Leopard Catamarans Blog

Cruiser's Guide to Entertaining Guests in the Exumas

May 19, 2022

Boating Tips

Did you know that over 300 islands and cays are dispersed across the central Bahamas? These are known as the Exumas, and they feature blissfully isolated beaches, breathtaking sandbars, and a string of ocean outposts surrounded by majestic reefs and...

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The Angled Mast Explained:  Why a Bit of Tilt is Straight Up Better

Apr 19, 2022

Product Details

Leopard catamarans are masterpieces of design. Every detail from stem to stern is carefully considered, evaluated and reconsidered before becoming part of the boat’s blueprint.

 

So why is a Leopard sailing catamaran’s mast tilted aft?  That tilt is...

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A Weekend in Miami on the Leopard 46 PC

Apr 11, 2022

Leopard 46 PC

It was bright and colorful, it was everything that you would think Miami would be-- only without the traffic. If you have ever experienced Miami by water, then you know that this is the only way one should experience the city. Do it aboard a Leopard...

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Ask a Leopard Owner with Leopard 45 Sailing Symphony

The past two years have changed life in ways big and small. In the case of the Rogers family, the change was big-- really big. Over the past 18 months, this adventurous couple has gone from knowing nothing about sailing to being the live-aboard...

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Understanding Polar Diagrams: Sailing by The Number to Maximize Performance

Mar 11, 2022

FAQ

Remember studying for that high school math test and wondering why you had to learn stuff that you would never use again?

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Sailing Family of Six Pursues a Life Less Ordinary

Jan 10, 2022

Owner Stories

Happy days are here again! Unless you are a member of the Fothergill family, of course, then happy days have always been here for this family of six. Or at least since 2017 when they decided to cast the lines on their conventional(ish) lifestyle and...

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Be Ready for Anything with These Six Emergency Tools

Jan 03, 2022

Boating Tips

Expect the best, plan for the worst — and prepare to be surprised. That venerable bit of wisdom sums up the perfect mindset for outfitting your Catamaran with safety equipment. 

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The Chief Designer at Roberson and Caine on the Leopard 46 PC

Nov 30, 2021

Leopard 46 PC

Designing the next model in a successful new range of boats can be an unnerving task. And the Project Brief for creating the Leopard 46 PC was unequivocal: This new power catamaran had to offer the very best comfort and performance compared to the...

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A Life of Freedom for Mike and April

Oct 07, 2021

Owner Stories

Taking the time to focus your attention and finances on the things that matter the most is generally why people choose a minimalist lifestyle. And for Leopard Catamaran Owners, Mike and April, what matters the most to them is spending time together...

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Must Have Space-Saving Galley Tools From A Professional Yacht Chef

Sep 24, 2021

Boating Tips

 

Whether you are new to the cruising lifestyle, been doing it for years, a weekend pirate or a sell-it-all-and-sail-off-into-the-sunset-forever type, there is one thing we can all agree on: Just as vast and limitless the horizons, sunsets and stars...
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A Day in the Life of a Sailboat Model

Sep 10, 2021

Marketing Coordinator by Day, Yacht Model by Night

As a new college graduate in 2019, I never expected to land such a cool gig as my first job in the "real world." Two years ago, I was just a kid looking for someone to hire me in the midst of a...

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All You Need to Know About Entering or Reentering the U.S. by Boat

Aug 27, 2021

Much as Leopard owners love the open seas, sooner or later, we must make landfall. If your cruising itinerary calls for a stop in the United States — as homeport or port of call —  you’ll want to be up-to-date on the country’s current requirements...

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From Fighting Fires to Flying Jibs: Soulmates Set Sail on a Leopard 45

Aug 19, 2021

Owner Stories

 

It is said that when you finally meet your soulmate, they will bring on a feeling of complete euphoria. The part of your brain that's associated with addiction lights up because falling in love releases dopamine, the hormone responsible for reward.

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Ask a Leopard Owner with SV Thick Chick

Aug 13, 2021

Owner Stories

This Key West-based couple is currently keeping stress at bay by “sailing the world one island at a time” on their Leopard 40, SV Thick Chick. As you read this, Steph and Marji are cruising, where their biggest worry is whether today’s underwater...

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Cooking Aboard: No Fuss Thai for the Whole Cruising Family

Aug 03, 2021

Boating Tips

Cruising in the Caribbean and Bahamas there definitely is no shortage of fresh fish and Caribbean and American staples to choose from when you are feeling peckish, but what about when you are craving something a little more exotic? Like Thai food?...

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Leopard 45 Owner Profile: First He Conquered the World, Now He Sails It

Jul 13, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

Joshua Mann was the quintessential young man in a hurry. Now he’s ready to slow down — sorta.

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Sailing Safety: Our Best Tips for Peace of Mind at Sea

Jun 01, 2021

Boating Tips

Sailing is an adventure, and all adventures should be taken seriously. Proper planning is key to ensure that you and your guests are safe out on the water, should anything turn unfavorable. As the saying goes, it is better to be safety conscious...

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Adventuring in Installments: Is Commuter Cruising Right for You?

May 25, 2021

Boating Tips

Does your Leopard bucket list include epic journeys and passages, the kind of trips that take weeks, months, or even years to complete?  Have you put those adventures on hold until you are retired or otherwise positioned to become a full-time...

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Ask a Two-Time Leopard Owner & Three-Time Ocean Crosser: Jonathan Zuk

May 19, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

Jonathan Zuk has jammed a lot of sailing experience into the past few years. Since learning to sail in 2016, the successful entrepreneur has owned two Leopards — a 40 and now a 45 — cruised more than 30,000 miles, and crossed the Atlantic three...

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