After debuting at the Grand Motte, catamaran show, it will also arrive at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 the new Leopard 46 Powercat, younger brother of the award-winning Leopard 53 Powercat from the shipyard of the same name. Available in a three- or four-cabin layout, it will offer soft furnishings, extremely well-maintained island beds, and a particularly intelligent use of space.
Leopard 46 Powercat
More oriented in inspiration to powerboats, the styling of the 46 is a break with the languages of the past, and offers much simpler and cleaner lines in favor of maximizing comfort and safety .
Leopard 46 Powercat – Exterior
Along with its predecessor, the Leopard 46 Powercat features a style that differs, moving toward maximizing the boat’s qualities. It thus features long rectangular windows that run along the exteriors of the two hulls, allowing for different light configurations and opening portholes. The windows applied to the deckhouse, on the other hand, allow ample livability and accessibility, all made of flat tempered glass to increase both strength and optical clarity.
Starting from the stern, two distinct swim platforms on the water are immediately evident, ideal for bathing and loading, and accessible from the cockpit by convenient stairs. Just in the cockpit, on the other hand, we find a large U-shaped sofa with a central table, and opposite this is a glassed-in access to the interior of the main deck. Instead, proceeding on any of the two outer corridors leads to alarge forward area, usually made of elastic netting in sailing catamarans, and made here solid and lined to provide comfort and expand open spaces.
The exteriors then conclude with a spacious Flybridge equipped with a T-Top. This, in addition to offering a second wheelhouse, features sofas, comfortable seating and tables, thus providing an elevated viewing terrace.
Leopard 46 Powercat – Interior
Moving below deck to be as familiar and close to a home environment as possible , the Leopard 46 features improved accommodations compared to the previous model. Furnishings, the shipyard assures, are better cared for here, and more efficient configurations maximize comfort. Available in athree- or four-cabin layout, it offers an expansive master suite with a desk, double sink, and several storage spaces. And depending on the configuration, an additional 2 or 3 particularly well-kept cabins are available, as well as 3 or 4 bathrooms . The lighting in all interiors is obviously, as well as naturally, LED, ensuring unchanged ‘temperature’ throughout the vessel.
Finally, the main deck, facing the cockpit, offers ample light, and features both a amply stocked kitchen and aliving area with tables and sofas. Thanks to large windows and doors, the latter overlooks the level of the cockpit, making it also usable as if it were a porch, or an outdoor loggia.
Leopard 46 Powercat – Engine and Hull
14.13 meters long e 7.34 meters wide, this 46-footer has a relatively negligible draft, just 0.94 meters, optimal for reaching even the shallowest areas, always if in compliance with regulations and the environment. As for the motorization instead, in standard version the Leopard 46 Powercat will be available with a dual 250-horsepower Yanmar, upgradeable to 320 or 370 horsepower. All located in a separate engine room But nimbly accessible. Finally, the load range is 1850 liters of fuel, while average and peak speeds are not disclosed, not out of secrecy but because they will fluctuate by virtue of the chosen rigging and engine configurations. However, notes will be available as we relate to the site.
Overall, with its 6 or 8 bunks divided into 3 or 4 cabins, 3 or 4 bathrooms and over 700 liters of fresh water embarkable, the Leopard 46 Powercat offers good spaces for long cruises immersed in comfort.
Leopard 46 Powercat – Data Sheet
|Length Over All (LOA)||14.13 m|
|Hull Length||14.06 m|
|Baglio Massimo||7.34 m|
|Standard Motorization||Yanmar 250hp x2|
|Optional Motorization||320hp or 370hp|
|Tip Speed||variable based on configurations|
|Cruising Speed||variable based on configurations|
|Fresh Water Tank||700 L|
|Fuel Tank||1852 L|