CATAMARANS Leopard 48
So you like sailing, but you’re not too keen
on living life at an angle? Love sailboats,
but the lack of space would drive you nuts?
If you answered yes to these questions,
then a catamaran could fit your future.
Nothing touches a cat for interior volume,
and the Leopard 48 doesn’t disappoint.
For maximum sleeping space, opt for the
four-cabin layout, which also has room for
four heads with showers. But if the number of guests will be more limited, then
the three-cabin layout is the way to go,
which gives over the entire starboard hull
to the owner, with
a large queen cabin
aft and a settee and
and shower compartment forward.
On deck, a
raised helm station gives excellent
and the large cockpit is seemingly
big enough to host
the Super Bowl. Built by Robertson and
Caine in South Africa, the Leopard 48 is
the private version of The Moorings 48
charter version, so if you want to try before
you buy, book a charter vacation and give a
similar boat a workout for a week or two.
With more than 1,500 square feet
of sail area, the boat should sail well.
But when the breeze dies or you need
to maneuver around the docks, a 39-hp
Yanmar saildrive in each hull will push the
boat with ease. leopardcatamarans.com
discounts from our
IF YOU WANT SPACE on board, it’s hard to beat a catamaran on room for living, entertaining, lounging, and personal space. While sailing craft make up the majority of catamarans, the popularity of power catamarans is
growing. With an engine in each hull, the widely spaced props offer superior
maneuverability in tight areas.
LENGTH 48’ 5”
DRAFT 4’ 10”
FUEL 185 GAL.
WATER 206 GAL.
WASTE 45 GAL.
WEIGHT 38,000 LB.
The Leopard 48’s
raised helm station