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Lagoon celebrates
the one-hundreth
Lagoon 500 and
Lagoon 400
the first sail of
The Lagoon 400 replaces the
Lagoon 400
410 in the range, she was
noted for her good performance
and her comfort, it would
Currently the flagship within the Lagoon Catamaran range the appear that the 400 will be a
whole company turned out to celebrate the completion of the worthy successor.
100th boat built since first introduced in September 2005. A
quite significant achievement. The official public presentation
of the Lagoon 400 is at the Lagoon 400 saloon
In June this year the new flagship, the Lagoon 620 is due to be September and October 2009
launched and the order book has now stretched to ten orders. boatshows across the world.
In February the deck was fitted so the boat starts to look real! Multihull Review will test her in
The saloon is an amazing 26 sqm topped by a flybridge of 17 France in June and will report
sqm. shortly thereafter. To date eight
have been sold and it is likely
Elsewhere the first Lagoon 400 had her deck fitted on February that many more will follow.
More details from:
www.cata-lagoon.com
Lagoon 400 owners hull
Lagoon 400
owner version
layout
19, at the Belleville sur Vie factory near Les
Sables d’Olonne..
Personal Atlantic next
On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 she sailed
for the first time off Les Sables D’Olonne.
step for Geoff Holt
In a brisk 18 to 23 knots from the North-
Lagoon 620 which
West with 3 to 5 foot seas. These were
Geoff Holt is an inspiring
her deck fitted perfect conditions to sea trial the new
Lagoon 400!
individual who has done a huge
amount in his life. As an able
The sailing crew reported very positive first
bodied sailor he had crossed
impressions, with a comfortable ride and
the Atlantic three times when,
little pitching. The 400 has the steering
aged 18 he dived into the
position to the left of the cockpit and all
warm Caribbean waters and
Lagoon 620 saloon
control lines lead to the helm station, these
so damaged his spine that he
were easily accessible by the helmsman.
has been a quadriplegic since.
The crew felt that the square top mainsail
Geoff Holt Confined to a wheelchair he
brings additional speed potential but the
has achieved a huge amount.
boat was always under complete control.
He has been the driving force behind the growth in opportunities
Away from the wind the Lagoon 400 felt
for disabled sailing in the UK, a template that has been replicated
very stable and comfortable.
across the world. He has married and has a family, worked as a
Lagoon 620
marketing director for two major accounting firms for 15 years and
owners hull
in 2007 managed to sail 1,445 miles around Britain in 109 days in
a little Challenger trimaran modified for the voyage. He became the
4  MULTIHULL REVIEW : MAY 2009
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