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Imagine yourself and your family and friends sharing the fun, the exhilarating performance and luxurious appointments offered by this landmark new vessel. Whether on a lazy long weekend, or on a more adventurous long distance live aboard cruise, the Leopard 42 will deliver you a lifetime of shared memories.

The Leopard 42 is the organic evolution into the new generation of the award-winning line of yachts. Built by Robertson & Caine in Capetown, South Africa and designed by naval architects, Simonis & Voogd, together they have created a revolutionary design that has exceeded expectations. This was accomplished all while maintaining a signature balance of comfort and uncompromised performance. Which is proof that you can have it all.


As a testament to the popularity and integrity of the brand, Leopard Catamarans have sold over 35 units of this new model Leopard 42 since her launch in Feb 2021. 7 of these are for Australia and New Zealand owners from her debut at this year Sanctuary Cove Boatshow. Incorporating design features of their 45- and 50- foot sailing models, the 42 boasts ease of handling at the helm and includes a high-performance sail option for those looking to push her ocean-going credentials.

The exterior has adopted a stylish modern appearance, which features continuous hull-side windows, a continuous hardtop, and what has quickly become a signature feature, an upper-lounge area. This L-shaped sitting area with its dedicated floating stair access on the port side, is a great place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at anchor and it’s located near the helm station so when underway, the captain and crew can converse.

The interior design has adopted the styling that was developed for the award-winning Leopard 53 Powercat. With modern contrasts, indirect lighting, and classy finishes, the Leopard 42 brings more luxury and elegance to the Leopard sailboat range. All beds are now island berths that allow access from both sides. And with windows everywhere that space has permitted, the natural light is amplified.

The saloon has back-to-back dinettes and settees with one inside in the saloon and the other in the cockpit. With the doors and window open, there’s a great feeling of spaciousness, and an indoor/outdoor combination that will easily accommodate large groups.

In the saloon, Leopard have added a generous skylight, as well as an additional window in the aft starboard corner facing the helm seat. The open-plan galley is forward on the starboard side of the saloon, with expansive views in all directions, and the navigation desk is forward to port adjacent to the front glass door, with a great view forward over the foredeck. There is a two-drawer Vitrifrigo refrigerator and freezer adjacent to the aft door, which makes for easy access from either the galley or the cockpit. As is standard on Leopard Catamarans, the saloon opens with a forward cockpit door leading directly to the foredeck lounge Available in 3 cabin or 4 cabin layouts, all cabins have their own private ensuite , which of which includes a designated shower area; a feature not currently found on catamarans in this size range.

The Leopard 42 has the unmistakable DNA of a Leopard Catamaran with loads of new technology and building techniques used to make it a magnificent ocean-going yacht with a feel of space, comfort and performance only previously found in significantly larger models.


Designer: Simonis and Voogd

LOA: 41’ 7”

LWL: 40’ 10”

Beam: 23’ 1”

Draft: 4’ 7”

Air Draft: 67’ 10”

Sail Area: 1,256 sq. ft. sq top main

Displacement: 27,485 lbs.

Headroom: 6’ 7” saloon, 6’ 4” cabins

Water Capacity: 660 litres

Fuel capacity: 600 litres

Engines: 2 × 45 hp Yanmar with Saildrives

If you missed the Leopard 42 at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, you will still have a chance to turn imagination into reality by stepping aboard at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show, Thu, 29 July 2021 – Sun, 1 Aug 2021.


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Published in print July-September 2021



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