The 52 marks a whole new era in the design of cruising catamarans, as indeed did its predecessor, the famed 500.
With its diamond-shaped vertical bows, bevelled hulls, its as if levitated deckhouse and tall rig, the 52 is no ordinary catamaran, but its originality goes a great deal further than just its "outer" appearance, or even its 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.
|Naval architect||VPLP DESIGN|
|Exterior design||Patrick Le Quément|
|Interior design||Nauta Design|
|Length over all||15,85 m / 52'|
|Beam||8.60 m / 23'8''|
|Draft||1.50 m / 4'11''|
|Mast clearance||27.66 m / 90'9''|
|Light displacement (EEC)||22.5 t / 49,606 Lbs|
|Sail area||156 m² / 1,679 sq.ft|
|Full-batten mainsail||97 m² / 1,044 sq.ft|
|Square top mainsail (opt.)||107 m² / 1,151 sq.ft|
|Selftacking jib||59 m² / 635 sq.ft|
|Asymetrical spinnaker (opt.)||255 m² / 2,744 sq.ft|
|Code 0 (opt.)||152 m² / 1,636 sq.ft|
|Engine (std)||2 x 57 cv CR a 2 x 80 cv CR|
|Fuel capacity||2 x 496 l / 2 x 131 US gal|
|Fresh water capacity||4 x 240 l / 4 x 63 US gal|
|No. Of berths||6 to 14|
|EC certification||A:14 ; B:14 ; C:16 ; D:30|