Founded upon the ethos of continuous innovation and feedback from cruising clients, the new Leopard 45 sailing catamaran represents astute value, elegant lines and satisfies blue water passion.
With naval architecture by Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design, and with exterior and interior design by the world-class design team at Robertson and Caine, the Leopard 45 Sailing Catamaran not only builds on the best features of the current Leopard range, but most notably offers new exterior styling and enhanced interior accommodation.
The exterior styling has evolved from the more curvaceous deck features on the current Leopard range, into a sharper, more angular look, topped by a sleek new saloon hardtop, which extends from aft cockpit to forward cockpit.
Available in a 3 or 4 cabin layout, the Leopard 45 offers the perfect entertainment package with increased aft area with new layout, ergonomically designed open plan saloon and galley, larger forward cockpit, and more onboard area.
She’s sleek and nimble, yet comfortable. She incorporates a heritage of Leopards spanning twenty five years of production expertise.
In summary, the Leopard 45 Sailing Catamaran delivers uncompromised, exceptional build quality throughout, new, sleek styling, a sensible and practical layout, sailing comfort across all sea states, and features innovative technologies and multiple entertainment areas.
Leopard 45 Lounge version is here
Leopard 45 - Designer’s Statement of Purpose
The Leopard 45 was created to replace its predecessor, the Leopard 44, with a catamaran designed and built to an even higher overall standard. It is a cruising sailing catamaran designed for private ownership, suitable for cruising by three or four couples or a family. It is also suitable for bareboat charter, for use by 8 to 10 people on short pleasure cruises.
The Leopard 45 builds on the best features of the current Leopard range. However, two areas that have received the most attention are the interior accommodation and the exterior styling: The accommodation has been thoroughly overhauled to improve comfort levels and space, as well as improving the atmosphere, by adhering to simple clean joinery lines, backed up by upmarket jewel-like trim features. The finishes are all neutral shades, allowing the owner to add his or her preferred soft furnishings. More natural light has been created by adding an overhead skylight to the saloon, and by increasing the size of hull windows and portlights. After dark, the interior is illuminated by subtle hidden lighting, with individual spotlights to highlight certain areas. The exterior styling has evolved from the more curvatious deck features on the current Leopard range, into a sharper, more angular look, topped by a sleek new deck hardtop, which extends from aft cockpit to forward cockpit. Importantly, it retains a number of traditional Leopard features, to ensure that it is recognised as coming from the pedigreed line of Robertson & Caine catamarans
WHY LEOPARD CATAMARANS
Evolving from 40 years of customer feedback, we pooled our expertise with builders Robertson and Caine to design the Leopard line of blue water cruising catamarans. As the Canadian dealer for Leopard Catamarans, we're proud to say that over 1200 Leopard cats have now sailed more than 11 million miles and the world’s largest oceans.
These cats have won both Cruising World Boat of The Year and Sail Magazine Best Boats awards including the 2010 Best Boats award from SAIL Magazine in the Cruising Multihull category and the Cruising World Boat of the Year 2010 in the Multihull Cruiser and Overall Import Boat of the Year category! They offer offer unparalleled standards for seaworthiness and cruising performance, combined with comfort and an extensive equipment list.
The award-winning Leopard catamaran range consists of the brand new and innovative Leopard 44, Leopard 48 and Leopard 58 and the popular Leopard 39 in sail configuration. Leopard Catamarans include, high powered engines, electronics, hard top bimini, high capacity water and fuel tanks, electric windlass and much more! We also offer a selection of optional items, such as air conditioning, water maker or washer-dryer.
Robertson and Caine use a proven GRP sandwich construction with a vacuum bonded balsa core, providing high rigidity, impact resistance and buoyancy. The deck and bulkheads are bonded to the hull with advanced adhesives. Glass tabbing is applied in high stress areas, to ensure maximum strength.
The hull laminate is light and durable resulting in a dynamic weight-carrying capacity and excellent motion reaction of the hull, yet is also strong for peace of mind when sailing.
Our catamarans contain all the top features that sailor's desire, including blue water capability, great performance, solid construction, a superb anchoring system, excellent ventilation, high quality equipment, large tank capacities (standard) and a standard hard top on all models. Standard equipment can be enhanced by a range of quality optional items including generator, air-conditioning, water-makers and more.