Leopard 40 Review

Nice, France - Leopard Catamarans (TUI Marine Group) has a long list of very successful and popular power catamarans, which now includes the anticipated and exceptional Leopard 43 PC. The new Leopard 43 PC will make her European debut in La Grande-Motte (Southern France) during the 2016 International Multihull Boat Show. The event will take place from April 13th to 17th. 

“I think this model is what customers have been waiting for. It’s a great value for the quality, performance, and durability of a Leopard,” says Isabelle Blainey, North and South American Leopard Sales Manager. “She offers great fuel range at cruising speed and a lot of outdoor space, including an enormous flybridge which can be fully enclosed. She is economical, easy to handle, and spacious with 27% more interior volume than her predecessor.”

The stepped hull design of this powercat adds interior volume above the waterline, allowing for roomier accommodations in the hulls without sacrificing the performance of the yacht. With narrower hulls and less wetted surface below the waterline, the Leopard 43 PC reaches an impressive maximum speed of 22,7 knots and maintains exceptional fuel efficiency consistent with all Leopard Power Catamaran models.”

Outdoor living space is maximized on the Leopard 43 PC. An extension of the Leopard 51 PC flybridge design, the Leopard 43 PC flybridge also includes a grill, wet bar and direct access to the sunbathing platform found forward. She also includes a large aft cockpit and access door from the main saloon to the forward platform of the boat. The access door increases ventilation for the interior of the vessel and makes maneuvering around the catamaran easier.

Franck Bauguil, Vice President of Yacht Sales, explains, “The all new Leopard 43 PC is a massive leap forward from the 39 PC.  Now into our fourth generation of power catamarans in collaboration with Robertson & Caine, we have continuously improved our power products with fast and economical catamarans, offering ample accommodations, large flybridges, access forward from inside the main saloon, and superior rides in all conditions.  The 43 PC is the logical extension of the very successful 51 PC for private owners and charterers alike, as Leopard power catamarans are now a leader of the global market in this segment.”

One of the most exciting and innovative interiors yet on a Leopard catamaran, the Leopard 43 PC will include the same layout as the new Leopard 40. In this new layout, the galley is located forward and the forward-facing settee and table are now located aft. This allows for a panoramic view with large sliding glass doors between the saloon and the aft cockpit. This arrangement promotes easy communication for guests, an open flow between the saloon and the aft cockpit, and a fusion of indoor and outdoor living space. In addition, the galley area includes a large forward-facing window and an access door to the forward platform of the boat. The access door enhances the open concept feel and easy navigation in and around the yacht, while also promoting ventilation throughout the interior.

The Leopard 43 PC also includes the new interior design, featuring grey king tree flooring and cabinetry creating a fresh modern look. She also boasts a large and open saloon, a galley with the latest appliances, and 3 cabins and 2 heads, with the entire starboard hull being dedicated to the owner’s suite (optional 4 cabins and 2 heads). 

In addition to private ownership through Leopard Catamarans, this yacht is also available through The Moorings (Charter and Yacht Ownership Program) as a Moorings 434 PC and Moorings 433 PC. Through the Yacht Ownership Program, The Moorings pays the owner’s monthly boat payment and all operating expenses. Additionally, owners are allowed access to The Moorings worldwide destinations, where they can utilize 6 to 12 weeks of owner use per year.

Robertson & Caine designs and builds the Leopard line of blue water cruising catamarans. As the worldwide dealer, TUI Marine is proud to say that over 1,500 Leopard cats have now sailed more than 9 million miles and the world’s largest oceans.

Specifications:
Length Overall: 13 m 
Waterline Length: 12.44 m 
Beam: 6.72 m 
Draft: 0.94 m 
Displacement: 13 140 kg 
Fuel Capacity: 1000 L 
Water Capacity: 780 L 
Engines: 2 x 260 hp


Information about the Robertson and Caine shipyard: 

  • 2nd catamaran builder in the world (between 180 and 190 units every year)
  • #1 in the world for power catamarans (between 50 and 60 units every year)
  • Sailing range : Leopard 40, Leopard 44, Leopard 48 and Leopard 58
  • Power range : Leopard 43PC and Leopard 51PC

Robertson and Caine is an independent shipyard and does not belong to TUI Marine. TUI Marine is the exclusive dealer of all the catamarans built by Robertson and Caine. TUI Marine is selling approximately a third of the total production to private owners through the brand Leopard Catamarans. The other two thirds of the production is sold though the Sunsail and Moorings Yacht Ownership program. 

5 catamarans will be on display at the International Multihull Boat Show:

  • Leopard 40 (3 cabins, private version)
  • Leopard 44 (4 cabins, Sunsail version)
  • Leopard 48 (3 cabins, private version)
  • Leopard 43PC (4 cabins, Moorings version)
  • Leopard 51 PC (4 cabins, Moorings version)

 

For more information about Leopard Catamarans, please contact us at europe@leopardcatamarans.com or give us a call: +33 (0)4 92 00 09 03