Details of new Lagoon SIXTY 5 revealed ahead of her official premiere later this year.
In a recent video conference with Lagoon Catamarans we had the pleasure of discovering more about the all new 2020 Lagoon SIXTY 5 sailing catamaran. The new SIXTY 5 model comes as a worthy successor of the highly successful Lagoon 620 model and also follows on from the SIXTY 7 Power Catamaran, which launched in Cannes in 2019. She first launched in Bordeaux in early April and is now getting ready for her official premiere later this year. We can’t wait to see her in person.
In a change from the SIXTY 7 power version, which is finished in a striking red hull colour, the SIXTY 5’s first hull comes in a gentle cream colour that enhances her lines and curvy silhouette. As with all Lagoon catamarans, you will be immediately impressed by the amount of volume that the SIXTY 5 offers for socialising and relaxing. With its slender hulls and sculptural curves, the SIXTY 5 has rightly earned its place in the world of luxury sailing yachts. The secret of its beauty lies in the sensual lines, which are an alliance of both tradition and modernity, that orchestrate its generous proportions.
As you step on board the SIXTY 5 you will immediately be able to appreciate her wide transom platforms and low stairs that allow guests to comfortably access the massive cockpit. The transoms are connected by a fixed platform-bridge, which allows movement between spaces even when the tender lift platform is lowered on to the sea. The cockpit is an impressive social space that is home to a comfortable table for eight people, with plenty of space for sunbathing and the great option of a versatile aft bench that can either face the cockpit area or the sea thanks to its pivoting backrest. A rotating smokeless BBQ is cleverly fitted into the port side near the sofa.
As is usual for Lagoon models there are two engine rooms, with a wide access hatch, and gen-set on the starboard side. A comfortable hydraulic gangway, which ensures easy access to and from land is stored in the starboard side engine room. Meanwhile, a generously proportioned wet bar is positioned on the port side, with its amenities including a fridge, freezer, cooler and sink.
When on board the Lagoon SIXTY 5, you can look straight through fore to aft and out over your surroundings with commanding 360° views. Her elegant interior is by Nauta Design, and demonstrates the new signature “Connect” outfit from Nauta. The main saloon is comfortable and luxurious with open spaces and natural light and the same design concept has been applied to the guest cabins, which enjoy good overhead height and excellent natural light and views. The high level of finishing throughout every cabin reflects the luxury feel of the main saloon.
The bright and spacious saloon is located forward and has a design palette that includes grey oak and beige upholstery for the sofas. A large dining table is positioned on the starboard side, with a u-shaped sofa and lounge area with a low coffee table on the port side. This first hull has a galley-down layout with four cabins, which delivers the massive main deck saloon space for guests to enjoy. A 54’ TV drops down from the ceiling and can be rotated via remote control, allowing guests to enjoy the modern entertainment system from the dining and lounge areas alike. From the saloon there is direct access to the foredeck terrace, which features sofas, a coffee table and an optional canopy shade that can be installed on to stainless pillars. This space is also ideal for storing diving gear.
In terms of accommodation layout, the starboard aft side is dedicated to the owner. Combining luxury, comfort and style, the owner’s cabin is a particular on board highlight, and it utilises and improves on all the best features from the master suite on the Lagoon 620 including private terrace access to the water to aft. The cabin itself features a wide island bed facing the ample windows, and its own working space including a desk, book shelves and a comfortable sofa in a strong indigo colour. Moving aft there is a private walk in bathroom area which can be divided from the living area by sliding doors that are smartly hidden in the bulkhead. The bathroom gives independent access to the cockpit as well.
Forward of this side of the hull there is a double VIP cabin with a private dressing area, floor to ceiling mirror and impressively sized shower cabin. Opposite in the port hull to aft there is a private galley that has direct cockpit access. The galley is fully equipped with top notch Miele home-size appliances including a microwave, electric stove and oven, double fridge, double sink and a secondary freezer in the floor to safely refrigerate the catch of the day!
Moving midships from the galley there is the crew cabin, with bunk beds, a study area and a separate en suite bathroom. The bow area holds a fourth guest cabin, with a private bathroom, large hull windows that fill the space with light and a comfortable spacious shower tube. Electric fresh water toilets are installed in all bathrooms.
Complementing the main saloon and spacious interior, the flybridge is another key space that is accessed via wide, safe stairs. Electric sliding doors give the option of this space being fully enclosed as required. As is usual with Lagoon catamarans, the SIXTY 5’s flybridge is a beautifully appointed deck with two helm stations, one on each side, for clean, unobstructed views. The rigid bimini is now fitted with see-through glass to allow the skipper to keep an eye on the sails when they are hoisted up. The flybridge is also home to a huge, comfortable and sleek looking sofa with spacious storage lockers underneath and a reclining backrest. A large dining table and another wet bar with a plancha grill, fridge and cutlery lockers, complete the picture.
Her sailing credentials are impressive, with smooth and easy handling, and on this first Lagoon SIXTY 5 the sail area equals 330sqm with the sail wardrobe comprised of a mainsail and genoa. The base sail plan can be complemented by a Code 0 or other sails according to individual preferences. This particular hull is equipped with a carbon fibre boom and has carbon mast as an option for performance-focused owners.
The SIXTY 5 is a yacht that ticks all the boxes. Her long legs allow you to eat up the miles, while her luxurious outfitting lets you enjoy total comfort when underway and at rest.
The yacht has a pleasant circulation throughout, ensuring easy movement thanks to wide companionways on both sides, the vast cockpit and flybridge and the aft and fore decks which are connected via the interior saloon. It offers an unbeatable feeling of spaciousness, freedom, and the vastness that one seeks when being at sea. We are certainly looking forward to soon welcoming first example of the SIXTY 5 in to Asia. She is a beauty that is sure to turn heads wherever she goes.