Europa Yachts Joins Global Celebration of Lagoon Catamaran’s 40th Anniversary with Lagoon World Escapade Philippines

An Unforgettable Voyage: Lagoon World Escapade Philippines 2024

Metro Manila, PH – The summer skies were filled with bright sails as Europa YachtsLagoon, a renowned leader in the catamaran yacht industry, celebrated its 40th year through the Lagoon World Escapade. The 3-day event, held from May 17 to May 19, 2024, saw the stunning waters and coves of Cavite and Batangas host the Philippine leg of the celebration.

Europa Yachts Marketing Manager Rich Sarinas speaking passionately at a beach party, surrounded by a crowd of people enjoying the sunny day at the Lagoon World Escapade Philippines.

Day 1: The Adventure Begins

Day 1 was packed with highlights. The festivities kicked off with a thrilling sailing rally as our Lagoon fleet set sail from Caylabne Bay Resort & Marina, navigating past the historic El Fraile, a reinforced concrete sea fort at the mouth of Manila Bay built during the American colonial period.


Scenic view of Lagoon catamarans sailing around the historical El Fraile landmark in Ternate Cavite under clear skies.

The rally continued to Santelmo Cove, affectionately known to Lagoon sailors as “Little Boracay,” where we were greeted by a stretch of fine white sand beach. Here, we indulged in a traditional Filipino boodle fight, a kamayan-style culinary experience where food was served on banana leaves for everyone to enjoy together as a family.


Outdoor dining experience in a boodle fight experience with a group of people eating at a table in a shaded area at Nasugbu Batangas, Santelmo Cove, Little Boracay.

The day concluded with a finale at Punta Fuego, featuring a feast, entertainment, and refreshments at Il Jardineto, courtesy of our amazing partners.


A group of people on the beach with their hands up, enjoying the sunny day by the sea at the Lagoon World Escapade Philippines in Nasugbu Batangas, Santelmo Cove or Little Boracay.

Day 2: A Historic Achievement

Day 2 brought even more excitement. All Lagoons, from the 40 all the way to the SEVENTY8, rallied towards Terrazas de Punta Fuego, creating an awe-inspiring sight as the boats sailed together. After about two hours of setting up our community mooring, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! This milestone was a historic achievement, with 17 Lagoon catamarans participating in the circular mooring activity, the highest number ever recorded. The day was filled with unforgettable moments as beers and barbecues were passed around, people joyfully jumped into the water, and everyone reveled in the shared experience.

Aerial view of boats forming a circle on the water at Terrazas de Punta Fuego in celebration of the Lagoon World Escapade Philippines.


Richard Sarinas, Europa Yachts’ CMO, remarked, “Only Lagoon and Europa Yachts can bring together such a remarkable global sailing event, uniting enthusiasts from every corner of the world.” This statement encapsulated the spirit of the event, as the Lagoon World Escapade in the Philippines truly brought together a global community of sailing enthusiasts.

The celebration concluded with an awarding ceremony for various sailing and social activities, including a photo and reel contest that showcased the creativity of the participating Lagoon sailors and adventurers.

Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude

Thomas Cachera, Managing Director of Europa Yachts, expressed heartfelt gratitude to each and every Lagoon sailor for being part of this momentous occasion. “Your enthusiasm and participation have made this event truly special. We are honored to celebrate this milestone with such a dedicated and passionate community.”

On behalf of the entire Europa Yachts team, thank you to this year’s Lagoon World Escapade Philippines fleet:

  • L78 Carmen
  • L65 Meemee
  • L630 Violy
  • L620 Allora
  • L620 Mi Rosa
  • L560 Ginger
  • L55 Alley Cat
  • L55 Avitas
  • L55 Querida Mia
  • L52F Sabrina
  • L50 Bella
  • L50 Janice
  • L50 Aleanda Cat
  • L500 Irene Jungle
  • L46 Liquid Sunshine
  • L46 Twin Popsies
  • L450 Mini Bee
  • L42 Rosco
  • L40 Avonlea

A Toast to Our Partners

Pam Sanchez, Marketing Manager of Europa Yachts, extended her thanks to our partners, saying, “We are incredibly grateful for the support of our partners, who have added so much spice and excitement to this event. Your contributions have helped make the Lagoon World Escapade an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.”

Special thanks to our partners:

  • Moet & Chandon
  • San Miguel Beer
  • Hertz
  • Caylabne Bay Resort & Marina
  • Club Punta Fuego
  • NV Equipment
  • Fendertex

Here’s to many more years of Lagoon sailing adventures! Cheers!


To further celebrate it’s 40th, Lagoon has launched  a special, limited-time anniversary offer! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity, learn more about it here.