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Old 14-11-2013, 14:07   #1
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what to know?? 2010 leopard 38

I may be buying a 2010 leopard 38 that is in a charter fleet. Is there anything special to look for on the survey? Anything that is inherently bad on the 38's. I'm doing this broker-less. thanks for the help. Bill
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Re: what to know?? 2010 leopard 38

Really. Get a good surveyor, and you might want that broker, too

This is what Multihull Dynamics thought of the boat, for what that's worth
http://www.multihulldynamics.com/new...p?articleID=93
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:40   #3
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Is it your surveyor or one the charter company recommended? Make sure he is truly independent and has experience with catamarans. Charter boat have been mistreated often and used a lot. I good way to find out what works and what doesn't is to charter the boat for a week or more before you buy. Some companies will discount the rate for a buyer.
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Re: what to know?? 2010 leopard 38

I've chartered a L38 before and quite enjoyed the boat. There was nothing major that I remember having any issues with (one head stopped flushing, but any boat will have issues with the head) and we enjoyed some decent sailing.

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Really. Get a good surveyor, and you might want that broker, too

This is what Multihull Dynamics thought of the boat, for what that's worth
Multihull Dynamics, Inc. - News Article
That link is actually for the previous generation of Leopard 38s designed by Alexander Simonis. The 2010 version is a Morrelli & Melvin design and is a very different boat!
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This is what Multihull Dynamics thought of the boat, for what that's worth
Multihull Dynamics, Inc. - News Article
That's actually the older version. The 2010 Leopard 38 is actually the exact same boat as the current Leopard 39, except that the cockpit roof is a little higher and it isn't attached to the bridgedeck roof.
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