First held in the Mediterranean Sea, the second of the yearly Swift Trawler rendez-vous, exclusively for Swift Trawler owners, took place in Brittany.
With seventeen boats expected and smooth organization by the Beneteau teams and the dealer Armorique Diffusion, the meeting had all the ingredients of a friendly weekend of shared experiences. In this way, the event reflects the mentality of a community of long-distance cruisers.
The boats met up at La-Trinités-sur-Mer’s marina on a gloriously sunny day, before setting off on this marvellous three-day trip. The marina is still considered a pinnacle of sailing, thanks to the famous skippers who began their careers here.
From 28th April to 1st May 2018, the Nautika Centar Nava team, who represents Lagoon in Croatia, organised an exceptional Lagoon Escapade!
This was the 7th Croatian edition of the Lagoon Escapades. This year, 22 Lagoon catamarans and almost 200 catamaran enthusiasts got together.
With their partners Yachts Magazine and Club Lagoon, the Croatians invited Lagoon owners to exceptional locations, perfect for relaxing and celebrating: the Maslinica area and Vis Island.
On the menu: sun, fun and sailing. The owners took part in a friendly regatta, then in stand up paddle runs before enjoying unlimited swimming!
At nightfall, these catamaran enthusiasts enjoyed food specialities, accompanied by Croatian wines! The Nautika Centar Nava team had prepared a prize giving ceremony and an original lottery where all contestants won a prize. The luckiest went home with a 500 euro giftcard to spend in the Lagoon Shop! What a festive evening to end this event in style!
According to a contestant: “The Croatian Lagoon Escapade is a surprise each year and is always incredible! The regattas and festivities are always a success! We can’t wait for the next edition!”
On 6 April, I hope you did not miss the first Lagoon Escapade in the Philippines! Europa Yachts team, the Lagoon importer of the country, put every effort to create a great event… Mindoro Island (meaning the gold mine in Spanish) was the beautiful landscape of this very first edition, this is where they organized a welcome cocktail for the Lagoon owners, and a party to introduce the festivities, get to know each other and simply have fun!
The program of the next day was composed by a sailing morning across the Verde Island passage, to reach a beautiful private cove, truly appreciate by the owners. A piece of paradise: with reggae music, fresh fruit juices, and crystal clear water. The owners even got the chance to enjoy a helicopter flight above the island! The evening ending with a breath-taking sunset, a delicious barbecue, a whisky tasting and gifts distribution. In brief, it was a true celebration of the Lagoon attitude!
Jointly developed by Peugeot Design Lab and Beneteau’s design office, the motorboat driving concept called the “Sea Drive Concept” is now being shown worldwide.
Following the recent boat shows (in Paris and Düsseldorf), the demonstrator was shown at the 88th International Motor Show in Geneva and more recently the Beijing show in China, the biggest automobile marketplace in the world.
The Sea Drive concept* was shown to the public on a brand new stand, along with other items designed and produced by the Peugeot Design Lab. It was given pride of place in Geneva, close to the lion monument that is both the symbol of the car brand and its ambassador.
*The Sea Drive Concept, developed for BENETEAU by PEUGEOT, explores the boat driving station of the future. It combines the intuitive handling of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® (small steering wheel, head-up display with digital touchscreen) with Ship Control® smart technology. This on-board computer, developed by BENETEAU, is an aid to navigation and life on board.
For the 8th “International Yacht & Aviation Awards” held on 18 May in Venice, the Oceanis Yacht 62 was elected Yacht of the Year in the “Sailing Yacht” category! At the ceremony, the yacht’s designer Pierangelo Andreani was handed the prize awarding the best designers in the world, by “Design Et Al”.
During the Multihull boat show of last week, the 50 won the prestigious award of the Multihull of the Year 2018, in the multihulls 40 to 50 feet category.
The election, organized by the magazine Multihull Mag and the International Multihull boat show of La Grande Motte, gave the possibility for the sailing lovers to vote for their favorite boats through several categories.
Opens to the public, this election has been a true success with more than 11 000 voters. It was such a plebiscite for Lagoon that we would like to say: a big thank you, to all our Fans!
On April 11th 2018, at Singapore, took place the Asia Boating Awards 2018 ceremony, on the opening night of the boat show. The great Asia Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines jointly created this ceremony.
Last year, in the same location, the SEVENTY 7 already won an award. This year, the SEVENTY 8 won the price of the “Best Multihull Motor Yacht over 50 feet”, what gives him a relevant place into the motor yacht world.
The jury rewarded the soft and precise lines, which give a unique and refined personality to the yacht.