A wholesale update of the 39PC, the new Leopard 43PC proves itself as one of the best small power catamarans on the water
The Leopard 43PC is an updated version of the 39PC, though it is an update far more comprehensive than a quick facelift and some new engines.
No, from the hulls upwards the 43PC is different to its predecessor and had been desinged from the off to be a power cat.
This translates to the performance where, thanks to a pair of 260hp Yanmar diesels, the 43PC will top out at over 20 knots. Conversely, throttle back to 6 knots and the range rockets to nearly 1,500 miles.
Some of the biggest changes come on deck where the orientation has totally changed and Leopard have added a door at the front of the saloon to the vast foredeck.
The flybridge is also much improved over the 39, with a far better layout and access from the cockpit and a gate forward.
Below deck you can either have four double cabins sharing two bathrooms (prime charter spec) or a full-length master in one hull with two guests cabins in the other.
Power catamarans certainly aren’t for everybody but if you’re in the market then the 43PC is a cracker.
Read the full report in the September 2016 issue of MBY.