The new 52 has finally set sail and she's a brand new yacht in all respects. The angular coachroof, bevelled deck edge and cutaway bows create a more sleek, aggressive look than her predecessor, the 500. Equally striking is the mast position which has been moved aft so it is now supported by a post in the middle of the saloon. This brings considerable benefits in terms of both performance and handling. The high aspect ratio mainsail gets the canvas high where the breeze is most effective. The short boom is easy to control and the lighter mainsail is easy to pack away at the end of the day. Setting the main aft creates room for a large-self tacking genoa and there is no need for an inner forestay. Handling a Lagoon has never been easier.
On the flybridge, whereas the 500 had a simple row of seats the 520 has enough space to walk around the helm, which further eases handling in many respects. The central steering wheel clevery pivots to port or starboard to improve visibility when sailing or parking - a great feature.
Below decks the layout feels similar to the 560 in many respects, particularly with regard to the port aft cabin which is accessible from the cockpit. Island beds and vanity desks feature in the 3 or 4 cabin versions and there is a 5-cabin family/charter option in the pipeline too. Each new Lagoon brings in a new level of luxury. The interior of the 52 has a new light wood interior with richly patterned grain and some nice leather touches.
The aft deck features a very wide gangway between the transoms and there is space for an optional raised bench seat here too. Forward of the coachroof you will find Lagoon's trademark sunken cockpit. It is safe to say there is no shortage of room in the shade or the sun, away from the tangle of ropes, where you can truly relax! Click here to see the Lagoon 52 video
This is an example price only and assumes the following factory options have been fitted:
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION, comprising
Helm seat cushions, Storage unit in starboard cockpit furniture, 220V electrical circuit, AC monitor, 100A battery charger, Gel batteries, 1260 Amps, Stainless steel davits and manual winch, Opening portholes with curtains in aft cabins, Leather bulkhead organisers in the cabins, Radio/CD/MP3 player with speakers in saloon, c'pit and f'bridge, Navigation Pack
DELIVERY TO HAMBLE
Includes tanks refilled on arrival
ANCASTA'S AWARD-WINNING COMMISSIONING SERVICEBridge
Lagoon 52 Full Flybridge Catamaran
Principal exterior features
• The boat is accessed via open aft transoms, facilitating boarding and disembarking
• Broad sidedecks, with integrated deck hatches.
• The cockpit is level with the saloon, and has an outdoor lounge and sun-lounging area
• The fly bridge is reached either by a staircase leading from the cockpit, or by another
leading from the deck on the starboard side.
• On the fly bridge, the manoeuvring lines are forward of the steering station while a
spacious sun-lounging / seating area is located to aft.
• The steering station can be adjusted to three different positions (starboard, centre or
port), giving the skipper perfect visibility under sail or when manoeuvring.Machinery
2 diesel saildrive engines, 57hp (80hp option available).
Diesel capacity 1000 litres
Both engines are located in watertight compartments behind aft cabins and accessed from the transoms. This arrangement minimises interior noise and heat, maximises the interior space and provides easy access for servicing
Pressurised hot and cold water to all bathrooms, galley and transom shower
Water heated from engine or from 220V immersion heater
Fresh water capacity 960 litresRig
Rigging: Performance and user-friendliness
The decision to locate the mast further to aft directly comes from the designers’ racing
experience and has many advantages:
• Centring the mast in this way creates a large forward triangle (a promise for great
performance), whilst affording all the simplicity of a self-tacking jib.
• The large forward triangle also means it is possible to use a respectably-sized Code 0 for
light wind conditions.
• A “VMG” option allows to “divide” headsail surface areas with a moveable self-tacking
staysail and an overlapping genoa.
• The shorter boom makes the mainsail much easier to manoeuvre.
• The mainsail, which is relatively narrower and higher, benefits from better winds at the
top, thus enhancing performance: extending the sail centre really improves performance,
• The forestay and shrouds are at much wider angles to the mast, thereby substantially
reducing compression: this choice allows to reduce sample weight, thus increasing
stability and speed.
• By re-centring the weight in this way, pitching is considerably reduced.Accommodation
Interiors: Comfort, space, light…
The collaboration, one might say complicity, between Nauta Design and Lagoon, can
mainly be seen in the association of geometric forms with luxurious, ‘‘warm’’ materials,
while optimising the use of space in the saloon and the cabins.
• The saloon encompasses the lounge and dining table to starboard, a large galley to port
which gives on directly to the cockpit to form a large ‘L’, together with the chart table in the
middle, facing out to sea.
• No matter which interior layout you choose, all the cabins have large double beds,
storage space in keeping with the offshore sailing programme of the boat and, of course,
an en-suite bathroom with separate shower.
• Light and airy: the cabins have incomparable natural lighting thanks to the fixed hull
windows, together with excellent ventilation thanks to the deck hatches and portholes
that open out to the hull-side or to the cockpit.