Lagoon 42 - Sleek style, strong personality

Key features

Naval Architect: VPLP Design
Interior Design: Nauta Design
Exterior Design: Patrick le Quément
  • A composite bimini with a sliding panel to ensure a good view of the sails
  • An ingenious deck layout
  • A single level from the aft platform to the saloon: a structural ‘revolution’
  • New ergonomics that ensure excellent use of space and ease of circulation on board
  • The suspended steps at the transom provide a whole new perception of the boat
  • Mast moved further aft and self-tacking jib
Lagoon 42
Lagoon 42


With a sleek style and a strong personality, this new member of the Lagoon family is the sublime successor to the best-selling 421.  

While keeping a family resemblance and retaining the main features of the latest generation of Lagoons, it shows off a unique visual identity with sleek curves and a groundbreaking single level cockpit.

The boat’s silhouette is elegant and simple with its new flowing curves, and this highlights the dynamic personality of the 42.

The Lagoon 42 offers endless possibilities for an enviable on-water lifestyle.

Fulfil your desire for freedom. Let’s go.


The 42 features a single level from the aft platform to the saloon – a structural ‘revolution’, and her entirely new ergonomics ensure excellent use of space and ease of movement on board.

With the mast moved further aft and the self-tacking jib, the 42 gives guaranteed performance under sail and ease of handling – all operations are brought together in one place.

The ergonomic helming station at the coachroof bulkhead allows for direct communication between the cockpit and saloon and improved movement.

Lagoon 42

Rigging - performance

We’ve moved the mast further aft, which means you’re able to enjoy:
  • a self-tacking genoa for ease of use
  • a larger foretriangle for a greater choice of downwind sails
  • a shorter boom for ease of manoeuvring
  • a mainsail that is broader near the head, taking advantage of less turbulent wind for a real improvement in performance
  • re-centring of the weight, which greatly reduces pitching


The influence of the organic architecture resonates in the interior of the Lagoon 42, delivering a unique and generous living space. 

Vertical glazing in the coachwood illuminates the area, with stunning curved wood finishes.

Enjoy the elegance and functionality that Italian design firm Nauta have introduced with two versions of this new model.  

Choose between the three and four cabin versions, with island double beds for the aft cabins and beds with side access for the forward cabins.  

Aft cabins enjoy a bathroom with separate shower.


  • Overall length: 12.80m
  • Maximum beam: 7.70m
  • Draft: 1.25m
  • Mast clearance: 20,65m
  • Displacement: 12.1 tons
  • Sail area: 90 sq metres
  • Fresh water capacity: 300 litres
  • Black water capacity: 3 x 80L up to 4 x 80L
  • Fuel capacity: 300 litres
  • Engine power: 2 x 45HP
  • Optional engine: 2 x 57HP
  • CE Certification: A:12 ; B:14 ; C: 20 ; D:30
  • Full batten mainsail: 55 sq m
  • Square top mainsail (opt): 59m²
  • Self-tacking jib: 35 sq m
  • Code 0 (opt): 68 sq m
  • Naval architects: VPLP
  • Interior design: Nauta Design





Lagoon 42 Awards
Lagoon 42 Awards
Lagoon 42 Awards
Lagoon 42 Awards
Lagoon 42


This new best-selling catamaran is a floating French apartment.

The all-new Lagoon 42 is a great example of the new breed of modern-day catamaran. This design builds on the success of the world’s biggest production cat brand, which in turn is part of the giant Beneteau group. It’s an ultra-modern cat with the clean, efficient lines of a modern European design — vertical bows, high freeboard and big picture hull windows.

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Exterior designer Patrick Le Quement teamed up with the naval architects of France’s VPLP Design, renowned for their racing hulls, to create the Lagoon 42’s swoopy lines. The underside of the gullwing bridge deck was configured to minimise pounding in rough seas; the glazed vertical windows that bend around corners cut down on heat inside; the composite bimini angles up, giving the impression of suspension; and the circular coachroof forms a compound curve all around the cabinhouse. Yes, the curves abound.

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The Lagoon 42 has been an industry (and now a consumer) favourite since it was launched. It was awarded the 2017 ‘Boat of the Year’ by Cruising World in the ‘less than 50 feet catamaran’ category, making this the fourth award for the Lagoon 42 in one year! We did a quick tour of the L42 again at the Miami boat show and were very impressed.

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