Specifications

Name: 43
Length: 43
Hull Type: Catamaran
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 412 gals.
Model Years: 2001—2005
Draft: 3'11"
Beam: 21'1"
Water Capacity: 206 gals.
Waste Capacity: 45 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Lagoon, a company best known for its line of sailing catamarans, was once a division of French sailboat manufacturer Beneteau Yachts. The Lagoon 43 was the company’s first powerboat design, a very distinctive cruising yacht with wraparound cabin windows and a mega-wide 21'3"" beam. She rides on a pair of semi-displacement hulls with balsa coring above the waterline and prop-protecting keels. The Lagoon’s aft-cabin layout is unique—no other power cat available in the U.S. market to date offers anything similar it. Two floorplans were available: a three-stateroom arrangement with guest cabins forward in each hull, and a two-stateroom layout with a den/office in the starboard hull. The salon isn’t as spacious as one might imagine (the aft stateroom takes up a lot of space), but the panoramic view is impressive and helm visibility is excellent. Molded steps lead from the covered cockpit to the small flybridge, and a U-shaped foredeck lounge is a great place to enjoy the view. On the downside, headroom in the master stateroom is modest, and finding a marina to accommodate the Lagoon’s enormous beam will be a challenge. Yanmar 250hp diesels cruise at 16–18 knots with a 400-mile-plus range.