We recently attended the Lagoon 55 press conference (online of course: thanks Covid!)
Despite the limitations of doing a Zoom call to launch a new catamaran, Lagoon did a good job of showcasing their new model.
The new 55 is a special boat for Lagoon as their first ever launch was a 55. This boat represents decades of development from the French manufacturer.
One of the key features of the new curvy Lagoon is the design of the transoms which bring you closer to the water at anchor. They have opened up the back and extended the living space at anchor with an innovative hydraulic aft platform. The steps up from the sugar-scoops flow up diagonally rather than fore-aft.
In the saloon, big windows and two skylights help to bring the outdoors in with lots of natural light and all round views from the living spaces.
Length overall: 16,56 m / 54’4”
Beam: 9,00 m / 29’6”
Draft: 1,55 m / 5’1”
Mast clearance: 29,43 m / 96’7”
Light displacement (EEC): 26.5 t | 58,433 Lbs
Sail area: 186 m² / 2,001 sq ft
Fully-battened mainsail: 107 m² / 1,151 sq ft
Self-tacking jib on furler: 74 m² / 796 sq ft
Engine – standard: 2 x 80 HP / 2 x 80 CV
Engine – option: 2 x 115 HP / 2 x 115 CV
Fuel capacity: 1100 L / 290 US gal
Fresh water capacity: 960 L / 254 US gal
No. Of berths: 8 to 16
EC certification: A: 14 / B: 14 / C: 20 / D: 30
The Lagoon 55 has some innovative design features while keeping close to the Lagoon DNA of recent years. With the huge aft cockpit extended with the swimming platform, the flybridge, the saloon and the forward cockpit, this is not a catamaran that is going to feel cramped.
This yacht should be another top seller for the Bordeaux firm.