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.
MOB: A Whistle in the Wind
Mark Wheeler went overboard a few minutes before midnight. He was in the middle of Lake Michigan, 30 miles offshore in 40 knots of wind. As he fumbled for the lanyard to inflate his lifejacket he watched his racing sailboat, Meridian X, disappear into the night at more than 18 ...read more