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THE CATAMARAN OF YOUR DREAMS

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40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL OFFER

In 2024, Lagoon is celebrating 40 years at your side by offering 40,000 euros of equipment for any purchase of a new Lagoon catamaran.

Offering an exceptional quality of life on board, directly inspired by Lagoon yachts, the interior enables you to take full advantage of the sea, the sky, the sunshine, and the beauty of your environment:  a design challenge successfully met by the Lagoon 55.

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STRENGTH AND QUALITY

With bold, contemporary lines, the Lagoon 55 plays with the codes, combining innovation with the fundamentals of the brand’s heritage.  This subtle blend graces this new model with a contemporary silhouette, and sets a new milestone, in terms of design.

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TURNED TOWARD THE EXTERIOR

Designed as a true terrace on the water, the aft cockpit of the Lagoon 55 offers an incomparable view of the sea.  New architectural design solutions enabled the rearrangement of space on the aft transom in order to reinvent the flow of movement and life on board.

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THE ART OF COMFORT

Aboard the Lagoon 55, la dolce vita takes place far from the constraints of daily life.  Vast interior spaces have been designed for you to escape, to unwind, and to savor moments suspended in time.  This haven of well-being welcomes you with full comfort and privacy.

VIRTUAL VISIT OF THE LAGOON 55

Turned toward the exterior environment, with its large opening windows in the coachroof, the Lagoon 55 offers you a new perspective on your dream destinations.

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Specifications

  • Hull length 16,56 m / 54'4''
  • Length overall 18,38 m / 60'4''
  • Beam overall 9,00 m / 29'6''
  • Water draft 1,55 m / 5'1''
  • Air draft 28,93 m / 94'11'
  • Light displacement (EEC) 27,7 T / 59,614 Lbs
  • Sails area upwind 183 m² / 1,969 sq ft
  • Square top mainsail (optional.) 109 m² / 1,173 sq ft
  • Self-tacking jib 74 m² / 796 sq ft
  • Code 0 (opt.) 101 m² / 1,087 sq.ft
  • Motorisation - standard 2 x 115 CV / HP
  • Water tank capacity 960 L / 254 US gal
  • Fuel tank capacity 1,100 L / 291 US gal
  • No. of berths from 8 to 16
  • CE approval A: 14 / B: 14 / C: 20 / D: 30

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Lagoon launched their first catamaran, the original 55, back in 1987. Fast forward to 2021, and the first new generation Lagoon 55 splashed representing almost 4 decades of development and design evolution from this famous French catamaran manufacturer.

Lagoon celebrated its 6,000th catamaran launch in 2021 since 1987, quite a milestone.

These days, the Lagoon brand is all about maximising comfort and space while maintaining decent performance under sail. On a test sail off Port Ginesta (our home base near Barcelona), we achieved 9.7 knots with the Code 0 up in a moderate breeze of 15 knots on a beam reach (apparent wind angle of 75). Those aren’t the kind of numbers that you’d hit on an Ocean Class from Catana , but still, pretty impressive for such a comfortable, spacious boat. And for comfort, these yachts have few rivals. These newer designs are inspiring newer models such as the Lagoon 43 which launched in 2024.

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Looking around this catamaran, they have certainly delivered on the comfort, and we’d say they have delivered on the space too.

The 55 represents a big step up from the 51 with a bigger beam, redesigned aft cockpit and transoms, a full flybridge, saloon skylights and an improved foredeck. Let’s take a look.

Of course, with all of that space comes weight: 27.7 tonnes of it with no kit on.

When the wind heads below 7 knots, your speed will drop away and you will need to motor sail, particularly at tighter angles to the wind. That is your compromise. With a breeze and the Code 0 up, she moves very well.

  • Huge living space from the aft platform to the forward cockpit with the flybridge added for good measure
  • A step up in quality and design in the interiors compared to smaller models
  • Decent performance for the amount of space and weight of this boat.
  • You will need good crew to manage this boat in the marina.
  • Not much feel on the helm.
  • Once you add the options, the price can accelerate.

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Nauta Design are responsible for the interior design and overall they have done a great job.

The boat feels like a smaller Sixty 5 rather than a bigger 51, it’s the new generation alright. The L-shaped galley on the starboard side has a bar attached, and the huge sofa will soak up plenty of guests. The saloon table will fit 8-10 people when fully extended.

The overall feel is warm and cosy.

Heading through you arrive in the enormous saloon (27 m² or 290 sq ft) which is linked to the the forward cockpit via a large fully opening front window. Here you have another large sofa area and a deck that is flush with the nets. There is an option for a shade sail on carbon poles.

Helming is done from the flybridge with a rigid bimini that is accessed from the port side deck (there is an option for an additional access to starboard which would make the journey to the trampolines easier). The flybridge has forward and aft sunbathing areas, an outdoor galley / bar area, and forward-facing table and seating.

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The mainsail can be hoisted by a single crew member thanks to the electric winches.

During our test sail off Port Ginesta, we hit 7-8 knots in a 15 knot breeze with full mainsail and jib. Once the 154m² Code 0 was unfurled, we accelerated to almost 10 knots with the wind on the beam. Not bad for a boat weighing over 30 tonnes with all the gear on.

You can expect to sail at around 70% of TWS with the bigger sails flying off the bowsprit unless the wind really dies, and then you will need to motor-sail.

With the 272m² asymmetric spinnaker, you will maximise your speed heading on a broad reach as well. Lagoon are reporting 6 knots in only 7 knots of true wind, 8 knots in 10. You are not going to be breaking any speed records on the Lagoon 55, but the performance is nevertheless impressive for such a spacious boat.

There’s plenty of room for sails on this boat, it makes sense to stock the sail locker up with some big ‘uns.

The living space is enormous in the hulls thanks to the pronounced chimes.

The Lagoon 55 is available with four, five and six-cabin versions. In the four-cabin version , the owner’s cabin (17.5 m² or 188 sq. ft.)  is aft in the starboard hull and fills two-thirds of the hull. The other three cabins each have an en-suite.

The Lagoon 55 (2001) is so different from the original model launched 34 years before, and represents how Lagoon’s design philosophy and DNA has changed in over 3 decades of development.

Performance catamaran enthusiasts may prefer the older model, but Lagoon has already sold more new 55s than the total number of original 55s produced. They know their market. The bottom line is that there is more market demand for this kind of package.

For comfort, space, sailing ability and value for money, this cruising catamaran ticks a lot of boxes.

What is the price of a Lagoon 55 (2021)? How much does this catamaran cost? As always, we will qualify this with “it depends on your options”, but to give you an idea, you will start the conversation at around €1.1m and head up to €1.4-1.5m depending on how you kit the boat out.

Technical Specification

Length OA

16,56 m / 54'4''

Beam

9,00 m / 29'6''

Draft

1,55 m / 5'1''

Mast Clearance

28,93 m / 94'11"

Light Displ.

27,7 T / 61,079 Lbs

D/L

170

Upwind Sail Area

181 m² / 1,948 sq ft

Mainsail

107 m² / 1,151 sq ft

Jib

74 m² / 796 sq ft

SA/D

20

Power (Std)

2 x 80 CV / 2 x 80 HP

Power (Option)

2 x 115 CV / 2 x 115 HP

Fuel

1100 L / 291 US gal

Fresh Water

960 L / 254 US gal

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The Lagoon 55: Built for the Long Haul

  • By Mark Pillsbury
  • September 6, 2022

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In February, French boat builder Lagoon brought Hull No. 2 of its 55-foot luxury catamaran to the Miami International Boat Show. I can easily see this long-legged bluewater cruiser finding a niche among its siblings that range in length from 40 to 77 feet.

The 55, designed by VPLP, has an interior by Nauta and exterior styling by Patrick le Quément. Given its size and systems, the 55 will likely be a boat that many private ­owners will staff with a captain and mate, though it’s well-laid-out for a shorthanded crew, and certainly would be suitable for an owner-skipper who is up for the job of maintenance. 

And in charter , where ­Lagoons have long been popular? Well, let’s count the ways the 55 could be enjoyed.

First, there’s the flybridge, where the helm is located. Steps to either side ensure a good flow of traffic. The wheel is offset to starboard. Just forward of it, close at hand, three electric winches handle all the sail-control lines except for the traveler; that’s adjusted using an electric continuous-line winch whose push-button controls are mounted ­nearby. Abaft the helm, there’s a sink and fridge alongside a U-shaped seating area that surrounds a low cocktail ­table—a lovely place to sit.

Below, in the cockpit, are two more tables to starboard with tops that unfold to seat a crowd. There are also multiple cushioned lounges, all facing aft to take in the view astern. When raised, the swim platform/tender storage area provides a balcony over the water. Lowered, it’s a place to sit and hang feet in the water.

Directly forward of the cabin house, there’s another U-shaped seating area, and the center window in the saloon opens so refreshments can be passed out to anyone sitting there. The 55 has a self-tacking jib, with a sheet that’s led to a track on the coachroof just ahead of the mast, keeping lines out of the way on the foredeck. There is also a sprit with an electric furler for a code zero. During the show, the boat was rigged with a cloth sunshade over the forward ­seating area, held aloft by a pair of ­removable carbon-fiber poles. 

The boat in Miami carried a price tag of $2.2 million. That included options such as teak soles on the flybridge, in the cockpit and on the transoms; air conditioning; extra refrigeration; a washer and dryer ­amidships in the port hull; a pair of upgraded 115 hp Nanni engines with saildrives (80 hp diesels are standard); and a suite of B&G electronics.

Lagoon offers a number of interior layouts. This boat had four staterooms. The ­owner’s en suite stateroom was aft in the starboard hull, with a smaller guest stateroom forward. On the port side, two additional guest staterooms sat fore and aft, with a crew cabin (with its own head and shower) in the forepeak. The interior volume in the hulls ­allowed all the guest berths to be laid out athwartships. 

Five- and six-stateroom ­layouts are also available, and an owner can choose to have the galley up or down. All told, the 55 could have berths for 16 people.

Throughout the interior, ports and hatches abound, ­letting in lots of light and providing views of the world ­outside. In my notes, I jotted down “elegant” to describe the boat’s look and feel. 

Under power at a cruising rpm of 2,000, we saw readings of about 9 knots on the GPS. The steering seemed a bit sluggish both motoring and under sail, but the boat had arrived just prior to the show, and I’d suspected that it just needed an adjustment. 

The breeze barely broke 10 knots on our sea trial, and we weren’t able to fly the code-­zero sail due to missing gear, but with the self-tacker set, we moved along closehauled at about 6 knots, and gained ­another knot and a half by bearing off to a beam reach.

It was a comfortable ride. Sailing along, it didn’t take me long to find my sweet spot on the 55: the seat ­incorporated ­into the far forward ­lifeline stanchion, where I hung one arm over the wire and sat watching the bows slice through the waves. Believe me when I say that I could have stayed there all day.

Mark Pillsbury is a CW ­editor-at-large.

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Lagoon 55 review: new iteration remains quintessential cat

Yachting World

  • October 14, 2021

34 years on from the original Lagoon 55, the new iteration shows how much catamaran design has evolved towards loft living with a sea view from the terrace. François Tregouet reports

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The number 55 holds a special place in the history of Lagoon – it was its inaugural model, launched back in 1987. The 2021 version of the Lagoon 55, still designed by VPLP, is the quintessential modern cruising catamaran according to the world leader in the multihull market. Yachting World was able to hop aboard to measure just how far we’ve come from one millennium to the next.

Legend has it that the first Lagoon 55 was christened Lagoon , and that her owner drew the logo, the now famous palm frond, on a restaurant tablecloth.

After years of sailing on the family’s First 456, she wanted to ‘sail flat and have more space’. Convinced of the advantages of the catamaran, she wanted the silhouette to ‘resemble that of a monohull ’.

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Flying a Code 0 kept the Lagoon 55 moving in our light airs trial. Photo: Lagoon / Nicolas Claris

Thirty-four years later, three design studios were involved in the creation of the brand-new Lagoon 55, including former Renault chief designer Patrick Le Quément on the exterior design. The imposing topsides deliver taut lines, sculpted bows and a pronounced lower chine to maximise interior living space yet minimise wetted surface area.

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A new feature from the Bordeaux-based yard is that the sugarscoop transoms extend beyond the topsides to make access to the boat easier. Once aboard, two steps lead up to the cockpit which is flush-decked with the aft platform. With the mainsheet track now on the bimini the aft beam disappears, freeing up the view and your options for moving around: this is a real terrace on the sea.

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Aerial view shows off the new Lagoon 55’s outdoor living areas on foredeck, flying bridge and main deck. Photo: Lagoon / Nicolas Claris

Such fluidity of circulation is also to be found in the forward cockpit, no longer ‘dug’ into the foredeck but integrated seamlessly on the same level as the trampoline. With its comfortable seating, two options for sun protection and communication with the interior via the opening front window, this is a completely revised living space.

Command station

Higher up, it seems there’s now no longer a question of whether to have a flybridge on a 55ft cat – it’s a mandatory feature. The optional rigid bimini obviously means the boom is quite a lot higher, compelling the crew to undertake some challenging manoeuvres.

A second access to the flybridge on the starboard side deck, an option not fitted on our test boat, will avoid the need for any further acrobatics. Without it, it’s a long way from the helm to the foredeck via the aft cockpit to, for example, set the Code 0.

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Forward sun deck continues seamlessly onto the trampoline. Photo: Lagoon / Nicolas Claris

These couple of reservations aside, the flybridge has a lot going for it. In addition to the forward and aft sunbathing areas and the outdoor galley, the forward-facing flybridge table and seating is very pleasant – in good weather and moderate wind anyway.

From their position to starboard, the person at the helm has a very good 270° view for manoeuvring off the pontoon and leaving harbour. At the foot of the mast, which has been moved aft in keeping with current trends, all sailing manoeuvres are carried out using three winches. The mainsail is hoisted and the self-tacking genoa unfurled with ease, by a single crewmember.

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Aft cockpit and lounging areas are protected from the heat of the sun by the flybridge above. Photo: Lagoon / Nicolas Claris

However, on the day of our test, the Catalan coast was building up a swell, and the wind wasn’t forecast to exceed 9 knots. There was a lack of square metres to our white sails to get the fully-laden 33 tonnes moving forward. So a 154m² Code 0 was quickly unfurled, allowing us to sail at between 5.5 and 6.5 knots with the wind on the beam.

We then bore off under the 272m² asymmetric spinnaker at an average of 5.5 knots before returning upwind (40° to the apparent) at 5 knots. The Lagoon is very easy to handle, and with a little more time – and wind– we might have validated the 8- to 9-knot average speeds claimed by the works crew on their European tour.

Italian influence

The third group to have worked on this version 3.0 of the Lagoon 55 is Nauta Design, who drew the interiors. The joinery and materials are reminiscent of the atmosphere aboard Lagoon’s two big cats, the Sixty 5 and Seventy 7. This illustrates the high-end positioning of the 55, which for the time being tops the manufacturer’s ‘classic’ range.

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Loft apartment-style living in the spacious main saloon by Nauta. Photo: Lagoon / Nicolas Claris

While the hulls are available with four, five and even six-cabin versions, the layout in the nacelle remains identical. The L-shaped galley on the starboard side is extended by a nice bar unit.

The large U-shaped bench seat simply invites you to settle in comfortably, still with an unrestricted view of the sea. The telescopic table also adapts to suit the use.

There is plenty of stowage space, from floor hatches to bookshelves. In the four-cabin version we tested, the owner’s cabin, aft on the starboard side, enjoys a privileged amount of space, occupying two-thirds of the hull. That said, the guests in the three other cabins have nothing to complain about, each with an en-suite.

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Some 20 examples of the original 1987 Lagoon 55 were built but, even ahead of the official launch, its namesake from 2021 has already had more orders – confirmation enough that Lagoon excels in understanding the expectations of today’s sailors. The aesthetics may no longer have much to do with that of a monohull, and the displacement inherent with such volumes doesn’t lend itself to pleasure at the helm, but you have to be impressed by the variety of different spaces available inside and out this catamaran, as well as the level of finish. Ultimately, the design team has succeeded in integrating several big innovations, especially on the exterior. In this sense, the Lagoon 55, 2021 version, is a worthy heir to the original. It sets new standards for ‘Crossing the oceans in comfort and serenity’ as was the ambition stated in the sales brochure... from 1987.

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Lagoon 55 | Catamaran Charter | Lefkas | Greece

Meet our brand-new Lagoon 55 Azul, a vessel like no other. She has combined the very best of form and function. As a modern classic, boasting in its curved lines of artistry and modernity, the Lagoon 55 stands alone. Every single detail speaks to the boat’s strength and beauty, a triumph of the nautical industry to be admired and enjoyed for years to come. She features four spacious guest cabins with ensuite facilities. A professional crew of 3 (skipper, hostess, chef) is accommodated in separate crew quarters. A 4.20 luxury tender with powerful 60HP outboard engine allows for fun watersport activities, including waterski (adults & junior), wakeboard (adults & junior), Tubes, and Towable inflatables. Additional toys onboard are 2 Seascooter, 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 2 Kayak, Fishing & Snorkeling equipment, and Dive tanks & dive compressor (for certified divers only, BCD, Regulator, etc. to be rented from a local dive store, or provided by the client).

Overview 

Build/Refit: 2023

Length: 16.56 m / 54.40 ft.

Beam: 9.00 m / 29.60 ft.

Draft: 1.55 m / 5.10 ft.

Accommodation  

Berths: 8+4

Cabins: 4+2

Showers: 4+2

WC: 4+ 2 (electric)

Main Sail: Full Batten

Genoa: Furling

Engine: 2 x 80 HP

Cabin Configuration:

4 double bed cabins with ensuite facilities

Fuel Capacity: 1,100l / 291 US gal

Water Capacity: 960 l / 254 US gal

Base: 

Marina Lefkas (Ionian, Greece)

Charter Type:

Standard Equipment:

All of our catamarans are equipped with the standard equipment listed below

Extra Equipment (included in the price): ​

Generator: Yes

Air Conditioning: Yes

Watermaker: Yes

Icemaker: Yes

Solar Panels: Yes

Underwater Lights: Yes

Teak Deck: Yes

Charter Rates

Low Season: 

Mid-Season: 

High Season: 

Several discount schemes may apply:

e.g. Early booking, repeat client, 2+ week charters.

Please contact us for a personalized offer

Obligatory extras (not included in the above rates):

End cleaning

Refundable security deposit

From: 20,000 EUR

From: 22,000 EUR

From: 25,000 EUR

Special Features & Watertoys ​

Large Selection of Watertoys

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   Please note that some of the above photos are taken from the brochure of the boat manufacturer

Standard Equipment 

Deck & Cockpit Equipment

Gangway, Cockpit, Cockpit table, Cockpit cushions, Cockpit shower, Trampoline,  Electric anchor windlass, Spare anchor (Reserve/Auxilary Anchor), Fenders, Winches, Winch handle, Self-tailing winch, Electric winches, Emergency tiller, Dinghy, Davit, Electric bilge pump, Mechanic bilge pump, Wire (shroud cutter), Batteries (Start batteries, battery- charger,etc.), Mooring ropes

Sails, Covers, Rigging

Batten main sail, Roll genoa sail, Lazy bag, Lazy jacks, Bimini top, Sprayhood

Spares and Tools

Boat documents, Boat manuals, Toolbox, Engine’s spares, Sail repair kit, Dinghy repair kit

Navigation Equipment

Cockpit compass, Hand-bearing compass, Nautical charts, All instruments needed to work with nautical charts (pencils, parallel ruler, dividers, plotters, etc.), GPS chart plotter, ECICDS (Electronic Chart Display Information System), Radar, Autopilot, Echo-sounder/Depth-sounder, Speed & Distance log device, Navigation/Positioning lights, Fog horn, Black ball shapes, Barometer, Binoculars, Wind-instrument

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy, Life jackets, Life raft, Box of flares/Distress flare box, Radar reflector, Emergency helm, Floating light, Torch light, Safety belt, Bosun’s chair, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit, Marine VHF radio, GMDSS, EPIRB distress radio beacons

Galley Equipment

Gas stove, Refrigerator, Pans, Glasses, Cups, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery

Pillows, Bed linen, Towels

Pressurized water system, Hot water

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