Lagoon Seventy 8
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: www.lagoon-motoryachts.com
Now that’s what we call a properly beamy saloon