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. Anyone considering buying a catamaran must watch this livestream recording!
The Arkansas based semi-retired real-estate gurus have decided to move at a different pace living fulltime aboard their year old yacht. And trust us, you learn a lot your first year! The presentation provided by the couple was well-reviewed from the livestream participants who appreciated the couples insights on passage planning, upgrades, how they picked the Leopard 50 and so much more.
Kevin and Elizabeth King have been close their entire lives. They were pre-school friends, high school and college sweethearts, and partners in a successful real estate business. So, it’s no surprise they have entered the next phase of life standing side-by-side in the cockpit of a Leopard 50 as full-time cruisers.
"We started the search going to a lot of boat shows, just as many as we could, and once we stepped on the Leopard and we saw the forward cockpit we really liked it. And Leopard just started ticking some boxes for us. We really wanted to be able to have four cabins, but we also wanted an owners suite as well. I remember waking up one morning when Leopard teased the Leopard 50 on their Facebook page and I saw it and thought 'I just found the boat'." - Elizabeth King
In addition to the living the sailing lifestyle and making new friends far and wide, the King's have loved diving into passage planning and basing it around weather and wind. They have enjoyed learning how to use the various weather and cruising apps, and they dish their favorites during the broadcast. They also provide some insight on staying connected at sea, what gear they can't live without, they share their list of boat spares, how they stay on top of maintenance, and their top aftermarket upgrades for interior and exterior. They also reveal how they got into sailing in the first place, how Kevin obtained his captains license and they share what they would do differently if they could do it a second time around.
The King's Ask a Leopard Owner presentation drew rave reviews from the livestream’s audience, who appreciated the first-person insight. "You are getting first-hand information from an actual owner, and there is the bonus of asking questions live, with follow-up if necessary," said one viewer. And "My husband and I have considered purchasing a Leopard cat for a few years now - we are also here in Arkansas! Hearing about their experiences gives me the confidence that our dream could become a reality as well! A lot of great information - would enjoy taking part in future livestreams," said another.
We invite you to press play on the video above and enjoy the livestream!