La­goon Seventy 8

Motorboat & Yachting - - New Boats -

At 78ft long and span­ning 36ft across with a dis­place­ment just shy of 80 tonnes, the largest boat that La­goon has ever built cer­tainly won’t go un­no­ticed at the show.

Aside from be­ing a fab­u­lous en­ter­tain­ing plat­form, the slen­der hulls and 8,500-litre fuel tank com­bined with rel­a­tively small 510hp-580hp en­gines give the Seventy 8 a po­ten­tial 5,000nm range. That said, the largest John Deere N13.580s will power it to a healthy top speed of 20 knots.

To de­liver this much space and re­tain a sem­blance of el­e­gance is an im­pres­sive feat by ex-re­nault car de­signer Pa­trick le Qué­ment, and the work done on the in­side is no less im­pres­sive. A stand­out fea­ture is the mas­ter cabin in the star­board hull, which in­cludes a large plat­form that low­ers down to just above water level so you can take a morn­ing dip di­rectly from your cabin or en­joy some alone time on your own pri­vate ter­race. There is the op­tion to have a fur­ther three or four guests cab­ins de­pend­ing on whether you opt for the gal­ley­for­ward or gal­ley-aft lay­out, the former al­low­ing for three very com­fort­able guest cab­ins and a smaller en­suite with bunks.

The cock­pit and fore­deck are linked by the sa­loon thanks to doors at ei­ther end. The beamy fore­deck comes com­plete with fixed seat­ing and more than enough space for free­stand­ing sunbeds.

With all this room on deck, the fly­bridge may seem su­per­flu­ous, but with three dif­fer­ent lay­outs, in­clud­ing the op­tion of a hot tub, it just adds to the Seventy 8’s ap­peal. For €3m, it’s an ex­traor­di­nar­ily ca­pa­ble ma­chine. Con­tact An­casta. Tel: +44 (0)2380 450 000. Web:­goon-mo­to­ry­

Now that’s what we call a prop­erly beamy sa­loon

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