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Lagoon 440 - To try it is to adopt it!

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In 2004, it caused a big stir with its flybridge... For or against, the debate was heated. Nearly 10 years later, we have to admit that this 440 is a success, a clever compromise between volume, performance and pleasure when manoeuvring.

For this second-hand test, we took advantage of the exceptional conditions and above all, of an exceptional skipper... So, we went to island of Mauritius, for the Mauritius Regatta. This event’s ambition is to have crews confront each other aboard cruising catamarans – most participants sleep aboard, which explains this – under the leadership of the most well-known sailors. We therefore embarked Michel Desjoyeaux, no less, aboard our Lagoon 440. To be honest, I expected the 'Professeur’, as he is known in the ocean racing world, would grimace a bit, just a few days from crossing the start line of the first stage of his 12th Figaro. It’s true that Mich’ helming a 12-tonne 440 is a bit like Schumacher at the foot of the 17 bends of the Alpe d’Huez climb...at the wheel of a camper van! Contrary to expectations, our skipper made a good impression, and tried brilliantly to get the best out of our cat... A little history... Let’s go back to 2004. In February, the 440 was presented for its world premiere at the Miami Boat Show – a strong sign that Lagoon felt capable of convincing a very demanding clientele where comfort was concerned, with this model. A few months later, in France, co...

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