From 20 to 24 April, the brand-new Lagoon 51 will be launched at La Grande Motte during this year’s International Multihull Show.
The Lagoon 51 catamaran is 50ft 4in long and has a 26ft 7in beam. Resembling almost all Lagoon models, the 51’s naval architecture is done by French-based architectural firm VPLP Design. French designer Patrick Le Quément designs the exterior of the yacht while the interior is conceptualised by Italy’s Nauta Design.
VPLP Design noted that the yacht was designed as a synthesis of the modernity of the shapes and the sail plan, especially with living space on deck and inside that is incomparable on a boat of its size.
Last year in Bordeaux, Lagoon exclusively launched its 55 sailing catamaran, which featured a newly designed aft cockpit that improves circulation on board.
In contrast to the 55’s “open terrace”, the 51 has a traditional cockpit with aft sofa. The sailing catamaran features a large, modern flybridge, with optional solar panels, that takes up 80 per cent of the roof. There is also a removable hardtop that can be fitted with solar panels. According to Lagoon, this solar-powered technology gives more than 3,400W to operate on-board services. The main social area is a C-shaped seating area that can be transformed into a huge sunbathing area.
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The Lagoon 51’s central high-low platform has been developed in line with Tenderlift. Together with its wide transoms, a full-beam platform is available.
Inside, the saloon presents an L-shaped galley with a cooking area and sink to port. Opposite that is an identical L-shaped cabinetry, complete with serving space and fridge drawers. With the mast at the forward end, the stepped-up lounge in the saloon offers clear, panoramic 360-degree views over the water — a desirable feature for continuous views and an amplified sense of space. Amongst new wood finishes are Alpi woods and oak, giving a beautiful, beachy look.
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On the lower decks, owners can opt for more comfort with a vanity desk and walk-in dressing room in the master suite. For a four-cabin, there are two en-suite cabins in each hull. On the other hand, a six-cabin, four-head layout consists of an extra cabin inside and forward of the stairs.
Consistent with Lagoon’s sustainable commitments, the 51 includes the usage of hemp fibre to substitute fibreglass as well as 100 per cent ecological and biodegradable cleaning products. Its proposed options are to have upholstery in recycled fabrics and to equip Alpi wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The French catamaran builder is represented in several Asia markets by Simpson Marine. Keep a lookout for its launch in April 2022.
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