Lagoon Power 44's twin 310 hp Volvo diesel engines provide impressive
speed of up to 24 knots and
exceptional fuel economy found only in a catamaran. Because of the
reduced drag from the slim hulls, power cats use less fuel than
similarly sized motor yacht, with the bonus of greater range and much
lower fuel cost. The slippery shape of the power cat also means it needs
smaller engines to match the speed of a monohull powerboat.
Compare performance of Lagoon Power 44 with performance of similarly
sized monohull power boat Regal Commodore 4260.
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Regal Commodore 4260
Lagoon Power 44
A Speed Demon
Yes, Lagoon Power 44 is fast! Its 2 x310 Volvo diesel motors offer maximum speeds of about 24
knots and cruising speed of 18 knots. LP44 is fuel efficient too.
At the cruising speed of 18 knots the Lagoon Power 44 is burning only 55% of the fuel of the
Regal Commodore 4260. Even at wide-open throttle (3900 rpm and top
speed of 24 knots),
Lagoon Power 44 is burning less fuel then Regal 4260 at 24 knots,
offering a 271-NM range. The Regal use additional 300 HP (960 HP total) for another 6.5 knots of
speed, burning 150 liters per hour at maximum speed of 30.5 knots! So, unless very high speeds are
required in a boat of this length, the Lagoon Power 44 is superior to
any monohull boat, displacement or planning.
You probably think that this floating villa accelerate like a
turtle, but actually Lagoon Power 44 accelerate better than many
monohull powerboats with narrower beam and much stronger engines.
The LP 44 boat feels light and responsive. Lagoon Power 44 has the ability to
accelerate quickly and jump up when you decide to put the coals to it.
Those slim power cat hulls don't have much drag, so throttle response is
much quicker than you'd expect on a single-hull boat. Until you get used
to this, treat the throttles with respect.
Lagoon Power, with 2 x 310 HP, achieve its maximum speed of 24 knots in 10 to 12 seconds. In
the same time Regal, with 2 x 480 HP, achieve only 15 knots. Regal needs
additional 10 seconds to achieve 24 knots.
More and more skippers are discovering that Lagoon Power 44
offers something that seems impossible: more space for a given
length, more speed and less fuel consumption. In spite of fuel price
increases, the Lagoon 44 with her low fuel consumption makes motor
Let's Take a Look at the Fuel Graph
It's easy to see why Lagoon Power 44 is a popular choice among those who
take cruising seriously. With the twin 310 HP diesel engines, the LP 44
is both quick and amazingly economical.
Right across the fuel range, at all speeds compared, the Lagoon Power 44
is using less fuel than Regal 4260. As can be seen from the graph, at
speed between 10 knots and 18 knots the Lagoon 44 is using, on average,
only 55% of the fuel of the monohull powerboat Regal 4260. Below 10
knots fuel efficiency of the LP44 is even better. Lagoon is burning only 43% of
the Regal 4260's fuel. This means, of course, much longer range for the
Lagoon 44 at any given speed.
Long distance range
With its tremendous cruising range and low fuel consumption,
Lagoon Power 44 is the nautical equivalent of a camel.
expanded fuel tanks and low fuel consumption, Lagoon Power 44 has greater
cruising range than any other single-hull motor yacht of the similar
size. The Lagoon Power 44 provides one of the largest fuel
capacities in its class. This 13,04 m beauty with an overall beam of
6,42 m has a fuel capacity of 1500 L. Large fuel tanks, speed and fuel
efficiency make one heck of a combination.
cruise speed of 18 knots, LP 44 power cat is burning 46 L / h, which translates into a 450+ NM range
(range based on 90% fuel capacity). Clearly long-range cruising is
not a problem. Even at maximum speed (3900 rpm and 24 knots), LP44 has
greater range (270 NM range) than Regal 4260 at cruising speed of 18 knots
(240 NM range).
The figure above shows one more advantage of Lagoon catamaran - speed can be
reduced to a slower cruise speed for a greatly increased range. If we
look at 10 knots, for example, the Lagoon 44 catamaran has impressive cruising range of 650+ NM (Regal range at 10 KT is 220 NM). To
further increase her range, the Lagoon cat could decrease her
speed to 8 knots, at this point she would have amazing cruising range of
1300 NM (Regal range at 8 KT is 350 NM). As we said before, at speed of
8 - 10 KT LP 44 is using only 43% of the fuel of the Regal 4260
powerboat. For a given amount of fuel this means more than twice the
range! Since Lagoon 44 cat has a bigger tanks than Regal (1500 L vs. 1150
L) cruising range of Lagoon 44, at lower speed, is actually three times
longer than Regal range!
So, Lagoon Power 44 is smart choice for long range live aboard cruising.
This all confirm that Lagoon Power 44 catamaran is the ideal cruising
power boat, capable of both high top speeds and extended cruising ranges
that cannot be matched by any monohull boat. To our guests this equates to
lower fuel costs and more time spent on holiday and less time passage making
which should keep everybody happy!