15 minutes of fame for 1500 miles to windward
We catch up with Leopard 48 owners Randy and Lennie Smith
It has almost been a year now since we first met the owners of the Leopard 48, Happy Together. Now, with thousands of nautical miles under their belt and over a dozen episodes of their sailing adventures shared on You Tube, the Smiths review the Leopard 48, give advice on the boat buying process, and reveal their future sailing plans.
Multihulls World Review: Leopard 48
“The combination of outstanding design, rugged build, ease of operation, stability, performance and attention to so many of the details that enhance the cruising lifestyle are wrapped up in one package.”
That’s what writer John Devers remarked about the award-winning Leopard 48 in his recent piece in Multihulls World Magazine.
Read his entire review including features from Leopard 48 designer Alex Simonis as well as a first-hand story from recent Leopard 48 owners.
Exclusive Full Range Review Compilation from Multihulls World
Sea Trials Compiled for Entire Range of Leopard Catamarans
With one of Europe's most prominent multihull shows around the corner in La Grande-Motte (southern France), Multihulls World Magazine has produced an exclusive guide to the entire line of Leopard Catamarans. The Leopard 40, Leopard 44 and Leopard 48 sail cats and the Leopard 43 PC and Leopard 51 PC power catamarans will be on display at the show, which starts April 13th. The magazine covers each of these models, plus the flagship Leopard 58 which can be viewed at other select locations around the world by appointment.
Leopard 48: Owner Reviews
Leopard owners share their stories
Simonis Voogd and Robertson and Caine have hit a sweet spot with the Leopard 48. Multiple owners report that as soon as they saw the 48, their boat search came to a sudden halt. She's big enough for comfort, large accommodations and ample storage, yet easy to manage, even to singlehand. And the forward cockpit proves to be a very popular feature.Read more
Leopard 48 DALA finishes first in ARC Europe Rally across the Atlantic
Albert Levy's DALA in Horta, Azores
Albert Levy, his first mate, Joelle, and expert crew Richard, arrived in Horta on Sunday after just 11.5 days crossing from Bermuda to the Azores. They finished the 1800 NM passage nearly 24 hours before the next boat.Read more
Two Leopard 48s Departing Tortola with ARC Europe Rally
WIDAGO and DALA are headed across the Atlantic
Two Leopard 48s are set to depart Nanny Cay, Tortola mid-day tomorrow with the World Cruising Club's ARC Europe Rally. The next stop for Albert Levy's DALA and Guyon and Ali Moseley's WIDAGO will be Bermuda, 850 NM away. After that, they'll be underway until they reach the Azores. Ultimately, DALA will finish the rally in Portugal, WIDAGO in England.Read more
A Family Plans for Circumnavigation
The Moseley family plans to live aboard and cruise on their catamaran for the next two years
For Guyon and Ali Moseley, who bought a Leopard 48 and expect to spend two years living aboard and circumnavigating with their three middle school aged boys (pictured here with additional family crew for their Tortola to Bermuda passage), the planning for their extended cruising aboard WIDAGO began about 4 years ago. This week, their adventure more formally began as they left Tortola for Bermuda - Azores - England with the ARC Europe rally.
Delivery Report - Cape Town to Brazil on a Leopard 48
Leopard Sales Manager Gets to Know the 48 Better on An Ocean Crossing
Arnaud Savignat, Leopard European Sales Manager, took a month away from the office this winter to get to know his product even better. Arnaud, who is in his 6th year working for Leopard Catamarans in Nice, joined a delivery crew aboard a Leopard 48 (as a Moorings 4800) from Cape Town to Santos, Brazil this winter.
Must See: New Robertson and Caine Video
Robertson and Caine Corporate Video 2014
This new Robertson and Caine corporate video provides an insightful look into the world-famous catamaran builder's history, facilities, production line, and team.
New Interior Design Presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival
Leopard Catamarans unveiled the brand new version of the Leopard 48 at this year's Cannes Yachting Festival
This new interior design has experienced wild success. In fact, the popularity of this design has been so immediate it has resulted in the Leopard 48 being sold out for fiscal year 2014, with the next units available in April 2015.
When designing the all new interior for the Leopard 48, the world’s second largest catamaran builder, Robertson and Caine, drew its inspiration from its newest powercat, the Leopard 51 PC. This power catamaran also accomplished the same triumph as the Leopard 48, being sold out until August 2015!Read more
First Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean on a Leopard 48
Maiden Voyage for New Leopard 48 Owner
One way to get to know your new boat: sail it home. Professional captains often handle the trans-ocean delivery of a new vessel from the factory in Cape Town. But taking the opportunity to sail coastal waters for the final leg of the trip can be a wonderful first experience for a new boat owner.
One of our Leopard 48 owners did just that and enjoyed a great Mediterranean cruise from France to Israel last summer.Read more
Leopard 48 Review - Multihulls World
This report is a must-read!
Join Philippe Echelle as he explores every aspect of the Leopard 48.
Click the link below to access the report.
Leopard 48 Review in Cruising World Magazine
Let Cruising World take you through the Leopard 48's features!
In their June issue, Cruising World takes a thorough look at every aspect of the Leopard 48. Click the link below to read the full article.
Leopard 48 Press Release
NEW Leopard 48
CLEARWATER, FL – Following on the heels of the Leopard 58, Leopard announces another exciting addition to the award winning line of Leopard Catamarans, with the all new Leopard 48! The Leopard 48 (Moorings 4800), built by the award winning builders at Robertson and Caine, follows in the footsteps of the most popular Leopard model to-date, the Leopard 46. What sets the 48 apart is its spacious interior, the large forward cockpit with direct access to the saloon, and an increased amount of outdoor living space. This stunning catamaran recently made its debut at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, and was nominated for both SAIL Magazines Best Boats 2013 award, and Cruising World’s 2013 Boat of the Year award.Read more
Leopard 48 - Boat Of The Year
LEOPARD 48 AWARDED BOAT OF THE YEAR BY CRUISING WORLD MAGAZINE
The Leopard 48 wins Cruising World Magazines sought after title of Boat of the Year 2013 in the Best Full-Size Multihull category! This award recognizes the top new sailboats making their debut in the North American market. This year, 24 sailboats in 7 different categories were nominated to receive this prestigious honor. This marks the 5th Boat of the Year award for Leopard Catamarans.Read more
SAIL's Review of the Leopard 48
SAIL takes a good look at the Leopard 48!
SAIL Magazine's executive editor, Adam Cort, praises the 48's comfort, performance and design with this in-depth review of the award-winning yacht. Click the link below to read the full article.