set since the water maker works perfectly off of inverter and Life-po batteries
  • New Shore power and battery charger for Lithium-ion batteries.
  • New curtains on all windows in all cabins and salon.
  • New propellers and zincs and seals on Sail drives
  • New bottom paint in 2022
  • All new stainless steel Through hulls below water line
  • Bow sprit for Gennaker was recently rebuilt and strengthened, now better than new
  • New Victron battery monitor installed in Nav Station
Catamaran Name:S/V Vdom
Year Built:2012
Builder:Lagoon, France
Designer:Van Petheghem/Lauriot Prevost
Loa:39' 3" (11.97 m.)
Lwl:37' 7" (11.46 m.)
Beam:23' 9" (7.25 m.)
Headroom:7 ft 0 inches (salon)
Draft:4' 0" (1.22 m.)
Displacement:22,817 lb. (10,350 kg.)
Mast Height:66' 7" (20.29 m.) (Sloop-Mast Head)
Galley Location:Galley Up
Engines:twin 39 HP Yanmar 3JH series engines with saildrives
Engine Hours: 3800
Sails:Main, Genoa and Gennaker

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List of Equipment

  • New interior curtains in all cabins and bodega
  • New curtains on all windows
  • Forward Starboard Cabin has been converted to bodega and laundry room
  • Port forward Cabin has ECH2O Tec. water-maker under bed
  • Port Aft Cabin has LifePo batteries, solar controller and inverter under bed
  • Starboard aft cabin is Captain's Quarters
  • Washing Machine located in starboard forward cabin head
  • Washing machine in forward starboard cabin
  • 220 volt Hooka compressor with two regulators
  • Port forward Cabin has ECH2O Tec. water-maker under bed
  • Port Aft Cabin has LifePo batteries, solar controller and inverter under bed


  • Twin Yanmar 3jh2 series engines - Year 2012
  • SD 50 sail drives
  • engine hours 3800


  • Electrical Circuit: 220 Volts with 110 transformer
  • installed in 2022 LifePo Lithium ion iron phosphate batteries 1280 amp hours
  • New 4000 watt Inverter
  • New 1800 watts of new Solar installed in 2022 on custom stainless steel which completely shades cockpit lounge
  • Northern Lights 7KW Generator
  • New Victron battery monitor
  • New breaker switches installed for solar
  • New solar comp controller
  • New shore power for Lithium batteries
  • New Engine start batteries


  • 110 volt ceiling fan in cockpit lounge
  • new cockpit lounge refrigerator
  • drop down curtains in cockpit lounge
  • New electric winch switches in cockpit


  • Raymarine Auto Pilot
  • Ray marine course Plotter

Deck & Hull

  • New bottom paint in 2022
  • All new stainless steel Through hulls below water line

Sails & Rigging

  • Asymmetrical continouse furling Gennaker
  • Bow sprit for Gennaker was recently rebuilt and strengthened
  • Main Sail
  • Genoa


  • 11 ft Caribe hard bottom dingy
  • 20 HP Honda four stroke main engine just serviced
  • Extra 15 HP two-stroke back up engine for dingy


  • Inflatable Live boat under dingy davits
  • Flares and Flare gun

Anchor & Docking

  • Main anchor is Stainless Steel Ultra 35kgs 200 feet of chain
  • 37 Fortress
  • 20kgs Delta with approximately 150 feet of chain for back up anchor
  • Extra anchor roller installed on starboard side of seagull striker
  • Lots of bumpers and plenty of docking lines


  • full set of tools
  • Lots of extra marine grade Plywood from cabin conversion to bodega laundry room
  • Lots of extra Jerry Cans
  • Lots of stainless steel hardware
  • Folding bike

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