Lagoon 60 set for early 2024 debut
The Groupe Beneteau catamaran builder’s 40th-anniversary celebrations will include the premiere of the Lagoon 60, which features an open cockpit with drop-down balconies.
Lagoon, whose dealers in Asia include Simpson Marine, will debut the Lagoon 60 sailing catamaran privately at the brand’s Exclusive Days in Bordeaux from March 7-9, 2024, before it displays at the International Multihull Show in La Grande Motte from April 3-7.
Featuring naval architecture by VPLP, exterior design by Patrick le Quement and an interior by Italy’s Nauta Design, the 60-footer has a beam of 32ft 4in and a draft of 5ft 5in, and is the Groupe Beneteau brand’s third-biggest sailing catamaran, behind the Sixty 5 and flagship Seventy 7.
Le Quement said: “Our intention was to seduce at first glance, and this has been translated by a resolutely expressive treatment, sculpted volumes and perfected lines, all curves.”
Like the Lagoon 55, the Lagoon 60 features an infinity cockpit, with only railings separating the aft deck and the hydraulic beach platform, while new features include drop-down sides on either side. The port side of the cockpit’s covered area features alfresco dining, while the starboard side has a day bed and steps to the flybridge.
Iroko, a natural wood, is used as decking for all outdoor areas including the upper deck, which has an L-shaped dinette and an outdoor galley aft, bench-seat helm to starboard and a sunbathing area forward, while the hard top is covered in solar panels.
The foredeck can be accessed by both side decks or a central saloon door and has a sunken lounge with seating on both sides. VPLP Design said: “A vast forward cockpit, flush with the saloon, reinforces the harmony between interior and exterior living spaces.”
The interior starts to port with the option of either a large galley with overhead storage or a bar if the galley-down layout is chosen. The forward area includes a dining table to starboard and a lounge to port.
In the galley-up layout, there are five guest cabins in the hulls, comprising three to port and two to starboard including a large owner’s suite with direct access to the cockpit, while there’s crew accommodation in the forepeaks. The galley-down version has four guest cabins, with the galley replacing the aft cabin in the port hull.
The Lagoon 60 has a mast clearance of 30m (98ft), sail area of 239sqm, a 149sqm square-top mainsail and a 90sqm genoa. The yacht also has twin 150hp engines, a 1,300-litre fuel capacity and a 960-litre water capacity.
Having been founded as an offshoot of Jeanneau in 1984, Lagoon is the world’s leading pleasure cat builder, having built about 7,000 catamarans, which include over 1,000 hulls of the Lagoon 42.