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Lagoon 450 - The best-selling cruising catamaran

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In 2010, the Lagoon 450 picked up on the general concept of the 440 with its raised cockpit. The model was an immediately and impressive success, so much so that it even resisted (in the SportTop version) for a few years with the Lagoon 46.

The Lagoon 450 became the most successful catamaran in the history of sailing on more than one hull. The original version with the flybridge and helm/maneuvering station “upstairs” was complemented by the SporTop evolution featuring a raised helm station. The Lagoon 450 was the last model in the range to have the mast forward of the nacelle and have an overlapping genoa... or rather the first model of the next generation, since the manufacturer, starting with the 51, returned to this configuration! In short, with a record production of nearly 1,000 units and a sail plan finally (re)validated 12 years later, it could be tempting to describe the 450 as Lagoon’s most noteworthy catamaran ever...

We can always argue about the merits of going to sea with a plasma screen, an internet connection, a washing machine and a dishwasher – basically, taking all the conveniences of home with you on the water. But that translates into a lot of extra weight, as well as significant daily energy expenditure, necessitating specific equipment to produce more electricity.

But the facts are there: the Lagoon shipyard, by then a specialist in comfortable catamarans for more than 20 years, sold 430 La...

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