Originally Posted by Dawntreader2
I have been in contact with Leopard and they report 31,967 as the 'weight'. I wonder if the earlier 36,200 (18.2 T) is the 'optioned' version with Gen, AC, Water
maker etc. or ?
I find it frustrating trying to figure out the correct data for the different models on offer, I have listed below a copy of specs from the Leopard 45
45S, Helia 44, and the Nautetech Open 46. Weight and draught is important particularly draught for me, I do like the new Leopard 45
and on my short list to replace my Lagoon 400
, however the draught and weight on the Leopard 45 is the worst out of those I have listed below, the Helia 44 is a standout. But what is the actual weight minus fluids of a standard craft is it light displacement?, unloaded weight? one would assume the latter then add extra's such as gen set fluids etc to arrive at a comparison weight when considering the pro's and cons of the different models. In the aviation industry a light aircraft has a certified empty weight of say 1800 lbs and has a certified max take off weight of 2800 lbs so the usefull load for my example (a aircraft I used to own and fly) is 1000 lbs that can be made up of POB, bags, and fuel
, it gets a bit more complicated with weight and balance, however my point is the data listed by the catamaran
manufacturers is somewhat vague, or maybe with a catamaran
these figures are not that important???
(hull length) 13,70 m
LWL (Length Waterline) 13.10 m
width 7.37 m
Draught 1.47 m
weight 16.4 t
motorization 2 x Yanmar
Capacity solution 780 l
Capacity gray water tank 170 l
construction Simonis-Voogd Yacht Design
Architects Van Peteghem-Lauriot Prévost
design Nauta Design
Length over all 13,96m / 45'10''
Beam 7,87m / 25'10''
Draft 1,30m / 4'3''
clearance 22,33m / 73'3''
Light displacement (EEC) 15,00t / 33075 Lbs
Sail area 130 m² / 1399 sq.ft.
79 m² / 850 sq.ft.
Square top mainsail
(opt.) 81 m² / 872 sq.ft.
51 m² / 549 sq.ft.
Code 0 (opt.) 93 m² / 1001 sq.ft.
(std) 2 x 45 cv YANMAR
4JH45 / 2 x 45 hp YANMAR 4JH45
Fuel capacity 2 x 520 l / 2 x 137 Lbs
Fresh water capacity 2 x 175 l / 2 x 46 US gal
No. Of berths 6 to 12
A :12 ; B :14 ; C : 20 ; D: 30
Nautetech open 46 Fly
Length overall 13,71 m Length waterline 13,79 m Beam overall 7,54 m Draught 1,45 m
Unloaded weight (approx.) 11,4 t Engine
, drive Diesel
Engine power 2 x 40 hp Volvo Penta
(approx.) 2 x 300 l
Water tank (approx.) 2 x 300 l
Cabins - Heads, standard 3 to 4 Berths, standard version 8 to 12 Mainsail, standard (approx.) 69 sqm Height of mast
above water line (approx.) 22,9 m Self-tacking jib
, standard (approx.) 38 sqm
Length Overall: 13.25 m / 43.50 ft
Beam: 7.40 m / 24.30 ft
Draft: 1.15m / 3.80 ft
Air Draft: 20.44m
Displacement: 10.8 tonnes (unloaded)
Main Sail Area: 70 m² / 753 sq ft
Area: 45 m² / 484 sq ft
Engines: 2 x 40 hp - larger optional
Fuel/Diesel: 1 x 470 litre - larger optional
Freshwater: 2 x 375 litre - larger optional
Architects: Berret Racoupeau