REVIEWS Lagoon 52
Shipyard LAGOON CATAMARANS
Lagoon 52': A bold development
The arrival of the Lagoon 400 catamaran in 2009 pushed the Lagoon 410 catamaran towards the exit. The Lagoon 450 and Lagoon 560 generation inaugurated some very creative volumes and the appearance of the Nauta interior design did the same with the 500, trapped in a pincer movement by these two champions of life aboard. The Lagoon 52 replaces its elder sister, with an innovative sail plan. Revolution, or development?
Welcome aboard the Lagoon 52 catamaran
During our week-long test (delivery trip from La Grande Motte to Palma, in Majorca) with the two catamarans (39’ and 52’), the first occupants’ resistance when it came to leaving ‘their’ 52’ awoke my curiosity and showed the beginnings of an attachment, in short, they accepted grudgingly! We were considering a formal notice to quit, when they finally decided to disembark. It must be said that the Lagoon 52’ offers a multitude of features calculated to appeal to even the most conservative skipper; as for the first mate, she has already embarked! The Lagoon 560 is a big boat; the Lagoon 52’ offers identical services on a different, immediately accessible scale. The charm worked from the moment we stepped aboard. The fixed folding boarding ladder, equipped with strong tubular handrails, sets the tone; the Lagoon 52’ catamaran comes to meet you! The height of the sugar scoops’ steps, their depth and their width take into account the sometimes hesitant steps of an apprentice sailor, and assists disembarkation from a dinghy full of guests, in safety. The exterior lounge seems to display a huge ‘Welcome Aboard’.
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Specification sheet Lagoon 52 F
Shipyard : LAGOON CATAMARANS / Length : 15.84mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran