The Lagoon 560 is an immense vessel that is better suited to a large party than to a small, intimate gathering or a vacation consisting of only immediate family, but it could still handle that if you need a lot of extra space.
The 560 is bigger than life, and it glories in the spectacle it creates as it cuts its way through the water.
This Lagoon 560 catamaran review will touch on the enormity of the 560, as well as the most mundane aspects of this boat. The 560 was built to impress and is difficult to ignore.
The massive 560 offers big cabins to spread out in, along with the saloon and galley that put most boat galleys to shame.
A cramped feeling is not possible on a boat of this size, but the opposite feeling of being almost swallowed by the vastness can make itself known before you get used to this enormous boat.
Comfort is a given, and room for adequate room for as many guests as is appropriate makes this an ideal yacht for a charter with a group of friends or a big family.
The two-leveled deck gives the 560 a more impressive appearance. The flybridge is divided into the helm and a lounge area for socializing with the skipper.
The deck is wide for ease of movement, and everything is easily accessible from the deck, including the stairs that lead directly into the water for swimming in the water. The flybridge can also double as extra sleeping space for a big group.
The modern design of the interior gives the 560 an updated feel in comparison to similar catamarans.
Cabins are spacious and have an open feel to them, a feeling that extends throughout the boat.
The saloon and galley are comfortable, easy to move around in, and promote socialization as neither area is enclosed, so conversations can continue uninterrupted.
Like other Lagoon cats, the 560 is controlled with little effort and handles like a dream. The boat sails smoothly, if not lethargically.
The power needed to get this boat going is definitely lacking. This is the 560’s biggest flaw, but perhaps, it’s most expected.
The mass of the boat bogs it down, but it does not feel like it’s plodding along grudgingly. Though at a disadvantage due to its size, the speed the 560 does pick up is consistent and steady.
Lagoon 560 VS 500
The 560 and the 500 are very similar boats, but they do differ when it comes to the style and efficiency of the bridge.
The bridge on the 500 has much less usable space than the 560, so it’s not conducive to lounging. On the other hand, the galley on the 500 is an upper and lower galley, which can be preferable to some sailors in comparison to the 560’s upper galley layout.
Lagoon 560 VS 52
The 52 is considered more spacious than the 560 and is faster than its relatively slow counterpart is. However, more power means controls that are more complicated.
Some sailors complain that the Lagoon52 is difficult to get used to due to having such a complex control panel. This can be especially frustrating for novice sailors or skippers captaining the boat without a professional crew.
Why Sail the Lagoon 560
- Lots of space on board for big parties of family and/or friends
- Easy to control and skipper
- Layout encourages socialization
- Sails smoothly and is consistently stable
- Modern interior design
- The two-level flybridge provides a panoramic view
- Excellent galley and saloon layouts
- The size of the boat leaves an impression
The 560 may appear to be more boat than you can handle, but the incredible amount of space on board instantly dissolves any misgivings you could have about chartering a boat of this size.
If you are looking to sail a large group on a catamaran, look no further than the 560. Wedding parties, group vacations, and family reunion trips would all be comfortably accommodated on board the 560. Though the boat is a bit slow, don’t let that deter you!
It’s no less fun, and the slower pace may be helpful to any sailors who have trouble gaining their sea legs. Next time you charter, if you want to make a statement or impress some friends, get a 560. It’ll certainly be a conversation starter!
- Type: Cat
- Beam: 9,44 Metres
- Draft: 1,5 Metres
- YearBuilt 2015
- Builder: Lagoon
- cruise speed: 10 MaxSpeed 14
- Engines: MAIN ENGINES 2 X YANMAR 110 HP ONAN GENSET 17,5 KVA
Have you already chartered the Lagoon 560? If so, you are welcome to share your experience in the comments below.
Daniella has been passionate about travel, the sea, and nature for many years. As a child, she frequently traveled throughout the Mediterranean and continued with her journeys throughout her adult life.
Her experiences have created the desire within her to share her love for traveling with other passionate and adventurers who want to discover beautiful horizons and new cultures.