You will be impressed with the Lagoon
Power 44’s maneuverability and responsiveness to her hydraulic
steering, even though her double-hull width seems like a lot to handle
at first glance.
You'll experience a few surprises when you get behind the wheel
of a Lagoon Power 44 cat for the first time. The most immediate delight will be ease of
handling, accurate control and stability of the boat..
Many of you are familiar with maneuvering twin-screw power boats. Twin
screws provide confidence in docking. A twin-screw monohull power boat
can get in and out of tight places, with a good skipper. As
good as they are to maneuver, twin screw Lagoon power 44 catamaran is even better! On
a Lagoon Power 44 cat, maneuverability is improved because the engines are farther apart due to catamaran wide beam
(bronze props are 5 m apart). The spacing between hulls adds considerable
Handling tip: Docking
The helm is not normally used in these maneuvers, all maneuvering is
done with the throttles. Simply leave your wheel with the rudders
centered and perform all steering operations with the two throttles.
In most twin-screw power boats when you put one engine in forward and
the other in reverse and apply throttle to receive equal thrust to both
engines, you will spin on a centerline point. In a Lagoon 44 twin-screw
catamaran, you can pivot the boat on any one of three pivot points
depending upon how you apply the power to the engines. Using equal
engine thrust you will pivot from the center of the boat. Using greater and lesser power, you will pivot from the side
applying the lesser power. [see figure 1].
A little bit of practice and the exercise and you will be an expert in
no time. Figure 2 shows a procedure that actually allows you to “walk” a
boat into or out of a tight slip sideways. First tip the bows in towards
the dock to pull the stern out. Then reverse the engine directions to
pull the bows away. Repeat this procedure to “walk” the boat out a
little further as shown in figure 2.
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