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LAGOON 421 The same but better!

Published on 01 april 2010 at 0h00

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Here is the revised and corrected version of the 420. With its less bulky lines and more hydro-dynamically efficient hulls, the 421 should make a name for itself as one of the most widely-distributed catamarans on the market.

Directly derived from the 420

Do you remember the Lagoon 420? Launched in September 2006, this cat displayed, with no complexes, a bulky coachroof and hulls with a very high freeboard. In short, Lagoon certainly designed, with this model, its most comfort-oriented boat. A daring wager, but one which finally paid off, as 179 Lagoon 420s have been built in three years. But times change, and customers once again appreciate performance under sail and good aesthetic qualities. The Bordeaux-based builder has slightly lowered the hull height and eliminated the rigid bimini perched very high above the cockpit. The sail plan has also been boosted from 97 to 103.4m².

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The square-headed mainsail improves performance in light weather. Charter companies will opt for the short mast, which is more reassuring for inexperienced crews

For the moment, the electric motors are finished

The 420 attracted special attention because of its hybrid propulsion, derived from automotive technology. At the beginning of the production, all the models were equipped with it, until the builder returned to the good old diesels. The formula certainly works, but the performance is nothing like that with i...

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