Leopard Catamarans Blog

Bahamas-Bound: Your Comprehensive How-To for Sailing to the Exumas

Dec 14, 2023

Boating Tips

When you first step on your new Leopard in Miami, you can't help but feel the urge to get up and go...somewhere. You've done the shakedown and the harbor cruise and maybe even explored a little of Biscayne Bay and watched the sunset at anchor. And...

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Captain Confidence: Turning Closing Day Jitters into Seamanship Success

You went to a boat show, just to look, but then something crazy happened—you ended up buying a boat! For those of you who threw caution to the wind, congratulations!

My husband and I ordered a Leopard 42 catamaran at the Annapolis Sailboat Show in...

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Cruising the Chesapeake Bay on a Leopard 42

Nov 24, 2023

Leopard 42

Sailing in the tropics is no revelation to me. From the Bahamas to the Dry Tortugas, I've sailed in the golden warm sunlight plenty of times. This fall, I was given the opportunity to take out the popular Leopard 42 to sail somewhere I’d never...

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Anchoring Friendships: Mastering the Art of Buddy Boating

Nov 08, 2023

Boating Tips

As the sun dips towards the horizon, the dinghies start pulling up. Cruising couples and singles come aboard with cold drinks and appetizers to share. Conversation and laughter grow as the evening approaches. Everyone pauses for a moment to look...

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Ask a Leopard Owner: Nikki and Barry on the Leopard 42

Oct 30, 2023

Nikki Layton and Barry Duncan have always pursued life at full speed. But they clearly know how to downshift.

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Mastering the Seas: Tales of an Expert Catamaran Captain

Sep 29, 2023

With almost 300,000 nautical miles in his log, you'd think Paul Badenhorst had been offshore sailing his whole adult life. While sailing has been in Paul's heart and mind since his first experience at age five, he didn't take his first serious...

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Leopard Catamarans Owner Flotilla Recap: 2023 Abacos, Bahamas

Aug 17, 2023

Owner Stories, General news

It was a week that we will never forget! This year's Owner Flotilla hosted a total of 15 catamarans-- both sail and power -- in the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas. Set in paradise, with an amazing group of owners, the second annual event was the...

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Ask a Leopard Owner with The Adventure Crews

Aug 10, 2023

Owner Stories

Introducing Cole and Emily Crews, the dynamic duo behind The Adventure Crews. This young couple is on a journey to explore the world by water aboard their sailing catamaran.

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Retiring on your Leopard

Jul 31, 2023

You see them all over the Caribbean (and the internet) these days - smiling, happy people who have retired to a sailing catamaran to cruise the world full-time. If you have considered joining that flotilla, you have likely wondered about the cost of...

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National Learn to Sail Month - Aboard the Leopard 45 with Offshore Sailing School

Jul 24, 2023

July unfurls its sails as National Learn to Sail Month, an opportune time to commemorate the timeless tradition of passing down the art of exploring the vast seas.

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Powering Across the Atlantic on a Leopard 46 Powercat

Jun 29, 2023

There are thousands of stories out there about crossing oceans under sail. But transiting a long stretch of the ocean under power? That's a different adventure.

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Hurricane Season: Lying Low Without Living Low on Your Leopard Catamaran

Jun 20, 2023

Boating Tips

Hurricane season in the Atlantic is a tough time for cruisers as they navigate both potential wild weather patterns and insurance coverage limitations that keep them away from some of their favorite offshore passages and island locations.

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Ask a Leopard 50 Sailing Catamaran Owner: Tony Ebeyer

Jun 13, 2023

Owner Stories, Leopard 50

Since taking delivery of Leopard 50 Sailing Catamaran DRACARYS in September 2021, Tony has come a long way-- nearly 15,000 miles! And he has some free advice for anyone who dreams of cruising the Caribbean but doesn’t know how to sail: Go for it.

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Sailing for Good: How One Leopard Catamaran Family Gives Back

May 31, 2023

Dwight and Shelley Durant spent most of their working lives helping other people. So, it’s no surprise these 2023 Leopard 42 owners continue serving in retirement.

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Building Excellence: A Catamaran Production Tour at Robertson and Caine

The opportunity to visit the place where the world's best sailing and power catamarans are produced was the experience of a lifetime. I found myself immersed in the extraordinary exploration of the hidden artistry behind building a catamaran—a...

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Leopard 50 Wins Regatta Hat-Trick

May 05, 2023

Owner Stories, Leopard 50

As if you needed any more reason to love the Leopard 50 Sailing Catamaran, this world-class cruising yacht has just firmly secured its place as a sailing and performance multihull by taking home the win in all three of the Caribbean’s major...

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Smoother Sailing Ahead: Raymarine Integrates Leopard Polar Data into Axiom Software

Mar 31, 2023

The Power of Sailing Math at Your Fingertips

A potent sailing tool is now available in your Leopard’s electronic navigation system.

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Boat Men of the Caribbean

Mar 09, 2023

How to Work with These Island Entrepreneurs

When you make landfall on many Caribbean islands, before you've reached the harbor, set your anchor, or gotten settled in, one or more small boats may come out to greet you. It might be a powered skiff, a...

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Sailing to the British Virgin Islands

Feb 17, 2023

The British Virgin Islands is a delightful place to sail. The trips between islands are short and fun, and each island has a different feel and flavor, with beautiful beaches, island bars, and natural beauty everywhere. It's an ideal spot for a...

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