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Old 05-07-2015, 10:43   #1
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Leopard 43 PC Coming Aug-15

Leopard 43 Powercat Soon to Launch in Cape Town | Leopard Catamarans US

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New 43 Ft Power Catamaran incorporates popular features from Leopard 51 PC
Clearwater, FL - April, 2015. Leopard Catamarans now has a long list of very successful and popular power catamarans, which will soon include the anticipated and exceptional Leopard 43 Powercat, to be launched in Cape Town, South Africa in August, 2015. Built by Robertson & Caine and exterior design by Simonis Voogd Design, the soon-to-be newest member of the power fleet replaces the Leopard 39 Powercat. The Leopard 43 PC is a completely redesigned mid-sized catamaran built with the quality foundation that has come to be expected of Leopard Catamarans. There were no details left unattended in the creation of this new power yacht, including the hull design, speed, standard specifications, updated interior, and much more. View more details about this model.

Base price $449,000


I like the rendering.

Based on your experience with boats, do you think if hte manufacturer could put a 2nd helmstation inside the saloon upon request like in FP Summerland [We live in hot country, need to drive with A/c sometimes]?


PS: Mods, can we have a new prefix for 43 PC?
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:04   #2
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Well, this answers my question I believe. Stuck with FP Summerland I guess.

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One of the most exciting and innovative interiors yet on a Leopard catamaran, the Leopard 43 PC will include the same layout as the new Leopard 40. In this new layout, the galley is located forward and the forward-facing settee and table are now located aft
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Old 16-08-2015, 13:58   #3
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Raw pics look similiar to rendering.
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:46   #4
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I have another option for a very similar catamaran that does offer an inside helm.

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One with a skylounge? Just wondering.
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One with a skylounge? Just wondering.
It has a flybridge that can be enclosed in eisenglass.
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Re: Leopard 43 PC Coming Aug-15

I believe the Leopard 43 PC was at the boat show">Miami boat show...Anyone has been on board? Would be curious to hear if they are still placing the engine under the aft beds. Wouldn't that make it a very noisy cabin underway? and what about the fuel smell?
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The engines are not under the aft berths, they are under the cockpit. What is under those berths is the fuel and water tanks, the AC strainers and some bilge pumps. Very heavy to lift up those berths. Engines are under the berths in PDQ, and that is noisy.


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The engines are not under the aft berths, they are under the cockpit. What is under those berths is the fuel and water tanks, the AC strainers and some bilge pumps. Very heavy to lift up those berths. Engines are under the berths in PDQ, and that is noisy.


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Thanks for the details! I thought it would be like in the Leopard 51 PC. See the video at the 3:00 mark.

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Thanks for the details! I thought it would be like in the Leopard 51 PC. See the video at the 3:00 mark.



I take that back. Looking at the brochure with the side view, it's clear that the engines must be located forward of the cockpit area, and hence under the berths. I hate that......

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Yeah...hate it too. So far was only able to get feedback from 1 customer of the Leopard Powercat. He mentioned that obviously it's noisy so if one wanted to sleep they would run on a single engine at the opposite hull.

The other disadvantage was when doing maintenance, they had to remove all belongings from the cabin and if having oil/fuel maintenance issues, the whole cabin would smell for a while...
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Just so you know, the Leopard 37pc, and Leopard 39pc has engine hatches in the cockpit as I described. I have a 37pc. Much quieter.


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Just noticed your avatar now Are you still a happy camper with the 37PC ? How does it handle being moored/anchored considering the beam is on the small side? (for a cat)
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I'm very happy with it. Here is SW Florida out anchorages are all very protected and pretty flat calm so I can't attest to what mooring or anchoring in the open might be like. At 14' 8" is indeed not very beamy. It's not a flat ride in beam seas over 3 ft. The good news is I fit in most any slip.


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