Following her European introduction at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, the Lagoon Seventy 8 catamaran will have her coming out party at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.
The Seventy 8 is the follow-up to the builder’s 630, which launched back in 2015.
As her name suggests, the Seventy 8 is about 14 feet longer than her predecessor and when you combine that extra length with a 36-foot-1-inch beam (about 4 feet wider), you have a lot of living space.
Belowdecks, her volume equates to either a four- or five-stateroom layout, including options as such as a private teak beach off the master stateroom to starboard or a forward or aft galley setup. The forward galley scenario opens up around 269 square feet of space in the aft section of the yacht’s port hull to customize as an owner desires. A couple of options include formal dining for 10 or a cinema.
There is also formal dining for 8 in the main-deck salon as well as U-shaped seating across from it for pre-dinner cocktails and conversation.
Other amenities include a Jacuzzi tub, a formal dining table or sun-pad areas on the hardtop-equipped flybridge. And with 322 square feet of usable foredeck space, owners can create a custom lounge for sundowners on the hook with friends.
Power for the Seventy 8 is either twin 510 hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels (standard) or twin 580 hp John Deere N13 diesels. Best speed with the larger motors is 19 knots, and maximum range is a transatlantic 4,000 nautical miles.
With that kind of range, the Seventy 8 has to have a bluewater build to match. She has resin-infused solid fiberglass hulls and keels while balsa core is used above the waterline in areas like the deck to add rigidity without added weight.
Look for the Lagoon Seventy 8 at the Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale, November 1-5.
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