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Stunning new court filing accuses Lagoon catamaran firm of shoddy work, deceit

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Stunning new evidence against the French catamaran maker Lagoon has emerged in the Florida court battle over the Double Down — the problem-plagued elite-class 78-foot catamaran that was supposed to be ready to take on the world’s oceans, but wasn’t. In court papers filed recently in the Broward County, Fla., lawsuit brought by our partnership, Best Buddies in Motion, Ltd., the vessel’s...

How a Lagoon catamaran turned our dream into a nightmare

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Double Down seemed like a perfect name for the 78-foot Lagoon catamaran that my partner and I bought in December 2017, after first laying eyes on the vessel at a Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. It had been just a few years ago that we’d circled the globe in a sailboat, right before a grim cancer diagnosis from my doctors led me to believe I’d never get a chance to do that again. But now I am in good...

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