Lagoon History

Lagoon offer an innovative range of catamarans that are famed for their high-quality design, construction and performance. Born in 1984 as a part of Jeanneau Technologies Avancees (JTA), the legendary workshop for the development of high-tech completion prototypes, Lagoon Catamarans were quickly recognised for their single-hull and multihull off-shore racing boats.

1984

Born in 1984 as a part of Jeanneau Technologies Avancees (JTA), the legendary workshop for the development of high-tech completion prototypes, Lagoon Catamarans were quickly recognised for their single-hull and multihull off-shore racing boats.

Lagoon also worked on construction of the trimarans for the Kevin Costner film ‘Waterworld’.

1987-1996

Between 1987 and 1996, Lagoon created a huge following through their launch of a special generation of offshore cruising catamarans for both private ownership and luxury yacht chartering.

A first generation of catamarans was born with the Lagoon 55, 47, 57 and 67: owners’ boats for offshore cruising.

The Lagoon 55, 47, 57 and 67 successfully fused JTA’s revolutionary technology for the development of racing multihulls with the comfort and openness that leisurely cruisers and holiday makers crave. Lagoon Catamarans have since been sought after for their exceptional design, manoeuvrability and spaciousness.

The Beneteau group took over the Jeanneau shipyards in 1996 and handed over the development of the Lagoon brand, a legacy of its acquisition, to Construction Navale Bordeaux. The use of high-tech composite was implemented in the shipyard.

1997 - 2003

Lagoon established their identity, building more and more spacious and comfortable boats, while enhancing construction methods.

During that period, the Lagoon models 380, 410, 440, 470, 500 and 570 were launched.

2004

Lagoon launched the 440 – The first catamaran with a gull wing shaped nacelle and the first catamaran under 45 feet with a flybridge.

It was an unparalleled worldwide production record in the 45-foot range with 423 units produced.

The design was copied worldwide.

2006

Lagoon launched the Lagoon 420 hybrid, the first cruising catamaran in the world equipped with hybrid diesel/electric propulsion.

2009

Lagoon launched the Lagoon 620: luxurious, seaworthy and fast. It was then the archetype of ‘large’ contemporary Lagoon boats.

With 60 units launched, she was also the world champion in her category.

2010

Lagoon 450 marked the first partnership between Lagoon and Nauta Design: a new dimension in design and interior comfort.

2012

The new Lagoon 52 marked a major evolution in the design of cruising catamarans.

Rigging with the mast step further aft significantly modified methods of navigation with a self-tacking foresail and more efficient mainsails.

2014

Lagoon made a very noticeable comeback in the construction of motor yachts with the arrival of the magnificent 630 MY.

2016

The shipyard launched the 42, which met with huge success among customers, thanks to this 42-footer’s symbiosis between performance and comfort.

2017

Seventy – a new universe conceived by Lagoon.

This new top-range approach led to the conception of two over-24m catamarans with large yacht DNA: the SEVENTY 7 and her motor yacht version, the SEVENTY 8.

Lagoon Catamarans have established themselves as a leader in producing cruising cats. Some of the best design innovations of the new millennium include wide side windows offering a 360-degree view, an innovative flybridge and a hybrid engine.

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