Lagoon was founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of Jeanneau Technologies Avancées (JTA), Jeanneau's "racing department". JTA gained a reputation for producing single and multihulled offshore racing boats (Pierre 1er, the Fleury Michon series, etc.) that won an unequalled string of victories. Lagoon has also been involved in more unusual projects such as building trimarans for the film Waterworld.
Lagoon is now part of CNB, a division of the Beneteau Group, the world leader in pleasure sailing craft construction. CNB offers a full and well-structured range of cruising catamarans designed by naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) who have notched up an incomparable record of victories in multihull events. One of their most recent designs was the famous trimaran Oracle, winner of the 2010 America's Cup.
A first generation series of catamarans was built between 1987 and 1996, the Lagoon 55, 47, 57 and 67 models, and these were intended for offshore cruising under private ownership. The Lagoon 37 and 42 models were designed for chartering.
The key strengths of the Lagoon brand are its guiding principles: good design, high-quality construction and better-than-average performance.
1996 saw the arrival of a new generation of Lagoon boats that quickly made their mark thanks to space-efficient layouts, greater comfort and attention to customer feedback.
Since 2003 Lagoon has been the world leader in the construction of cruising catamarans. We have a full and innovative range of boats and the support of a comprehensive distribution network. Indeed, Lagoon has more than 80 distributors throughout the world who are passionate catamaran specialists.
Since 2010, when VPLP's Oracle won the America's Cup, Nauta Design (another great name in naval architecture) has been working with Lagoon to design the interiors of new models.
In 2013, the new Lagoon 39 & 52 signalled a major change in the architecture of cruising catamaran: their rigs with the mast moved amidships, stemming directly from VPLP naval architects’ expertise in respect of large racing multihulls, brought about a substantial and beneficial change in relation to the conventional parameters of a cruising catamaran.
In 2014, Lagoon’s return to motor yacht construction attracted a great deal of attention, with the arrival of the superb 630 MY and the MY 40.