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Lagoon 40 Catamaran - Horizon Yacht Sales

Popular heiress to the 380 with a sleek new style

Lagoon 40

Sail NomineeThe Lagoon 40 Catamaran is packed with features that will appeal to an owner looking for a mid-size catamaran, which has the owner’s layout, which has proven to be as popular in this size range as 4 cabin cats.

  • Easy to handle with an ergonomic helm station, high aspect mainsail, and self-tacking jib.
  • Single-level connectivity between cockpit and saloon, with smart, simple and elegant interior design for comfortable and stylish living.
  • Strong, but lighter than her predecessors. Weight distribution is optimized to maintain strength and improve performance.
  • It will appeal to couples and family cruisers looking for a manageable cat capable of blue-water cruising.

If you would like to find out more or buy this Lagoon 40 please contact us here, or email Robin Hodges, our yacht sales manager, at

the Lagoon 40 Catamaran Features:



The 60’5” mast is set to further aft as you see on the 42, the boom is shorter and the mainsail is smaller with a higher aspect ratio, making it more manageable but without compromising performance. This 40 has the heavy-duty main which is recommended for the Caribbean trade winds. She also has a self-tacking jib which facilitates shorthanded sailing.

The “white sails” provide plenty of power: in smooth water, with a true wind of 17-20 knots, you will see over 8 knots regularly. There is an option for a bow-sprit and gennaker which will further improve the off-wind speed –  look forward to 10 knots plus.

The standard Yanmar engines are 29HP but we upgrade to the 45HP’s just in case there is any powering to windward in some lumpy seas.



The helm station is compact but with a seat with room for two.  With the mainsail controls, Yanmar engine controls, and power winch easily in reach, sailing short-handed is a breeze. The latest B&G navigation instrumentation is clearly laid out right in front of you and is user-friendly.

The sloping composite bimini offers decent sun protection and there are clear protective roll-down screens if you should encounter a shower.

The slightly raised helm gives great visibility generally around the boat and the steps into the cockpit mean good interconnectivity with the crew. Moving around the deck is safe, the hatches are flush, and the side decks are wide with decent handholds.

The boom is low to the coach roof and access to the mainsail/stack pack for stowing is easy via steps from the helm position. The whole design brings harmony between the rig and the rest of the boat, it simply looks right.



The transoms are wide and have just two steps to the cockpit level.

The cockpit itself is compact with a good size cockpit table and plenty of seating/soft lounging areas. There is single-level connectivity to the saloon through the sliding door and a sliding window panel gives greater access for passing items from the galley

In the saloon, which feels like a comfortable apartment, the wrap-around vertical windows bring masses of light as well as giving great panoramic views. There are two opening windows forward which provide ventilation and an option for passing drinks forward to those sitting on the forward deck sun cushions. The headroom is 6’6 in the saloon with the nav station on the port side and the ‘lounge’ seating on the starboard. The galley has a three-burner stove, fridge, and freezer as well as good low and high-level storage space and generous countertop areas.

The interior hull design is smart and simple. The joinery finishes inside is walnut which brings an upscale quality. Large embedded portlights allow plenty of natural light and make the cabins feel light and airy. This 40 is the 3 double cabins, 2 heads and showers version.  All cabins and heads are well thought through with decent storage and hanging space and comfortable double berths.



The Lagoon 40 is strong but lighter than its predecessors. Weight distribution is optimized to maintain strength and improve performance. There is solid fibreglass below the waterline giving reassuring solidity but they have kept the weight low above the waterline with vacuum-infusion construction and balsa coring in the deck and the hull.

The aft rig position reduces pitching and the gull wing-shaped nacelle reduces slamming in heavier seas. The newly squared-off transoms are wide and make dinghy access much easier. Also, remember the anchor has the roller on the cross-beam so anchoring and attaching the bridle is easy.



She is easy to handle, looks good and will get you from A to B quickly and in comfort. She is a great platform for couples and families to enjoy the sun and sea in the Caribbean.

The Lagoon 40 Catamaran can be purchased for private use or for placement in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean. Email Robin Hodges in our yacht sales team at to learn more about this or another Lagoon model.

Lagoon 40 Specifications
Design Year
Hull type
Length (LOA)
11.74 m / 38 ft 6 in
Model Length
12.192 m / 40 ft
Beam (width)
6.76 m / 22 ft 2 in
11,000 kg / 24,251 lbs
Sail area
81 m2 / 875 ft2
Draft (depth)
1.35 m / 4 ft 5 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
200 L / 53 gallons
Secondary fuel tank capacity
200 L / 53 gallons
Water capacity
1 x 300 L / 1 x 79 gallons
Engine make
Engine size
29 hp / 21 kW
Engine size (optional)
45 hp / 33 kW
No. of engines
Height of mast above water
18.42 m / 60 ft 5 in
Interior layout options
3 Cabins / 2 Heads
Max people
4 Cabins / 2 Heads
Max people
4 Cabins / 4 Heads
Max people
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