Where we do we start with the Lagoon Seventy 7? Let’s just start off by calling the Lagoon flagship a Supercat, shall we? This is the company that is the market leader in cruising catamarans with boats like the Lagoon 380, but with the 77 they are muscling into the high end luxury market alongside market leader Sunreef.
You could go the whole hog when you order one of these boats and go for the optional flybridge Jacuzzi. Why not? They obviously saw the bubbles on the Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67 and thought “we can go one higher than that!”
This yacht has oodles of space and will accommodate a family clan, friends and a professional crew with ease. The owners suite includes a walk-in closet, double-sink head and private terrace that swings out from the hull. And the galley below could be in a Manhattan apartment. This boat has not quite hit the heights of that famous Hemisphere catamaran, but it’s not that far off, let’s face it.
This is the BIG Lagoon. The real head turner on this boat is that balcony off the master cabin- your own private breakfast bar or diving platform that they call the Private Beach. The 77 has a sleeker look than most of its smaller sisters and this Super Yacht is turning heads in marinas and bays around the world. With that huge flybridge and the forward cockpit directly accessible from the deck, there are multiple party zones, but you might need some staff for this catamaran. It can easily accommodate them. This catamaran manufacturer has come a long way since their Lagoon 67 days, but it seems like they have tried to emulate the lovely lines of that earlier performance multihull.
The creation of naval architects VPLP (Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost), this luxury yacht takes the batten from the Lagoon 620 as the company’s new flagship.
There are three headsails on hydraulic furlers and the triple-spreader rig is fairly user friendly for this sized boat. Having said that, this catamaran has been set up to accommodate professional crew aboard. She’s powered by 180 HP diesels, (an upgrade to 230 HPs is available). She’ll cruise at around 9 knots under power and she’ll sail 12 knots under sail with a 20 knot breeze on the beam.
The SEVENTY 7 has a big footprint but she looks balanced and sleek. A hydraulic swim platform can be lowered into the water to lift up the tender, or to provide a nice teak swimming platform. There’s room for 20 in the vast aft cockpit, on lounge seats and around a dining table. An curved staircase leads up to the flybridge from the port corner of the cockpit.
Head forward along the wide side decks and you’ll arrive at the forward cockpit with more sofas to lounge on, and its a short step up from here to the nets.
This is another one of those Wow Factor zones. With its carbon fibre helms, control stations and all of the lines coming back to five winches, it feels like you are on top of the world when you are up here.
In fact, if you are not aft in that huge cockpit, or forward enjoying a sundowner, you’ll probably be on the flybridge: it´s fully protected with a bimini and there are plenty of options on configuring this space, from sunbeds, to integrated furniture, looser arrangements or even a hot tub.
The helm stations are forward of this leisure space.
The master stateroom in the forward starboard hull is the talking point of this boat. There’s a king sized bed, a walk-in closet, a desk, a sofa and a large head and the wow factor is taken up a notch by the hydraulic terrace that lowers down from the hull side from the master stateroom: you own private “beach”. It’s a real head turner.
On the lower decks, there is quite a bit of scope to customise your own superyacht. You can go from between three to five cabins plus the crew quarters. The galley sits in the port hull with direct access to the crew quarters, and you can either locate it forward or aft. All in all you have 215 sq. ft. of working area when you are cooking. Not too shabby!
The main deck is huge and can be configured into separate zones or opened up into one huge space.
This new Lagoon flagship has moved the goalposts for this French manufacturer and we expect to see some of these wow factor features on some of their smaller boats. In fact the SIXTY 5 is the next to launch. What I particularly like about this design, is how VPLP have created a sleek looking yacht while sticking to that Lagoon winning formula: comfortable, safe sailing platforms that use every inch of space available. Having a yacht like this at the top of their range can only help the Lagoon brand in the long run.
How much does a Lagoon SEVENTY 7 cost? What is the price tag?
Well, as always, this is heavily dependent on the options you order- especially for such a customisable yacht. But a figure over $4.5 million would put you in the right ball-park.
What´s the Main Competition for the Lagoon 77?
We’d say this boat is a notch above Lagoon’s usual competitor, Fountaine Pajot, with their Alegria 67. You’re looking at the Sunreef 80.