What the designers say:
A simple glance at the boat is enough to notice its
main distinguishing characteristic: a rigid bimini,
with an integral helm station. The percentage of catamarans now
equipped with biminis has practically reached 100%, and so it is
logical for Lagoon to propose a built-in and much more esthetically
pleasing solution. A simple rigid bimini would have satisfied many
customer expectations, however we preferred to place the helm
station at its ideal central location, with an extra-wide bench seat
where guests can join the helmsman and participate in the joys of
For safety, Lagoon studied in great detail the access to the helm
station, and led one of the mainsheet ends into the cockpit, for easy
quick release in the case of emergency. The helm station is
surrounded by all the sail control lines, reefing included, so that
one person can easily handle all the maneuvers.
Simplified access to the water via the port side
stern section, as already seen on the Lagoon 410, has been further
refined, and linked to an aft passageway that allows one to cross from
one side to the other without passing through the cockpit.
On the Lagoon Power 43, the forward cockpit has
received unanimous acclaim and instant acceptance. We have chosen to
include one on the Lagoon 440, all the while conserving the spacious
storage areas at the mast base. At anchor or while sailing in good
weather, this forward cockpit is generally the favorite place for
those who want to dream, watch the waves, or simply stay cool. In
rougher conditions, the scuppers are oversized, and the cockpit drains
itself in several seconds. The top of the windlass locker cleverly
serves as a cockpit table, and the anchor chain runs unencumbered to
the crossbeam. In the main cockpit, Lagoon offers as standard
equipment a large utility locker.
Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent
Lauriot Prιvost have once again drawn from experience gained in their
decade-long domination of the 60’ multihull racing class. Speed and limited
pitching were the development criteria. Passage through the waves has been
considerably improved with a higher “gull wing” nacelle form. The rounded
hull lines allow roomier access to the passageways from the salon via sturdy
But the talent of Van Peteghem / Lauriot Prιvost goes far beyond that of
plain naval architecture, as demonstrated by the smoother roof lines, the forms
of which have been retouched for a more seductive esthetic approach, while not
straying from the original concept.
Inside, the galley is similar to that of the Lagoon 380, with a large serving
shelf extended towards the cockpit, a countertop surface worthy of one found in
a house, and storage everywhere, including a big cookware locker. While the
layout remains classic, the salon presents a space and shape studied carefully
to associate practicality with ergonomics: the seats are more comfortable,
access and movement is easy, and the factory has striven to anticipate
installation all of the options that such a vessel could require.
Lagoon has added wide fixed portholes on the sides of the hulls,
invisible from the outside, but providing an extraordinary view from the inside
of each cabin.
The guest cabins on the port side (identical to those on starboard in the
charter version) each come with their own washroom, where once more all details
have been carefully studied for maximum comfort.
Centered between the salon and the cockpit is a machine room, for the
generator with sound-shield, plus the battery charger and the inverter, while
the engine compartments, are accessible from the stern, thus keeping the engines
perfectly isolated from the aft cabins.
So while all of these innovations make the Lagoon 440 an original design, it
still remains attached to traditional Lagoon values : a seaworthy vessel, safe,
fast, comfortable, luxurious, where woodwork is predominant. Resolutely facing
the future: absolutely LAGOON.