Originally Posted by Sand crab
I also read here recently that the L47 was stretched version of the L45 which was news to me. There's nothing on their website about this btw.
Indeed, the Leopard
47 is a stretched version of the 45 with refinements to the interior
layout and a few more amenities. I owned both: a 1999 Leopard 45
in the BVIs (for 5 years), then a 2005 Leopard 47 (until Irma
). Both fine sailing boats, designed by Alex Simonis.
The newer Leopard 45
(the ones with the "walk through" salon
, sliding doors opening on to the foredeck and the "front porch") are completely different designs than the older models.
1999 Leopard 45 "Dream Catcher"
2005 Leopard 47 "Magic Carpet"