Sharing paradise in the modern day… a day on Sydney Harbour on board SMART Boating’s Lagoon 40

Lagoon 40 Syndication

The Multihull Group’s MD, John Cowpe, recently had his extended family in town from the UK and so they took the opportunity to head out on the harbour for a day on board SMART Boating’s brand new Lagoon 40, SOLSTICE.

Not only was it the perfect way to showcase stunning Sydney Harbour to his overseas guests, but it also demonstrated why SMART Boating really are the leaders in boat share, having reinvented the ‘walk on walk off’ concept busy Australians are embracing.

“SMART Boating sells shares in a variety of types and sizes of multihulls, monohulls and motor boats,” says John. “They have four stunning locations: Sydney Harbour, Pittwater, Bobbin Head and even Hamilton Island location options as well.

Solstice, the premium three-cabin/two-bathroom layout Lagoon 40, has her very own berth at the recently refurbished Clontarf Marina, an incredible location that allows you to access and explore the best views of Sydney from the water… just perfect for entertaining my overseas guests.

SMART Boating took care of everything

“Spending the day with my family on board Solstice, it really hit home to me just how ‘smart’ this style of boat ownership really is. I have a number of friends now who have gone down this pathway to ownership.

Just like myself and so many others in Sydney, they are time poor, super busy with work and multiple leisure activities, have young families, and all with a yearning to take advantage of this natural aquatic playground we are so lucky to have.

Owning 10% means paying only a fraction of the boat’s total cost and therefore your depreciation, in real dollar terms, is minimised. (Let’s face it, whilst Lagoon does have the best resale value, they certainly don’t appreciate.) At the end of the five-year syndicate, when the boat is sold, all the owners get an equal share of the net sale price back or move into another new one!

Having the vessel on the marina and looked after like new, means no prep time, no cleaning, no refuelling… just walk on and go.”

Lagoon 40 Syndication
Lagoon 40 Syndication

There was plenty of room for us all onboard the Lagoon 40

“We headed out on December 2nd with eight adults and nine children, yet the Lagoon 40 just swallowed everyone up… there is so much room on board!

We cruised around the harbour, showing family the hot spots, waving to the PM as we passed Kirribilli House and anchoring up under Taronga for a swim and lunch. 

What a treat!

I can see why SMART Boating owners use the Lagoon 40 for so many different types of entertaining: corporate events, lunches, evening dinner cruises with friends, birthday parties for the kids… the list goes on and all without the guilt of having a huge investment sitting unused!

Time spent on the Lagoon 40 was the highlight of our holiday!

“A couple of days later I received this from my cousin who was over from London.

‘John, going out on the boat was really quite amazing; it was the highlight of our holiday, which sadly ends tomorrow. Thank you so much; it was such a special day. We have lots of photos, some of which are attached. Magical memories!

Lots of love, Hannah.’

One special moment out on the water occurred when a fellow Lagoon owner sailed over to encourage us to join the ‘Lagoon’d in Oz’ owners’ group – what a brilliant bunch of owners we truly do have!

Lagoon 40

So, thank you to SMART Boating – the Lagoon 40 was pristine and the ultimate platform for our special day. We walked onto a boat that was fully fuelled and ready to go and at the end of the day we simply walked off with nothing to do.

Having just arrived and been commissioned, I believe there are still a handful of shares remaining in the Lagoon 40 based out of Clontarf, but be quick as this style of ownership is only going one way.”

More details on the SOLSTICE syndicate can be found here.