Lagoon Catamarans are the most sold sailing catamarans by today. They offer a perfect combination of Sailing-performance and living comfort. Now, with the new Solar Bimini, we address several topics, which make your Lagoon catamaran even more perfect.
Our Bimini is available for the following Lagoon models: 450F, 46, and 50. For the Nautitec 46 Fly and the Lagoon models 52, 560, and 620, we also offer Solar Bimini solutions. Please contact us for details.
4 panels / 1440 WP
... provide enough power to run your gadgets on your Lagoon Catamaran
3.2 x 4.0 m / 10 x 13 ft
large is our Bimini, offering comfort and safety
2 Adults / 200kg / 420 pounds
... can walk and stand on the bimini at the same time
Made in Switzerland
Best available materials in the market are used, combined with a Swiss finishing
1 : Never enough - 1440WP of Solar Energy!
1440WP of Solar Energy – this is what the new Bimini can serve on Solar power to feed all electrical devices on board, run the 110V/220V inverter, and load the batteries at the same time. The Bimini holds 4 panels of any brand that have the following dimensions: 1046 x 1559 x 46mm. We successfully tested the Bimini with the top notch panels, such as Sunpower (X22-360-C-AC, 360WP) or BenQ Sunforte (PM096B00), in combination with Mastervolt MPPT controllers (Mastervolt Charge Regulator SCM 60 MPPT MB). The panels are an integrated part of the Bimini, designed in a way that they are not visible when you look at the catamaran. The height of 3m/10ft above the water-line prevents that the solar panels are getting splashed with salty water, and reduce the energy production.
2: Get "up" easily – Access to the boom
It is not required to have an easy access to the boom every day. In case you need access, the Bimini’s provided by Lagoon don't allow you to stand-on. A key requirement when we designed the Bimini was, to hold up to two adults (200kg / 420 pounds) working on the boom at the same time. Untwisting reef-lines, fold the main-sail, or close the lazy-bag, this all is easily doable now. A ladder in the back provides an easy access to the 3.20m/10ft long working area.
3: Visibility is key - “Window to the sail”
Most Biminis don’t provide a good “visual access” to the main sail and the Genoa. As sailors, we all know how important it is to see the sails all the times (lifting, sailing, recovering). 6m2 (64 sqft) large is ower "Window to the sail". Grey- or brown toned Acrylglas GS (Perspex) provides the required shadow.
4: Rough weather - Safe hold
The sea is not always flat and calm. But most of the time you need to go to the mast or the rear of the boom to fix something when the sea is rough. The Bimini is equipped with six to eight (2 are options) stable handles, providing enough “hold”, so that you and your crew can manoeuvre around safely.
5: Need a break - Holders for a hammock
A hammock is the perfect place to take a nap after a good lunch, snorkelling, Stand-Up paddle trip, or dive. The Bimini offers a safe mounting to hang a hammock, or a "silver screen" for watching a DVD.
6: Chill-Out on the Fly – Coloured LED lighting
Enjoying on the Fly-bridge a calm evening while having a drink, or sailing through the night – our Bimini provides integrated LED lighting. With a wireless remote control, or a mobile app the colours and the dimming can be controlled (2 zones).
7: 2 to 3 days - Easy installation & integrated cabling
The installation of the Bimini is easy and straight-forward. It takes about one day for the installation, plus another day or two for the cabling and the finishing. It leaves our factory preassembled in a high degree. Templates to adjust solar-panels from other vendors, adjustment mechanisms like adjustable poles in their length, or long-holes to adjust imprecisions makes an installation easy, efficient and enjoyable.
8: Seamless - Elegant design
The Lagoon 450F, 46 and 50 are sailing catamarans with a modern design. Our Bimini integrates seamless into Lagoon’s world-class design, to make it look like one unit. The elegance is given by the thinness of the entire frame: 5 to 6 centimeters (approx. 2 inches) thick is the Bimini. Looking at the yacht from distance, it appears like a curved thread, demarcating the boat from the boom.
9: You chose - Colour of choice
Poles and the ladder are "electro polished" to look nice and to avoid "flash rust". For the frame, you decide whether you want to have the frame polished, or powder-coated in the colour of your choice. For the enclosure and the tent-cover we offer different colors as well, matching the colour concept of Lagoon (brown, light- or dark-grey).
10: Cold weather – Our Tent-Cover
If you sail in warm weather, you don’t need a Tent-Cover, but sailing in colder conditions, you deserve a protection against the wind and rain. The tent-cover is made upon six parts, which can be ordered and installed independently from each other.
11: From sailors for sailors - Designed and tested by experienced Lagoon sailors
The idea of designing and building this Bimini was triggered by the fact, that none the offered products in the market fulfills our requirements. Urs Tanner, the initiator of the “Solar Bimini” product and Managing Partner at APASWISS AG, is a serial entrepreneur, who owns and operates two Lagoon 450F sailing catamarans. Together with experienced Catamaran Skippers, the design got tested and developed further on. Different crews, sailing in total over 4000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea (Greece), at conditions up to 40kt of wind (8 Beaufort) and 4m/13ft waves, have tested the product over a period of six months.
12: Quality & finishing - Best materials - and made in Switzerland
Salt-Water is not a friend of any material: Best materials, and use proven finishing techniques are used to ensure a "long life" of our product: The frame, the poles, screws, or washers – everything is made from V4A Stainless Steel. Our Swiss-based partner for the manufacturing, “Schindler Berufsbildung”, uses the most modern techniques such as laser cutting, CAD controlled bending, electro polishing, or powder-coating.
Do not hesitate to contact us today for pricing and additional information.