The Leopard 44 has modern features, whilst remaining committed to the tried and tested features that have made the Leopard line one of the most sought after brands of catamarans globally.
With an abundance of outdoor space and its generous sail plan, this catamaran is both luxurious and practical. The spacious four double cabin and four head layout plus large saloon and galley gives plenty of room for groups or families. Generous headroom throughout plus substantial storage capacity gives additional space for on board relaxation.
The Leopard 44 features the well known "front door" allowing an abundance of ventilation and seating area forward; a great place to lounge or dine. While a forward cockpit is conventional on the modern cruising catamaran, the Leopard 44 instinctively offers an integral hardtop bimini, protecting the forward and aft cockpit, while also creating a comfortable outdoor living space.
The aft cockpit is very comfortable with ample seating aft and to port. A large table accommodates a crowd and the aft seat tops cleverly rotate for sitting in two directions. The electric dinghy davits are push-button controlled. The extended stern steps flow naturally into each hull and offer easy access to the water and for boarding the dinghy.
The upstairs helm station is accessed from starboard via a couple of steps. All sail controls are led to the helm station and are controlled with a nest of Spinlock clutches and three Lewmar winches.
Heading through the saloon doors, the interior is flooded with natural light and includes a large L-shaped galley to port, with two sinks, a three-burner stove and oven as well as a drawer-style pull-out fridge and freezer.
The electrical panel and compact stand up navigation station are aft to starboard. An L-shaped settee is forward to starboard and wraps around a huge table.
Two cabins occupy each of the hulls. Each cabin includes a double berth and en suite head. There is a single berth all the way forward, and unless the bunk is needed it can be used as an excellent storage area.
For additional comfort this boat features generator and air conditioning.
Access to the two 39-horsepower Yanmar diesels with saildrives in soundproofed engine rooms is excellent through a watertight hatch, not just a fiberglass cover. Two fuel tanks combine to hold 185 gallons.
Sailing the Leopard 44 is unlike sailing a normal catamaran. Not only is this boat good sailing up wind, but also steady downwind with limited roll. The 360° helm station gives complete control from one place.
It is easy to understand the popularity of the Leopard 44, especially as a family cruising boat. It’s solidly built, cleverly designed with an emphasis on privacy and comfort. It’s proven to be at home at sea or at anchor.
Please note this boat is not being sold with its own dinghy.