The new mid-range cat from Lagoon looks like a useful cruiser. From stem to stern, it reeks of practicality, from the trademark pillbox-style windows (let in light without heat when the sun’s high) to the hardtop cockpit canopy (everyone always fits a bimini, so why not make it permanent?). The sails can be controlled from the elevated helm station and between the open-plan interior and the split-level cockpit there are several seating/entertaining areas. LOA 39ft 3in., LWL 37 ft 7 in, beam 23ft 9in, draft 3ft 11in, displacement 22,535 lbs., sail area 1028 sq. ft., design Lagoon Catamarans, builder Beneteau Group (Lagoon’s parent company). Lagoon America: 410 280 2368.
Boat Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
True innovation in monohull sailboat design can be a bit elusive these days. That’s not to say that there are no more new ideas, but it does seem that many new tweaks and introductions are a bit incremental: let’s say evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Just when it seems ...read more