The 52, marks a whole new era in the design of cruising catamarans, as indeed did its predecessor, the famed 500.
With her diamond-shaped vertical bows, bevelled hulls, her as if levitated deckhouse and tall rig, the 52 is no ordinary catamaran, but her originality goes a great deal further than just its "outer" appearance, or even her interior layout.
This Lagoon is the result of lengthy discussions between the architects at Van Peteghem-Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), the Italian Nauta Design agency and the Lagoon design department. These discussions led us to make some important and sometimes radical choices, while remaining faithful to what we believe in, in terms of elegance, comfort, safety, user friendliness and, it goes without saying, performance under sail.
The 52 is available in 2 versions: FlyBridge or SporTop.
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Noble and luxurious materials, with soft shades for a harmonious interior
Continuous horizontal and fluent lines give the interior open and generous spaces
Continuity between exterior and interior life
A slender exterior design for a boat with a strong character
The boat is accessed via large aft transoms, facilitating boarding and disembarking
Broad sidedecks, with recessed deck hatches
The cockpit is level with the saloon, and has an outdoor lounge and sun-lounging area to starboard
The cabin-top design creates a more elegant and punchier roof outline
a large sunbathing area on the cabintop
The sail areas are the same with the FlyBridge version. However, the lower mast and boom:
- reduces pitching
- makes the boom easier to access
The cabintop bulkhead fitted steering position includes the following:
- all maneuvers
- integrated comfortable helm station seat for 2 persons
- access from the cockpit and the sidedeck
- an optional extra safety system is also offered, with a tilting composite beam (optional) to close off the steering station in bad weather
- a composite bimini above steering area is available as an option
The decision to locate the mast further to aft directly comes from the designers' racing experience and has many advantages on a cruising catamaran:a large forward triangle allows a larger sails choice: a promise for great performance
The shorter boom makes the mainsail much easier to maneuver
The mainsail, which is relatively narrower and higher, benefits from better winds at the top, thus enhancing performance
By re-centering the weight in this way, pitching is considerably reduced