Designed as a versatile replacement for the award-winning Leopard 48 (Boat of the Year 2012), the new Leopard 50 is an exciting new cruising sailing catamaran taking the best of Leopard Catamarans’ previous features yet boasting new innovations and design elements both on the exterior and interior.
With naval architecture by Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design, and with exterior and a fresh new look on the interior design by the world-class design team at Robertson and Caine, the Leopard 50 proudly ushers in the next generation of Leopard Catamarans’ style and functionality.
Her versatility begins with the option to choose for the first time ever on a Leopard Catamaran of this size, either a performance or a flybridge version. The Leopard 50L with the new flybrige is ideal for anyone looking for more outdoor living space while the Leopard 50P provides for enchanced sailing performance.
While the exterior of the yacht has been enhanced, Naval Architect for Simonis Voogd Desgin, Alexander Simonis, tells us this:
“Most of the work has been done ‘under the bonnet’ so to say
by advances made in the construction geometry of
the new 50.
To create the beautiful open plan layouts and the near 360 degree view from the saloon area while at the same time have a strong and stiff yacht which is not too heavy requires advanced engineering solutions.
The new Leopard 50 makes use of carbon infused ring frames in the most critical areas to achieve this. This type of construction has been pioneered on the larger all carbon racing catamarans and is now successfully being applied in this Leopard cruising catamaran so that we can offer the best possible mix between comfort, space and performance.”
The interior has an elegant, light finish that is accented with grey contrasts. The design is modern and fresh, with a focus on quality of finish and materials.
The stylish interior is designed with plenty of headroom and an ergonomic layout. A staple in all new Leopard models, the forward facing settee, situated aft, allows for direct communication with the forward facing galley.
The saloon is finished off with a saloon sized overhead skylight, and the signature forward cockpit is accessible from the saloon through a weather-tight door.
True to the Leopard pedigree, the Leopard 50 emphasizes functional open spaces and ease of handling.
The Leopard 50’s increased area, ergonomically designed open plan saloon and galley, increased forward cockpit and more onboard area make her the ideal catamaran for guest entertaining as well as long-range cruising.
Onboard entertaining is accentuated with ample dining space, and forward facing L shaped seating communicating directly with the galley, situated forward.
Wide sliding saloon doors afford panoramic views towards the stern, allowing the interior saloon to flow naturally towards the outside aft and forward cockpit.
The boat is flooded with natural light during the day and after sunset, illuminated by subtle hidden lighting, with individual spotlights to highlight certain areas.
The interior offers 3, 4, or 5 cabins, and an extensive options list.
All layouts offer the option of additional storage, berth, or head in the forward hull.
The interior offers 3, 4, or 5 cabins, and an extensive options list. All layouts offer the option of additional storage, berth, or head in the forward hull.
|Length Overall:||15 m. 4 cm.||50 ft 6in|
|Length Waterline:||14 m. 9 cm.||48 ft 11 in|
|Beam:||8 m. 0 cm.||26 ft 5 in|
|Draft:||1 m. 6 cm.||5 ft 3 in|
|Displacement:||20,600 kg||45,415 lbs|
|Engines:||2 x Diesel||57 hp|
|Fuel Capacity:||920 L||243 US gal|
|Water Capacity:||700 L||185 US gal|
|Load Capacity:||5700 kg||12 564 lbs|
|Cabins:||3 / 4 / 5|