Lagoon 450 S Catamaran by Lagoon Philippines
The Lagoon 450 S is a catamaran that has been designed to afford cruising families optimum ease and enjoyment in sailing. The “S” in her appellation stands for “SporTop,” a configuration that replaces Lagoon’s iconic flybridge with a helm post on bulkhead—perfect for those who desire the ownership of a 45-foot catamaran with a more conventional yet equally striking design. She first came to the public eye during the La Rochelle Boat Show of 2015, turning the heads of many an international yachting enthusiast. After all, never has Lagoon offered the SporTop as an alternative to the flybridge since the Lagoon 440 was introduced in 2004.
With sterling naval architecture done by VPLP Design and a substantially restyled interior that accommodates the inclusion of a helm station on top, the Lagoon 450 S is specifically suited for long and leisurely voyages where easy communication between the helmsman and the rest of the crew is crucial.
This catamaran is primarily marketed towards families with exquisite taste and genuine love for the ocean. Indeed, in the hands of a capable yachtsman, she is the perfect vessel to take out on a salubrious day out in the sun.
The Lagoon 450 S Exterior
With exterior design by longtime collaborator Patrick Le Quément and naval architecture by VPLP Design, the 450 S’s exterior highlights all the classic qualities associated with the Lagoon brand: safety, seaworthiness, performance, and generous spaces for leisure and enjoyment.
But what differentiates the 450 S from her predecessor is the presence of the SporTop helm station instead of a traditional flybridge, which Lagoon pioneered in 45-foot catamarans. This version of the 450 affords a more streamlined approach to sailing by allowing easy communication between the people in the helm station and the saloon below—a helpful feature to have during watches on long passages.
This helm station provides panoramic views of the surroundings while also being adequately protected by moveable guardrails and a hard-top-bimini. Moreover, as it juts out as a “bubble” on top of the boat, it offers direct access not just to the sun-lounging area above, but also to the mast and the mainsail, where everything is within easy reach of crew members.
While the sail area of the Lagoon 450 S is virtually similar to that of the flybridge version, her boom is around 70 cm lower, which means her crew will have an easier time handling the rigging and the sails. At the same time, this configuration reduces the amount of pitching, thus increasing the safety and comfort of passengers.
Finally, the 450 S also features a primary silhouette that optimizes her performance on water. Not only does her well-shaped aft volumes allow for optimum balance under strong winds, a third bow underneath the forward cockpit has also been designed to break the energy of even the most belligerent waves, reducing turbulence onboard in the process.
The Lagoon 450 S Interior
The interior of the Lagoon 450 S, like many of her sister boats, is the handiwork of Nauta Design. Tastefully outfitted with walnut plywood, leather, and fabric details, the saloon is made as homely as can be, all while letting in substantial amounts of natural light during daytime. As mentioned, the proximity of the helm station to this main living area will be appreciated by families, who will no doubt repose confidence in the ability to be constantly in contact with the helmsman.
Another highlight of the 450 S’s interior design is the U-shaped configuration of the galley, which allows this onboard kitchen area to stand out as a separate section. It comes furnished with a three-burner gas stove, grill oven, a 130L fridge, a double stainless steel sink with a hot-and-cold mixer tap, and cabinets for all your storage needs. This dedicated kitchen space is essential to you being able to relish five-star meals, plus a glass of wine or two, while at sea in the company of your family and friends.
Lastly, the 450 S also allows for 6 to 12 berths in its cabins, depending on which model your purchases. The owner’s cabin is extra luxurious, while the guest cabins, while smaller, are no less well-appointed. By default, these cabins are outfitted with alveolar-foam marine mattresses that have been treated to prevent the accumulation of allergens and the growth of mites and microbes. The en suite bathrooms, on the other hand, are equipped with synthetic resin countertops and washbasins, comfortable manual toilets, and showers enforced with Plexiglas glass doors.
Discover the Lagoon 450 S Catamaran in the Philippines
The Lagoon 450 S is a great choice for both first-time and repeat catamaran buyers alike. Any yachtsman in possession of this boat will appreciate how well she lends herself to sailing. If you’re interested in acquiring a Lagoon 450 S for yourself, get in touch with Europa Yachts today. As the Philippines’ premier yachting authority, we’ll be more than happy to walk you through all the features of this boat. Call us now at (+63-2) 8553 2027 or email us at email@example.com.