Lagoon 52F

4.3 from 3 Reviews


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Comfortable cruising catamaran

Kevin Green  
Reviewed Sep 2016
Lagoon makes comfortable cruising catamarans where inside volumes are maximised. The 52 carries on this tradition but with a twist. The latest Lagoons have had a makeover to soften some of the harsher angles but remain distinct-looking cruising cats that are stronger on practicalities than finesse. No bad thing when you are at sea, as I found when sailing one along the French coast...
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Part of a major evolutionary step for this well-established company

Tom Dove  
Reviewed Sep 2016
Although you might not immediately notice the differences between this boat and its predecessors, they are dramatic. For example, moving the mast back to the 43 percent point to get a larger foretriangle required moving the center of buoyancy of the hulls aft as well. That, in turn, meant reshaping the hulls and making the bows sharper, not to mention adjusting the overall center of lateral resistance to keep the boat balanced with the big jib and small mainsail.

Moving the mast aft also required some kind of new support, as the main bulkhead at the forward end of the saloon is no longer usable as a base. That meant creating an entirely new support structure: which Lagoon has done in the form of a big, stiff, reinforced grid concealed within the cabin and hull, and a strong compression post in the middle of the boat...
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A newer, more aggressive look from the famed French name in catamarans

Herb McCormick  
Reviewed Oct 2016
Down below, the 52 is more like a comfy waterfront apartment than a traditional sailboat, and I mean that as a compliment. The central living area, finished in light hardwoods, is particularly appealing. To one side of the sliding glass door is a gourmet galley with a five-burner stove, double sinks and an independent island for storage space and a working countertop. It is opposite a wraparound settee with a large dining table. Just forward is a modular navigation station smack-dab in the middle of the boat, which doubles as a seagoing office. This would be a very comfortable boat to live aboard. A suite of solar panels and a dedicated generator supplies onboard power. (These are optional features, but nearly every boat is delivered with them)...
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