Leopard Catamarans Blog

Our First Show Since 2019: Palm Beach Boat Show

Apr 15, 2021

A World Turned Upside Down

The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 turned the world upside down, literally speaking. The COVID-19 pandemic was an uncertain and sorrowful time for many. Not only did the worldwide pandemic negatively affect our...

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Going Off the Grid in the Dry Tortugas

Apr 09, 2021

Leopard 42

Sometimes we need a reality check. Moments that happen when we unplug and forget about the outside world are authentic and unfiltered. How often do you get to enjoy those moments? If you are like most people in the world today, my guess is not...

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22 Questions for Two-Time Leopard Owners

Mar 30, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

 

Owning a cruising catamaran on the Chesapeake for years is a dream to so many. But what if life dealt you a hand that provided the ability to own a second one, and you could relive the dream all over again? That is just the situation that new...

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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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