Lagoon 42

Norris Comer New Boats

Lagoon 42For those of us prone to looking ahead, the 2018 Lagoon 42 is slated to arrive to the Pacific Northwest this fall, and sail powered catamaran enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to. Many interesting ideas are teased by Lagoon, such as the deck layout. The sail plan features a large self-tacking jib, square main top, and Code 0. The mast is moved further aft than previous models. The helm is oriented up to port, while the rest of the large covered cockpit is devoted to seating and entertaining space. Dual swim steps are built into the sterns of both hulls for the sake of water-based fun.

Of course, one of the true benefits of catamarans is revealed when one looks at the large interior. The huge salon has a dining table near the galley where the non-al fresco meals will most likely be had. A nav station is positioned near the dining table as well. Two cabins with two en suite heads are housed within the port hull, while the master stateroom with its own head is in the starboard hull. The Lagoon 42 has twin folding propeller inboard Yanmar diesel engines that dish out 57 horsepower each.

Contact Marine Servicenter for more information, the Lagoon 42 is listed at $578,484. More info is at

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Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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