The size of this 51 foot catamaran is equal to a 75 foot monohull. With four almost identically sized cabins all with toilet / shower and individually controlled air-condition. Full standing headroom and beds in queen size. The yacht does not miss any of the standards of a modern home: Dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, full size gas stove and oven. 900 liters of diesel and water, a water-maker that produce 100 liter of fresh water per hour makes the yacht almost like a self-contained Island.
The comfort of sail and to live on catamaran like this is to live in a 180 m2 villa. Compared with an equally sized sailing boat being around 65 m2 apartment.
Engines are in separate engine rooms to minimize the sound and the heat. The two hulls, with almost 9 meter apart, create a living platform twice the width of a traditional yacht. The saloon is in the same level at the aft deck and not one step down. The Catamaran yacht is not leaning over while sailing and do not roll as much on anchor, which makes the trip more comfortable.
The 500 includes an elegant aft cockpit for lounging. In many ways the cockpit seems like an extension of the saloon. The steering station is above; a flybridge built into what is a robust cockpit hardtop. You access the steering station via curved steps on either side of the cabintop. There is a surprising amount of room.
The sail controls are actually easier to reach from the flybridge than from a standard lower cockpit catamaran. When flying either the gennaker or the genoa on a reach, the sheets are led aft to turning blocks, and then directed up and inboard to the winches. For windward work there are inboard tracks on the coachroof. The mainsheet traveler is on the aft end of the flybridge, and supported from below by two stainless steel compression posts. The main halyard is led to a standard electric winch just to the right of the helm and the sheet is opposite. By any definition the Lagoon 500 is a big boat but it is also an easy boat to sail.
Our Lagoon 500, a catamaran available for crewed charters throughout Greece. With 4 cabins, convertible table saloon and 5 wc it is perfect for a group of 8-10 guests.