Lagoon 55 Manufacturer's Brochure Extracts

 Specifications

Overall length 54'9"
Hull length 54'9"
Waterline length 50'
Beam 30'2"
Draft 3'11"
Displacement 28,660 lbs
Number of cabins 4/5
Berths 8 / 10
Washroom 4/5
Homologation I" categorie 12
Main sail (full battens) 1,129 Sq.ft
Furling jib 484 Sq.ft
Spinnaker 1,935 Sq.ft
Staysail on a detachable inner forestay 301 Sq.ft
Storm jib 15 M2/ 161 Sq.ft
Motors 2x48HP
Architectes Designers Marc Van Peteghem
  Vincent Lauriot Prevost

THE LAGOON 55

Modern, performant, luxurious, comfortable. These are the qualities of the Lagoon 55, a top-of-the-range cruising catamaran, a 140 square meters conceived for leisure. This splendid yacht already sails on the blue waters of the Carribean, the Mediterranean and the Pacific, calling at the most beautiful lagoons in the world.

THE LAGOON 55: a winner

Constructed by jeanneau Techniques Avanc6es at an ultra-modern plant, the Lagoon 55 has evolved from the latest sailboat racing technology and the solid experience of her designers, Marc Van Peteghern and Vincent Lauriot-Pr6vost. The two have applied their knowledge of offshore racing maxi-multihulls to this oceangoing cruiser. The result is a hull and deckplan drawn with talent, pure lines and a smart design. Sandwich construction with airless stratification, oven-baked, is high-tech Materials - uni-axial fiber, Kevlar-8, fiber and epoxy, resin - all come from the aeronautical industry and make no concession to quality. Their application by jeanneau Techniques Avanc6es is strictly controlled. Each unit is tested out at sea. So the Lagoon 55, fight and strong, offers absolute guarantees of safety. Her huff-lines, her sailplan as well as the double ply folder Dacron cloth for the 160 sqm of canvas permit astonishing speeds in upwind or downwind courses. The 20.20 meter high, white-painted, aluminium mast fitted with two sets of swapt-back spreaders carries a 105 square meter mainsail, a self roller furling solent and a staysail specially designed for delicate passages in tropical waters. Manceuvering is easy from the large cockpit even with the 190 sqrn tri-radial spinnaker up. The Lagoon 55 is a treat to the most demanding skipper.

THE LAGOON 55: the nec plus ultra for lagoons...

The Lagoon 55 optimizes the compromise between performance and comfort in a definitely modern yacht. Her success is unique worldwide as was the one of the leading trio in the 1990, single-handed Rum Race: Pierre pr, RMO and Fleury Michon. Jeanneau Techniques Avanc6es is happy to sign the most successful modem catamaran bringing new sensations on the finest ocean routes.

THE LAGOON 55: set for comfort

At sea or in the dock, the comfort of the boat is impressive. Her 20 square meter teakdecked cockpit, protected by an aerodynamic roof, offers a spacious area for the leisure and relaxation of the crew, Near the two ergonomic steering stations, the folding sunbeds are inviting even at full speed as the Lagoon 55 does not heel. For sun protection, two awnings unfold under the boom and bring shade to the cockpit where up to 10 people can be seated around the table. The

Steering wheels are covered with white leather

The two 48 HP diesel engines permit to drive at a cruising speed of 8 knots. Down below, there is plenty of space. A huge ,saloon with a panoramic view on the sea leads to the outside through a large sliding bay-window. The edges of the varnished teak woodwork have been completely rounded. 'The teak-decks grooved with ash-tree and the crey-coloured paddings enhance an upholstery fabricated to the specifications of each customer. A soft fight is diffused by the transparent tinted portholes during the day and by small halogene lamps at night. Ventilation is ensured by four opening portholes and, thanks to the large entrance door, this somptuous space becomes the boat's central living space in the daytime as well as at night. In the charter version, two variable geometry tables can sit 10 persons very comfortably on the cushions of the saloon. In the owner's version, the chart table is located on port so the navigator takes part in the life of the saloon. The hi-fi set (optional) broadcasts music throughout the boat down below and on deck. Each of the four cabins which are located in the hulls feature a twin bed of 1.40 in by 2.00 in, a settee, a hanging locker, a bookshelf and a head that has its private sink, shower and toilet. Woodwork is varnished teak, paddings are fight coloured. Two portholes, one hatch in each cabin and one porthole in each head bring ample light and an excellent airflow which is so critical in tropical shores. In the charter version, a fifth twin-cabin for the skipper and the hostess features similar accomodation. It is accessible from the deck. Depending on the selected version, the gangway on port features either the chart table with an electric instruction-pannel or stowage lockers. The gangway on starboard hosts a huge galley with lots of workspace, two sinks, a four burner stove, a stainless steel oven, stowage space, a 220 liter refrigerator and a 120 liter freezer with a stainless steel eutectic twin-tank. The cold plate and watermaker systems (optional) are coupled to the engines. The electric energy (1000 amps) may be upgraded for the most choosy sailors with the following options: a double alternator, solar cells, power generators, jeanneau Techniques Avanc6es offers an owner's version and a charter version. Both are accomodated to the tastes of each customer.