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Lagoon 42

by Randy Woods

Sporting the family’s signature sleek curves, the new Lagoon 42 catamaran available from Marine Servicenter is both a visual stunner and a stellar performer on the high seas. 

What better way to celebrate the return of boating season than with the release of one of the world’s best-selling catamarans? The latest version of the Lagoon 42, now in its fifth year since its 2016 launch, comes with some significant improvements, such as placement of the mast further aft, a self-tacking jib, and a deck redesign situating the aft platform on the same level as the salon. The 42 also has a larger foretriangle for a greater choice of downwind sails, plus a shorter boom to improve maneuverability.

The Lagoon 42 still retains its unique visual identity, with sleek curves and an elegant silhouette designed by nautical architects VPLP. The interior spaces, created by Italy’s Nauta Design, feature curved Alpi walnut wood finishes, Asburgo laminated floors, and vertical glazing in the coachwood for illumination. You can choose between three- and four-cabin layouts, with island double beds for the aft cabins and beds with side access for the forward cabins. The aft cabins also share a head with a separate shower.

The ergonomic helming station at the bulkhead allows for direct communication between the cockpit and salon plus improved movement. The 42 also offers a composite bimini top with a sliding panel to provide a good view of the sails. The mainsail, measuring 592 square feet, and the 377-square-foot, self-tacking jib are both made of Dacron, with a UV-protective band on the furler. The 67.7-foot mast and boom are made of anodized aluminum and include a mainsail ball-bearing track system. Running rigging features a double purchase Spectra mainsail halyard, a Spectra self-tacking jib halyard, and pre-stretched mainsail and jib sheets. 

The transom has a hot/cold deck shower on the starboard side, along with a telescopic swim ladder with fixed handles. A transom hatch also allows access to the engine compartment, where two 45-horsepower Yanmar 4JH45 engines with fixed, two-blade propellers can be found.

The aft cockpit is usable as a deck salon, protected by a hard-top bimini and framed by an L-shaped bench and a removable polyester cockpit table that sits up to eight people. Some options include a cockpit refrigerator and an ice maker. The helm station connects to the cockpit via a composite staircase and includes a double helm seat and leather-covered steering wheel. The console features screen instrumentation, engine throttle and panel, and a USB outlet in the navigation pack option.

Specs & Info
LOA 41’ · Beam 13’6” · Min. Draft 3’4”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
79 gal. / 79 gal. / 3 x 89 gal. each

Two 45 HP Yanmar 4JH45s

Marine Servicenter
Seattle, WA

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