Originally Posted by Geronimos
Be carefull with Yanmar gear, I lost
tons of money
with My Leopard 48 on Yanmar gear. They installed defective SDrives not only on my boat
. It was supposed to be a lot.
I dnot know i f I helped, but they basically don;t care also Leopard doesnt care at all. I dont recommend to buy Leopard.
I understand you had a problem with your Yanmar, but the vast majority of Yanmar owners love theirs. I have had four, total of 79 years, and wouldn't consider anything else.
Most Leopard owners have also been extremely happy. I have had mine for fourteen years and love it. The OP asked about the 43. It was a very successful design with many happy owners. The probably are unaware of this, but the 43 also has straight shafts, not sail drives, so is rid of the common sail drive issues.