I have been hit by lightning twice on a delivery of a 44' Lagoon from France to Annapolis. I was at the Flying Bridge about 4 meter from the mast foot (shouldn't have been there in hindsight) and one of my crew was lying on the couch in the saloon looking outside trough a roof hatch.
We knew we were going to be hit becouse the lightning had surrounded us and was closing in on us. When it finally hit I fended my eyes of and heard a loud bang with white light. The crew member lying on the couch remembers seeing the lightning hitting the mast. This happend twice that night and our only damage was the VHF antenna.