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Lagoon 46

  • New larger sail plan with mast stepped farther aft
  • Three- or four-cabin layouts
  • Bow cockpit lounge setting
The 45.2ft Lagoon 46 sailing catamaran premiered at the recent Sydney International Boat Show, and is a next-generation model representative of the builder’s new DNA. The Lagoon 46 is described as a high-performance and seaworthy boat designed for user-friendly and enjoyable sailing.

The VPLP design office was tasked with balancing the different living spaces, including modular forward and aft cockpits, an aft cooking area at the back of the saloon, and practical and safe access to the sea. Nauta Design was responsible for interior composition.
Lagoon 46 cockpit
A shorter boom, self-tacking jib and FlatWinder on the mainsail track make handling easier, while a large foretriangle in the headsail wardrobe adds efficiency.

Reaching the flybridge’s helm and sunbed area is via dual access points: one by way of the aft cockpit, the other from the deck. Sun protection options up here include a folding hood or rigid bimini. At the stern, a conventional davit or a Tenderlift platform can be selected for the tender.

Lagoon says that emphasis was placed on neat finishes and interior brightness to enhance onboard liveability, with the owner’s starboard hull stateroom (three-cabin version) including an island bed for optimal comfort. The forward cockpit and saloon are connected by means of retractable glazing.

The bluewater Lagoon 46 has a sail area of 140mē, including an 87mē fully battened main, a 7.96m beam, draft of 1.3m, standard power from twin 45hp diesels (57hp optional), 1040lt fuel capacity,
and 600lt of freshwater.
Lagoon 46 interior sample
Base price: $1.12m

For more information on the Lagoon 46, see the August/September Issue 34.4 of Club Marine Magazine.

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Image credit: Nicolas Claris