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

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 sailing yacht.

The Ask a Leopard Owner Livestream with Andy and Maki delivered an hour full of valuable content. Anyone considering buying a catamaran must watch this Livestream recording!


How did you spend the front half of 2020? Were you shut in and locked down as we dealt with a strange new reality? Not Andy and Maki. This California couple was putting the finishing touches on their dream of living full-time with their two young sons on a Leopard 45.


In late January, the couple left their San Clemente home to take delivery of their Leopard in Florida. By late Spring, they were living aboard their boat and becoming a skilled crew — ready to cruise the Caribbean and eventually cross the Atlantic.


Discover from Andy and Maki the whys and hows of going full-time with young kids. They’ll discuss what they had to learn about sailing (and themselves) to make this life transition. The adventurous couple will also share why they chose the Leopard 45 and how they equipped and provisioned their boat for living aboard. And how do you wrangle, entertain and educate two elementary school kids at sea? Andy and Maki will explain that, too.


Andy and Maki's Ask a Leopard Owner presentation drew rave reviews from the Livestream’s audience who appreciated the first-person insight. "The information was stellar! It was loaded with really informative content-- how to pick the right boat for you, quality of the boat, and how to boat with children. These are all things I wanted to know more about," said one viewer. And another reviewer reveals, "After many years of boat shows we have yet to see a catamaran with a higher level of consideration for design and comfort at a price point that is attainable."


We invite you to press play on the video above and enjoy the Livestream!


Katie Campbell

As a Marketing Manager for yacht sales, I have found my passion in promoting the catamaran cruising lifestyle. With a love for sailing and a deep understanding of the industry, I am committed to helping others discover the freedom and adventure of life on the water.


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