Leopard Catamarans Blog

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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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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Meet the Bou Crew Aboard SV Jubilee

Apr 21, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 48

Sailing time means family time for this crew. Most of us spend our time daydreaming about selling it all to adapt to life at sea, but rarely does anyone act on those dreams.  Unless of course, you are the Bou Crew! Meet this fascinating family of...

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22 Questions for Two-Time Leopard Owners

Mar 30, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

 

Owning a cruising catamaran on the Chesapeake for years is a dream to so many. But what if life dealt you a hand that provided the ability to own a second one, and you could relive the dream all over again? That is just the situation that new...

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The Family That Cruises Together, Stays Together

Jan 11, 2021

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

When the Wiggins family — Keith, Alex, and their daughter Dannii —decided to chuck their traditional lifestyle in Sydney, Australia to become full-time cruisers, they didn’t have far to go.

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Family of Four Makes Their Dream a Reality Aboard a Leopard 45

Dec 28, 2020

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

In the beginning it was just a dream, a conversation.  Driving near their home along the Southern California coastline, Andy and Marina (aka: Maki) were watching boats sail around Dana Point.  Andy remembers, "Marina looked at me and asked 'Do...

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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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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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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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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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Setting a Course for Every Season

Mar 19, 2020

Owner Stories

 

Glenn and Trista have some seasonal patterns. Summers are spent in the water, winters over the snow. Fall and spring come and signal transition, resting periods filled with meticulous planning and preparation for the coming season. This is...

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Finding a Home in All the Edges of the Map

Jan 22, 2020

Owner Stories

There’s nothing quite like a Category 5 hurricane to remind you what’s important in life.

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In Search of the Unfamiliar

Nov 24, 2019

Owner Stories

For Jason and Nikki Wynn, saying yes to the next adventure isn’t a question anymore. After three years of living full time on a Leopard 43 Sailing Catamaran, and many years before that traveling overland in their RV, finding new opportunities to...

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Monohull Sailors Find Fulfillment in a Multihull

Oct 24, 2019

Owner Stories, Leopard 45

Plan A was to lead a conventional life on land. Plan B was to navigate around the world. Plan A was to navigate the world in a 65ft monohull, Plan B was to navigate in a Leopard Catamaran. All of life’s events leading up to now indicated that...

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Cooking Across the Sea

Oct 18, 2019

Owner Stories, Boating Tips

What happens when a craving for a specific food strikes when you’re sailing? In a word, you work with what you have. At least, that’s what Brooke Bass did when she was hungry for Chinese food while she and her husband, Barrett, were cruising...

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One Life, Sail It!

Sep 19, 2019

Owner Stories

“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever,” said legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. And there is so much wonder in the vast blue space that spans over 70 percent of our world’s. It is believed that,...

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