BY Nick Walton on 14 Dec 2023

Europa Yachts has hosted a spectacular nautical retreat with the highly anticipated Lagoon Escapade Philippines in Coron, Philippines.

Hosted at the El Rio Y Mar Resort at the end of November, this year’s Lagoon Escapade was the biggest in its history, with 12 participating Lagoon yachts and a community of over 100 sailing aficionados and adventurers in attendance.

The pristine waters of Coron celebrated the joys of sailing and offered opportunities for Lagoon owners and enthusiasts to share their interests, and build their network of community and friends.

Nestled amidst lush foliage with a panoramic view of Coron Bay, El Rio Y Mar Resort provided the perfect backdrop for the Lagoon Escapade Philippines, making it a dream destination for Lagoon owners. The exclusive gathering immersed participants in an array of exhilarating adventures, from discovering hidden coves to engaging in thrilling sailing activities.

Europa Yachts has hosted a spectacular nautical retreat with the highly anticipated Lagoon Escapade Philippines in Coron, Philippines.

During the event, attendees enjoyed private island-hopping excursions, discovering Coron’s hidden gems and secluded beaches only accessible to those with a private boat or yacht or their own Lagoon Catamaran —a luxury that typical bangkas or island-hopping tours can’t provide. Sailing from the bays of Busuanga to the pristine white sands of Diboyoyan, participants in the Lagoon Escapade were treated to the awe-inspiring beauty of Palawan.

Among the highlights were activities celebrating the love for sailing. Europa Yachts Philippines conducted Sailing 101 lessons with sailing instructor and Punta Fuego Regatta winner Fernan Sarmiento. Other adventurers were also treated to hiking tours around the islands, in trails full of lush greenery and rich history. Diving and snorkeling expeditions were also available, exploring vibrant marine ecosystems, such as the Dazzling coves of Dimakya.

Special prizes and awards were also handed out during the program rewarding both Lagoon owners and their crews. A captivating cultural show culminated the celebration followed by Coron’s mesmerizing sunset hues, an enchanting spectacle enjoyed in the lap of luxury by Lagoon owners.

The Lagoon Escapade stands as a hallmark event globally for Lagoon owners, a cherished opportunity to congregate, share their passion for sailing, delve into boat insights, and connect with fellow Lagoon enthusiasts.

Europa Yachts has hosted a spectacular nautical retreat with the highly anticipated Lagoon Escapade Philippines in Coron, Philippines.

“Our commitment revolves around delivering a premium owner experience, ensuring that every interaction with Lagoon exceeds expectations, regardless of whether you’re a first-time owner or a seasoned enthusiast,” says Kael Solano, Director of Operations at Europa Yachts Philippines. “Owners and buyers are confident that we can provide all the support that they need to make sure that their boats are always in top shape with our dedicated team and specially overseas-trained mechanics”

Complementing Lagoon’s bespoke design and cutting-edge safety features, Europa Yachts’ commitment to transparency provides owners with confidence in their investment. The vessel’s history, past resale values, and appreciation are transparent, ensuring Lagoon catamarans retain their value for up to two decades, making them a potential legacy for future generations.

“Hosting the Lagoon Escapade Philippines has been a privilege, highlighting the splendor of our country’s islands, best experienced with Europa Yachts and Lagoon,” says Richard Sarinas, Chief Marketing Officer at Europa Yachts Philippines. “We would like to extend our gratitude to the sailors and the community of Lagoon enthusiasts that were part of Lagoon Escapade in Coron and for their unyielding support and trust to our brand. We eagerly anticipate hosting more such events for current and future Lagoon owners.”

Europa Yachts has hosted a spectacular nautical retreat with the highly anticipated Lagoon Escapade Philippines in Coron, Philippines.

The Lagoon brand will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year. To commemorate this milestone and show our gratitude to the owners who have helped shape the brand for the past four decades, Lagoon teams have come together to organize an extensive event called the Lagoon World Escapade. The celebration will be this coming May 17-19, 2024 with events covering the 7 seas of the world opening the opportunity to sail, meet and discover a community of Lagoon owners.

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