Quick Look: Lagoon 400

Steve Callahan reviews this innovative catamaran for the 2010 Cruising World Sailboat Show in our January 2010 issue

Lagoon 400
Lagoon Catamarans

Even a light breeze drove the Lagoon 400 to half of the apparent-wind speed when employing the code zero asymmetric reacher, but highest on Lagoon's priorities for the 400 are spaciousness, innovative liveaboard details, simplified handling, and good ergonomics. Take the generator, for instance: It's easily accessible beneath a big cockpit locker, and even such details as an optional deck washdown that switches from fresh water to salt water are indicative of attention to liveaboard needs. But the real liveaboard luxury becomes apparent when you enter this cat's large main saloon and multiple private cabins.

Sailhandling is simplified by a logical sail inventory that's easily set or furled, including a square-topped mainsail that requires no fuss when raising or lowering it. A unique but simple system of Spectra lines allows the top batten to fall effortlessly onto the boom in the way that old-time gaff rigs do. The raised helm station provides good views of the entire deck and level access to it as well as comfy lounging for several crew.

Specs

LOA 39' 3"
LWL 37' 7"
Beam 23' 9"
Draft 4' 0"
Sail Area 797 sq. ft.
Displacement 22,535 lb.
Water 79 gal.
Fuel 106 gal.
Engine Two 30- or 40-hp. Yanmars
Designer Van Peteghen/
Lauriot Prevost
Price $419,986
Lagoon
(410) 280-2368
www.cata-lagoon.com