Aldebaran is a classic Lagoon 570 ocean cruising catamaran, featuring long, slick hulls for added performance and stability.
Built to a very high specification at Construction Navale Bordeaux, France, leaders in composite materials manufacturing, the hulls are of multidirectional fiberglass fabrics with carbon reinforcement structures in high load and pressure areas. The internal structural component is balsa-core and vacuum bagged laminate with vinylester resin used throughout the process.
Designed for performance and strongly built it has lots of space inside and outside providing pleasant and safe sailing. Cabins are comfortable, having en suite bathrooms and private closets. The interior has a gorgeous wood finish, giving a feeling of solidness and warmth. Spacious saloon has sitting sofa, dining table, nav table, entertainment center and completely equipped galley. Panoramic windows make the space perfect for entertainment, relaxation and sailing. The cockpit is impressively large, wood polished table to starboard, all sheltered from the sun or rain, lots of space on decks and trampolines.
The boat was through a major refit in 2014-2017 which included for instance the following:
- installation of the new rigging with state-of-the-art CARBON - custom made extended height twisting mast, new Incidences sails
- Raymarine radar and navigation system,
- new set of batteries
- Victron energy inverter/charger and additional Dolphin charger
- Harsonic ultrasonic anti fouling system
- Yanmar engines overhaul including pumps and alternators replacement
- 2×Watt&Sea hydro generators installation
- New rudder bearings
- lots of work on steering, electrical and plumbing systems.
The boat was in Grenada Marine dry dock, splashed in 2018, did tests in an extensive cruising around Caribbean.
All major systems tested and proved workable. Bearing structures in rough conditions strong and reliable. New sails and rigging enabled to easily reach 7-8 knt of speed with 10-15 knt of wind and 10knt in 15-20knt wind conditions.
She is easy to handle moving extremely smoothly and efficiently upwind and surfing downwind. In terms of performance/comfort ratio she is hard to beat presenting a rare choice of 2in1 boat: for leisure and offshore cruising.
Docking is not a problem even in tiny marinas, possibly by two, she is easy to maneuver from comfortably located 2 engine control and steering stations.
Now the boat is in Panama ready for the Pacific crossing or Caribbean holidaysÖ
Seriously for sale due to owner's circumstancesÖ a must see boat.
Launch Year: 2004
Designer: Mark Van Peteghem
Builder: Construction Navale Bordeaux, France
Measurements and materials
LOA: 17.4 / 57ft
Beam: 9.15m / 30.02ft
Draft: 1.4m / 4.6ft
Keel / Ballast: 2 Mini Keels
Hull Material: Composite
Deck Material: GRP
Fuel: 740 L
Water: 1000 L
New set of batteries 2018 for a total of 900amp hours, separate emergency battery, starting batteries, Victron energy inverter/charger and additional Dolphin charger, battery monitor Xantrex Link2000,2×Watt&Sea hydro generators
Raymarine radar, autopilot, and complete navigation system. Nav table and cockpit displays, additional Depth Sounder, VHF, Ultrasonic anti fouling system