The first unit of this 23m sailing catamaran will now undergo sea trials before heading to the boat shows in Barcelona, Miami and Singapore.

The 23m sailing catamaran Lagoon Seventy 7 has made her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.

The video above highlights her construction and launch. The new flagship model touched the water early in August.

The French catamaran builder told IBI that despite being a series production model there will be a limited number of units in build.

Hull #1 will now undergo sea trials before heading to Barcelona, Miami and Singapore boat shows.

Lagoon has also announced that work on the Seventy 8, her motoryacht counterpart progresses well and more details will be revealed in due course.

The Lagoon Seventy 7 results from the collaborative work between the French catamaran builder, naval architecture studio VPLP, designer Patrick Le Quément and the interior yacht design firm Nauta Design.

The model is available with two choices of galley layout and a number of cabins that can range from three to five (plus one for the crew),

Lagoon also says this vessel can be tailored to all requirements: coastal cruising, ocean voyaging, circumnavigation, charter.

One of the highlights of the model is her beach club. This feature is a forward hull door that opens out to a private balcony, a large stern platform serving as a sunbathing area, a tender dock, or even a recreation area.

Successful production

In a bit more than 30 years, Lagoon has built almost 4,000 sailing and motor catamarans with 21 different models.

Lagoon claims that some of the most successful models are:

380: more than 800 units

400: over 470 units

440: 423 units

450: over 560 units

500: 151 units

620: almost 110 units