Among the mid-sized luxury sailing catamarans on the market today is the French-built Lagoon 40, which has now arrived to Seattle docks. The newest addition to the Lagoon family, the 40 boosts a host of design tweaks that make it a worthy evolution of the line.
Aesthetically, the 40 looks a lot like her sistership, the Lagoon 50. Rectangular wraparound windows and a coachroof define the cabin, and long portholes run across much of the twin hulls. A composite bimini top covers the elevated helm, a novel layout that gives the skipper and a friend or two a commanding view of the foredeck, which is the place to be on a nice day. The foredeck is huge (we are talking about a catamaran after all), and space for a long sun lounger is allotted near the front of the cabin athwartship. The trampoline is open and free of clutter. The cockpit is also large and entertainment focused.
As far as rigging evolutions go, the 40 has a more aft mast that allows for a larger foresail than previous Lagoon models. Additionally, the model is compatible with self-taking jibs and a wider selection of downwind sails, like a Code 0. The greater options of sail plans could be why many describe this build as agile and versatile. Inside, there are a few layout options ranging from three to four cabins and two to four heads. The standard engine package is a pair of 29-horsepower diesels.
If you’re a catamaran fan, the Lagoon 40 looks to have all the luxury fixings with nippier performance than the average cat of this kind. If interested, you can contact the local dealer Marine Servicenter.