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MGM Boats Launch the Lagoon 55 Catamaran for Ireland

18th March 2021
At first glance, the striking innovation on this new, just-launched Lagoon 55 is the aft area which has been totally redesigned
At first glance, the striking innovation on this new, just-launched Lagoon 55 is the aft area which has been totally redesigned

Following several weeks of teasing, Lagoon (along with its Irish agent MGM Boats) has unveiled its new model, the Lagoon 55 catamaran. Straight out of the shipyard at Construction Navale Bordeaux, the first prototype was launched last month, from the quayside on the Garonne River.

For catamaran lovers, who have been following Lagoon’s fabulous history for more than 30 years, the name of this model will certainly evoke fond memories: the Lagoon 55 was in fact the very first Lagoon to have been launched, back in 1987. With naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP design) at its side, Lagoon began to make its mark, and gradually became the undisputed leader in the leisure catamaran market. 34 years later, there are more than 6,000 Lagoon catamarans sailing all the seas of the world…

It’s difficult to compare the Lagoon 55 of 1987 and the Lagoon 55 of 2021, as innovations have changed the hulls and interior layout. However, we can say without any doubt that Lagoon has remained faithful to its roots and values: to offer a safe and comfortable sailing yacht, to go far and travel. A yacht where life is good.

Lagoon 55 - The cockpit is totally open, giving a panoramic and uninterrupted viewLagoon 55 - The cockpit is totally open, giving a panoramic and uninterrupted view

At first glance, the striking innovation on this new, just-launched Lagoon 55 is the aft area which has been totally redesigned to offer optimal circulation on board, creating a vast terrace on the sea. The cockpit is totally open, giving a panoramic and uninterrupted view, while the sugarscoops have been conceived both for easier access and also to become real additional living spaces.

Emphasis has also been placed on light and ventilation, with overhead windows in the coachroof complementing the large vertical ones, creating that “open air” effect so dear to Massimo Gino, the interior designer (Nauta Design): “Opening the interiors to such an abundance of natural light allows for a seamless connection with the landscape and the natural environment”.

Available in 4, 5 or 6-cabin versions, with large private bathrooms whatever the chosen configuration, the Lagoon 55 offers impressive volumes, bringing real added value compared to the Lagoon 52 that it replaces in the range. The Lagoon 55 has a modern design while retaining the codes of the brand's DNA. This new model reveals a particularly carefully worked exterior design, with its new signature on the coachroof overhang and its raised bulwark, giving it a sleek and elegant profile.

Following the press conference on March 12th, the Lagoon 55 will set sail with our technical teams for a long series of intense sailing tests. She will make a stop at the International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte, in the South of France for her World Premiere at the end of April and will then start a tour of the Mediterranean. The first stop will be at the beginning of June at the new Lagoon test base in Port-Ginesta, near Barcelona, where journalists and clients will be able to try the boat in optimal conditions.

Meanwhile, MGM Boats will have a Lagoon 42 in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this summer that will be available for test sails along with another Lagoon, the 450s also arriving into the harbour.

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About MGM Boats

MGM Boats is one of Ireland's leading boat brokers now operating internationally as well as throughout Ireland. MGM Boats was founded in 1997 by brothers Martin and Gerry Salmon who were previously worked as a carpenter, joiner and glass fibre laminator in the 1980s. Martin progressed to boat retailing in the late 1980's and Gerry was a service manager in the 1990s. From these many years of experience, MGM Boats was founded in 1997. It started out as a service, maintenance and repairs company based in Malahide, Co. Dublin.

The company grew in 1998 when the Aquador dealership was acquired. Starting as they meant to go on, in 2001 MGM became distributors for Jeanneau Motorboats and Yachts and also opened its second office in Belfast. MGM had begun to create what would be an international and acclaimed brokerage company.

In 2003, MGM Boats moved to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co. Dublin. The large office space and yard expanded the service department and paved the way for MGM to acquire the dealership for Sunseeker in Ireland in 2003.

From then, MGM built up it's brokerage listings and in 2009 it opened its office in Hamble, UK. This has led to many years of MGM being present at all major UK boat shows, and each year growing their presence and listings.

he success of MGM's brokerage listings spread internationally, leading in 2012 to 2 new offices being opened in the Mediterranean - in Villamoura, Portugal and Mallorca, Spain. The now international brand and team throughout these years received many awards for their enterprising spirit, customer service and international presence, including winning Sunseeker Distributor of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

This also led to a new Irish office being opened in Kinsale, Co. Cork increasing their presence within Ireland as well as abroad.

At A Glance – MGM Boats Agencies

MGM Boats are Irish agents for the following yacht and motorboat manufacturers

  • Jeanneau sail
  • Jeanneau power
  • Prestige
  • Lagoon catamarans
  • Aquador
  • Bayliner
  • Zodiac

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