This debutante from the world’s largest cruising cat producer succeeds the popular Lagoon 500 and is an evolutionary leap ahead of its predecessor. Along with a new hull design that maximizes waterline length to boost performance, there is a new sailplan inspired by designers VPLP’s racing experience. By locating the mast and its high-aspect square-topped mainsail amidships, they’ve created a large foretriangle that accommodates a self-tacking jib. A removable self-tacking staysail and roller-furling screecher complete the sail inventory. The large sheltered cockpit and open-plan bridgedeck merge almost seamlessly to create one huge indoor/outdoor living area. The layout is bright and effective, with a choice of three-, four- or five-cabin arrangements.
Hanse’s E-Motion Electric Rudder Drive
When news that Hanse Yachts had launched a new form of electric-powered yacht first broke in the winter of 2016, it was widely reported. After all, Hanse is one of the world’s biggest builders of sailing boats, so this had the feeling of a breakthrough to it.After nearly a year, ...read more