Yacht Review: Lagoon Seventy 8 Catamaran
The Lagoon Seventy 8 catamaran offers cutting-edge innovations and technologies.
Lagoon’s catamarans have proved to be one of the most popular brands with Asian buyers because of the increased stability and space, making them ideal for entertaining large groups of family and friends in safety and comfort. In addition, the twin hull design and shallow draft allows access to secluded bays and coral reefs normally inaccessible to mono-hulls or powerboats. Creating new models like the Seventy 8, within an already extensive range, was an exciting challenge for Lagoon and underpins the shipyard’s commitment to leading the market and designing solutions for the next generation of large yachts where luxury and refinement are the watchwords.
Yacht Review: Lagoon Seventy 8 Catamaran
The Lagoon Seventy 8 super catamaran is the perfect yacht for long range cruising and she had her World Premiere at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. The new flagship for Lagoon, the Seventy 8, was designed by one of the top naval architects in the world – VPLP, not forgetting, esteemed exterior and interior designers Patrick Le Quément and Nauta Design, respectively. The real challenge for Lagoon was to design a yacht that offered cutting-edge solutions for owners looking for motor yachts, while meeting the needs and expectations of a new generation of gentleman sailors.
In an interview earlier this year, the globally renowned designer Patrick le Quément, who designed the exterior of the Seventy 8 stated, “Our desire was to increase the emotional charge of the Lagoons, giving them greater charm to accompany the architectural breakthroughs that have made the brand an archetype.” A genuine chef-d’oeuvre in terms of innovative engineering, the Seventy 8 has exceeded expectations and marks an important step forward for Lagoon in the motor yacht world.
The flybridge provides a shaded platform for dining and enjoying the surroundings as well as a bar for endless cocktails and canapés. The Seventy 8’s enormous flybridge can be fully customised: a jacuzzi, a large foldaway dining table to starboard, a magnificent sun lounge to fore, with a hard top sliding sunroof. Most notable is the ergonomically designed helm station and seat on the starboard side, which allows any guest onboard to enjoy the experience of sailing, while admiring the beauty of the ocean.
Surrounded by large windows, the vast saloon is furnished with contemporary style furniture and provides panoramic views. Two large corner sofas dominate the living area – perfect for relaxing evenings with family. The innovative design of the saloon allows for further sofa space whilst keeping the captain’s controls separate from guests.
The forward platform affords a commodious area for relaxing and an incomparable sense of spatial freedom. It also affords incredible ease of access between the interior and exterior space, achieved via the central glazed door, which glides out of sight, and provides access to the foredeck.
Head downstairs into the Master Cabin and you will notice that the elegant interior styling flows seamlessly throughout, with subtle lighting adding a modern touch. Without a doubt, the highlight of the Master Cabin is the drop down hydraulic balcony. With its huge hull windows that feature integrated portholes, it results in the cabins being flooded with sunlight as well as affording breathtaking views.
This space allows for total privacy; your own personal platform for gazing out to breathtaking views, or peer through the glass floor and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of teeming sea life in the crystal-clear waters below. A very wide choice of layouts can accommodate different lifestyles onboard: with up to five cabins available, and each with an “Island Bed”, you can have plenty of storage space and en-suite bathroom. Crew cabins are located in the forward hulls for greater comfort and more space and can be included with the aft galley as an option.
The aft cockpit is open to the sea and includes a lounge area to port as well as spacious aft seating and a dining table. The Tenderlift platform connects the two skirts and creates an extraordinary swim platform. Since 1984, the company has produced over 3,000 sailing catamarans globally, firmly placing themselves as one of the leading pioneers within the industry. In more recent years, they have been at the forefront of the catamaran world and they continue to push the limits of innovation and quality.
The Lagoon Seventy 8 is seriously impressive and stylish due to its use of space on the bow. In addition, it has an impressive teak decking and beautifully appointed sunpads and puffer-stools, resulting in both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically advanced effects, as well as opening up the space. The new Lagoon line is 78 feet of expertly designed, yachting perfection. From aft deck to bow, from master cabin to the four-VIP cabins, from the state-of-the-art entertainment system to the silverware; the Lagoon Seventy 8 offers cutting-edge innovations and technologies at its best.
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Words Suzy Rayment Images courtesy Of Lagoon