Leopard Catamarans Blog

Floating Through the Heart of Florida on a Leopard 53 PC

Feb 23, 2021

Deliveries, Leopard 53 PC

While the salty sea is what most of us cruisers crave, have you ever considered going off the beaten path and letting your boat experience some freshwater? Look no further than navigating the Okeechobee waterway-- the only navigable canal to run...

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Ask a Leopard Owner: Andy and Maki, of Leopard 45 SV Oliluki

Feb 11, 2021

After working for years without a break, this California based couple has decided to slow down and enjoy life at a different pace. With their twin boys, they are navigating unchartered waters as they learn to school and live aboard their 45-foot...

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From Zero to Hero: Learning to Liveaboard

Feb 01, 2021

The dream comes alive in many ways. For some, it’s a lifelong goal to go cruising. For others, they may find their inspiration living vicariously through sailing vloggers. Then there are those who are always seeking the next adventure. Maybe it...

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The Art of Watching the Weather: How to Know What's Coming and When

Jan 20, 2021

Boating Tips

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. 

-- Mark Twain

Cruisers talk about the weather more than your average person. And while it’s true they can’t do anything about the weather, every skipper and crew member can -...

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The Family That Cruises Together, Stays Together

Jan 11, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

When the Wiggins family — Keith, Alex, and their daughter Dannii —decided to chuck their traditional lifestyle in Sydney, Australia to become full-time cruisers, they didn’t have far to go.

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Family of Four Makes Their Dream a Reality Aboard a Leopard 45

Dec 28, 2020

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

In the beginning it was just a dream, a conversation.  Driving near their home along the Southern California coastline, Andy and Marina (aka: Maki) were watching boats sail around Dana Point.  Andy remembers, "Marina looked at me and asked 'Do...

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Ask a Leopard Owner: Kevin and Elizabeth on the Leopard 50

Dec 15, 2020

 

 

The Leopard 50 is the perfect family cruiser, and these Leopard Owners want to share with you the in's and out's of owning a catamaran.

The Ask a Leopard Owner livestream with Kevin nd Elizabeth delivered an hour full of valuable content....

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Not Your Typical Holiday Gift Guide for Cruisers

Dec 09, 2020

It's that time of year again and we know that shopping for that perfect gift for that special sailor in your life can get tricky. Holiday gift guides can seem redundant, and what do you get for the person who has everything? After all, we know...

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Sales Tax on a Boat: Can You Avoid it?

Dec 01, 2020

Boat Buying Process, FAQ

Trying to navigate what the best options are, as they relate to taxes and registering your new yacht can be a difficult feat if you are new to boating. Uncle Sam's rules vary state by state and we are here to shed a little light.

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10 Reasons We Should Be Thankful for Sailors This Season

Nov 24, 2020

The season of giving thanks is among us. What better way to show our appreciation than to reflect on the reasons we love sailors? From adventurous journeys to tasty drinks, we're showing love to all the sailors out there!

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Learning to Sail: What is the difference between RYA and ASA?

When you decide to pick up a new skill or hobby, there is no doubt that you will want training and lessons to build up your confidence and skill set. And when it comes to sailing, it is no different. Many new sailboat buyers have little...

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Are Open Houses a Good Alternative to Boat Shows?

Nov 09, 2020

Open House

I know what you’re thinking - the cancellation of many boat shows during the 2020-2021 year is disappointing. However, Leopard Catamarans has come up with a strategic way for you to view your boats of interest in a safe and social...

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Lifetime Partners in Work and Play: Kevin and Elizabeth's Owner Profile

Oct 28, 2020

Owner Stories, Leopard 50

If ever a couple was built for the close-quarters intimacy of full-time cruising, it’s Kevin and Elizabeth King. These Leopard 50 owners have walked through life side-by-side since infancy.

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From Open Seas and Sunglasses to Closed Ports and Masks: The Challenges of Cruising During Covid

Oct 20, 2020

Boating Tips

As the coronavirus spread around the world, landlubbers trapped in lockdown could be excused for envying cruisers. After all, how bad can social distancing be when you are doing it on a yacht in the sun-dappled Caribbean, Mediterranean, or South...

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Matt and Jordan Owner Profile: Planning & Prep Shall Set You Free

Sep 22, 2020

Owner Stories, Boating Tips

If they ever make a movie about Jordan and Matt’s seagoing adventures, it might be called Planners of the Caribbean.

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Catamaran Cruising the South Pacific During Pandemic

Sep 14, 2020

Owner Stories

Setting sail for three years in the pacific aboard a Leopard 50 sounds like any sailors dream. But as we know, when it comes to sailing, things don't always go exactly as planned. After months of planning Leopard 50 owner, Mr. Wong, set sail for...

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A Yacht Insurance Primer for First Time Owners

The following article is designed to provide prospective yacht owners with an overview of the yacht insurance process. It should in no way be considered guidance. As detailed below, owners are advised to consult with an experienced marine...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to a Smooth Handover in Cape Town

Jun 15, 2020

Boat Buying Process

If you know a little about Leopard Catamarans, than you know we are proudly build in Cape Town, South Africa at the Robertson and Caine Factory. A very common question among clients and potential clients are questions relating to a Cape Town...

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The Reality of Cruising with Sailing Wolfpack

Jun 08, 2020

Owner Stories

Sometimes it's rum punches and sunsets, and sometimes it's spare parts and blown gaskets. Full-time cruising is a work and reward type of lifestyle, but any cruiser will tell you, the reward far outweighs the work. 

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Changing of the Tides: How One Family Returned to Life on Land

May 13, 2020

Owner Stories

You can take the couple out of cruising, but I can guarantee you that you won't take the cruising out of the couple. After having the opportunity to get to know sailing dreamers and achievers, Jenn and John, I can say with confidence, once a...

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