Introducing the new Leopard Power Catamaran, the Leopard 40 PC. The success of the Leopard 53 PC and Leopard 46 PC has reinforced Leopard Catamarans' world leadership in the cruising power catamaran market. The arrival of this new yacht in 2023 completes a modern range, entirely reinvented, and specifically designed to meet the highest requirements of comfort and seaworthiness.
With sharp lines and a contemporary design, the new Leopard 40 PC is immediately identifiable as part of the new generation of Leopard power catamarans. Like the 46 and 53 foot predecessors, the side glazing runs the full length of the hull. The sleek roof cap integrates the largest flybridge ever seen on a 40-foot powercat.
Onboard the Leopard 40 PC, each living space provides an enriched experience of life at sea. Outside, the spaces are numerous and impressive for a forty-footer: aft cockpit, flybridge, aft decks, sunbathing areas accessible through the side decks or directly from the saloon via the foward door - an innovation present on all models since 2010.
Alex Simonis of Simonis Voogd Design-Naval Architect reveals, "This new Leopard 40 PC has been our biggest challenge to date. It is a smaller version of the Leopard 53 PC and 46 PC that offers a similar comfort level and performance at just 40 feet. One of the main reasons this a challenge is that powercats are getting more weight and trim sensitive as they get shorter. Intense research into our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools has enabled us to achieve exceptional excellence in this size.”
Once the large sliding window is opened, the charm of the new contemporary design is apparent. The L-shaped galley is fully equipped on the port side and allows for gourmet cruising. At the bow, the comfort of the saloon is immediately apparent from the quality of the upholstery. Opposite, the interior steering position provides maximum safety, with a perfect peripheral view of the sea. The three cabins are fitted with generous island beds and sea views. The two heads are located in the passageway on the port side and forward on the starboard owner suite. Nothing disturbs the comfort of the passengers because the two technical areas at the rear are separated and accessible only from the outside. They are equipped with two engines of 250, 320, or 370 HP, all in line with the exceptional reliability of the brand. Promising to reach 17 knots at cruising speed and more than 20 knots at top speed, they will ensure a large autonomy at lower speeds to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding cruisers.
Franck Bauguil, VP Yacht Ownership and Product Development at Leopard Catamarans explains, "The Leopard 40PC is a new model in line with the 53 and 46. It offers an entirely new volume and comfort, particularly in the cabins. Finally, the performance at sea-speed, fuel consumption, stability, and reliability-is in line with Leopard Catamarans' world leadership in this segment.”
The first launch is scheduled for the end of the year in Cape Town, South Africa. This is perfect timing for a world premiere in February 2023 at the Miami Boat Show. The Leopard 40 PC will also be offered for charter and owners under a management program at The Moorings, where it will join the fleet under the name "Moorings 403 PC."