My experience chartering a Leopard 45
, probably same vintage
The sails' newness and cut will make a fair bit of difference as to pointing ability, but I didn't get the impression that the L45 did too well to weather
. If you want a weather multihull
you'll have to get a daggerboarded boat, though.
Heavy boat, built like a brick house. I thought the Fontaine-Pajot cats that I'd been on performed better. We saw some 6-8s in about 10kt or so, reaching. All my not-impressiveness said, we were towing a dink as the boat had no davits
, and I think that may have had a very negative effect on her performance.
The thing I liked the least about the Leopard was the fact that nothing was on one level. Step up to the deck
, up and down along the deck
, up and down in the hulls (midship tanks), up to the berths, my knees were killing me.
I do have a friend with an L38, and I honestly like that boat much better than the 45. edit: boat is, I believe, newer than your interest