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Old 16-02-2014, 14:16   #1
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4600 or 4800 cat from moorings

Has anyone experienced Moorings new 4800 cat?
Considering upgrading from a 4600 to a 4800 but wondering if worth the cost to do so?
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Old 16-02-2014, 15:23   #2
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Re: 460 or 480 cat from moorings

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Has anyone experienced Moorings new 480 cat?
Considering upgrading from a 460 to a 480 but wondering if worth the cost to do so?
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Welcome aboard. I hope someone here has some answers for you.

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Old 16-02-2014, 15:42   #3
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Has anyone experienced Moorings new 480 cat?
Considering upgrading from a 460 to a 480 but wondering if worth the cost to do so?
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There would be plenty of 460's being phased out now as they stopped producing several years ago now. Someone will know.

The 48 ft I think is at most only some 2 years in production so I doubt Moorings would be phasing too many out yet and they would be considerably more expensive.

Most info on the 46 being a M & M design is positive . Haven't heard much comment on the 48 being a fairly new design.

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Old 16-02-2014, 15:52   #4
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Thanks for the reply!
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Old 16-02-2014, 17:45   #5
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Re: 460 or 480 cat from moorings

Do you mean the 4600 and 4800. I believe these are really just Leopards with a Moorings badge. Robertson & Caine which builds the Leopard cats has made just about all cats for Moorings for a long rime. The Moorings cats are Leopards. You might want to look here and at the multitude of Leopard threads.
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Old 17-02-2014, 10:00   #6
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Thanks everyone...this is such a great site!
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Old 18-02-2014, 16:34   #7
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Re: 460 or 480 cat from moorings

I just got off a trip with a 46 and I really liked the boat . I looked at the 48 and really thought the 46 was a better built and designed boat .
Just my limited observation
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Old 19-02-2014, 05:45   #8
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Re: 460 or 480 cat from moorings

Thanks for your reply .
Yes we had chartered a 46 through moorings a few years ago and thought it was a great layout. But wondered if the additional space and seating up front with the 48 would make it worth the extra spend for our upcoming trip.
An unnecessary luxury I suppose.
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Old 19-02-2014, 06:05   #9
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Re: 460 or 480 cat from moorings

Did a delivery of a leo 45" some years ago. Was absolutely exited, 4 cabin and plenty of space around, but very slippery on deck.
Working at the mastwinch was bit hard. Downwind with parasailor was great..safety feeling...
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Re: 460 or 480 cat from moorings

The Moorings are the charter version Leopards. I personally prefer the 46 to the 48 because I don't care for the front porch and like the louvers to stand on. We would love to upgrade to a 46 from our 40 but not likely.
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Old 19-02-2014, 18:48   #11
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Re: 4600 or 4800 cat from moorings

We live aboard the owner's version of the Leopard 46, and spent considerable time looking over the Leopard 48 at the Miami Boat Show. Robertson & Caine / Moorings have made some improvements for the L48 over the L46 that I would like to have, but there are many other features of the L46 that we still prefer. While onboard the L48 at the show, we were told that the L48 interior is getting a complete revamp (the show model is the last of the 'old' version), so it will be interesting to see how that turns out. All in all, we are still very happy with our L46 and not envious of the L48.
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Re: 4600 or 4800 cat from moorings

With the wider beam on the 48, you will have a more difficulty finding docking space, the 46 is hard enough unless you get alongside, which is more expensive. Other options in Med and many marinas in Windwards and Leewards is a Med mooring. Otherwise always anchoring. I have a 46 and find most mooring post are 30 ft apart.
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Re: 4600 or 4800 cat from moorings

I am re-awakening an old thread with the hopes that more sailors might have had an opportunity to compare the Moorings 4600 to the newer 4800 (Leopard 46 to 48). Any 48/4800 owners that want to share their thoughts?
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Re: 4600 or 4800 cat from moorings

The 4600 is the best cat Moorings has made for passage making. Easy for a couple to handle.The 4800 is certainly a nice Charter boat, the fishbowl bow is only practical while at anchor.
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Re: 4600 or 4800 cat from moorings

Hi Sampatico. Thanks for responding. By "fishbowl bow" are you referring to the forward salon (aka forward cockpit) or something else? I agree that it is not really usable space underway except in the smoothest of sailing conditions.

You made an interesting comment about passage making since an L48 was the fastest boat in last spring's Europe ARC and the other L48 took second in the Cat division. Would you mind elaborating more? I would love to hear more about your sailing experience on the 48/4800.
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