55' Lagoon 1988

Telestial Distraction


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Telestial Distraction is a 1988 Lagoon 55 sailing yacht, fully refit and restored to better-than-original beauty. This 4 Cabin, 4 Head Owner's version Cat is a must-see. She sailed 8 knots in 16 knots wind, upwind at an apparent wind angle of about 43 degrees, and the new genoa is awesome! New upgrades as of December 2015! Please see full description for details.

In the late 1980’s, racing catamarans designers made the first cruising catamarans. Foremost among the designers are VPLP ( a French based naval architecture firm founded by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost). Telestial Distraction is hull number one; the original “cruising cat”, restored to better than new condition over the past several years.

Why an early model Lagoon? The answer is simple: horsepower to weight. The ship is elegantly designed to provide spacious living, but it retains a racing-cat’s “v-hull” shape and lightweight. Displacement is 13 tons versus modern 55 foot boats weighing in at around 17-19 tons. The difference is performance. Lively acceleration. Speed to safely to outrun weather and get to your destination. Excellent sailing qualities and easy shiphandling with small crew.

The ship’s refit was thorough, repairing some items that had suffered the impacts of time and age, bringing them to better than new. The entire top deck, formerly cored in balsa is now cored in synthetic. New fiberglass decks vacuum laid for light weight and strength. All new wiring. All new plumbing. All new steering. All new batteries. New heads, sinks, toilets, ground tackle, and more. Main engines were “zero-timed” at overhaul to manufacturer original specs, and freshly painted. All new interior cabinetry from “tri-cell” light weight plywood. Over a million-dollars in “new”. NMEA2000 network backbone for maximum flexibility of monitoring and instrumentation.

The ship has special accents. A gorgeous galley. “Touch-plate” lighting controls back-lit with compass rose. Baby Ostrich (faux) headliner adds elegance. Dry Deck in wet-storage lockers to eliminate mold and mildew.

We welcome you to visit Telestial Distraction and see this beauty for yourself! 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by The Catamaran Company. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

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The early model Lagoon 55’s are characterized by spacious cockpits and salons, with easy access to the deck. The salon (6’3” high) has seating for 10. Four double cabins, two in each hull. One head per hull gives vastly more space in the ship. Crew cabin in port forepeak. Crew head starboard forepeak (shower and toilet).

Master suite aft. NEW woodwork and paneling. NEW Cedar-lined lockers. NEW En-suite sink. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW bedding
Galley midships.
NEW GN-Espace Ocean Chef Stove.
NEW GN Espace 4-burner cookware.
NEW GN-Espace sink that accepts cookware for ease of food preparation. NEW faucets.
NEW quartz countertops.
NEW Norcold 8 cu-ft refrigerator/freezer with NEW 6” foam insulation.
Fuel is propane, with NEW safety valves and control panel. Approved propane hose and copper.
Head. New Raritan Marine Elegance self-macerating toilet. very efficient flush (0.6gal), rigged with fresh water no smell! (boat has NEW rebuilt water-maker)
Forward Double Cabin: NEW woodwork, headliner and paneling. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW bedding

Master suite aft. NEW woodwork and paneling. NEW Cedar-lined lockers. NEW En-suite sink. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW bedding
Port Midships storage and workbench. NEW lockers, wet-storage, drawers. NEW butcher-block workbench
Head. New Raritan Marine Elegance self-macerating toilet. very efficient flush (0.6gal), rigged with fresh water no smell! (boat has NEW rebuilt water-maker)
Forward Double Cabin: NEW woodwork, headliner and paneling. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW bedding

NEW woodwork throughout
NEW headliner
NEW ac/heat: two Flagship Marine 18kBTU units
NEW cushions with HD foam, accent pillows
NEW salon glass: ½ inch tempered glass with UV film
NEW hatches with solar ventilation fans
NEW LED lighting above and accent lighting under the bench
NEW Fusion stereo and Cambridge Soundworks speakers, with aux inputs and iPod dock. Owner uses LED projector for movies
NEW hide-away chart table (flip up and down), lots of storage

NEW Lecomble and Schmidt helm pumps and actuators.
NEW high pressure hydraulic lines, valves and fittings
NEW Jefa 1000mm stainless steel ship’s wheels
NEW tiller arms, pins and hardware
NEW steering pedestals
NEW rudder bearings
NEW rudders: both rebuilt as part of refit, with new internal structure and fiberglass
New bottom paint after September haul out
Two new kiwi props, plus 6 blades spares
Fresh bottom survey showed no issues

NEW emergency steering tiller

NEW Rocna anchor (75b)
NEWLY re galvanized 65lb CQR
NEW anchor bridle and Mantus chain-stopper hardware
NEW 250ft. chain

Aluminum Fortess FX-37
NEW 12 feet ? chain rode
NEW 250 feet ¾ inch Nylon line

NEW Maxwell HWC1500 electric winch with NEW deck switches

NEW Jabsco saltwater washdown pump plumbed forward (anchor) and aft (transom) with quick-disconnect hoses

NEW Lewmar hatches throughout the ship
NEW escape hatches
NEW sunscreens on interior hatches
NEW dinghy davits
NEWLY clear-anodized deck cleats

NEW West Marine 310 Hypalon Dinghy with New dinghy cover
USED Honda 10HP engine

NEWLY overhauled Bauer dive compressor with four-tank manifold

NEW Airmar PB150 ultrasonic wind instrument. No moving parts. Provides windspeed and direction, barometric pressure, integrated GPS. NMEA 2000
NEW Maretron DS150 NMEA 2000 multi-function displays (two on board)
NEW Raymarine i70 MFD at helm
NEW Raymarine p70 autopilot at helm
NEW Raymarine SPX SmartPilot autopilot with NEW fluxgate, NEW linear drive, and NEW p79 depth sounder (port side).
NEW Garmin VHF300 AIS VHF transceiver. Two handsets (salon and helm)
NMEA2000 backbone throughout the ship to accept any new compliant instrument, wifi interface, chartplotter, and more.
Taffrail Log

NEW House Batteries: 8 x Odyssey PC2250 batteries (126 A-H each). Located in salon amidships.
NEW diesel start batteries: Odyssey PC2250, located unders each aft bunk
NEW generator start: one Odyssey PC680 located salon, port side outboard.
NEW battery isolation switches and ACR undervolt isolation.
NEW Paneltronics DC distribution system with new breakers
NEW wiring throughout the boat (100% new)
NEW alternators and voltage regulators for both engines
NEW MagnaSine 2000W inverter charger and control panel
NEW DC refrigeration: Norcold refrigerator
NEW DC water pump: Headhunter Mach 5 (nearly silent)

NEW Paneltronics distribution panel with 110/220V sections
NEW galvanic isolator
Generator: 8kw Kubota, estimated 3500 hours (not rebuilt during refit). NEW wiring harness and sensors, seals.
NEW Shore power connections: 220v / 50A
NEW Air Conditioning & cabin heaters: Salon: two Flagship Marine 18kBTU units, four Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat (one each cabin)

NEW hoses and fittings throughout (100% new PEX)
6 Gallon hot water tank with NEW heating element, NEW hot water TCV. Tank also plumbed to port engine.
Two 70 gallon water tanks reconditioned at overhaul (opened, cleaned, external paint).
NEW Rule 1500 in each midship (2)
NEW Rule 800 electric pumps (engine room and forward compts) (4)
Manual Pumps: 2 x Whale (suction to low point in mid bilge. Located in cockpit)
NEW transom showers, NEW showers in heads, NEW shower in crew head
NEW shower sumps and pumps (Rule)
WATER MAKER: NEWLY overhauled Village Marine 600 gallons per day water maker (25 gal/hr). NEW filters. Located starboard forepeak.
NEW port and starboard macerator pumps and waste water plumbing system (heads also have built in macerators)
NEW fresh water and waste water deck fills

Yanmar 4JHE port and starboard (44HP rated at 3600 rpm). Propels ship at 8-9kts.
NEWLY overhauled at refit. Approx 70 hours per engine. All new pistons, liners, injectors, bearings, seals, bolts.
NEW KBW-20 transmissions
NEW high torque starters on diesel
NEWLY rebuilt Walter V-drives
NEW prop shafts custom manufactured. NEW PSS seals
REBUILT three blade MaxProp propellers
Wet exhaust overboard with NEW water lift mufflers
NEW 160A alternators
NEW voltage regulators
NEW Griffin Fuel filters (accept Raycor 500 filter elements)
NEW Chetco digital engine monitoring on LCD screen at helm
NEW independent alarm system for oil pressure and water temperature
NEW Glendinning engine controls. Control engines from either helm station

NEW Genoa on furler, added 12/2015
NEW Spinnaker (asymmetric) added 12/2015
NEW Fully-battened Mainsail (Rolly Tasker) with three reef points
Ronstan (Frederickson) luff slides. NEW bearings
NEW Furling jib (Rolly Tasker) on NEWLY overhauled Profurl furler
Storm Jib.
BIMINI: Full cockpit bimini with an alloy frame with NEW stamoid canvas. NEW Powder coating.

Sloop rigged / fractional rig with flying inner forestay.
MAST: Two sets of raked spreaders, deck stepped. Newly overhauled and painted
STANDING RIGGING: NEW 1 x 19 stainless steel wire and fittings
RUNNING RIGGING: NEW lines throughout the ship, Sta-Set and Endura braid. NEW Harkin foot blocks, NEW Harkin stand-up blocks
NEW Spinlock clutches on mast and deck
Mainsheet winch: Lewmar EVO 65ST Alloy Black
Jib sheet winches: (2) Lewmar EVO 65ST Alloy Black
Traveller winch Lewmar EVO 65ST Alloy Black
Main halyard winch: Lewmar EVO 50ST Alloy Black
Mast utility winches on mast: (2)Lewmar EVO 50ST Alloy Black
FURLING GEAR: REBUILT Profurl drum and foil on the forestay with self-tacking jib.
CHAIN PLATES: NEW Stainless steel plates, through-bolted to the hull inside galley and port midships. NEW through bolts

THROWABLE DEVICES: 2 Life Rings and throw rope
NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTING: NEW OGM LED lighting: anchor, steaming, port and starboard colored, stern
DECK LIGHTS: NEW LED spreaders lights
LIFELINES: NEW Stainless steel wire with studs and turnbuckles. NEW stainless steel stanchions.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS: Fire extinguishers on board. Engine rooms have fire-port (insert extinguisher nozzle without opening hatch)
CANVASS WORK: Textilene covers for salon windows
MISC EQUIPMENT: propane grill, fully furnished galley (dishes, towels, knives, etc)
EXCLUSIONS: Personal Effects, navigation and piloting tools

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