Matt, Stacy and Roxy Dog
Before we set out on our adventure Matt worked for 10 years as a licensed plumber in the greater Boston area. He started his business when he was just 18, bought a house and shortly after began saving to one day purchase a catamaran. Prior to owning the Lagoon 380, Matt had owned and had experience on small power boats, but sailing experience was minimal. He made many trips to Florida in the spring of 2017 to try to find the right boat for us to start our adventure with. He has now been and experienced many miles as the captain and is working his sailing skills.
Stacy (I), grew up in Vermont, attended Stonehill College in Easton MA, and after graduation began my teaching career in Brockton MA. I met Matt in the fall of 2013, where I first learned about the idea of sailing. I had no experience with sailing and sail boats, only small power boats. I completed my 6th year of teaching in 2017, at which point I took a 2 year leave of absence to try out this sailing thing. I have now lived aboard s/v Roxy Dog for about a year.
Roxy is our 11 year old pitbul/ viszla mix. Prior to moving on the boat her favorite activities were chasing squirrels, running in the park, and going to work with Matt. Now she enjoys sunbathing on deck, swimming at the beach, playing in the sand and cuddling with us in bed (she has actually become quite lazy these days!).
S/V Roxy Dog
Roxy Dog is a 2000 Lagoon 380. She is 38 feet long, with a 3.6 draft (empty, a bit more with all of the stuff we have) and a 21.5 foot beam.
It is an owner's version and therefore has 3 cabins, two aft cabins with queen beds and one forward cabin with a modified full bed. There is a full head, with standing shower on the starboard side, intended for the owner, and a wet head on the port side intended for use by guests; however at this point we mainly use it for extra storage.
The main saloon has a couch that can comfortably seat 4 people, with a table and bench seat. We generally have the table removed and the bench seat has been modified for storage and can be used as a foot rest when lounging on the couch. The Saloon also has a 32" tv mounted as a pull down from the ceiling for entertainment.
The galley has a 3 range top propane stove, as well as a double basin sink with a removable sprayer faucet head. There is ample cabinet space for storage and counter space for cooking. We have two flip down shelves that are perfect for adding extra preparation or serving space.
Also in the saloon to the left of the door, is a small navigation station. There is a small desk area, with a swivel chair that we use as a workstation. There is a depth sounder located inside, and the electrical panel and stereo control is located right above.
The sliding door and window allow for great airflow throughout the saloon and cockpit area.
The cockpit has a double captains bench, as well as bench seating on the starboard side and along the back with a table mounted for outdoor seating and lounging.