I had a chat with the export manager of FP and the GM of Lagoon Turkey
recently. Both didn't want to give exact figures, but my take aways are:
-overall Lagoon has been selling a bit more than FP, particularly after the succesful launch of 400, 450 and 560 last year.
-FP did a very good job with Mahe's and Lipari's, (otherwise the deficit with Lagoon would be much bigger)
-In number, both are close to 100-120 boats for 2010. However, in value, Lagoon is doing much better thanks to 560 and 620 which are selling much better than Eleuthra and Galathea. To cover up the gap, FP is preparing a new 57 ft to be presented in December 2011 in Paris. I saw the early designs, pretty much smaller version of Galathea, with semi flybridge at a competitive price
. (less than a million €, ready to sail) Remember, Lagoon 620 is around 1,5 mio € and Galathea 1,85 Mio €.
Kettlewell, only 63 cats sold in the US seems unreal to me.. In Turkey
, Lagoon alone has sold 29 catamarans, mostly 400 and 450 but also a few 560 and 620..And the market in Turkey is not comparable to US by any standard.