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The formidable cockpit entertaining area is very versatile with
a great seating system and teak table.
Credit: Jean-Jacques Bernier

Inset: In the cabin is a main galley including a propane stovetop, sink, Danby microwave, cutlery drawer, trash locker, spice
racks and overhead storage.
Credit: Jerome Kelagopian

"We bring our design approach-clean, efficient, balanced elements combined with tightly engineered strengths
and performance," explains Michael Peters. "Then, we listen...communicate...listen again. Next, we present design
concepts that clearly allow our client's boat to emerge, to
come to life. After all, we're not designing our boat; we're
designing our client's boat."
At 34'8" overall length, a cruiser this size would customarily be offered as an inboard or stern drive powered boat, but
Jeanneau has wisely chosen to power this boat with outboards, again like the big centre consoles.
The use of twin Yamaha 350 hp V8 F350 outboards frees
up a large part of the interior accommodation area, which
would have otherwise been filled with engines and mechanical systems, so the Leader 10.5 has much more interior
space than you would expect. Plus, the light weight and high
efficiency of the outboard engines delivers absolutely stellar
performance with a cruising speed of 30.3 mph and an
impressive top end of 50.7 mph. That's flying!
For use as a day boat, the Leader 10.5 is easily capable of
covering long distances while offering impressive comfort
onboard. With estimated fuel consumption of 34.34 gallons
per hour at cruising speed and a 210-gallon capacity (twin

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The cabin is surprisingly spacious for the type of design the
Leader 10.5 is and the space is all very usable. A lot of natural
light comes in through the windows and overhead hatch
aided by the mirrored forepeak.
Credit: Jerome Kelagopian

105 US gal tanks), you have about six hours running time
doing 30 mph for a range of 180 miles or more.
The Leader's design places the twin outboard engines
within the swim platform for a sleek look that still leaves
plenty of space on the swim platform. It's a good arrangement for anchoring out and going swimming or diving by
your favourite cove or island.
The pull-down boarding ladder is mounted on the port
side of the platform; our test boat had a transom shower with
hot water and the shorepower connections also at the stern.
We found storage areas in the transom for lines and fenders

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

Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
The Port Hole
Charter Destination: Antigua; A Beam Reach for Paradise
Sail Review: Elan GT5
Power Review: Jeanneau Leader 10.5
Crossing The Line: Boatonomics for 2018
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