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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Originally Posted by jzk View Post

I have some questions for you about the Leopard 48. I am in DuSable harbor in Chicago. Last weekend, a shiny new Leopard 48 pulled into the dock across from us. She has blue hulls and a white deck. I noticed that you are considering the Leopard 48. She is one sweet looking boat.

However, she is very tall. Her boom height is obnoxiously high. And all those windows fore and aft? What do you know about the ability to take some waves? She looks seriously vulnerable from both ends. I would almost choose a used Leopard 47 over that, and put $400,000 in my pocket. That is if I had $700k to spend.

What are your thoughts about her as a world voyager? Has Leopard given out any specs on the strength of the design?
Talk to the owners. How did they get the boat from South Africa?

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