At this point in your Bahamas sail shakedown you will be eager for even more islands offering an array of activities. If you are looking for diversity, look no further than the skinny island of Eleuthera! At the widest point of this island it is still just shy of a mile. In comparison to the width, however, this island is rather lengthy. Eleuthera stretches 108 miles from North to South and this long, skinny island packs a huge punch! With Atlantic reefs, excellent surf, ship wrecks for snorkeling and diving, pink beaches and more, we advise you to keep reading and discover the best of Eleuthera.
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Best of the Bahamas: Eleuthera - 04/12/2018
Best of the Bahamas: Abacos - 04/03/2018
To continue our series that is all about the beautiful Bahamas, we bring you part two of five— Abacos. Made up of two main islands, Great Abacos and Little Abaco, as well as their offshore cays, these jewels are a paradise for sailors, divers and history enthusiasts alike. The Abacos have drastically increased in popularity over the years, and with good reason! To discover these reason, we invite you to keep reading.
Best of the Bahamas: Bimini - 03/27/2018
Imagine that you have just taken ownership of your new (or new to you) catamaran in South Florida. And what better way to put your yacht to the test than to take her for a sail across the Gulf Stream and to the Bahamas? More often than not, this will be the first destination to many new owners. The Bahamas is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the South Florida lifestyle and get yourself in tune with the cruising lifestyle.
How to Safely Set an Anchor - 03/22/2018
We all know that novice sailor who stays on anchor watch all night the first twenty times on an overnight anchorage for the simple fact that they can’t sleep. We also know the seasoned sailor who drifted on anchor while peacefully asleep, only to wake up to the sound of a crash.
Dropping anchor for a quick swim off of a center console with outboard engines is a much different experience than ensuring your yacht is secured for an overnight anchorage. What raises the stakes is when you are on a catamaran with inboard engines and you would like to get a good night's rest during your overnight anchorage.
Leopard Owners Form Lifelong Friendships - 02/23/2018
When a freighter ship of brand new Leopard Catamarans arrives to the states with our newest yachts, they are brought to our docks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where they are then commissioned, sea trialed and prepared for handover.
Brand new boat owners will typically find themselves surrounded by new neighbors who are also new boat owners while they are living aboard their yacht in Leopard’s marina slips. And what we have learned from meeting these owners is that it is inevitable that friendships will form.
The Leopard 51 Powercat Makes History - 01/17/2018
We are pleased to announce that Leopard Catamarans has built and sold over 100 Leopard 51 Powercats. We believe it is safe to say that we have found our sweet spot in the powercat market. Since the inception of the Leopard 51 PC in 2013, we had high expectations for her success. The design team of Simonis-Voogd Yacht Design, along with the team of experts at Robertson & Caine, put their talented minds together and brought us the most popular powercat ever to grace the Leopard Catamaran Fleet.
Join us in Miami - 01/15/2018
This February the Miami International Boat Show will be the place to be! For the first time ever we will be showcasing our entire fleet of Leopard Catamarans in one place, including that all-new Leopard 50. Be one of the first people to see the Leopard 50, the next generation of Leopard Catamarans, when she makes her world debut in Miami.
An Expedition Through Florida - 12/13/2017
If you are looking for a different kind of adventure on a powercat, then look no further. We recently had the opportunity to take a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to St. Petersburg, Florida. We achieved this voyage by crossing through the center of Florida—locks and all. We have to say, it was an enjoyable experience, and we could not think of a more perfect yacht to have experienced it on than our Leopard 51 PC. This particular itinerary will give you the perfect representation of all that Florida has to offer, from sunrise on the east coast, to sunset on the west coast, and everything in between. We will cover it all on this journey.
Handing Over a Leopard Catamaran - 11/13/2017
It has been six months since we first had the opportunity to speak with Owen and Miranda about their journey to find the perfect boat. Since that time “Sarabi”, the Leopard 48, has been handed over and sea trialed, and she is just about ready for her first big adventure to the Chesapeake. On the day of the sea trial, the Leopard Marketing Team was fortunate enough to sit down with Miranda and Owen while they shared their excitement and future sailing plans.
Yachting World Germany Nominates the Leopard 45 - 10/19/2017
The Leopard 45 has been considered for Boat of the Year by Yachting World Magazine in Germany. The sea trials to put this boat to the test are taking place from 17-19 October 2017 out of Port Ginesta, Barcelona with journalist from all over Europe.
2018 Leopard 40 Model Upgrades - 10/17/2017
We are excited to announce that we have made some enhancements to the successful Leopard 40. The Leopard 40 was the first of the Leopard Range to embrace the innovative layout with a forward facing galley, something that has now become a staple on the newer Leopard models. Continuing in the pursuit of innovation while taking into consideration customers and owner feedback, the 2018 model of the Leopard 40 now features aft cabin reconfigurations that offer more space below for added comfort.
Leopard 40 Owner Completes an Atlantic Crossing - 09/06/2017
There is no such thing as a weekend when you live on a boat,” Leopard 40 owner, Eel, explains, and we would have to agree. There is nothing quite as liberating as knowing that you could go anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat. And while Eel and co. are set up for success in the Mediterranean for the time being, he has accomplished a fair amount in his short time of ownership.
Our List of Non-Negotiable Catamaran Characteristics - 08/21/2017
All Catamarans are not made equal. And as every catamaran owner will tell you, before you purchase a catamaran you must first decide what it is that you want in a yacht. What purpose will your catamaran serve to you? Will she be a weekend getaway, will she be your home, will she sail all seven seas or will she be your retirement plan? These are all important questions to consider, as your yacht may, at one time or another, be all of these things!
The Best Blogs from Leopard Owners - 08/11/2017
We are lucky to have a community of Leopard Owners who are good sailors, better adventurers and the best bloggers. And thanks to the power of the internet, we can watch our owners live out their dreams! Not to mention, it begs the question to everyone dreaming of doing it, if they can do it, why not me? We appreciate the willingness of people to share their best moments, as well as their more difficult ones, because that is how we as readers learn. There is nothing that we love more than the opportunity to see Leopard Catamarans being sailed around the world.
Behind the Scenes in Bimini, Bahamas - 07/24/2017
Have you ever wondered how much time and effort goes into getting that perfect shot? The shot that can bring our yachts to life in a single image. Well, for starters, you can’t go wrong with catamarans in a post-card paradise.
Leopard Catamarans just recently did a shoot in Bimini, Bahamas with the three newest members of our catamaran family. Early mornings and long days are all a part of the job, but when you are surrounded by a turquoise paradise on a gorgeous new catamaran, the lines between work and play can get blurred. For the production crew, it was certainly more work than play, but the idea behind this shoot was for the photography crew to stand by and let the perfect shots unfold naturally.
We spent three days shooting, plus a day reserved on the front and back end for travel. For details on the full itinerary of our Leopard Catamaran photoshoot, keep reading!
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