Cruising World’s Review

Lagoon 470

Compared with her predecessor, the Lagoon 470 adds performance and belowdecks luxury.

By Ralph Naranjo September 2, 2003

Designers Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost took the strengths and weaknesses of the older Lagoon 47 and created a multifaceted multihull, ready to play the role of a liveaboard, charter boat, or long-distance cruiser. The transition from the Lagoon 47 to the Lagoon 470 entailed a major hull and deck redesign and a new approach to the use of space below, resulting in a truly new boat.

The older Lagoon 47 was popular in the charter trade, and a feedback loop among clients, skippers, and the builder set the stage for modifications that would benefit the new boat. A good part of the reason for the success of the Lagoon 470 lies in how effectively the builder and design team, rather than simply starting from scratch, used this accumulated history in the evolutionary design and construction of a new sailboat.

With an overall length of over 47 feet and nearly 26 feet of beam, there’s room on deck and below to keep guests and friends enjoying themselves and out of each other’s personal space. There’s also an efficient davit arrangement astern for a decent-sized RIB and plenty of stowage for dive gear, windsurfers, and other essentials of tropical living.

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Lagoon 470 Catamaran Review – What Makes Her Popular for So Long?

By Daniella Wender – August 18, 201512

The 470 is an update of the older Lagoon 47 that has withstood the test of time and numerous versions based on this original blueprint.

This Lagoon Catamaran 470 Review will go over the 470’s weak and strong points and concentrate on what has made this particular yacht popular for so long.

The yacht was designed with two things in mind: plenty of space and great performance. Combined, those two aspects have made for a boat that is a sailor’s favorite.

Space and openness are the keywords when describing the 470. The cabins, saloon, and galley are all roomy and comfortable while the design and color choices make this boat sunny and cheerful.

There is also plenty of headroom, making the sailing experience that much better for tall passengers. The decks are given the same wide, easy to navigate spaciousness as the rest of the vessel.


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