Leopard 48 Sailing on blue ocean with Cape Town in the background.

Leopard 48 Sailing on blue ocean & cloudy skies

Focused on blue water performance and comfortable living, the award winning Leopard 48 is a welcome addition to the Leopard line.

From the design table and factory floor of the catamaran industry’s leading manufacturer, the Leopard 48 comes with the pedigree sailors have come to expect from Leopard Catamarans.

Her modern lines, open floor plan and elegance set a new standard for the modern cruising catamaran. Drawing on the success of the Leopard 44, the Leopard 48 features a large forward cockpit with direct access from the saloon and foredeck. The raised helm station with easy access to the cockpit and side deck allows for shorthanded sailing while not separating helmsman from family and friends.

The updated interior of the Leopard 48 provides both comfort and practicality. The galley is conveniently located between the outdoor and indoor living spaces with easy access to the helm, aft cockpit, saloon and forward cockpit. From your chosen layout to the interior and exterior colors, you can customize your Leopard 48. The option list offers a wide variety of cruising gear and amenities to suit your family’s cruising and live aboard needs
The Leopard 48, and its many unique features, sets a new standard in the world of cruising catamarans. Overall, it holds nothing back in its pursuit of excellence. Its sleek style, comfort, space, blue water sailing capabilities and unique innovative features, combine to create a catamaran that fits right into the Leopard family.

This stunning catamaran made its debut at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, and was nominated for both SAIL Magazines Best Boats 2013 award, and won Cruising World's 2013 Boat of the Year award.
Leopard 48 Sailing ondark blue water with cloudy skies. Side angle
From the 360-degree visibility at the helm to the well protected fore and aft cockpits, the Leopard 48 is designed for a modern blue water lifestyle. Stepping on board the wide transoms, you are only 2 steps away from direct access to the cockpit and side decks.

The raised helm station offers exceptional visibility and is easily accessed from the cockpit and side deck. The standard electric winch and all lines led aft make shorthanded yacht control very manageable. From the helm seat, all sail handling and engine controls are within reach.

The Leopard 48 also offers comfortable seating for up to 3 people at the helm. The clear and uncluttered deck layout of the Leopard 48 is emphasised by the recessed deck hatches.

The sleek Leopard lines are easily recognised by the large teardrop shaped saloon and hull side windows, giving this yacht a very modern look and a source of organic light in the saloon and cabins.
Leopard 48 Aft angle. Sailing on blue water with cloudy skies

An abundance of natural light and ventilation defines the interior of the Leopard 48.



The large cabins in the Leopard 48 set a new standard for comfort. The yacht is available in a 3 or 4 cabin layout, with both designs offering comfort and practicality.
Leopard 48 Saloon and Nav Station. Rich cherry wood finish, dark corian counter tops.

Leopard 48 Saloon and galley. Angle towards galley.
The new and updated interior design provides a feeling of luxury inside the hulls. The starboard hull is entirely dedicated to the owner’s suite in the 3 cabin layout. The walk around center line queen sized bed allows for easy side access. With either a comfortable couch or optional storage unit, there is plenty of storage space in the passageway.
The large master head features a stall shower with bench and a dedicated locker for a washer / dryer. The guest cabins are well ventilated and offer excellent lighting and storage space. All guest cabins feature ensuite heads with separate stall showers, toilet and washbasin.

The open saloon and galley layout allows for a modern indoor – outdoor lifestyle.

The forward facing nav-station can accommodate a full array of electronics and engine controls, while offering additional storage space under the seat. The spacious interior dining area can seat up to eight guests comfortably, and the dining table can be converted to an optional double berth.

The open galley with corian countertops and standard stainless steel appliances blends effortlessly into the saloon, forward cockpit and aft-cockpit. The galley also has deep side by side sinks, a Vitrifrigo two drawer front-opening fridge and freezer and a Force 10 gas range with three burner stove top and oven / broiler.

Leopard 48 Cabin
Leopard 48 Cabin
Leopard 48 Cabin

With many unique features, the Leopard 48 sets a new standard in the world of cruising catamarans. This catamaran holds nothing back in its pursuit to excel in all areas.

DIMENSIONS
Length Overall: 14.75 m 48 ft 5 in
Length Waterline: 13.85 m 45 ft 5 in
Beam Maximum: 7.64 m 25 ft
Draft: 1.38 m 4 ft 6 in
Mast Height above WL: 22.8 m 74 ft 10 in
Bridgedeck Clearance: 0.97 m 3 ft 2 in
Displacement: 17 000 kg 37 480 lbs
PERFORMANCE
Main Sail Area: 90.8 sqm 977 sqft
Total Upwind Area: 144.5 sqm 1 555 sqft
Genoa Area: 53.7 sqm 581 sqft
Engine Max Power: 29 kW 39 hp
EXTRA
Fuel Capacity: 700 l 185 USgal
Holding Tank Capacity: 170 l 45 USgal
Fresh Water Capacity: 780 l 206 USgal
Load Capacity: 5700 kg 12 564 lbs
LAYOUT
Cabins: 3 / 4
Berths:  
Leopard 48 Heml Station Close up


Leopard 48 Control Panel in Saloon

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