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1988 Lagoon Lagoon 55

£ 537,882*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-945-9766
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 749,000 (£ 537,882) 

Telestial Distraction is a 1988 Lagoon 55 sailing yacht, fully refit and restored to better-than-original beauty. This 4 Cabin, 4 Head Owner's version Cat is a must-see. She sailed 8 knots in 16 knots wind, upwind at an apparent wind angle of about 43 degrees, and the new genoa is awesome! New upgrades as of December 2015! Please see full description for details.

In the late 1980’s, racing catamarans designers made the first cruising catamarans. Foremost among the designers are VPLP ( a French based naval architecture firm founded by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost). Telestial Distraction is hull number one; the original “cruising cat”, restored to better than new condition over the past several years.

Why an early model Lagoon? The answer is simple: horsepower to weight. The ship is elegantly designed to provide spacious living, but it retains a racing-cat’s “v-hull” shape and lightweight. Displacement is 13 tons versus modern 55 foot boats weighing in at around 17-19 tons. The difference is performance. Lively acceleration. Speed to safely to outrun weather and get to your destination. Excellent sailing qualities and easy shiphandling with small crew.

The ship’s refit was thorough, repairing some items that had suffered the impacts of time and age, bringing them to better than new. The entire top deck, formerly cored in balsa is now cored in synthetic. New fiberglass decks vacuum laid for light weight and strength. All new wiring. All new plumbing. All new steering. All new batteries. New heads, sinks, toilets, ground tackle, and more. Main engines were “zero-timed” at overhaul to manufacturer original specs, and freshly painted. All new interior cabinetry from “tri-cell” light weight plywood. Over a million-dollars in “new”. NMEA2000 network backbone for maximum flexibility of monitoring and instrumentation.

The ship has special accents. A gorgeous galley. “Touch-plate” lighting controls back-lit with compass rose. Baby Ostrich (faux) headliner adds elegance. Dry Deck in wet-storage lockers to eliminate mold and mildew.

We welcome you to visit Telestial Distraction and see this beauty for yourself! 

*NEW = modifications and equipment added as of 2016

Brent Hermann, Yacht Sales
THE CATAMARAN COMPANY, Lauderdale Marine Catamaran Center
2019 SW 20th Street #300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Phone: (954) 449-4653
Fax: (954) 727-0024

Please contact Brent Hermann at +1954-449-4653

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