Lagoon Catamarans, in association with top multihull designers Marc van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost (VPLP), has brought together a package of style, design, ergonomics, performance, safety, quality and pricing which simply cannot be found elsewhere in the multihull market. Lagoon is the world’s leading catamaran brand and is part of the Beneteau group of companies.
The helm position on these models provide for close communication between skipper and crew, good weather protection from the main bulkhead and easy access to the saloon and navigation station. Additional helm protection is available from the optional bimini and detachable soft screens. The low boom allows the mainsail to be easily stowed away.
A Lagoon invention and a great success story, our flybridge yachts have their steering wheels and winches located on top of the coachroof. With the boom raised well above head height, the flybridge area is a safe “sun-deck” for all the crew to enjoy, even when sailing.
A catamaran is the ideal hull shape to satisfy the need for longer distance cruising in comfort and safety.
Lagoon took inspiration from the recognised seafaring qualities of its proven hull designs to develop its new Motor Yacht Range. These are safe, user-friendly catamarans, with incomparable comfort at sea or on a mooring and a long range capability that will significantly widen your cruising horizons.
Every Lagoon is characterised by the distinctive vertical saloon window design. Once deemed to be radical, the benefit of this feature is obvious once you step inside. The views are crisp and expansive, headroom is maximised and the interior is protected from the sun. The hull form is wide, reducing the pitching motion and allowing for an impressive payload with little detriment to the sailing qualities. Flat decks and recessed hatches contribute to an exceptionally comfortable and safe sailing experience.
All Lagoons have anchors stowed on the crossbeam, forward of the trampoline where access to the ground tackle is easiest – especially when the anchor is muddy or fouled. Access to the beam is always along a solid gangway instead of the net.
The flybridge of the 450 and above is another famous Lagoon innovation, enabling excellent separation of the navigation and relaxation areas.
Most of the range now features interior design by Nauta Yacht Design. Nauta’s styling is unmistakeably modern, yet warm and hospitable with generous use of timbers to create a homely atmosphere below.
All Lagoons sail well as a result of their VPLP design pedigree – that’s a given, but safety is always paramount. Lagoon’s parent company, Groupe Beneteau, has enormous experience than any other builder in the construction of sailboats, motor yachts, offshore fishing vessels and sailing catamarans. Their manufacturing processes are the efficient result of a century of experience. The factories are clean and tidy and the entire workforce is actively encouraged to play a part in the quality control process. Far from the “coalmine” atmosphere of traditional mould shops, the factories are bright and clean and the personnel are cheerful and proactive. This spirit is reflected in every Lagoon that leaves the gate.
Performance can be measured in many ways. All those videos of new cats flying along in optimum conditions are great fun to watch, but here in the real world, performance is a combination of many things. Speed is one of them for sure, but in a cruising catamaran we consider such things as safety, handling, domestic comforts, load-carrying ability and the motion out at sea.
In the longer term we measure performance in other ways. Price, value, build quality and resale potential will all go into the mix.
Lagoon and their architects VPLP are endlessly striving to find the perfect blend of these often-conflicting requirements. Every so often this will generate in a step change in catamaran design that keeps Lagoon at the front of the pack. We have a range of yachts that all sail very well indeed, often outperforming the “performance” brands when it really counts: loaded up with gear and provisions, family and friends all aboard, cruising the open oceans of the world.
Graham has worked in the marine industry since qualifying as a marine engineer ’94, after which he ran the yacht sales and charter management division of a large charter company for 13 years.
During this time Graham saw the explosion in popularity of catamaran sailing at first hand, so jumped at the opportunity to specialise in multihull sales for Ancasta in 2007. He has raced and cruised extensively on cats and monos of all kinds and has enjoyed two transatlantic crossings.
In ten years with Ancasta Stephen has sold over 600 yachts. He is equally comfortable and knowledgeable with sail or power, family cruiser or super yacht, new or brokerage. Past buyers and sellers have included some 20 nationalities so you will benefit from a wealth of transactional experience and knowing that your broker is able to handle complex transactions to the most professional standard. Stephen previously served as Chairman of ABYA’s Mediterranean branch and has a wealth of contacts around the world, he has lived in the Middle and Far East as well as Moscow, Athens, France and Mallorca before settling back in London. A keen sailor since University Stephen and his family are active sailors and have had a wide range of boats including Beneteau, Jeanneau, Oyster, Bavaria a couple of long keeled classics as well as a variety of RIBs in the UK and Mediterranean.
Mike Wedge is the brokerage manager for Ancasta Brighton. Having have been on the Lagoon team for a good number of years he has been sailing since he was 4 years old, and since then his involvement with yacht design, tuition and sailing holidays to name a few, have taken him all over the world.
Mike loves the concept of catamaran sailing and considers it a great way to cruise in comfort with space to take all the provisions and toys whilst still having room to relax. He has been on several good delivery trips aboard the Lagoons, including deliveries from the Lagoon factory to Southampton, which always proves an invaluable learning experience and Mike has a very sound and detailed knowledge of the product.
Tracey Phillips has a wealth of experience having previously worked for both luxury sailboat manufacturers and management companies. Tracey’s sailing experience includes 60,000 nautical miles on sail, motor and catamarans in the UK, Med, USA and Caribbean as well as two Atlantic crossings. These extensive miles combined with her industry knowledge and strong commitment to client relationships makes her an asset to the Lagoon team.
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