Lagoon 55, Sixty 5 sold into Asia
Regional dealer Simpson Marine has announced the first sales into Asia of the new Lagoon 55 and Sixty 5 sailing catamarans.
The Sixty 5 is Lagoon’s second-biggest sailing cat
Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht dealership, has announced the first sales into Asia of both the Lagoon Sixty 5 sailing catamaran and the brand-new Lagoon 55, a model only privately unveiled in Bordeaux in March. Both models feature full-length online Reviews on YachtStyle.co.
The Sixty 5 features VPLP naval architecture
Asia’s first Lagoon Sixty 5 (Review, Issue 55) is scheduled to arrive in Hong Kong in August. The Hong Kong order is equipped with a carbon-fibre boom and carbon mast as part of the options for a performance-focused version, and has a sail area of 330sqm with mainsail and genoa.
The hydraulic swim platform on the Sixty 5
The Sixty 5 was released last year and completed Lagoon’s ‘big four’, joining the flagship Seventy 7 sailing catamaran and the Sixty 7 and Seventy 8 powercats. The Sixty 5 features naval architecture by VPLP, exterior design by Patrick le Quément and interiors by Italy’s Nauta Design, as does the 55.
The cockpit offers multiple lounging areas
The Sixty 5 is the successor to the popular 620, which proved a popular model in Asia, where over 600 Lagoon catamarans have been sold. In April, the French builder announced it had built its 6,000th catamaran since being founded in 1987.
The saloon of the Sixty 5, which features a Nauta Design interior
Simpson Marine is also arranging the delivery of Asia’s first Lagoon 55, a model only launched privately in Bordeaux in March and reviewed in Yacht Style Issue 59. The yacht has been sold into China and is scheduled to arrive in November.
The Lagoon 55 was launched earlier this year
The four-cabin version of Lagoon’s third-biggest sailing cat will be kept in Zhuhai, west of Hong Kong, with the owner set to “explore the region’s spectacular cruising waters”.
The 55 foredeck has a built-in sunshade and adjustable table
The 55’s most notable feature is its aft cockpit, which has been cleared to create an “an open terrace on the sea”, inspired by motor yachts, while the wide sugarscoops provide useable social areas.
The “open terrace on the sea” has aft-facing seating
Yacht Style attended the Lagoon 55 preview at Groupe Beneteau’s CNB shipyard in Bordeaux, where the brand’s third-biggest sailing cat cruised along the Garonne river before showing off her feature-packed outdoor zones and colourful, detailed interior. By Geoffroy Langlade.p>