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Old 23-12-2009, 15:44   #1
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Has Anyone Heard if Leopard Will Reintroduce a 42 or 43 ?

With a new 38 and a 46 will Leopard fill the gap with a new 42 or 43?
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Old 23-12-2009, 16:17   #2
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I believe the 43 is still in production. It will all depend on the Moorings. They decide what C&R build and what the specs will be. I am sure a replacement will come but I suspect its two or three years away.
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Old 23-12-2009, 20:19   #3
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The 43 is still in production?
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Old 23-12-2009, 20:31   #4
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Old 24-12-2009, 05:13   #5
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The current Leopard range is as follows; -

New 38
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37 power cat
47 power cat

The old 43 ceased production 2 years ago. The full range are now all Morelli & Melvin designs so I would have thought they won't be re-introducing the old Simonis designs again. If TUI Marine decide they need a 42 or 43 for their charter fleet there might be a possibility of a new M&M designed 43 but my personal opinion is I would doubt it. Thinking out loud, and because the 40 and 38 are quite similar size wise they might possibly extend the 40 by a couple of feet similar to what they did to the old 45 by making it into a 47? This way they would then have a 38, 42 and a 46 but this is pure speculation.
You could contact Leopard but I doubt you will get a straight answer until they have at least built one and are ready to release.
I hope that helps

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On leopardcatamarans.com they don't list the 40 footer anymore.
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Old 24-12-2009, 12:47   #7
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On leopardcatamarans.com they don't list the 40 footer anymore.
Here is the official Robertson & Caine website:

ROBERTSON and CAINE

Not that it matters much since it's only available for sale to the charter market, but they are rumored to be producing hull#4 of the Leopard 62 - which would be the first one in over 5 years.
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Old 26-12-2009, 05:48   #8
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The 43 is my favorite of the entire line. I still prefer the Simonis designs over the M&M's
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Old 26-12-2009, 09:19   #9
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Are there any 43 foot owners versions out there?
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Was looking to buying a Leopard as you seem to be but then I ran stumbled across the Admiral 38' Executive Model. Very similar but better! If you're thinking 38' is getting small, have no fear as the extra couple of feet actually were taken from the sugar scoops. It has a 23' beam, which is wide for a 38'! The owners cabin and bathroom are extra spacious as well. Instead of a cabin in the starboard aft, the roomy head is there. Comfortable as a condo yet sails just as smooth. There is a blog worth checking out about that lead me further in the direction that Admirals have many advantages over the Leopard: 68. Would I Buy Another Admiral 38 Catamaran?
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Old 27-12-2009, 08:36   #11
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Hello Forum,

One of the comments above is about hull # 4 of the Leopard 62 being build as we speak, this is definitely not the case. There were 4 build in 2002-2004 and the moulds were shredded.

Nowadays, Robertson and Caine only builds catamarans designed by Morelli and Melvin, but their in-house designer Anthony Keys is also a huge contributor, especially in the interior. He has been with Robertson and Caine since day they build the first 5 Leopard 45's, back in 1996-1997.

The last Simonis designed Leopard 43' was launched in 2007. In total 15 owners versions were build, and I'd say 60 or so 4 cabin Moorings models in 4 cabins.

New Leopard 42' / 43': There are rumours about a possible introduction of a new model in 2011 but I have not seen or heard anything official.

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Old 27-12-2009, 10:11   #12
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Peter,

Thanks for the information.
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Old 27-12-2009, 15:44   #13
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Peter,

What are the cruising speeds of a 43 under power and sail?

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Old 28-12-2009, 09:27   #14
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I think that Peter Wiersema has summed this up well and I can further confirm that the Leopard 62 rumour is not true and that the Leopard 43 is no longer in production.

For the Leopard 42/43 I can confirm that this is in the works. The initial design have already been drawn and now that the Leopard 38 has been succesfully launched this will become more of a focus for us. With this said, by the time the lines are finalized, the molds are built, the production line is tooled etc.... we are shooting for the boat show">Miami Boat Show in 2011 to have our first model available for viewing and test sails.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Was looking to buying a Leopard as you seem to be but then I ran stumbled across the Admiral 38' Executive Model. Very similar but better! If you're thinking 38' is getting small, have no fear as the extra couple of feet actually were taken from the sugar scoops. It has a 23' beam, which is wide for a 38'! The owners cabin and bathroom are extra spacious as well. Instead of a cabin in the starboard aft, the roomy head is there. Comfortable as a condo yet sails just as smooth. There is a blog worth checking out about that lead me further in the direction that Admirals have many advantages over the Leopard: 68. Would I Buy Another Admiral 38 Catamaran?
Just a quick note to reinforce your comments and reference to the Admiral 38. I couldn't resist because we are the new owners (for the last 15 months) of Famous Potatoes, as described in the blog. Jack's description of the Admiral 38 is very accurate and now that we are the new owners of this fine catamaran, I can personally endorse his descriptions. We're delighted with our Admiral 38 and will be spending the next five plus months cruising her through the Bahamas, Cuba and beyond.
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