Following in the footsteps of its predecessors—the Leopard 46PC and 53PC—the 40PC aims to incorporate speed and seafaring capabilities without sacrificing comfort and elegance. Like her sisterships, she will be offered for charter via The Moorings, with her moniker shifting to Moorings 403PC.
The beauty of the Leopard 40PC comes from the hand of naval architect and head of Simonis Voogd Design, Alexander Simonis. With an overall length of 40 feet and a wide, 21-foot, 8-inch beam, Simonis explained how the size presented a challenge.
“One of the main reasons which makes this a real challenge is that power cats are getting much more weight and trim sensitive as they get smaller (more critically, getting shorter). Intense research into our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools has enabled us to achieve exceptional excellence in this size,” said Simonis.
Despite this, the 40PC boasts a roomy flybridge and aft cockpit. Wide sidedecks allow for safe line handling and lead to her sunbathing areas on the foredeck. The interior is no less impressive, boasting a clean, contemporary design and various spacious to relax. The spacious galley is ready to serve five-star meals or simply prep lunch for a day on the hook.
VP of Yacht Ownership and Product Development at Leopard Catamarans, Franck Bauguil commented, “It [40PC] offers an entirely new volume and comfort, particularly in the cabins.”
Standard power for the three stateroom, two head 40PC is a pair of 250-hp Yanmar engines, with options for twin Yanmar 320-hp or 370-hp diesels. Leopard says that with her standard package, she will cruise at 17 knots with a top speed north of 20 knots.