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.
Chartering the U.S. and Spanish Virgins
Flying into Tortola in the British Virgin Islands one December morning, three months after Hurricane Irma, I felt like a war correspondent dispatched to the battlefront rather than a sailing magazine writer on an assignment to go cruising.As my LIAT plane descended toward Beef ...read more