Catamarans are a popular design for recreational and racing sailboats for many reasons. Foremost is their overall stability compared to a Monohull. Because of the Catamaran’s design, it does not heel underway and won’t roll while anchored, which adds to its comfort factor and all but eliminates sea-sickness.
They are also faster than Monohulls to their due to their pointed hull design. Another big plus is that Catamarans, for the most part, don’t sink, because most are made from closed-cell foam, which floats no matter what. If you have an emergency at sea, the best policy is to stay with your Catamaran. If a Catamaran is damaged, or in very few extreme cases flips, the vessel will float indefinitely (right side up or not). The larger floating vessel will be easier to spot by any search and rescue crew.
For nearly four decades Lagoon Catamarans have been the world’s number one catamaran builder and preferred brand with over 6,000 vessels delivered globally. In Asia, Lagoon has long been an extremely popular choice for boat owners and this trend has continued over the past year partially fueled by the Covid pandemic.
According to Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht brokerage, “We have witnessed a recent significant surge of interest in boating throughout Asia as it has become one of the best and safest ways to spend quality time with family and friends.” Many yacht owners have found their boat to be their own safe haven of tranquillity and serenity.
Catamarans have long been a popular choice for on board living, extensive cruising and chartering in Asia. Subsequently, Lagoon Catamarans are always highly in demand and, being aware of the shipyard’s busy order book, Simpson Marine has secured five brand new Lagoon Catamarans available for quick delivery to Asia in 2021. The available models are: a Lagoon 42, two Lagoon 46s, a Lagoon 50 & a Lagoon Sixty 7.
Lagoon 42 – Family Friendly, Easy Cruiser
Available in a 3-cabin version, the Lagoon 42 boasts a structural revolution with completely new ergonomics that guarantee an excellent layout of space and fluid circulation on board. An incomparable connection between inside and out is made possible by her large bay window that occupies the entire width of the coach roof. Her clever deck plan sets the mast back and a self-tracking jib guarantees seamless sailing performance and an ease of use that offers the possibility of grouping all the key manoeuvres in one place.
Lagoon 46 – New model, Space Reinvented, Modern Interiors
Building on the success of Lagoon 450, the Lagoon 46 has taken over as one of the most popular models in Asia, and all across the world. Representing and reflecting the brand’s benchmark of hedonistic and generous yachting – freedom and daring, good living and innovation – the Lagoon 46 boasts plenty of spaces and impressive volumes. Her interiors are refined, elegant, and functional. With large windows that welcome natural light inside, she makes on board living extremely relaxing and provides a sense of borderless space.
Of the two Lagoon 46’s Simpson Marine has secured, one is a 3-cabin layout and another’s specifications are still open to suit to the owner’s individual preferences and needs. As the winner of the ‘Best Multihull Sailing Yacht’ at the Asia Boating Awards, the Lagoon 46’s high performance and seaworthiness makes her a great option for both private use and charter investment.
Lagoon 50 – New model, Extensive Living Area, Superb Flybridge
The Lagoon 50 is all about comfort and functionality and is an attractive option for owners in search of a large, seaworthy and modern yacht. Her helm station, located on the flybridge, offers a panoramic view to the sea with easy access from two different entry points. A huge and modular relaxation area located behind the helm offers an added socialising area and a large hidden storage area in the same space is perfect for putting all the cushions away. A second cockpit makes perfect use of the foredeck with a double seat and deckchair function on the same level as the front trampoline. The rear cockpit opens to the sea, with wide and unobstructed aft skirts for easy access to the boat, and a modular dining area with removable benches is able to accommodate both small and large families.
Her interior boasts a generous volume and luminosity with every detail planned to create a warm and homy atmosphere. She offers unparalleled accommodation possibilities, with three, four, or up to six cabins available depending on the owner preference. This particular Lagoon 50 secured by Simpson Marine still has her specifications open.
Lagoon SIXTY 7 – The Perfect Option For Both Coastal & Ocean Cruising
Premiered at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2019, the Lagoon SIXTY 7 is a catamaran characterized by luxury, comfort and style. It delighted visitors with her Bordeaux red hulls, superb exterior decks well fitted with comfortable designed furniture, and a seamless communication flow with open views over the ocean. Its elegant interiors are finished in Walnut and creme upholstery. The interiors of the new SIXTY 7 is the latest step in an evolution defined by open and uninterrupted spaces that join the interior and exterior seamlessly. The new-generation cat delivers around 30 percent more floor area inside and outside. The flybridge alone adds about 40 square feet or so of alfresco lounge space below a hardtop with a sunroof. The foredeck contains a seating area that connects to the salon via a 12-millimeter-thick glass door, making the forward end of the yacht an integral part of the overall living area.
Given the yacht’s volume, the Sixty 7 is surprisingly nimble in turns, and the driving ergonomics couldn’t be much better at the main console in the salon or up on the flybridge. The displays are all from Simrad.
Generated from a three-piece mold tool, the Sixty 7′s hulls are slightly longer and flatter aft than those on the sail version because the extra weight of engines and fuel adds approximately 18,300 pounds to the yacht’s displacement. The Sixty 7 powercat draws less too: just 3 feet, 10 inches.