Robertson @ Caine Leopards were originally produced pretty much just for the Moorings Charter
Company who then sold them on to the charter
boat owners. The Moorings Owners' Group is, unfortunately, a closed group but will have a lot of current
and ex Leopard
owners amongst them. The Commodore of the group is Michel Bennarosh who runs a website Yacht Charters | Discount sailboat charters | Charter yacht ownership | Sailonline.com
Apart from being a useful site, Michel is a very helpful guy who I'm sure will be able to put you in touch with some owners.
I used to skipper
for the Moorings and have driven charters and deliveries on Leopards pretty much all over. They are well built strong boats, if a trifle under-canvassed (To protect Neophyte charterers from damaging them, I suppose!) Like all South African cats
, they are wider than European/American designs and have a lower bridge-deck clearance. I shouldnt worry about this though as what's 1 ft extra clearance in a sloppy lumpy sea anyway? All cats will "slam"; some more, some less.
The proof of the pudding however, for me, is looking at and sailing 7 year old ones: they have stood up remarkably well to the rigours of the charter trade! Tony