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Lagoon continues success in the ARC

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Lagoon has been one of the foremost partners in the Atlantic Rally For Cruisers (ARC) for 11 years.

The ARC is an Atlantic crossing from the Canary Islands to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, open to all avid racers as well as cruisers and, above all, dedicated to the pleasure of sailing.

The Lagoon fleet regularly accounts for more than 50% of the multihull entries in the ARC and ARC+ (crossing via Cape Verde) and 2016 was no exception, with 23 of the 42 multihulls competing being Lagoon catamarans.

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The ARC is a real-world test of offshore cruising where the significant equipment necessary for a long trip can have a negative impact on the performance of some catamarans.

Lagoon catamarans have been conceived by renowned naval architects VPLP to offer great comfort and available payload while not decreasing the sailing performance of the boat.

The 2016 edition of the ARC continued the success of Lagoon catamarans in this event, with the first three places all taken by Lagoon catamarans.

Congratulations to Lagoon 52S Cat'Leya (France) who came first in the ARC+, followed by Lagoon 450F Sea To Sky (Canada) and the Lagoon 52F Dreamcatcher (UK).

In the corrected-time ranking for the Multihull Division of the ARC, the Lagoon 620 Ludanka (UK) and the Lagoon 42 Merci Papa (USA) won 3rd places in Class A and Class B.

In recent years, these Lagoon catamarans have won the ARC or ARC+:

  • 2015: 380 Havhunden, 1st in ARC+ Multihulls Division on corrected time

  • 2013: 620 Enigma, 1st in ARC+ Multihulls Division on corrected time

  • 2012: 560 Feliz, 1st in ARC Multihulls Division in real time

  • 2011: 560 Blue Ocean, 1st in ARC Multihulls Division on corrected time and 3rd in ARC Multihulls Division in real time

  • 2010: 620 Lady Boubou, 1st in ARC Multihulls Division and 11th overall in real time

Lagoon 42 voted SAIL Best Boat 2017

SAIL Magazine Best Boats 2017

Launched in January 2016, the Lagoon 42 has just won the prestigious "Best Multihull Cruising Boat 40 to 50ft" award in SAIL Magazine’s Best Boats annual awards.

Here are a couple of quotes from the SAIL Magazine review, particularly complimenting the Lagoon 42's light air performance:

"It’s not only a great addition to the product line in terms of length and price, it represents a fresh take on catamaran livability and ease of sailing, especially in light air."

"During a light-air test sail on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the boat proved remarkably nimble for a cruising cat, especially given the trouble larger cats can have in these kinds of conditions."

Lagoon 42

Given the impressively high boat speeds we also know the Lagoon 42 is capable of (see our Lagoon 42 model page here for the video of the boat making 16 knots in 23 knots of wind), this clearly confirms the all-round abilities of this new model.

This is the third award won by the Lagoon 42 in 2016, voted best multihull by the 30,000 UK readers of "Sailing Today" and "Best Multihull Sailing Yacht" at the Asia Pacific Boating magazine awards.

And more awards may still be to come... The Lagoon 42 is among the 5 European Yacht Of The Year finalists, the announcement and award ceremony for which will take place in January 2017 during the Düsseldorf International Boat Show.

See our Lagoon 42 model page for all the details of this award-winning catamaran.

New Lagoon 42 on order for inventory

Lagoon 42

The Lagoon 42 is clearly a member of the "new Lagoon family" and features vertical bows, an apparently "freely-suspended" coachroof, the mast moved further aft, a high-aspect mainsail, a self-tacking jib and large foresails.

The new Lagoon 42 made its debut at the beginning of 2016 and by mid-year over 60 boats have been built.

This new model has created strong worldwide demand, and thus a long lead-time for new boats to be delivered.

Sound Yachting has therefore decided to place an order for an inventory Lagoon 42 now to insure that we have at least one of this popular model available for our customers for the summer 2017 season.

The Lagoon 42 we have on order is very well equipped. The specification and main factory options are as follows:

Lagoon 42
  • Owner version, 3 cabins, 3 heads

  • engine upgrade to 2 x 57HP Yanmar, with folding propellers

  • special leather upholstery in the main salon

  • cockpit floor and transoms finished in teak

  • composite bimini at helm with windscreen

  • flexible solar panels on cabin roof - 3 x 120W

  • Onan genset in sound-proof cocoon

  • air conditioning - in salon and all three cabins

  • QuietFlush electric toilets

  • full electronics - including 12" display, AIS, radar, autopilot with remote

This specification represents a complete "sailaway" package and includes delivery to our docks on the US east coast.

But please note that not only does this new Lagoon 42 sail fast (16kts under sail)...

Lagoon 42

...but they are selling fast, too, so this is likely to represent the only opportunity to secure one of these models for summer 2017.

You can see full details on the Lagoon 42 model on our website, including the brochure, images and additional video here.

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Please contact us for the full list of factory options on this inventory boat, or see our YachtWorld listing here.

New Lagoon flagship, the SEVENTY 7

Lagoon SEVENTY 7

The new flagship of the Lagoon sailing catamaran range will be the Lagoon SEVENTY 7.

From the studios of renowned naval architects Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), with exterior design by Patrick Le Quement and a luxurious interior from Nauta Design, the SEVENTY 7 is a genuine superyacht and yet is unmistakably a member of the Lagoon family.

She is both a yacht for entertaining guests, with a broad choice of layouts and custom interior possibilities, and a catamaran offering high performance under sail... or under power in the case of the motoryacht version to follow!

As with all Lagoons, the SEVENTY 7 offers freedom and safety when moving about on board, featuring a continuous promenade deck making it possible to walk all around the boat without ever changing level. Additionally, an aft platform extends from transom to transom, thus allowing guests and crew to cross from one side to the other without entering the cockpit.

Lagoon SEVENTY 7

But perhaps the most innovative feature of the SEVENTY 7 is the "Private Beach"...

For the first time on a sailing yacht, a hydraulically-operated hull door in the owner's suite opens to become a virtual private beach with direct access to the sea.

The owner’s suite also features a king bed, lounge, walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom.

Multiple configurations of cabins, galley location and crew quarters offer unrivaled versatility for any sailing program.

The SEVENTY 7 will have its world premiere at the autumn 2016 boat shows in Europe.

For further information on this new flagship in the Lagoon catamaran range, please follow this link to the Lagoon SEVENTY 7 model page.

 

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