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LAGOON MY40 A great little cruising catamaran…

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The majority of powercats on the market are high-powered luxury models. However, there is a growing demand for handy-sized habitable boats which are less speedy, but consequently have a better range and a lower fuel consumption. This is where the Lagoon 40MY comes in. We spent two days trying it out in the Mediterranean.

Motor Catamarans - a desirable market

In the early nineties, Jeantot Marine launched their Euphorie 40 and 44. They met with critical success, but the concept was based too much on the idea of transposing the theory and design of a motorboat onto a catamaran hull, and also the engines that they used limited their range. From the end of the nineties, Fountaine Pajot was the only company to have produced a range, and to have believed in the concept… And we had to wait until 2010 to see any renewed interest on the part of other builders.

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Strong, compact and able to take the ground, the MY40 is well-suited to going AWOL cruising.

Trawler Cat, Multi Yacht or Power Catamaran?

This promising market sector, which had been somewhat overlooked, has suffered from a bit of an identity crisis: despite being referred to as trawlers at the beginning, multihulls have never seen the success of vagabond cruisers such as the Grand Banks, and have only attracted a small number of converts from the traditional motorboat market. Most projects have failed to really define the principle in depth, or to set themselves apart from fast, noisy, thirsty monohulls (with the notable exception of a...

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