Representing a new visual identity, the 40 affirms its distinctive personality at first glance. Although faithful to its Lagoon DNA, it nevertheless adopts a new style: a design with an individualistic, well defined and accomplished theme, showing off its large portholes and its outward-looking aspect, forming a refined, high-performance unit. This is attested by this bevel running along the boat from stem to stern.
Performance and ease of use
Symbolising a new Lagoon generation, the 40 is endowed with enhanced performance: a VPLP hull and a larger sail plan ensure a better of sail surface/displacement ratio and make it a fast and seaworthy boat. The decision to move the mast further aft, arising directly from VPLP’s experience in racing, has many advantages on this catamaran:
- For ease of handling, the 40 has a self-tacking jib and a shorter boom.
- For more performance, the 40 has a large foretriangle offering a greater choice of foresails and a high-aspect mainsail, enabling use of less disturbed air higher up.
Space and comfort are combined with a new aft cockpit layout like that of the 42. This space is open to the sea, with a dining table to port that can accommodate up to twelve guests, a relaxation area on the same side, and a seat on the aft crossbeam.
The ergonomic helming station can be accessed from the cockpit or the deck, affording continuous communication between the helmsman and the rest of the crew. The skirts are wide, with a large platform, to enjoy the sea with feet in the water as well as to facilitate access to the dinghy and enable an easy and safe climb aboard.
Elegance and natural light are the watchwords! The selection of sophisticated materials, by Nauta Design, enhances a warm and modern style. With 3- or 4-cabin layouts available, the 40 can satisfy all the requirements of owners and of large families. Very large hull glazings with integral portholes for the cabins provide exceptional light and a magnificent exterior view.
The special attention devoted to the distribution of volumes, flowing circulation and natural lighting make this new interior a truly pleasant living space. For greater comfort, the owner’s cabin has a semi-island bed and plentiful stowage.
|Overall length:||11.73 m|
|Maximum beam:||6.76 m|
|Air draught:||18.42 m|
|Sail area:||81 m²|
|Fresh water capacity:||300 litres|
|Fuel capacity:||2 x 200 litres|
|Engine power:||2 x 29 HP Yanmar 3YM30|
|Architects:||Van Peteghem-Lauriot Prévost|
|Exterior design:||Patrick Le Quément|
|Interior design:||Nauta Design|