Replacing a catamaran that has come to be seen as a benchmark is no easy task. But the VPLP architects, in partnership with Lagoon and the celebrated Nauta Design studio, have been brilliantly successful in creating the Lagoon 450.
The cabin-top design creates a more elegant and punchier roof outline with a large sunbathing area on the cabintop the sail areas are the same with the FlyBridge version. However, the lower mast and boom reduces pitching and makes the boom easier to access. The cabintop bulkhead steering position is fitted on the cabin-top aft bulkhead includes an integrated large helm station seat with access from the cockpit and the deck. There is an optional extra safety system with a tilting composite beam to close off the steering station in bad weather. There is also a option for a composite bimini above steering area.
The interior design is by Nauta offering elegance and functionality. The saloon and cabins are exceptionally well lit. There is natural light in cabins thanks to large glazed panels on hulls. The owner's cabin is truly luxurious and has comfortable guest cabins with a side access to the double bed. There is a "U"-shaped galley for greater comfort at sea that is equipped with large hot plates and has a broad work space and plenty of storage. The access between the cockpit and the galley has been optimised and the engine compartments are remote from the living areas and perfectly insulated.
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.