Lagoon 43, the new (14m) ultra-comfortable catamaran with side access

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Here it is, the new Lagoon 43 (13.92 x 7.69 m) “midsize” catamaran from Lagoon that will replace the 42′ and that we will see in the water in September, at the Cannes Boat Show.


Lagoon 43 – What’s New

A catamaran marked (in addition to comfort) by pliability, making it adaptable to different shipowners’ needs. This was the focus requested by the shipyard from studio VPLP (naval architecture), designer Patrick Le Quément (exterior design) and Italian Nauta Design (interiors). The result is a boat full of innovative solutions that could set trends.

Lagoon 43 - 5
The side access on the broadside of the new Lagoon 43

The first one that jumps out at you is definitely The addition of a side access on the two sidewalls in the aft area in addition to the canonical stern climbs, made from a “rift” in the hull that, Le Quément argues, is “Designed to blend harmoniously with the lines framing the hull windows“. In this way, it is even easier and safer to get on and off the boat when the catamaran is English moored at the dock-a true “house-boat” solution. Ease of movement on board, after all, is one of Lagoon’s strengths: even on the 43, the aft area is separated from the cockpit by a single step.

Lagoon 43. Wheelhouse and Flybridge

The wheelhouse is on the deck, on the port side. To its right are the steps leading to the flybridge with sundeck, C-shaped sofas and enough space for solar panels. A terrace overlooking the sea. The relaxation area, of course, is not lacking in the bow either, with a sofa and loungers aft of the forward net: a sliding window ensures the passage of food and drink from the galley.

In the bow, you are very comfortable

Lagoon 43 – Comfortable as a Home

There is a trend going on in catamarans: it is the small-medium range that is in the most turmoil, with models polarizing between models designed to sail a lot and houseboats (this is the case with the Lagoon 43). Great work has been done in pursuit of maximum space and volume: hull shapes result in even more generously sized interiors and more spacious cabins.

View from aft of master cabin on Lagoon 43
View from aft of master cabin on Lagoon 43

In the three-cabin owner’s version, for example, the master stateroom, in the starboard hull, has a bed forward and a dedicated shower room aft, providing storage space and “air” typical of a hotel suite.

But beware, the four-cabin twin layout (each with a dedicated bathroom and shower stall), which winks at the charter world, is also all about convenience!

Lagoon 43 layout
The two available interior layouts, three- and four-cabin

The deckhouse that opens seamlessly to the stern, offering a 360-degree panoramic view, is obviously bright and stands as the perfect living space on board.

We wanted to offer large modular spaces that could be adapted to various situations, whether cruising or at anchor, aboard a reasonably sized boat that was easy to drive. The goal was also to achieve continuous contact with the marine environment, with large windows on the hulls, glass panels, safe access to the sea, and comfortable areas for relaxing“, explain Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost of the VPLP study.


The cunning “inside-out” table

We said, pliability. Spaces on board the new Lagoon 43 are multifunctional and can be transformed as needed. Another very interesting solution is to connect the inside table with the one in the cockpit, turning it into a long table where up to 12 people can eat.

The “inside-out” table on the new Lagoon 43

Let’s hear what Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Design have to say about this: “On the main deck, the sliding glass door and dining/café area are designed in such a way that the table can be utilized in various configurations: six seats inside the decksaloon, six seats in the cockpit, or 8 to 12 seats in the layout we call “inside-out.” This solution combines the sofas in the cockpit with those inside; so that in all conditions, in summer, you can experience the indoor and outdoor spaces as one large space“.


Data sheet

Overall length 13.92 m
Maximum beam 7.69 m
Draft 1.40 m
Tree height 19.94 m
Light displacement 13.32 t
Sail area 105 sqm
Mainsail square top surface 68 sqm
Genoa surface 37 sqm
Motorization 2 x 57 hp
Fuel capacity 570 l (standard)
Fresh water capacity 300 l (standard)
Number of bunks from 6 to 13
Naval Architecture VPLP Design
Exterior design Patrick le Quément
Nauta Interior Design


The other images of the Lagoon 43

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