A New Lagoon

Here's a sneak preview of the new Lagoon 52, now in the water in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, and soon to be bound for the Miami International Boat Show.

Lagoon 52

Mark Pillsbury

The new 52 is a striking design, with newly styled windows wrapping around the cabin top; a fly bridge that spans the house, with an intriguing helm pod and articulating wheel; and tons of interior space. Layouts include a 3, 4, and 5 cabin version. Spacious doesn't define the owner's cabin, aft to starboard, and to port, there's a VIP cabin aft with a private entrance from the cockpit.

Can't wait for Miami to see how the 52 sails with its mast moved aft to allow for a asymmetrical headsail, a self-tacking jib, and a narrow, higher aspect flat-top main that's designed for easier handling.