We like the boat. She is sturdy, sails
well, and several are out and about across the oceans. Look at the Leopard
website for a story of a delivery
in big seas.
I'm a fan of the Leopard
boats, and they've done a great job using the space inside. We really like the forward cockpit
on the 45 and 48, but we just can't get past a door that basically "goes nowhere." Yes, you can open it for air to stream through at anchor
, on a mooring
or at the dock
, and you can get to the trampoline without having to walk around outside. But without a cockpit
the door represents a loss of usable space in the salon
, and the additional concern of seals
at some time in the future.
I also can't get past the huge chromed mast
step in the salon of the Lagoon
, or the vertical windows - their trademark - so again, it's just personal opinion. The next guy will go on about all the reasons those items are great, and that's ok. That's why we have different boats from which we can choose!