It is easy to understand the popularity of the Leopard 44, especially as a family cruising boat. Its solidly built, cleverly designed with an emphasis on privacy and comfort. Here’s a rare opportunity to acquire a late model example in New Zealand. 3 cabin owners version. 1 private owner from new with twin Yanmar 39HP (to be confirmed along with hours run) diesels, generator and air-conditioning installed.
Designed by the American team of Gino Morrelli and Pete Melvin, the Leopard 44 is built in South Africa by Robertson and Caine. The combination of innovative design, excellent performance and robust construction has come to define the Leopard series. It is renowned for introducing the forward cockpit to the cruising catamaran market. The owners version sets aside the whole starboard side hull exclusively for the owners. Starting aft, there’s a generous queen berth and large hanging locker. In-hull portlights keep the natural light flowing. Continuing forward there’s an amidships lounge, with a settee and a small desk. The head and separate shower are all forward. There’s a locker that houses a washer and dryer and a linen closet as well.
Two guest cabins occupy the port hull. Each includes a double berth and en-suite head. There is a single berth all the way forward, and unless the bunk is needed it makes an excellent storage bin. Price quoted is subject to currency fluctuations. Taxes and duties may apply.