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Cruising World Review

Lagoon 400

With enough volume to let a crew live large, this new French-built catamaran carries the comforts to do just that. A review from our March 2010 issue.

By Steve Callahan April 6, 2010

Multihull development in recent years has hit a fork in the road, with one path leading to record-setting speed machines and the other to vessels that carry all the comforts of a very upscale home. The new Lagoon 400 most definitely follows the latter trend, though its designers have proven themselves adept at speed, as well.

The latest creation from the multihull arm of Group Beneteau springs from the design offices of Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost. VPLP has long made spray with some of the world’s fastest multihulls, most recently the record-setting trimarans Banque Populaire and Groupama as well as BMW Oracle Racing’s trimaran in the America’s Cup. The Lagoon 400 is decidedly different, aiming instead to deliver luxurious living in a space comparable to that of a 60-foot monohull.

Still, the Lagoon 400 is very much a sailboat, even in a single-digit breeze. On the day of our Chesapeake Bay test sail, twin hulls and a reasonably large sail plan helped drive the boat at 4.5 to 5.2 knots in 6 to 7 knots of wind when reaching with a screecher set on its short bowsprit. Under power, the 400 loped along at 7 knots, with 40-horsepower Yanmar diesels (30-horsepower engines are standard) running at only 2,200 rpm. As you’d expect, the twin diesels, set nearly 24 feet apart, back the boat up and twirl it around magically.

https://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/lagoon-400-home-thats-home-afloat


Cruising Sea Review

Lagoon 400 Catamaran Review – Focus on What Really Matters!

By Daniella Wender – July 13, 2015

Any Lagoon 400 Catamaran Review will inevitably focus on the comfort and luxury of the sailing vessel. This focus is entirely warranted as the 400 was specifically designed for sailors looking for a home out on the water.

It’s not much of a vacation if the boat is too cramped or passengers are falling over each other, but at the same time, the 400 invites social activity and conversation, almost creating the illusion that the entire vessel is a floating family rec room.

Accommodations
The 400’s purpose is to provide passengers with an easy, anti-stress environment. The cabins and lounge area are spacious and adorned with comfortable furnishings while the galley is fully equipped for cooking requirements.

Plenty of storage space is available, so there is no need to worry about those important items or things that are solely for pleasure would need to be left behind.

https://cruisingsea.com/lagoon-400-catamaran-review-focus-on-what-really-matters/


TradeBoats.com/au Review

LAGOON CATAMARAN 400 S2 BOAT TEST

By: ALLAN WHITING, Photography by: ALLAN WHITING, SUPPLIED

Date: 13.12.2012

After three years and some 250 sales globally, the Lagoon 400 has been given an interior makeover but the exterior, rig and sail plan are retained. Allan Whiting swaps his customary one-hull orientation for two and came away impressed.

The Lagoon 400 S2 catamaran was designed by naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost.

When we checked out the Lagoon 400 in 2011 it had a square-top mainsail option and we figured that would probably constitute the boat’s mid-life upgrade. We were part-correct, because the new version that’s just been launched in Europe looks externally the same: almost plumb bows, portside steering station, vertical cabin windows and square-top main. The optional main suits the somewhat cubist lines of the Lagoon 400 very well, reinforcing the rectangular theme of its hull, ports and cabin.

However, the ‘square’ theme has now been extended to a completely redesigned interior and the 2013 boat is known as the Lagoon 400 S2, following the nomenclature used on the previous Lagoon 410 S2 and the Lagoon 380 S2 mid-life-upgrade models.

https://www.tradeboats.com.au/tradeaboat-reviews/boats/1212/lagoon-400-s2-yacht-review


SAIL Magazine Review

LAGOON CATAMARAN 400 S2 BOAT TEST

By: ALLAN WHITING, Photography by: ALLAN WHITING, SUPPLIED

Date: 13.12.2012

After three years and some 250 sales globally, the Lagoon 400 has been given an interior makeover but the exterior, rig and sail plan are retained. Allan Whiting swaps his customary one-hull orientation for two and came away impressed.

The Lagoon 400 S2 catamaran was designed by naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost.

When we checked out the Lagoon 400 in 2011 it had a square-top mainsail option and we figured that would probably constitute the boat’s mid-life upgrade. We were part-correct, because the new version that’s just been launched in Europe looks externally the same: almost plumb bows, portside steering station, vertical cabin windows and square-top main. The optional main suits the somewhat cubist lines of the Lagoon 400 very well, reinforcing the rectangular theme of its hull, ports and cabin.

However, the ‘square’ theme has now been extended to a completely redesigned interior and the 2013 boat is known as the Lagoon 400 S2, following the nomenclature used on the previous Lagoon 410 S2 and the Lagoon 380 S2 mid-life-upgrade models.

https://www.sailmagazine.com/boats/lagoon-400


Multi-Hulls World Review

LAGOON 400: A SUCCESSFUL SYNTHESIS TEST

Volume, comfort and brightness define this interior, in which the family will really feel at home

A more clear-cut silhouette, vertical hull sides, a well-integrated bimini and a generous sail plan; the 400 asserts a different personality from its predecessors

Volume, comfort and brightness define this interior, in which the family will really feel at home

A more clear-cut silhouette, vertical hull sides, a well-integrated bimini and a generous sail plan; the 400 asserts a different personality from its predecessors

With the 380, Lagoon reinvented the culture of space aboard medium-sized catamarans; this model was world champion in its category in production (600 boats), but its performance under sail lacked a little punch. The 400 has arrived in the middle of a crisis, and sent its two predecessors, the 380 and the 410, back to the drawing board! We spent three days aboard, to get to know it.

Clear positioning of the range

Lagoon’s maturity and the support of the Bénéteau group have allowed production strategies and relevant choices of range to be adopted, despite economic difficulties. Covering the greater part of the comfortable catamaran market with 3 models (400-500-600) rationalises manufacture and stimulates marketing, whilst clarifying the message sent to potential purchasers.

https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-400a-successful-synthesis



Sailing Europe’s Review

Lagoon 400 S2 – the Balance Between Hull Space and Performance
BY JANKO · PUBLISHED AUGUST 18, 2014 · UPDATED DECEMBER 19, 2018

The Lagoon 400 S2

Facelifting of the successful Lagoon 400 ended up with the launching of Lagoon 400 S2. It is a model that proved to be a success just after it was put on the market – over 260 models had been delivered in less than three years.

This model remained faithful to brand values such as elegance, ergonomic, contemporary design and, above all, comfort. It would be unfair if I said that Lagoon 400 S2 is only about cosmetics. I would rather say that it is about a lot of details which made for a completely new image of the yacht. Large vertical saloon windows provide 360° visibility which contributes to the sense of being in a large space.

Furthermore, cabins are equipped with large windows which cannot be open but provide a lot of natural light in the cabin, contributing to the sense of spaciousness. The windows have sun shields so the cabins are light but not too warm. Forward cabins’ double beds could be converted into single beds, in line with owner’s demands and the schedule of sailing. Special isolation foam and double flooring system are used to improve soundproofing in the aft cabins. This system is also used for placement of the generator which is easily accessible in its own compartment.



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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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