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LAGOON 420 HYBRID OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, DELIBERATELY.

Published on 01 december 2006 at 0h00

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Not content with offering the first production hybrid propulsion system in the world, the Lagoon 420 is also a catamaran which is incredibly easy to get on with. This successor to the 410 in the range, with its ‘pumped up’ accommodation, offers incredible and unusual liveability for a 42-foot catamaran…

The battle for space

The Quai de Brazza team have taken a gamble: that of meeting the expectations of a new multihull-loving clientele, wider and different from the niche of enthusiasts. The 420 marks the end of the long, slim hulls, demanding aerodynamics, narrow cabin roofs, spartan living conditions, power and speed, and welcomes in comfort, ease of manoeuvring, and above all fabulous living spaces. The 420 no longer flatters sporting fantasies and offers hedonists a comfortable cruising boat with no concessions to performance. It does away with two engines out of three and retains a sturdy generator, responsible for diesel-electric propulsion and production of abundant energy for this very welcoming platform. The sail plan illustrates the same philosophy: taking advantage of the wind, from a close to a broad reach, neglecting the sacrifices imposed by sailing close hauled or in a flat calm, which few people appreciate.

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With 97 m2 of sail to windward, the Lagoon 420 remains a cruising boat which is capable of respectable averages under sail.

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