As the biggest yacht dealership and services company in Asia, Simpson Marine enjoys an elite portfolio of the world’s best yacht brands with Lagoon catamarans certainly being one of them. Together with Simpson Marine, Lagoon has been present in Asia for almost 35 years and has delivered over 200 boats to Asia. The brand is an undisputable world leader in catama-ran design and construction and reached an absolute record of 300 yachts built last year.
Lagoon has a new model, the 50, that turned heads when it was premiered at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. It’s the perfect compromise between the hugely popular 450 model and the 52. She is an attractive option for sailors in search of a large seaworthy and modern owner’s boat. With her new hull design and advanced sporty lines along with an easy handling rig and deck layout, the Lagoon 50 provides increased performance and easy handling. It is a very comfortable and practical boat with many cabin layouts to suit everyone's needs, all the while showcasing a unique brand signature.
Lagoon has a new model, the 50, that turned heads when it was premiered at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. It’s the perfect compromise between the hugely popular 450 model and the 52. She is an attractive option for sailors in search of a large seaworthy and modern owner’s boat. With her new hull design and advanced sporty lines along with an easy handling rig and deck layout, the Lagoon 50 provides increased performance and easy handling. It is a very comfortable and practical boat with many cabin layouts to suit everyone's needs, all the while showcasing a unique brand signature.This boat is perfect for the Andaman region, particularly Phang Nga Bay. Cruising through the stunning karst topography on a Lagoon on a sunny, windy day is one of the most amazing sailing expe-riences you will ever have. As Phuket is home to a number of catamaran builders and owners, it’s no wonder that many sailors in the region are eager to see the latest catamaran model – whether it be for racing or cruising.
To help promote the brand even further, Simpson Marine even has its own Thailand Lagoon Escapade, which sails out of Ao Po Grand Marina annually. This is a flotilla allowing Lagoon owners and wannabe owners to experience the joys and easy handling that owning a Lagoon brings with it.
Comfortable and Functional Exterior
Her exterior has been designed to be com-fortable and functional, from a flybridge providing two secure access points and perfect visibility at the helm station to the large open cockpit providing easy access to the boat.
A flybridge with two secure accesses and a helm station provides perfect visibility. And behind the helm station, a huge modular recreation area conceals a storage area large enough to store all the cushions.
The 50 is developed with a large open cock-pit facing out to sea, wide stern skirts enabling easy access to the boat and swimming and a large modular dining area featuring a dining table, ample sofas and removable bench seats to welcome children and adults alike. The helm station on the flybridge, where can be reached through two secure accesses, provides perfect visibility. For further enjoyment of the foredeck, a second cockpit has dual functions: seating or deck chair position, with the forward trampoline.
Vast storage space can be found under most of the cockpit and flybridge seats. Behind the helm station, a huge modular recreation area conceals a storage area large enough to store all the cushions.
Generous and luminous volumes
The interior design was carried out by the famous studio Nauta Design and focused on elegance, modern and fresh approach. Two choices of interior woodwork and many choices of upholstery and accessories are available.
Nauta Design’s expertise in spa-ciously-designed layout reveals innovative architecture where every detail has been planned to create a warm, homely atmosphere.
The new model adopts an innovative saloon concept on two levels, providing two sep-arate but communicating areas: a large galley that opening onto the cockpit on one side, and a slightly elevated lounge area for enhanced panoramic vision, which can easily be turned into a dining area if needed. There is a remark-able communication between the interior and the exterior. The central panoramic windscreen is retractable, which is ideal for ventilation of both the saloon and the cockpit. This enables interaction with the forward area.
The cabins are fitted with panoramic glazing and large hull portholes in the showers and bathrooms, which adds to the feeling of comfort at sea, even in bad weather. The cabins feature island-bed berths forward and aft, large storage volumes, hanging lockers, and open bookcases. So, bring all your favorite things on board – you are sure to find them storage.
The 50 enables anyone to choose their desired accommodation layout, with three, four, five or even six cabins. Nauta Design chooses a new, elegant and elaborate wood finish to be customized for the owner.
Large fresh and black water tanks are located under the floorboards, thus provid-ing considerable space. A grey water tank is optional in order to comply with environmental standards.
New generation rigging
Like all Lagoons, the new 50 is designed by expert catamaran designers, French studio Van Pethegem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) who specialise in multihull design for prestigious races including the America’s Cup.
The decision to position the mast step further aft, which stems directly from VPLP's experience in competitive sailing, provides this catamaran with multiple advantages. The self-tacking jib and the shorter boom helps simplify maneuvers. The large forward triangle for a wider choice of downwind sails is the guarantee of performance. With a high aspect ratio, the mainsail enables the capture of better airflow in the upper parts of the sail for optimized perfor-mance. Thanks to aft positioning of rigging, the re-centering of weight considerably reduces pitching.
A big success at 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival, the Lagoon 50 was the highlight of the Lagoon fleet with non-stop visitors on board; seeing her with our own eyes, we know why. She is a smart, elegant, spacious and is the most comfortable boat in her class on the market, so enquire soon to secure your slot.
Indeed, among all the models that make up Lagoon’s fleet unveiled at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, the Lagoon 50 drew great attention from navigators in search of a large “seaworthy and modern" owner’s boat. With her new visual identity, rigging and hull design, she provides increased performance, compris-ing a unique brand signature. Indeed, the 50's elegance seduces thanks to the beveled shape of her hulls, generous volumes and panoramic views, more than ever enhanced.
While remaining a family resemblance, she is a perfect integration of a new visual identi-ty and enhanced features of the new generation Lagoons.
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