I bought a 1999 Leopard
38 ( Moorings 3800) last spring. The boat sails
nicely and is easy to handle. The 42 hp engines are large for this size boat so she motors well. The large fixed props do put a damper on sailing performance however that can be cured by investing in folding props.
The layout of the boat is my view much more user friendly than the others in this size range - nice galley
- well laid out cockpit
, arch to keep main traveller out of the way, easy access forward, clever dingy lift
When looking at the ex charter
boats the biggest potential expense will be engine rebuild
or replacement - engine
hours tend to be on the high side. My boat had new engines installed.