Lagoon 560 Catamaran Review – The Impressively Built Cruiser!

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.

Under Sail

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

Have you already chartered the Lagoon 560? If so, you are welcome to share your experience in the comments below.

14 thoughts on “Lagoon 560 Catamaran Review – The Impressively Built Cruiser!”

  1. The lagoon 560 catamaran looks really impressive a cruiser. Daniella, I wonder how you got all the know how about this cruiser. Are you a yacht collector?
    Or are you a sailor’s wife. You made a good review of the lagoon 560.
    But if I may ask which of these two is desired in a cruiser speed or power?

    • Hi Emmanual,

      Yes, it is an impressive boat and if you want to know more about me, then I suggest you to have a look at my about page.

      As it is writing in the review, her biggest flaw is a lack of power, but she is very stable and consistent.

      I hope it helped , if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me,I’ll be more than happy to help you.

      Thanks for the comment and wish you to sail soon!

  2. This brings back memories of my childhood. I was brought up on an estuary in South Wales and one of my friends brother Catamaran.
    He was a policeman and he invested a lot of money in a truly magnificent vessel. Whenever he was out there summer time EVERYONE took notice from the shoreline. Great article

    • Hi Chris,

      Nice to hear from you again. My family and I have sailed a lot with monohulls and finally we converted to multihulls and without any regret! Monohulls are great for the real feeling of sailing , but it’s a question of personal preference.

      Thank you for the comment and wish you an awesome day!

      See you!

  3. Hello Daniella. You have a very nice site with a lot of great pics. I do have a few suggestions for you. I had to look around to determine if you were selling anything. You may want to add a “call to action” button on your front page. Not sure what that would be but your site looks like it is just an information only site. Secondly, I had to scroll down to find your “about me” page link. You might want to add that to the top menu. Third, I looked at some of your posts like the one “Sailing Europe Review – A Unique Choice!”. When I click in the “Sailing Europe” logo, it just brings up a picture of the logo. I was expecting to link to their site. I hope these suggestions help you. -Keith

    • Hi Keith,

      Thank you for the suggestions Keith, I really appreciate! My goal is to help people find as much as possible information to plan a wonderful sailing vacation and my second goal is to help them find a reliable place to choose the yacht. My site is not completed , I work and develop it every single day .I am the kind of person that does not like people to click on pictures to find the place they are looking for, I guide them through my links which I personally think is much clearer and honestest.

      Thank you for passing by and for the comment

      I wish you an awesome day!

  4. The Lagoon 560 is certainly a very impressive yacht. I viewed the video and just as you say in your review the sheer size is what is striking about this boat. When you look at the size of a person on the deck or against the sails the person looks very small in comparison. It looks to be very luxurious inside and in the cabins with lots of space. You give the charter price for 7 days, approximately how much would one of these cost to buy outright?

    • Hi Neil,

      The 560 is an impressive yacht and extremely spacious . Unfortunately, I can not answer to your question, I help people to find yacht charters. I suggest you to search in Google , I am sure you will find plenty of information

      Thank you for the comment and have a wonderful day!

  5. wow, I’ve seen catamaran’s but nothing like this. It looks like a motor home on the sea. I would love to take part in this type of sailing and didn’t know that you could charter a boat of this caliber.

    Your videos are amazing and make you want to jump right over to the website and make a reservation.

    • Hi Debra,

      In fact there are even bigger than the 560 and yes, it is a real luxury home on the water.

      Help yourself Debra! You can try to jump right over the website, I will be more than happy to help you:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a great day!

  6. Hi
    Wow what an incredible boat! I have to admit I have never been on a catamaran or even a boat like this! This would definitely be a dream come true! What type of licence who someone need to operate it under a rental? (Not that I habe $15,000 to spend!).
    Looks amazing! Adding to my bucket list now!

    • Hi Melissa,

      The catamaran 560 is a crewed yacht, meaning a skipper will control the boat.

      Now if you buy a 560, then you will need a skipper license.

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a nice day!

  7. Great review! I have never thought about a wedding on a Catamaran before and that is a great idea. I loved the pictures and the video is a great idea. It looks very spacious and inviting. I would prefer the modern look myself. How many private beds are there? How many people will it sleep?

    • Hi Tammy,

      I am glad to see you again on my website:)

      A Catamaran is very spacious and comfortable, especially the Lagoon 560! This powerful cat will gives you the possibility to make nice private parties with friends and family! The 560 can easily accommodate 10 to 12 passengers included the crew ( 2 Person)

      I hope it helped and if you need more information, please feel free to contact me, I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Thank you for the comment and i wish you to sail soon!


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