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LAGOON SEVENTY 8: The yacht of tomorrow is already under way…

Published on 20 july 2018 at 10h08

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With seven examples sold in just a year, the Lagoon SEVENTY 8 is affirming the caliber of her origins, which we’ve already seen with her sailboat "baby" brother, the SEVENTY 7. A very upscale finish characterizes this model which is setting the standards in big-boat leisure.

Discovering the SEVENTY 8, you’d think the first impression would be that you’re boarding a boat you know, in this case the Lagoon SEVENTY 7, but just one with the mast unstepped. But as soon as you get aboard, you discover a very different high-end unit. First off, the traditional trampoline found forward on the sailboat version has disappeared and is replaced by a removable deck covered with teak. The platform offers 250 m² on the main deck, with fore and aft cockpits, 15 and 35 m² respectively, and a 70 m² panoramic saloon. Add a flybridge of 35 m² and you have an area where a jacuzzi can be installed. Then in the hulls, a 20 m² galley with adjoining crew quarters, a 25 m² owner’s suite with retractable terrace (the “must-have” of this boat) and two VIP cabins at 20 m² each. In all, more than 350 m² of this boat can be used as living space, and it seems to be doing away with many of the heavy regulatory constraints, and therefore also the financial ones, associated with models over 24 m. Well played!

The decor and finish are comparable to the most prominent superyachts on the market. But that's not all. This yacht is capable of a speed of 20 knots thanks to a semi planing hu...

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