2004 Lagoon 470

2004 Lagoon 470 is proudly offered for sale, exclusively with Ray White Marine. Privately owned and never chartered, this Lagoon 470 is turnkey and fully equipped for world cruising. This remarkable example of the highly sought after 4 Cabins version with King size master cabin and extended master head area ticks all the boxes for a discerning buyer looking for a very comfortable boat to keep cruising or live-aboard.

'Family Circus' is an extraordinary boat for an extraordinary family. Having been chosen after years of research and inspections of many other boats, she proved herself to not only be the right choice for the current owner’s 4.5 year cruise across the Pacific and into SE Asia alongside their children, in fact, ‘Family Circus’ exceeded all expectations.

Buying a multi hull for the trip was an easy decision. Why? Catamarans provide a lot of living space for their length (indoor and outdoor). They are easy to handle with one or two people on watch, achieve crossings quickly and provide a comfortable, stable platform at anchor. In addition, a catamaran allowed the family enough space for visitors. Once the family had decided that they wanted a catamaran, they made several shopping trips to familiarize themselves with the various models. During their visits, they evaluated the options that they liked and disliked in catamarans (galley up vs. down, three heads or four, finish work, sailing area, design, etc.)

Why a Lagoon 470? (You can also read the very instructive review from Cruising World http://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/lagoon-470-better-breed-cat)

When planning long term cruising in the sometimes-difficult ocean conditions of the South Pacific, the boat had to be strong and stable enough to remain safe for everyone, no matter the conditions.

The Lagoon 470 is a very large boat, with a good turn of speed in spite of her heavy built. True, she is not as fast as lighter hulls, but when the weather turns bad she can take pretty much anything in her stride in a well behaved manner.

Her design, layout and interior finish combined on the Lagoon 470 to fit the owner's expectations: “We omitted lighter, less sturdy hulls because we were planning open-water travel. We were drawn to the wood finished interiors for their home-like feel. We liked the galley down as it stopped the kitchen chaos taking over living area. We stayed away from flying bridges based on our previous experiences of poor sailing performance due to the higher centre of effort caused by raising the boom (not to mention that they isolate the helmsperson from the rest of the crew). We looked at several catamarans with dagger boards but decided that cost in interior space was not worth the minimal gain in pointing ability. We wanted a higher bridge-deck to minimize “slapping”. Finally, we determined that dual roller fuller headsails offered a larger range of sailing angles to the wind and wind strength.” The Lagoon 470 met all the owner’s criteria.

It was the smallest model made at Lagoon’s “big boat” CNB base in Bordeaux. ‘Family Circus’ is hull number 44 of 51 made. At 26,000 lbs, she is not one of Lagoon’s light production cats. She is spacious compared to other 47ft catamarans and has a nicely appointed interior with high-quality finishes that offer lots of comfortable living space. With four cabins (1 x King size master cabin, 1 x Queen size and 2 x large double), three heads, and a galley down layout with full size 12V fridge freezer, her interior space suited this family comfortably. Also, as there were children on board, the boat made it so accommodating as to always be the boat that could host other families for dinner or playdates on board. This particular Lagoon 470, ‘Family Circus; was well-appointed and had a partial refit by previous owners in 2011, 2014 and most recently in 2022. She will easily do 10 knots under sail and the current owner have seen >12kn sustained.'

'Family Circus' has such extras as an upgraded 13.5KW generator, five air conditioning units, a dive compressor and four tanks, underwater lights for night diving. Comfort upgrades of a large, comfortable helm seat (especially appreciated on long crossings) and stainless-steel rails and stairs to make diving easier rounded out the appeal of Family Circus. The owner has also added many specifically chosen items, including a new Gennaker / Code Zero, an Engel Fridge / Freezer and 900w of Solar together with a smart three-phase charging system between the alternators helps with energy requirements. See “upgrades and refits” for more details.

During the owner’s 5 year tenure on ‘Family Circus’, she has met all of their expectations and challenges, offering a comfortable, stable and sturdy home. Equally adept at drifting through the reefs of the Yasawa Islands in Fiji under gennaker alone, One thousand mile reefed run from Whangarei New Zealand, to the Ha’pai Group in Tonga and sailing down the East Coast of New Zealand from Opua to Whangarei where they encountered 37 knot winds, 12 foot seas, and one tuna. She handled all of the crossings, three times through the South Pacific, New Cal to NZ, NZ to Tonga, Tonga to Fiji, Fiji to Vanuatu, Vanuatu to the Solomons, PNG and Indonesia with a solid, secure and stable feel even through some of the rougher weather conditions. ‘Family Circus’ handled the current owner’s ~20,000 sea miles well.'

Being a home for the current owner of almost 5 years while they sailed to some of the most remote regions in the world. ‘Family Circus’ has truly been loved; but she is now ready for new Bluewater adventures and sea miles.

As the current owner has said several times, ‘choosing a Lagoon 470 for our adventure is a decision we don’t regret. Our time and experiences on ‘Family Circus’ have been very special. She was part of our dream and can be part of yours too!’


Major upgrades and improvements by system

There have been a series of upgrades and improvements made to Family Circus over the last ten years.

  1. Her previous owners carried out extensive work in 2011, including new running rigging, new through-hulls, upgraded helm seat, new electronics, new 13.5KW generator, new dive compressor and tanks, new underwater lights, new memory foam mattresses, and more.
  2. In 2012, the previous owners made several additional upgrades including to the charging system, installation of new life raft, new drogue, alarm system, batteries, trampoline and more.
  3. In September 2013, Family Circus was struck by lightning in the Las Brisas anchorage in Panama City. The enforced stop while they attended to the replacement and upgrade of almost everything on the boat containing electronics also gave us the time to make a number of other repairs and upgrades while we had access to skilled workers. They repaired a leaking hull-deck joint and several minor leaks, rebedded all of the windows, refinished both tables with seven coats of two-part polyurethane, had all interior and exterior cushions, curtains, and table-covers replaced.

4. In 2014 Family Circus received a new mainsail and a new genoa. In 2018 she received a new Gennaker.

5. In 2020 two new hot water tanks were installed in Opua NZ

6. In 2021 all three of her toilets were replaced and three fresh water bidets were added. All of her interior chrome fixtures were removed, rechromed and re-installed. All of her interior lighting was replaced with warm LED lighting. Rudder bearings replaced on port and starboard rudder. Kitchen faucet and bathroom faucets all replaced.

7. In 2022 the Genoa Roller furler was completely rebuilt, the Watermaker was rebuilt with new valves and seals in the high pressure pump as well as a complete rebuild of the low pressure pump. All her windows and hatch glass were removed, replaced and resealed and darkened to keep out the UV and heat.

8. In 2022 both the interior table, exterior table as well as interior countertops were completely refinished with three coats of varnish. All interior hatch inserts were replaced with teak hatch inserts and mosquito screens.

9. In 2022 the teak deck on the sugar scoops was replaced and recalked. Teak in the cockpit was refinished

10. In 2022 all 5 aircon units were overhauled.

11. In 2022 all hatch glass was replaced and hatched refinished.

12. New Captain's chair, lexan glass windscreen and cockpit cushions 2022

13. Mainsail overhauled 2022


Sails and rigging: 2014 Jib and mainsail made by Island Planet from Premium Challenge Marblehead Dacron.

Incorporates 26% third reef for heavy weather.

Mainsail running rigging. 2014

Halyard, outhaul, reefing lines, topping lift. 2013

Gooseneck completely rebuilt with bushings machined and pressed into worn ovals at mast and boom. All new nylon washers. 2019

Traveler car rebuilt with bronze bushings machined and pressed into worn ovals. 2018

Trampoline upgraded and tightened. 2019

Electrical systems: New Deka 750AH AGM battery bank and emergency battery. 2018

Magnum 3112 160A 3000W combi-charger inverter. 2012

Upgrade of Magnum 3112 combi-charger control board allowing for more efficient charge options. 2013

Installed Sterling alternator to battery charger controller for greater charging efficiency. 2012

Added three new Solar panels. 2019

Plumbing: Three New Electric Toiles installed. 2021

Replaced port hot water heater. 2019

Replaced stb hot water heater. 2019

Replaced all water pumps: 2019

New Black Water Tank in STB Hull 2019

New Faucets and Shower Heads 2021

Electronics: New Raymarine instruments and SeatalkNG network. 2013

New Vesper 8000 AIS and Wi-Fi multiplexer. 2013

New Raymarine EV2 advanced autopilot corepack and 9-axis compass. 2013

Installed custom-wired exterior microphone for VHF. 2013

Garmin 20xx high-speed GPS + GLONASS. 2013

Hull & deck: Hull deck joint repaired. 2013

Additional minor leaks fixed. 2022

Salon windows removed, fiberglass reinforced, and windows re-bedded. 2022

All hatch glass removed, hatches refinished, resealed and windows rebedded with darkened acrylic to keep boat cool (2022)

Ablative bottom paint applied. 2021

New zincs installed. 2021

New teak on transoms / sugar-scoops and teak in cockpit refinished. 2021

Lightning & galvanic protection: In conjunction with Marine Lightning Protection consultant specialist Ewen Thomson Ph.D. and Andromeda Yachts PMA installed integrated: (i) Lightning protection system utilizing air-gap and Siedarc electrodes (ii) Through-hull bonding system, (iii) Surge protection on all major electronics. 2013

Cosmetic: Interior cushions reupholstered. 2021

New exterior cushions. 2021

Interior and exterior tables refinished. 2022

New exterior table cover. 2022

Rechromed all interior chrome 2021

New Teak Hatch Inserts with Mosquito Screens 2021

Safety: New storm jib by EP sails. 2013

Viking 8-person life-raft (5-years between repacking). 2012

Jordan series drogue. 2012

Installed remote controlled 120db "panic button" alarm. 2012

Installed bilge alarm system. 2012

Miscellaneous: New compass. 2013

Installed removable salon grab-rail system. Upgraded (2022)

Replaced all pencil zincs on boat. 2022

Upgraded freezer control boards for greater efficiency. 2021

Rebuilt windlass clutch system with better-than-original bronze parts. 2022

Rebuilt water-maker low pressure and high-pressure pumps 2022



Name: Family Circus

Year: 2004

Length: 47ft

Height: 72ft

Flag: USA

Location: Currently Bali, Indonesia

Fuel Capacity: 120 gallons (in two tanks)

Water Capacity: 160 gallons (in two tanks)


Length: 47.5ft

Draft: 4.75ft

Beam: 26’ft

Mast Height Clearance: 69ft

Number of Cabins: 4

Number of Heads: 3

  1. Speed (motor) 7.5kn
  2. Speed (motor) 8.5kn


Systems 40 g/h Sea-Recovery water-maker complete overhaul, rebuild and service (2022)

13.5KW Onan Generator (new 2011)

Five air conditioning units (four cabins + salon)(Overhauled and serviced (2022)

Scuba Bauer 220V Yachtsman dive compressor

Four steel scuba tanks

Under-water lighting (for night diving)

Stainless steel rails on starboard sugar scoop to aid entry with gear on

Hull & Rigging New Premium Dacron (Challenge Marblehead) Main & Genoa (2014) Just serviced in Indonesia (2022)

Bottom paint - will be applied in April 2022

Safety New never used storm jib

Viking 8-man life raft (new 2012)- serviced through 2016

Jordan series drogue & EPIRB

Lightning mitigation system designed by Marine-Lightning

Comfort Memory foam mattresses

Custom professional hardtop with oversized stainless supports with sliding viewing hatch (can walk on hard top)

Extra comfortable powerboat helm seat (Reupholstered 2022)


12ft tender

Full-size Frigo fridge and freezer

Extensive set of spares for all major systems

Rod holder on STBD sugar scoop

Flex-o-fold folding props (new 2014)

Engel 12V Fridge / Freezer


'Family Circus' is ready for viewing in Bali, Indonesia.

For further information and to arrange a viewing, please contact: 

Winnie Le - Phone +61 478 828 675

Email - winnie@raywhitemarine.com


Price $659 000.00 AUD
Brand Lagoon
Model 470
Length 47.00 Feet
Year 2004
Category Sail
Hull Type Fibreglass
Hull Style Multi
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Yanmar 4jh3e,Yanmar 4jh3e
Engine Type Yanmar 4jh3e
Condition Used
State International
Suburb International
Stock Number WL1204
Engine Make Yanmar 4jh3e
Horse Power 56
Drive Type Saildrive
Engine Make Yanmar 4jh3e
Horse Power 56
Drive Type Saildrive
Designer Lagoon
Builder Lagoon
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 160gallons in two tanks l
Hull Construction Material Fibreglass
Hull Type Multihull
Deck Construction Material Teak
Country Origin France
Length (feet) 47 feet
Length (m) 14.33 m
Beam/Width (feet) 26Ft feet
Draft (feet) 4.75Ft feet
Engine Notes Yanmar 4jh3e
Horse Power (hp) 2 x 56Hp
Generator Cummins Onan 13.5Kw New 2011
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 120 Gallons (in 2 tanks) l
Accomodation Notes 4 Cabins
Number of Toilets 3 Heads
Toilet Type Electric Toilets, Installed 2021
Air Conditioning 5 x Airconditioning Units
Galley Notes Galley Down Layout Full Size Engel 12V Fridge/Freezer
Mast/Rigging 2014 Jib and Mainsail made by Island Planet from Premium Challenge Marblehead Dacron Mast Height clearance 72Ft
Electronics Navigation Jordan Series drogue and EPIRB Lightning mitigation system designed by Marine Lightning
Safety Gear New + never used Storm Jib
Watermaker / De-Sal 40 g/h Sea-recovery watermaker complete overhaul, rebuild and service 2022
Has Navigation Lights Underwater lighting (for night diving)
Number of Life Jackets Viking 8-man life raft (new 2012) -serviced through 2016
Remarks Extensive set of spares for all major systems
Vessel Name Family Circus
Cruising speed 7.5Kn
Maximum speed 8.5Kn
Anti-foul Bottom paint -will be applied in April 2022
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