French boatbuilder Lagoon has launched a website dedicated to Seventy 7, its latest project for 2016.
Working on this new 23m project is Patrick Le Quément for the exterior styling whilst naval architecture is by Marc Van Peteghem.
Managing the 7MA (codename for the Seventy 7) is Yannick Leroux, who since 2004 has been working with CNB. He was the Lagoon 67 project manager and was responsible for the development of the Lagoon 620 and the CNB 76 monohull. Leroux says that 10 people will be put to work on the complete design for the Seventy 7.
The builder hasn’t unveiled much detail of the Seventy 7, but Leroux has said that the systems onboard are key features of the catamaran. These includes those in the forward hull door (the balcony) as well as in the large stern platform that will serve as a sunbathing area for hoisting out the tender, or as a recreation area.
“The monitoring system, which is intended as supplementary to the boat’s core operating systems, are already highly sophisticated,” says Leroux in an interview. “This system will provide the owner with great ease of operation, incredible capabilities, without causing inconvenience to the crew and in terms of life on board in the event of snags,” he adds noting that the boat can be sailed in the most traditional of ways or operate in full high-tech mode.
Seventy 7 is one of three new projects joining Lagoon’s portfolio with Lagoon 42 and the SportTop series.
Lagoon is part of CNB, a division of the Beneteau Group.