The success of the Leopard 53PC and Leopard 46PC has reinforced Leopard Catamarans’ world leadership in the cruising power catamaran market. The arrival in 2023 of the Leopard 40PC completes a modern range, entirely reinvented, and specifically designed to meet the highest requirements of comfort and seaworthiness.
With its sharp lines and very contemporary design, the new Leopard 40PC is immediately identifiable as part of the new generation of Leopard power catamarans. Like its 46- and 53-foot predecessors, and like the sailing range, the side glazing runs the length of the planking. The sleek roof cap elegantly integrates the largest flybridge ever seen on a 40-footer. It also protects from the sun’s rays, with a transparent roof that offers a 360° view to enjoy the infinite number of possible destinations fully. Onboard the Leopard 40PC, 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 front door, a Leopard innovation present on all our models since 2010. There is always a suitable place, whether for some quiet time to yourself or significant moments of conviviality.
Alexander Simonis / Simonis Voogd Design – Naval Architect: ‘This new Leopard 40PC has been our biggest challenge. It is a smaller version of the Leopard 53PC or 46PC that offers a similar comfort level and performance at 40 feet. One of the main reasons which makes this a real challenge is that power cats are getting much more weight and trim sensitive as they get smaller (more critically, getting 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 of Leopard’s accommodation is apparent. The L-shaped galley is fully equipped on the port side and allows for truly 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 while remaining sheltered from the elements.
The three cabins all benefit from generous island beds and sea views in the hulls. The two heads located in the passageway on the port side and forward on the starboard side offer a spacious setting with a separate shower. Nothing disturbs the comfort of the passengers because the two technical areas at the rear are separated, isolated, 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 & Product Development at Leopard Catamarans: ‘The Leopard 40PC is a totally 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.
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