Leopard Catamarans is preparing to introduce the fourth generation of its power catamarans with the Leopard 53 PC, which is expected to be in the United States in time for the Miami boat shows in February.
The model, which will replace the Leopard 51 PC in the builder’s lineup, will be built for private owners as well as for use in The Moorings fleet of charter boats.
“The Leopard 53 Powercat is not just a replacement of the previous model, but an evolutionary change in the Leopard powercat range,” Franck Bauguil, vice president of yacht sales and product development, stated in a press release. “This completely new boat is designed to please the existing Leopard owners and Leopard fans, but also to appeal to the more traditional motoryacht market with a modern, reimagined interior that offers the comforts of home as well as plenty of outdoor entertaining space. Combining this with the smart and economical advantages of catamaran design, she is easy to maintain and operate, and is up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than her monohull motoryacht counterparts.”
Maximum range, according to the builder, is 2,000 miles; top speed is 25 knots, and cruising speed is 17.5 knots.
The flybridge has a fixed solid hardtop and seating that offers panoramic views. One level down, the cockpit has a table and walkaround seating. Owners can add an interior navigation station, and can choose a three- or four-stateroom layout with the option for crew cabins.
- Length Overall: 53’1′”
- Maximum Beam: 25’2″
- Draft: 3’2″ (half load)
- Displacement: 41,070 (light ship)
- Power: 2/370 mhp Yanmar 8LV370 diesels
- Fuel Capacity: 562 gal.
- Freshwater Capacity: 185 gal.
- Top Speed: 25 knots
- Cruise Speed: 17.5 knots
- Range at Top Speed: 342 NM
- Range at Cruise Speed: 463 NM