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SAIL REVIEW | LEOPARD 45

Fast, Spacious
and Stable
The Stuff Dreams are Made of!

By Katherine Stone
Photos by Leopard Catamarans

During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January
and February, I want to remember the fun I had in the sun
on the water. Did someone say charter? In warm weather? In
warm waters?
If you plan on chartering when the weather in Canada is
less than ideal (mmmmm...that's two months of bad sledding), then I suggest you charter, purchase to charter, or just
buy to own and enjoy for yourself the newly redesigned
Leopard 45 sailing catamaran.
Launched at the Annapolis Boat show in 2016, the
Leopard 45 was the 2017 winner of both the Cruising World
and SAIL Best Boat of the Year awards. The Leopard 45 sailing catamaran has been thoroughly overhauled, with particular attention paid to the exterior styling, forward cockpit,
and interior accommodation. It is dramatically and distinctly
different than its predecessor with more angular lines and
sleek styling, including a new deck hardtop.
Leopard's builders, designers, and global team focused on

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Fast, spacious and stable - the Leopard 45 is the
stuff dreams are made of!

the following words to drive the design and construction:
Continuous innovation, comfort, performance, elegance,
and passion. With the distinction of being the #1 selling catamaran brand in North America, Robertson & Caine's production facility is located just outside Cape Town, South Africa,
and has over 20 years of boat building history. Couple this
with naval architects Simonis-Voogd Yacht Design and you
can see why you have a winner! Robertson & Caine have
built and delivered over 1,500 boats and created a reputation
for producing quality cruising catamarans that are sought
after worldwide for charter fleets as well as private use. Their
global dealerships span 20+ countries on six continents.
The boat is well balanced, even in heavy weather, making it a favourite of delivery crews. It is easy and effortless
to helm, due in part to the forgiving low aspect rig and powerful sailplan, which includes a fully battened main and
overlapping genoa. The robust balsa sandwich construction
provides better resistance to compression and impact.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2017

Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
International Cruising Destination: Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean
Sail Review: Leopard 45
Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
The Port Hole
Trailering Part 1: Trouble-free Towing
Crossing the Line: Let’s Make the America’s Cup Great Again
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Sail Review: Leopard 45
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Crossing the Line: Let’s Make the America’s Cup Great Again
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