Yacht design continues to evolve, especially as the way we use a boat changes. In today’s world, charter clients and owners are looking for comfort, elegance, and practicality in one pretty package. French catamaran builder Lagoon has a design team focuses on how people live while on board, utilizing clean simple lines, light woodwork with lots of ports to keep cabins bright and airy, and all the tech you could ask for.
From the earlier Lagoon 450 sailing cat with three guest cabins plus crew cabin, to the new Lagoon Seventy Eight sailing and power cats, there is a yacht to suit a range of budgets and group size. These are well built ocean going yachts that have traveled from France to the Mediterranean Sea, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and Bahamas and even out to the Pacific.
Some of our favorite Lagoons that are available this winter in the Caribbean are:
Gypsy Princess – this Lagoon 450 has a new mast, boom and sails along with other updates that’s to last year’s hurricanes. Captain Biff and partner, Chef Amy are an English couple with great joie de vivre and playful sense of humor. They make sure guests (up to 6) have a chance to see and do everything on their list when visiting the BVI.
New to the charter fleet, Lagoon 52 Joy offers a bit more elbow room with a master suite plus two guest cabins and French crew who have sailed all over the world. Patrice and Pascale charter Joy from St. Marten, perfect for the short sail over to St. Barths or Anguilla.
Or try Gambit, the Lagoon 51 with three queen cabins plus a 4th cabin with bunk beds – a layout popular with family charter groups. And you won’t find a better crew than South Africans Doug and Val who raised their children on board boats until they became empty nesters. Now they sail Gambit throughout the Caribbean, entertaining guests with Doug’s sea stories and Val’s delicious menus.
When you reach the Lagoon 620s, you are talking about large upper flybridge decks, spacious cabins in a variety of layouts, and full amenities plus water sports. Check out the differences between new charter luxury Essence line of Lagoons, Bagheera and Callista. And take a peek here at the crew of Foxy Lady who will be adding scuba diving to their activity list this winter.
Top of the line is the 2018 Seventy8 line of power and sailing cats. These larger yachts with huge upper decks and crew from
three to four are about having it all. Prices are higher, but guests delight in comfort with every detail thought out – and lots of the toys too! We love working with the power cat Double Down who chartered after her launch in Croatia this summer and will cross the Atlantic to charter in the Caribbean this winter. Due to be launched at the end of 2018 is the sailing 77’ Tell Star, the culmination of this owner’s wish list garnered from his previous yachts. Team Jack and Jaimey keep the pace relaxed while making sure it looks effortless.
Whatever your size, price or group, consider a Lagoon for your next charter through Regency.