The Lagoon has been dominating the market of cruising catamarans for a while. This French shipyard set the trend for comfortable catamarans. It’s based on platforms, with ample space for many cabins and wide double beds. That volume also has a downside; weight. And weight is the natural enemy of performance and speed. More weight means, more volume in the hulls, more drag, less speed in light airs, more slamming in rough waters.
Until recently, there was only one shipyard who had a different view on the ideal cruiser cat; the also French, Nautitech. Nautitech catamarans are less bulky than the competition, are lighter, are helmed from in the stern of the hulls, the steering positions are near the waterline, offering a much livelier sailing experience. But the market demands more and more luxurious finish, and that’s what Nautitech improved with their new Nautitech 46 Open.
Yacht-Match founders, Viktor van Savooyen and Dirk Agter were invited for the official introduction and sea trials in Cannes to give their personal opinion about the next generation and how she will perform in a charter environment.
Viktor: “The new saloon layout and the higher standard of finish will be appealing for a lot more yacht buyers ”
Dirk:” With just 5-7 knots of wind speed and practically no waves the Lagoon 46 was able to manage 4-6 knots boat speed and had no problems with tacking or gybing”
Yacht-Match aims to empower yacht buyers with unbiased information which will enable them to make a well-informed purchase decision. If you would like to gain market knowledge only available to professionals, meet Viktor or Dirk for unbiased advice about yacht ownership and ways to reduce annual costs considerably. You can easily make an appointment for a meeting in person or by phone with this online booking app.