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Leopard 53 PC: At last a proper catamaran!

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Renewed design, but specifically with hulls 100% designed as a motor boat, and XXL-sized volume: this new 53 PC is clearly taking on the luxury power monohull sector. And her arguments are very convincing.

The Leopard 53 PC made her world debut at this year’s Miami Boat Show. And a quick look at the order book shows this to have been a good choice: six units have been sold! Is the power catamaran market becoming the new niche to invest in? It’s certainly the choice of many multihull builders. For Robertson & Caine, this isn’t a recent phenomenon, having launched their first powercats back in the 1990s. The success was mixed - so much so that in 2002, Leopard Catamarans, with their Lion 43 and 46, weren’t really believing in it anymore. Business improved with the Leopard Cat 47, similar to the 46’ sailing version. The after end of the hulls were redesigned and the keels shortened. The same operation was carried out on the 39 PC, a variant of the 39. For models that followed, the 51 and 43 PC, the naval architects borrowed the same tools as the corresponding sailing versions but adopted specific hulls - and therefore specific hull form. These two models have proved very popular: 120 units to date for the 43 PC and 137 for the 51 PC - the latter could well be the most widely distributed powercat in the world to date. Our all-new 53 PC we’re testing here is that boat’s replacement, so...

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