PHOTO The all-new Lagoon 55 sails, here are the first images

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lagoon 55And here it is, finally in the water, the new Lagoon 55 (16.56 x 9.00 m).

A model that picked up a heavy legacy, indeed very heavy: in fact, the more “mature” will recall that the Lagoon 55 was in fact the first Lagoon to be launched, back in 1987: with naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP design) at its side, Lagoon launched into the “two-hull” market. Thirty-four years later, there are more than 6,000 catamarans from the French shipyard sailing all the seas of the world…

GALLERY – THE NEW LAGOON 55 – THE EXTERIORS

It is difficult to compare the 1987 Lagoon 55 and the 2021 Lagoon 55 (although the designers have not changed: still VPLP. With contributions from Patrick le Quément for exterior design and Italy’s Nauta Design for interiors), as innovations changed the hulls and interior layout. However, we can say that Lagoon has remained true to its roots and values: to offer a safe and comfortable catamaran for those who like to sail long but comfortable.

GALLERY – THE NEW LAGOON 55 – CONSTRUCTION, SKETCH, LAYOUT

At first glance, the striking new feature of this newly launched Lagoon 55 is the aft area, which has been totally redesigned to increase livable deck space on board, creating a vast terrace overlooking the sea. The cockpit is totally open, offering uninterrupted, panoramic views, while the aft swim platform is designed both for easy access and to become true additional living spaces.

Emphasis was also placed on light and ventilation, with raised windows in the canopy that complement the large vertical windows, creating the “open air” effect so dear to Massimo Gino, the interior designer (Nauta Design): “Opening the interior to such an abundance of natural light allows for a seamless connection with the landscape and natural environment.”

Available in 4-, 5- or 6-cabin versions, with large private bathrooms whichever configuration is chosen, the Lagoon 55 offers far greater volume, even in proportion, than the Lagoon 52 it replaces in the range.

Fresh from her launch, the Lagoon 55 will set sail with the shipyard’s technical teams for a long series of intense sailing trials. It will make a stop at the International Multihull Show in La Grande Motte, southern France, for its world premiere at the end of April and then begin a tour of the Mediterranean.

THE NUMBERS OF LAGOON 55

Overall length 16.56 m
Beam max. 9,00 m
Draft 1.55 m
Height of the tree 29.43 m
Light displacement 26.5 t
Sup. sail area 186 m²
Full batten mainsail 107 m²
Self-tacking jib on whiskery 74 m²
Engines YANMAR 2 x 80 HP / NANNI 2 x 115 HP
Fuel Tank 1100 L
Fresh Water Tank 960 L
Number of bunks from 8 to 16

www.cata-lagoon.com

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