THE DESIGN TEAM

‘The new artisan – the naval architect and his toolbox’  

Avant-Garde Design, Constant Innovations, Technical Choices for Performance, Comfort at Sea, Space, Safety, Reliability.

Consistency leads to success.

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VPLP

Naval architecture

VPLP design (Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost) is a French-based naval architectural firm founded by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost in 1983, responsible for designing some of the world’s most innovative racing boats. Their designs presently hold many of the World Speed Sailing records.

Lagoon has worked with VPLP, since the very first Lagoon model. This consistency within the design team has been a key part of the Lagoon success, with quality and innovation at the heart of every design.

Marc Van Peteghem

Marc has always been driven by curiosity and possibility … never afraid to embrace new technology and always aiming to create boats that are simple, efficient and proportionate.

Marc’s focus point is life on board … understanding that indoor and outdoor spaces work together as a series of interludes where different groups of people interact. By putting people at the heart of the design process he has ensured the gentle giant of the Lagoon family retains the soul of the yachting world, while remaining generous and embracing in nature.

Marc’s versatility is evidenced in his range of work, including designing and building a 60-foot (18 m) racing trimaran for the movie ‘Waterworld’; designing catamaran ambulances and hospitals for Bangladesh; creating and presiding over NGO Watever, which assists underprivileged populations living on or near the water; and co-founding The Sustainable Design School in Nice.

“Lagoon gives priority to life on-board”, explains Marc Van Peteghem. “Each Lagoon must be different, while belonging to the same family. We endeavour to maintain this feeling of coherence and harmony when sailing on board a Lagoon. Additionally, as our DNA inclines us to draw seaworthy, safe boats, we strive to reach high, even very high-performance levels.”

Vincent Lauriot-Prévost

Vincent Lauriot-Prévost

Along side Van Peteghem, Vincent has worked on many outstanding projects including the Oracle, Americas Cup Sailing Trimaran.

“There’s a lot of things that thrill me. Being in touch with people. A person who thinks about a boat, it generates exchanges that are strong.

When you work with sailors who are competing at a high level, they always have strong and clear-cut characters. It’s nice to work with people with strong personalities.

When you work with clients who are more into personal life projects, being able to help them achieve those things and get into their dreams is exciting. When you work with an industrialist on a production boat, you’re not trying to solve a speed equation, but rather how to design the best boat to meet the demand in good intelligence.

It’s pretty big. There is a motivation that exists as well. There’s an exhilarating side to a boat that starts a race, achieves its goals, and wins.”

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Nauta Design

Interior Design

Superyacht designer Mario Pedol founded Nauta Yachts in 1985, having already set up a yard to build their own designs. After the recession bit in the early 1990s the company turned to design and has evolved to become one of the most important studios in the world.

Nauta Design are an award-winning naval architecture, yacht exterior styling, and interior design company … having been involved in a range of projects from small production sailing, motor yachts, and catamarans with notable builders such as Beneteau and Lagoon, to large, custom superyachts in both sail and power.

Nauta are renowned for their interior innovation, meticulous attention to detail and to the needs of the customer.

Patrick Le Quément

Exterior styling

With over 42 years’ experience in the design industry, Patrick Le Quément has easily made the transition from the automotive sector into the marine world, and he continually brings a fresh new perspective to the world of naval design.

Le Quément has been working on Lagoon Catamarans projects for Beneteau with the naval architects at VPLP.

The deft hand of Patrick Le Quement ensures overall design cohesiveness and focus on the key values of seaworthiness, performance, manoeuvrability, and simplicity, ensuring the Lagoon will perform well in all scenarios.

“It’s not about the design … it’s about the approach.”

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In-House Designers

Lagoon catamarans are the result of a blend of talents.

Talents from the CNB, one of the most respected shipyards in the universe of superyachts, and those from the Bénéteau Group, the world leader in leisure boat construction.

With confirmed production methods, controlled costs, certified quality, Lagoon’s expertise combines attention to detail, creativity and industrial rigour.

Yannick Leroux

SEVENTY 7 Project Manager in the Lagoon design office

Yannick prides himself on his high level of accuracy and great communication within his team.

“My role as project manager for Lagoon is to bring together:

– the dreams of the product development team

– future customers’ requirements

– the imagination of the architects and the interior designer

…and turn them all into one coherent design brief.

It’s up to me and my team to organise this information, to transform ideas into reality and enable the creation of stunning, sleek and sophisticated yachts.”

Totally self-taught, Yannick has always been passionate about boats and sailing … in fact his life has always revolved around boats.

Yannick’s love affair with boats began when he was a skipper for a few years, and then he fetched up on St Barts, where he ended up staying for six years. While in St Barts he set up his joinery workshop in 1984 and built himself a ‘Saintoise’, the local boat!

“I’ve always had connections with Lagoon, even prior to working on the boat projects,” says Yannick.

Bruno Belmont

Sailing yachts projects director/Group Beneteau

Bruno’s passion for multihulls and his history with Lagoon stretch back to the days of the movie ‘Waterworld’, where he was involved in the design and build of the racing trimaran for Kevin Costner.

Indeed, it was Bruno who even taught the famous actor to sail her.

As head of product design at the Beneteau Group, Bruno has been integral to many important sailing innovations, such as the recent development of the wing sail rig, which is making sailing simpler and more affordable and beginning a new era in sailing.

One of the most revered innovation designers of his generation, Bruno is a collaborator, a passionate designer and a sailor.

“When working on the Lagoon design for the SEVENTY 7, we worked together as team to deliver a sleek, thought-out design on a family-friendly yacht that provided a large yacht experience with no wasted space.”

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