The International Multihull Boat Show is quickly becoming one of the most popular and well attended boat shows in the world and is now a staple in the Multihull industry; particularly for the catamaran market.
Last year, 15,000 people attended the show and almost half of the attendees were foreigners. The draw of this event brings in the best catamaran builders, designers, and clients from all over the world. This year’s show marks an exciting time for Leopard Catamarans as they bring four of their award-winning catamarans to their in-water display including two European Premieres!
Of these four catamarans, none is more exciting than the new Leopard 40. The first unit was delivered in Cape Town less than two months ago and is making her European Premiere at the show! This 40-foot sailing catamaran has already attracted much attention from the European market and will definitely be the attraction of the boat show.
Also on display will be the Leopard 44 and the Leopard 48 (both presented in 4-cabin version with their respective charter brands: Sunsail and The Moorings). For the first time in Europe, visitors can tour the 4 cabin version of these catamarans with their new interior design. A must-see!
For powercat lovers, and also making her European Premiere, Leopard Catamarans is exhibiting the new Leopard 51 PC! This model will also be displayed with the 4-cabin version of The Moorings (shown as a Moorings 514 PC).
Come meet the entire Leopard team, tour the new models, and learn more about private yacht ownership, charter yacht ownership, pre-owned yacht ownership, and charter holidays!
Recap of the 4 catamarans on display:
- Leopard 40 (owner’s version / 3 cabins)
- Leopard 44 (charter version/ Sunsail 444 / 4 cabins)
- Leopard 48 (charter version/ Moorings 4800 / 4 cabins)
- Leopard 51 PC (charter version/ Moorings 514 PC / 4 cabins)
About Leopard Catamarans
In 1994, South African builder Robertson and Caine entered into an agreement with the premier global yacht charter company, The Moorings, to manufacture specifically designed catamarans for its charter fleet. In less than 4 years, Robertson and Caine delivered the 100th catamaran to The Moorings, with every one of them delivered on their own bottoms around the world: what better proof of their blue water capabilities?
Due to market demand, the relationship expanded with the launch of Leopard Catamarans in the year 2000. Sailors were impressed with the new line of catamarans coming from the Robertson and Caine factories, and were interested in purchasing them for private use, making their own choice of lay out, optional gear and delivery locations.
In 2007 Leopard Catamarans ventured into the power catamaran market with the introduction of the Leopard 47 power catamaran. Because of the incredible fuel efficiency of this model, the Leopard 47PC was an instant success. The newest powercat, the Leopard 51PC, replaced the Leopard 47PC and includes a multitude of exciting features such as a forward cockpit. Each and every power cat is also delivered on its own bottom all over the world.
In early 2012 the 1,000th Leopard Catamaran was launched, further establishing Robertson and Caine’s position in the catamaran market. Leopard Catamarans has made impressive steps and grown very fast over the past decade, becoming the industry’s leader in the production and delivery of quality catamarans for private and charter fleets worldwide. With a global dealership network spanning 6 continents and 20 plus countries, Leopard owners know that there is always support nearby for parts, expertise or advice.
About Robertson & Caine
John Robertson and the late Jerry Caine founded Roberston and Caine LTD, South Africa’s largest boat builder, in 1991. With over 30 years of boat building history, they are currently one of the top competitors in the international catamaran market and South Africa’s largest boat-builder manufacturing for the export market.
Originally, the company created custom sailing yachts, ranging from 36ft fiberglass monohulls to 70ft state-of-the-art carbon-fibre racing boats. The latest innovative offerings include the 39ft, 44ft and recently launched 48ft and 58ft sailing catamarans as well as the 39ft Powercat. These models are destined for the world’s exotic sailing grounds, including the US East Coast, the Caribbean, the Seychelles, the Mediterranean, Asia and the South Pacific.
As a result of continued innovation and quality, Robertson & Caine remains a serious competitor in the international catamaran market and continues to enjoy a dominant position in the significant North American market. Robertson and Caine’s Leopard Catamarans are currently the #1 Selling brand of catamaran in North America. The company has produced an impressive list of racers and cruisers, including international winners adding remarkable credits to its name over the past decade including Boat of the Year 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012
Robertson and Caine’s production facility is head quartered in Woodstock, a few kilometers from the Cape Town city centre and the harbour. The company is currently producing and launching approximately three boats a week and there are several new exciting projects currently in the pipeline.
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