Lagoon is currently building its biggest sailing catamaran to date: the Seventy 7. The French boatbuilder says that Seventy 8, its motoryacht version, is on the drawing board and set for launch next year.

Lagoon 52F #100

Lagoon 52F #100, July 2016. Photo credit NIcolas Claris

Lagoon has announced that the 100th unit of its 52F model is out of the shed. The French catamaran builder says the flybridge version of its 52ft model has become a key member of the Lagoon range.

Following her launch, the 100th unit will then take to the high sea heading for the US where she will be exhibited at the Annapolis Boat Show. The event opens from 10-13 October 2016.

The 52F was launched last year and was soon joined by the 52S. Launched in September 2015, the 52S has a lowered reduced rig and a helming station providing direct access to the cockpit and saloon.

Lagoon 52F: key features

The Lagoon 52F features a rig that mixes the race experience for better performance (central position, high aspect ratio mainsail) and the cruising experience for easy of use (self tacking jib, shorter boom with higher mast).

Lagoon claims that this flybridge model sports a huge aft cockpit with different seating areas and also a real forward cockpit for more privacy.

The 52F also features a dedicated cabin for VIP with separated access and direct access to the cockpit.

Commenting on future projects Alexandre Dauberville, marketing director at Lagoon, says: “Main revenues are coming from sailing cats, but since few years now we came back in the motoryacht market with two models: Lagoon 40MY and Lagoon 630MY. These boats are re-launching our ambition for the power catamaran market.”

Lagoon is currently building its biggest sailing catamaran to date, the Seventy 7. Dauberville told IBI that following her launch, the catamaran builder is planning to build a motoryacht version: The Seventy 8. This model is set for launch next year.