I am a Leopard 40
owner and have owner my boat for 5 years and done over 10 000nm on the boat. I enjoy sailing the boat. We are starting to live full time on the boat as soon as I have finished some upgrades I’m busy with.
I helped a friend and his family
sail their Lagoon 400S2 last year from Portugal
to the Canaries
My opinion is the following
The S2 is a wider boat about 0,5m. This adds a lot to the saloon
The S2 is a much heavier boat , at least 3 tons metric heavier than the leopard.
In light is winds up to 15 knots the Leopard will always outsail the Lagoon.
The lagoon does not like light winds and tight to the wind
sailing and you will need to run one motor
In strong winds the lagoon will move very well and be more stable unless you reef the leopard a lot. The sail area on a leopard is larger than the Lagoon S2 so it makes sense.
The Leopard runs 2 x yanmar
30 Hp engines. The Lagoon S2 runs yanmar
40 Hp engines so more fuel
In Europe Lagoons are common and easily available.
I prefer my Leopard 40