The 52 represents a whole new period in the design of cruising catamarans, like its predecessor, the legendary 500, did indeed. The 52 is not an ordinary catamaran with its diamond-shaped vertical bows, beveled hulls, its as if levitated deckhouse and large rig, but its originality goes far further than just its “true” appearance or even its internal layout. This Lagoon is the result of extensive consultations at Van Peteghem-Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), the Italian Nauta Design agency, and the Lagoon Design Department between the architects. Such discussions led us to make some significant and often unconventional choices while staying faithful to what we believe in, in terms of elegance, comfort, health, user-friendliness, and, of course, success under sailing.
Luxurious and noble fabrics with light colors for a harmonious interior. Continuous horizontal and fluent lines give open and generous spaces to the interior, continuity between exterior and interior life, and slender exterior design for a strong-character ship.
The boat can be accessed via open aft transom, enabling boarding and disembarking, wide sided ceilings with recessed deck hatches, the cockpit is level with the saloon and has an outdoor lounge and sun-lounging area to the starboard, the flybridge can be reached either by a staircase leading from the cockpit or by another steering wheel leading from the deck on the starboard side.
The decision to position the mast further to aft comes directly from the racing experience of the designers and has many advantages on a cruising catamaran: a wide forward triangle enables a more excellent choice of sails: a promise for great results, The shorter boom makes the mainsail much more comfortable to maneuver, which is comparatively narrower and higher, benefits from stronger winds at the tip, thus improving the maneuverability of the mainsail
The “U” galley is equipped with large hot plates, large workspace, and adequate storage space. There is a balanced movement in the salon between the lounge and the galley. Both cabins are equipped with wide double beds, storage space in line with the boat’s offshore sailing program, and, of course, an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower. Thanks to the fixed hull windows, the cabins have incomparable natural lighting, along with excellent ventilation due to the deck hatches and portholes opening up to the hull-side or the cockpit.