The Lagoon Sixty Seven Powercat Is Reviewed By Rich Report
With optional twin 440 hp Yanmar diesels, the yacht we got aboard saw a top-end speed of 21 knots.
A powercat often looks like a wedding cake. Each level begins wide and narrows as it progresses. There is a lot of work involved in making them look good.
Lagoon's regular preferred creative partners, automotive-design legend Patrick Le Quément and VPLP, take credit for the exterior design and naval architecture of the Lagoon Sixty 7. There's something elegant and functional about this catamaran.
A new Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht will replace the outgoing Lagoon 620 and its sailing sistership, the Sixty 7. In the decade since the 620 debuted in 2009, around 170 630s have been built, and 80 630s were built from 2012 to January of this year.
A key difference between old and new models is the amount of usable space. Approximately 30 percent more floor space is delivered by the new-generation cat designs, according to Lagoon, both within and outside the animal. It would be fair to say that the flybridge alone adds about 40 square feet or so of additional alfresco seating under a hardtop and a sunroof. A 12-millimeter-thick glass door connects the foredeck to the salon, so the forward end of the yacht becomes an integral part of the living space.
Compared with earlier models, the new catamarans offer 30 percent more floor space.
The Sixty 7 we ran in the Mediterranean reached 21 knots flat out with the Yanmar diesels, 32 percent fuel, 40 percent water, and nine people aboard. That's 3,350 rpm, or almost 48 gallons of fuel per hour. It took around 35 seconds to accelerate from rest to top speed. A five-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan has the same amount of space as an aircraft moving through water.
The owner can plan on 1,200 nautical miles between fuel pumps if the yacht is slowed to 2,000 rpm and 12 knots. You can cut that range in half if you cruise at 14 knots. Each of the two hulls of the powercat has a fuel capacity of 1,452 gallons.
Because the extra weight of engines and fuel adds approximately 18,300 pounds to the yacht's displacement, the Sixty 7′s hulls are slightly longer and flatter aft than those on the sail version. It draws just 3 feet, 10 inches too, just like the Sixty 7.
Interior design was handled by Nauta Design. A walnut veneer, a light oak veneer, and a gray oak veneer are the three most popular veneer types. A modular accommodation system is available. Typically, one sleeping space would be designated for the crew, but combinations of four to six rooms are possible.
The foredeck lounge as well as the side decks are accessible from the salon.
Among the four double-berth staterooms on the Lagoon Sixty 7 I sailed on was the master cabin, which had a sofa, separate shower and head stalls, and a private entrance aft. In the port hull's after half was the galley and crew mess. A galley at main-deck level is also available, but the first four Sixty 7s were sold with the galley down; the fifth will have the galley up.
With accommodations for a large cruising family, the Lagoon Sixty 7 has the visual appeal, volume, and range to cruise the Eastern Seaboard almost non-stop. It's possible to have your cake and eat it too sometimes.