Luxury: The Leopard 46 Powercat Yacht Sets Sail for Asia

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After a world premiere at Miami in February and a European premiere at La Grande Motte in late April, the Leopard 46 Powercat is sailing to Asia, with a unit for Hong Kong to be followed by 2 hulls for Southeast Asia” –{aul Ebeling

Unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show in February and making its European debut at the International Multihull Show in France in late April, the new Leopard 46 Powercat is the second of what will be three new-generation models in the South African-built power catamaran series. The 1st, the 53, was launched at the 2020 Miami show, while the new 40 will make its debut there next year.

The new family is a departure from the powercats that were earlier converted from its sailing cat line. The conversion did not work nearly as well as a clean-slate design, so the company hired Dutch studio Simonis Voogd to create the new family.

As the middle child of the growing family, the 46 PC will arrive in Hong Kong this Summer with further hulls set for Malaysia and the Philippines. It has the same layout as its larger 53ft sibling, but owners will not be sacrificing that much in terms of liveability.

Both Leopards are built for entertaining and while the 53 has a 13-in wider beam and larger bow and stern areas, the 46’s interior space does not feel like much of a downgrade compared to the 53.

The Leopard line is owned by THL Marine, which also owns The Moorings and Sunsail charter fleets, and is built by Cape Town-based Robertson & Caine, which has a long history in producing sailing and power cats.

Have a prosperous week, Keep the Faith!

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