Arrival of the Lagoon 630 in Dubai !

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This brand new Lagoon 630 MY is prepared so that nothing can move on board and that all elements are identified to have make delivery easier.

The boat delivery to the port of loading is thus typically made by motoring. The favourite ports for the Lagoon catamarans are: Zeebrugge (for Asia), Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton (for North America), Le Havre.

When the ship reaches its destination, it then becomes a conventional preparation and delivery of the boat as we do it in France.

To make a long story short, anywhere you are in the Middle East, your Lagoon can be sent to you !

Lagoon 630 MY - Delivery

 

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The Lagoon 42 awarded for the third time in a row !

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Launched on January 2016, the 42 has just won the prestigious “best multihull cruising boat 40 to 50ft.” award as part of SAIL Magazine’s Best Boats yearly awards. This is the third award in a row in less than one year that this boat wins.

Earlier, the 42 already won an award in the UK in the multihulls category at the Sailing Today Awards and was awarded “best multihull sailing yacht” in Asia at the Asian Boating Awards.

Keep in mind that the boat is among the 5 European Yacht Of The Year (EYOTY) finalists whose award ceremony will take place on January 14th, 2017 during the Düsseldorf’s International Boat Show.

Lagoon 42 - Award

Source : Cata-lagoon.com

The delivery of a boat: An undeniable source of happinessletters !

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The delivery of a boat is a milestone in the life of an owner. Whether at Les Sables d’Olonne in the case of Lagoons of less than 46 feet, or Bordeaux for the larger models, the Lagoon delivery teams devote all their energy to ensure that this moment is one of happiness for the new owner.

Nicolas Rousseau, of the Lagoon handover team in Bordeaux, explains these stages to us.

The delivery of a boat - Lagoon catamaran

Setting a handover date

The production department gives us boats’ ex-works availability dates, so that we can draw up a provisional handover schedule. Then the sales department advises the distributors, so they can inform their customers.

Preparation of the boat

From the time a boat leaves the factory, we have 10 working days to deliver her to the future owner. Within 5 days of leaving the production line, the despatch team, managed by Stéphane Gallot Lavallée, prepares her, steps the mast and launches her. Then we have 5 days for final preparations and tests at the pontoon. It’s the despatch team that undertakes these preparations, in accordance with a fifty-page testing schedule, listing all the items to be tested (air conditioning, electrical systems, autopilot, etc.).

The delivery team then performs a pre-delivery inspection from the customer’s point of view, in accordance with another checklist. We test everything and draw up a list of adjustments to be undertaken by the despatch team.

Handover to the distributor

In conjunction with the distributor, we draw up a handover report that enables verification of conformity between the boat delivered and the boat ordered. The distributor may express concerns, which we address prior to delivery to the owner.

Handover to the owner

Two days later, the customer arrives and finally takes possession of his boat. We make him welcome, together with his distributor. Generally, it’s a very special time and we always pay special attention to the owner, who is officially becoming a member of the Lagoon family. It’s always a very emotional moment, a happy moment, that I love above all else. It must be super! After each boat has left, we hand the file over to the customer service teams so that the boat can be provided with support services, even far from the boatbuilding yard, in conjunction with the distributor.

What determines a good handover?

A boat, a distributor and an owner that are organised to arrive on time (the days of work before the hand over to the distributor are very important). All of this greatly contributes to the success of the handover.

Source : Lagoon Mag

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A lauching slip for Lagoon in Bordeaux (France)

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After 6 months of work and the removal of 2,500 m³ of silt, the Lagoon launching slip is now operational. in the 1900s, it allowed the launching of large vessels of over 5,000 tonnes. Indeed, the large Lagoon production site occupies the site of former shipyards dating back to the 19thcentury! Today, all Lagoon catamarans built in Bordeaux, from the 52 to the future Seventy 7, go down this slipway to enter the Garonne.

It is very simple to use:

  • The boat is lifted by her bridgedeck, using the boatlift (submersible handling equipment) ;
  • The entire outfit moves down the middle of the slipway ;
  • The boat is levelled up by means of hydraulic jacks, and then the descent continues until the catamaran’s draught is reached.

Lauching slip - Lagoon (Bordeaux)

At this stage, only the boatlift’s engine and machinery compartment are out of the water, all the rest is immersed. The despatch teams then check watertightness and commission the engines.

  • When everything is operational, the hydraulic jacks supporting the boat are lowered, allowing it to float ;
  • The boat can then go astern into the main stream of the River Garonne in order to dock on the pontoon ;
  • The machine then returns empty.

This rehabilitation, a nod to former occupants of the site, bears witness to Bordeaux’ shipbuilding heritage.

Source : Lagoon Mag

The 100th Lagoon 620

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On 25 February, the 100thLagoon 620 left the plant with great ceremony! The sale of 100 boats in this category is a real success, which the Lagoon teams immortalised in the shipyard with a «family» photo including all the men and women who contributed to the construction and the success of this handsome vessel.

This 620, after spending a few weeks at La Rochelle, will go to sea on a cargo vessel, heading for Port Kelang in Malaysia, where her new owner awaits. A splendid cruising programme with family and friends awaits her, between Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

The 100th Lagoon 620

Source : Lagoon Mag

Lagoon Announces the Seventy 8 Power Catamaran

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Lagoon, which just had the premiere of its Seventy 7 catamaran at the Cannes Yachting Festival in early September, has announced plans for a Seventy 8 power catamaran that will debut in 2017.

The Lagoon Seventy 8 is the motoryacht version of the Lagoon Seventy 7. The seventy 7, with a taste for adventure, relishing her contact with the sea and with nature. There is also a motor catamaran, the senty 8, with a more urbane stye, retaining the masculinity of the engine and the soul of an alluring voyager. The Lagoon Seventy 8 will have a length overall of 78 feet 1 inch, with a beam of 36 feet 1 inch. Exterior design is by Patrick le Quément with interiors by Nauta Design.

Where to learn more about the Lagoon Seventy 8 : Check out the website here.

Source : Lagoon Mag & Yachting magazine

Lagoon Seventy 8 - Coming soon

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Lagoon 42: the making of her photo shoot in the bahamas

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The life of a new Lagoon 42 catamaran is not easy! since the 42 was launched last november, there have been tests by the design department, boat shows in europe, boat shows in the usa, sea trials with the press, sea trials with future owners …

A lot has happened in the space of a few months! And that’s not all, because the 42 was able to ‘‘have its portrait taken’’ under the best of conditions: in the Bahamas! It was just after the Miami boat show that Lagoon’s newborn set sail for Bimini to show off its best features! We can already tell you that the boat’s qualities of comfort and especially performance are incredible. They have exceeded the entire team’s expectations! To enable you to share these moments, we offer you, exclusively, some “making of ” photos of this photo shoot

Team Lagoon - Bahamas

Inside the making of - Bahamas

Source : Lagoon Mag

 

A new Lagoon 560 delivered in Qatar !

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Another picture we love to see ! The proud new owner has purchased a magnificent Lagoon 560 that is one of the most finest catamaran of Lagoon. We’re very proud of what we’ve done with an ever-growing demanding customer

Lagoon 560: the art of expertise and hospitality

The Lagoon 560 gave Lagoon a strong lead in terms of comfort, ergonomics and style, combining the world-renowned talents of the architectural firm VPLP and the design consultants Nauta. The version offers an additional choice of layouts which are unequalled for this size of catamaran: up to 5 fully independent cabins and the choice between a galley in the port hull or as a centre island. The Lagoon 560, designed for hospitable cruising, offers a layout which is ideal for accommodating a skipper, who has his own private quarters on board.

For questions that specifically concern a Lagoon model (brochure, price list, equipment …) or for an after sales inquiry, please directly contact Xavier Bouin : xavier@tanorient.com

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