man that is one ugly car!
ok in a nutshell you would buy a seawind because -
1. you are sailing it in australia
and its designed for exactly those conditions (ie very little stern to berthing here so the open plan is a big advantage in hot climate with no privacy downside)
2. the 1160 sails
really well compared to other similar cruising boats - it would indeed sail rings around the leopard (ive sailed both)
3.It is a quality built boat and just stepping onboard one after a lagoon
or leapoard you can see it everywhere you look
4. there is a great community here built around the boats with plenty of regattas etc.
5. until the AUD rallied 25% it was a fairly priced unit. Not so much anymore but like i said thats a moving feast and will change again at some point
I reckon that damn car is closer to the Dean cat in the "raked mast" post in the beauty stakes....