Leopard Catamarans Blog

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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Leopard 53 Powercat - Multihull of the Year

May 09, 2020

The Leopard team is very proud to announce that the brand new 53 Powercat has won the Multihull of the year! It was an event for celebration for our teams worldwide to receive this award. Although, we did not get to attend the Multihull boat show...

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How One Powercat Owner Started a Multihull Trend

'There is always a different explanation for how each of our yacht owners decided to buy a Leopard Catamaran. For the owner of Arrgh Boat, a Leopard 43 Powercat, Ron Buck and his wife followed the path to ownership in a way many of our owners do....

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12 Things I Learned While Cruising

Apr 29, 2020

Owner Stories, Boating Tips

The 12 things that I learned while I was a full-time live aboard are equally applicable to my life back on land, by John Millard. 

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The Tropicool Family is Defining Adventure

Apr 22, 2020

Owner Stories

What is cooler than being cool? Tropicool. And the Tropicool family gives the word "cool" a whole new meaning. 

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18 Ways to Beat Boredom with Kids at Sea

Apr 17, 2020

Boating Tips

When it comes to boating, there are a lot of different activities to partake in when the weather permits. But what can you do inside of your boat (and for many your home) when the waves are crashing and the rain is pouring? Having young children...

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A Beginner's Guide to Boat Shows

Apr 09, 2020

Boating Tips

Being new to the marine industry, I had no idea what to expect when attending my first yacht show. My coworkers could never seem to give me a direct explanation of what it was like or what it entailed. It was a "see for yourself" experience. Lots...

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Why Choose Leopard? Here's Why...

Apr 02, 2020

Product Details

When working boat shows, and just in general, the most frequently asked question from potential buyers is: "Why Leopard?" I would like to share some of the most valuable points that I always mention.

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A Press Escape to Paradise on the Leopard 53 PC

There are those occasions, though few and far between, when a work trip happens to be on a yacht in paradise. And not just any yacht, but a Leopard 53 Powercat. This is just one of the many perks of working in the Yacht Sales industry. It makes...

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