It is the policy of Robertson and Caine (Pty) Ltd to provide products and services which meet the needs and expectations of our customers, and to strive for continuous improvements in quality and productivity. Our goal is to build and improve on our position as a world class manufacturer of luxury vessels with the objective of exporting quality products throughout the world. All of our boats are built in accordance with ISO standards and are certified by the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) in accordance with the Recreational Craft Directive 94/25/EC as amended by Directive 2003/44/EC.
In addition to ISO certification, the Leopard 44 & 39 Power Cat, are also certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to ABYC standards. All future models, including the recently launched Leopard 48 and Leopard 58, will also follow this certification. We are members of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and are represented on the ISO Technical Committee (ISO TC 188) which reviews all ISO specifications prior to issue.
Robertson and Caine use a proven GRP sandwich construction with a vacuum bonded balsa core, providing high rigidity, impact resistance and buoyancy. The deck and bulkheads are bonded to the hull with advanced adhesives. Glass tabbing is applied in high stress areas, to ensure maximum strength.
The hull laminate is light and durable resulting in a dynamic weight-carrying capacity and excellent motion reaction of the hull, yet is also strong for peace of mind when sailing.
Our catamarans contain all the top features that sailor's desire, including blue water capability, great performance, solid construction, a superb anchoring system, excellent ventilation, high quality equipment, large tank capacities (standard) and a standard hard top on all models. Standard equipment can be enhanced by a range of quality optional items including generator, air-conditioning, water-makers and more.
E-glass stitched fabrics ensure maximum strength and they promote a very good resin-to-glass ratio.
Isophthalic gel-coat and a resin-rich tissue backing improve resistance to hydrolysis and help prevent osmosis.
The keels are filled with closed cell Polyurethane foam to prevent water ingress and add buoyancy.
Hulls are deep and narrow below the waterline and then angle out. This minimizes the wetted surface for more speed and improved windward performance but then increases interior volume for living comfort. Radiused hull chine deflects water and keeps the decks dry and reduce slapping.
Collision bulkheads at bow and stern prevent water entering in case of hull damage.
Internal modules assembled off the production line, allow for ease of production and enhanced quality control, prior to final fitment.