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Lagoon 42

Designed by:
Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP)
TPI Composites Inc.
Lagoon 42

First introduced in 1991, the Lagoon 42 is a boat of the style, build and layout quality that accelerated the popularity of the cruising catamaran in the USA. The Lagoon 42s were built by TPI with their state of the art resin infusion process, and designed by the innovative French naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost. The optimised hull construction using balsa and vinyl ester resin saves weight, which improves performance and sea-keeping.

With striking good looks the catamaran received a lot of attention at her introduction to the market. Accentuated curves of the bridgedeck cabin give the design panache as well as keeping the windage low and allowing her to point higher when close hauled.

As planned, many Lagoon 42s were sold into the charter market, yet the boat is much more than just a party platform. She is a thorough blue water cruiser with excellent seakeeping, handles easily, points well and can cruise at high average speeds in comfort.

Awarded Sailing Multihull and overall Boat of the Year 1991 by Sailing World.

Multihull type:
Materials: GRP with vinyl ester resin and balsa sandwich
Method: SCRIMP, resin infusion
Sails and rigging:
  • Fractional rig; moderately roached, fully battened main
  • Roller-furling jib
Sails and rigging images:
Lagoon 42 sails
Deck layout and gear:
  • Cockpit with seating on three sides
  • Wide transom steps
  • Easy access to engines
Deck layout images:
Lagoon 42
Keels, boards and rudders:
Fixed keels
Port hull: double berth aft; galley midships, single berth forward
Starboard hull: double berth aft; seating midships; large head with shower forward
Bridgedeck cabin: U-shaped settee and dining area; standing headroom throughout; 360 degree view

The charter version has 6 berths in both hulls
Accommodation images:
Lagoon 42 layout charter version Lagoon 42 owner's version Lagoon 42 saloon Lagonn 42 galley
LOA (length overall):
12.95 m (42 ft 6 in)
LWL (length at waterline):
11.81 m (38 ft 9 in)
6.91 m (22 ft 8 in)
Draft minimum:
1.35 m (4 ft 5 in)
Windward sail area:
89 m² (958 ft²)
Mainsail area:
64.47 m² (694 ft²)
Jib or Solent area:
24.53 m² (264 ft²)
Reacher, screacher, gennaker or code 0 area:
35.02 m² (377 ft²)
Spinnaker area:
130.06 m² (1400 ft²)
14.81 m (48 ft 7 in)
4.22 m (13 ft 10 in)
5.79 m (19 ft)
15.32 m (50 ft 3 in)
Mast height above water:
19.51 m (64 ft)
Displacement, lightship (empty):
7506 kg (7.39 tons)
Number of berths:
Outboard engines:
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In production:
Number built:
New price up to:
$300000 US (approx: £151227 Sterling / 204315 / $341085 AUS)*
Degree of customisation:
Several options
Used boats for sale:
475 boats of this brand currently available!
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* Exchange rates last updated: Sunday 27th January 2008 19:27 GMT

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