World-leading power and sailing catamaran builder Leopard has confirmed the exclusive Australian launch of the stylish new 43 Powercat design at the biggest-ever Gold Coast International Marine Expo from 19-22 May 2016.
One of many World and Australian Premieres scheduled for ‘the boat show with so much more’, the high-performance 43 PC is the evolution of the quality foundation upon which Leopard’s enviable reputation has been built.
This exciting new model will be showcased by Leopard Catamarans in conjunction with The Moorings Yacht Ownership Program.
Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown said the mid-sized Leopard 43 PC is a welcome new addition to the growing list of hundreds of marine displays at Expo 2016.
“Expo will feature everything from large and luxurious motor and sailing yachts to Queensland’s largest showcase of trailer boats, engines, accessories, equipment, jet skis and kayaks … in fact everything you and your family needs to get out on the water and having fun,” she said.
“We will also have live family-fun attractions and interactive demonstrations every 15 minutes across our giant 3km Expo display circuit and thousands of free car-parking spaces – only at Expo at Coomera in May.”
Wayne Richards from Leopard Catamarans said there were no details left unattended in the creation of the impressive new Leopard 43 Power Cat.
“This model is what our customers have been waiting for – it’s exceptional value for the quality, performance, and durability of a Leopard,” he said.
“She offers great fuel range at cruising speed, a lot of outdoor space including an enormous flybridge which can be fully enclosed. She is economical, easy to handle, and incredibly spacious with 27 per cent more interior volume than her predecessor, the Leopard 39 PC.”
Outdoor living space is maximised onboard the new 43 model, with the flybridge boasting a grill, wet bar and direct access to the sunbathing platform forward.
There is also a large aft cockpit and access door from the main saloon to the forward platform of the boat.
“The access door increases ventilation for the interior of the vessel and makes maneuvering around the catamaran even easier,” says Wayne. “The stepped hull design of the 43 PC also adds interior volume above the waterline, allowing for roomier 3-4 cabin accommodations in the hulls without sacrificing the performance of the yacht.”
“With narrower hulls and less wetted surface below the waterline, the Leopard 43 PC reaches an impressive maximum speed of 23+ knots (27 MPH) and maintains exceptional fuel efficiency consistent with all Leopard power catamaran models.”
In addition to private ownership through Leopard Catamarans, the 43 PC is also available through The Moorings Yacht Ownership Program that pays the owner’s monthly boat payment, all operating expenses and allows access to The Moorings worldwide destinations utilising 6-12 weeks of owner use per year.
The Moorings Leopard 43 is currently for holidays afloat in the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands with the three-cabin model, and the four-cabin design will be debuting in Thailand, the Seychelles and multiple Mediterranean destinations later this year.