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Specification LEOPARD 3

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Racing yacht Leopard is one of the most stylish and technologically advanced yachts ever to be launched and is aimed at a multi-faceted role including exclusive Caribbean yacht charters, thrilling corporate sailing days as well as top-level racing.


Whether competing for line honours in some of the world’s greatest yacht races or offering thrilling charter outings for the discerning corporate client, Leopard provides an adrenaline packed voyage for all.

 

Leopard currently holds 5 World Speed Sailing records and 5 course records. All records have been ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council. (WSSRC).

 

WORLD SPEED SAILING RECORDS

Race/Route  Distance NM    Date   LOA/ft   LOA/m  Elapsed Time  Av Speed
24 Hour Record   495.1nm   Jun 10    98    30    24 Hours    20.6
Transatlantic   2925nm   Jun 08    98    30    7d 19h 20m 49s    15.6
Around the Isle of Wight Race  50nm    Jun 08    98    30    3h 56m 03s 13.75
Around Ireland Race   708nm  Jun 08    98    30    2d 17h 48m 47s 10.77
24 Hour Record  466.4nm  May 08    98    30    24 hours  19.4

 

Course Records

• Heineken cape to bahia race – 20 january 2009:
10 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes and 35 seconds


• Cowes – dinard – st malo race – 11 july 2008:
14 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds


• JP Morgan round the island race record – 28 june 2008:
3 hours, 56 minutes and 3 seconds


• BMW round Ireland record – 25 june 2008:
65 hours, 48 minutes and 47 seconds


• Transatlantic speed sailing record – 03 june 2008:
7 days, 19 hours and 21 minutes

 

Luxury Yacht Charters

“Leopard creates quite a stir and enormous interest as she undertakes her day charter role in the Solent.”
– Mike Slade, Owner of Leopard

Leopard provides a unique blend of on-board luxury coupled with  out-and-out performance to make her one of the most desirable yachts available  for charter today.

LEOPARD 3 will be available for summer 2017 and 2018 in the Balearics with the full Spanish charter license! 

 

Suggested Racing Charter - Regattas

  • - SuperYacht Cup in Bermuda (13 - 15 June)

    - Maxi Yacht Cup Porto Cervo

    - Voiles de St Tropez

    - Middle Sea Race

Destination

Caribbean

Charter rate

Summer :  50 000 € Ex VAT per week
8 300 € Ex VAT per day
Winter :  50 000 € Ex VAT per week
8 300 € Ex VAT per day

Guests

Sleeping :  8
Cruising :  18

Crew

Crew
“The safety and  enjoyment of our guests is paramount.”
-  Captain Leopard

Captain
Leopard’s Class IV boat Captain has 20 years industry experience and is highly regarded both on the racing and corporate circuits.  His role began on the 81ft Ocean Leopard, followed by the Farr 80 Longobarda and finally successfully skippering Leopard’s predecessor, Leopard of London.
Due to Leopard’s multi-faceted role, the crew requirements change throughout the calendar to ensure that both the yacht’s potential is maximised and most importantly that the comfort and safety of our guests is maintained
UK Corporate Charters: A professional & experienced crew of 8 all of whom are at ease conversing to our discerning clientele. (up to 20 guests)
Caribbean Charters: An experienced team of four made up of the Captain, chef, mate and stewardess serve individually and collectively to enrich your Caribbean yacht charter holiday. Their aim is to ensure that your needs are met to the highest standard. (up to 8 guests)
Racing Charters: Leopard’s professional yacht racing team consists of 20 talented & high profile crew members.  A mix of Americas Cup and Volvo Ocean Race sailors who have been sailing on the Leopard programs for a number of years in between other high profile racing commitments. (up to 10 guests)
In addition to the team on the water, Leopard is supported by an expert shore crew and on-shore meteorological team.


 

Construction

Year built / refit :  2007
Builder :  McConaghy Boats, Sydney, Australia
Naval architect :  Farr Yacht Design
Interior designer :  Interior & Exterior Styling – Ken Freivokh Design
Classification :  MCA Compliant
Flag :  British

Main characteristics

Type :  Maxi Yacht
Model :  Sailing Sloop
Length :  30 m
Beam :  6.8 m
Draft :  5.5 m
Material :  Composite
Engine :  Yanmar
Speed :  Speed Under Power – 12 knots Under Sail – up to 35 knots
Range :  Transoceanic nm
Fuel capacity :  1500 L

Accommodation

Cabins :  Three luxurious, ensuite double guest cabins plus two single guest cabins.
Crew :  4
Other :  Watermaker – HEM

Equipment

Special feature : 

Navigation and Communications

GPS
Echarts
Radar
Satcom – C
SSB
Email
VHF
GSM
Weather Fax
Barometer
Recreation

240 HP tender
Video Camera
Water Skis
Scurf Board
Snorkel Equipment
Digital Camera
Entertainment Systems

DVD International
High tech TV plus 42-inch plasma screen
DVD Library
Deck

Cockpit Cushions
Cockpit seats – 12


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Related News to this Yacht

2017-05-12 - BGYB is delighted to announce that LEOPARD 3 will be available for the Bermuda Super Yacht Cup 2017!
BGYB is delighted to announce that LEOPARD 3 will be available for the Bermuda Super Yacht Cup 2017!

BGYB is excited to announce this last minute special offer for up to eight guests to take part in the race and share the wheel with the Owner of LEOPARD 3 for the Bermuda Super Yacht Cup, due to take place from the 13th to 15th of June 2017.

Guests will be welcome to fully take part onboard alongside  the highly professional race crew, and enjoy the incredible scenery of the event before the prestigious America’s Cup begins!

Designed by Bruce Farr and built by McConaghy Yachts, the Maxi 100 LEOPARD 3 is a great combination of a record-breaking offshore race boat and a stylish superyacht for sailing in the Caribbean and the Med!

LEOPARD 3 is available to charter at the all inclusive rate of 35 000 GBP 

2017-05-02 - BGYB is delighted to announce the addition of the Maxi 100 sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 to our listings!
BGYB is delighted to announce the addition of the Maxi 100 sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 to our listings!

Official price: £ 4,000,000 GBP

Designed by Bruce Farr and built by McConaghy Yachts, the Maxi 100 LEOPARD 3 is a great combination of a record-breaking offshore race boat and a stylish superyacht for sailing in the Caribbean and the Med!

In cruising mode, she offers space and comfort for six guests in three cabins, one large saloon and dining area, a cockpit table for lunches under the sun awning, and a wide sunbed area on the aft deck. In race mode, she turns into a light super maxi that can compete with the fastest race boats on the circuit, demonstrating her pedigree once again by winning the Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup and the Voiles de St Tropez in 2016, after beating many world sailing records across the Atlantic and in the North Sea!

Also very succesful on the charter market, she is fully MCA compliant and has a very high annual revenue that makes her financially competitive all throughout the year.

 

LEOPARD 3's records:

Cape Town to Bahia Race record in 2009
Powered sailing systems 24 hour record (495.1nm) in 2010
Round the Island Race record in 2013
Transatlantic Ambrose Light - Lizard Point record in 2008
Cowes - St Malo Race monohull record in 2008
Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta record in 2012 (3.300nm at 18.6 knots average speed)

2015-04-23 - Racing yacht LEOPARD 3 is currently still available for charter during the RORC Transatlantic Race 2015!
Racing yacht LEOPARD 3 is currently still available for charter during the RORC Transatlantic Race 2015!

BGYB is delighted to announce that the racing yacht  LEOPARD 3 is currently still available for charter during this year's edition of the Transatlantic Race, which will commence on 28th November 2015 in Lanzarote.

 

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the International Maxi Association, the RORC Transatlantic Race is a serious offshore racing event aimed at committed offshore racers.

 

Pricing available on request.

2014-10-27 - Racing yacht LEOPARD 3 available in the Caribbean for a New Year charter from 30th December 2014
Racing yacht LEOPARD 3 available in the Caribbean for a New Year charter from 30th December 2014

BGYB is happy to announce that the racing yacht LEOPARD 3 is now available for a New Year charter in the Caribbean from 30th December 2014, due to an owner's charter recently being rescheduled.

 

LEOPARD 3 is based out of Falmouth Harbour in Antigua however pick up and drop offs throughout the Caribbean are available with no additional delivery charges.

 

LEOPARD 3's light weight guest accomodation has recently been refitted to an exacting standard in the UK. The accomodations located forward comprise of a master ensuite cabin, 2 double ensuite mid cabins and 2 single pullman cabins. Leopard can take 6-8 guests whilst cruising.

 

Weekly charter rate: € 47 500 + expenses

2013-01-09 - SY LEOPARD 3 - Available for Charter in March & April 2013 in the Caribbean
SY LEOPARD 3 - Available for Charter in March & April 2013 in the Caribbean

 

Sailing Yacht LEOPARD 3 is now fully booked for most of the Caribbean 2013 season with the exception of 2 charter windows in March & April. Leopard has an excellent charter reputation and a strong repeat client base. 

Whether competing for race titles in some of the world’s greatest yacht regattas or offering thrilling charter outings for the discerning corporate client, the sailing yacht Leopard 3 provides an adrenaline packed voyage for all.
 

Charter Rate - 50 000 € + APA (MYBA Terms)

 

2012-12-13 - SY LEOPARD 3 - 1st in the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta
SY LEOPARD 3 - 1st in the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta

The BGYB team would like to congratulate LEOPARD 3 on finishing 3rd place in the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta. LEOPARD 3 and her crew arrived on 3rd December in an impressive 7d 8h 59m -  a new record!

The race was organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in collaboration with the International Maxi Association (IMA) and saw six maxi yachts and superyachts leave Tenerife on 26th November bound for the YCCS Clubhouse and Marina in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. 

2012-11-27 - Sailing Yacht LEOPARD 3 now available for Charter for LES VOILES DE SAINT BARTH 2013
Sailing Yacht LEOPARD 3 now available for Charter for LES VOILES DE SAINT BARTH 2013

BGYB are pleased to inform you that the Sailing Yacht LEOPARD 3 is now available for charter for Les Voiles de Saint Barth, 8th -  13th April 2013.

Racing yacht LEOPARD 3  is one of the most stylish and technologically advanced yachts ever to be launched in its class and is ideal for all sorts of chartering with its racing performnace and stylish interior.

It has taken just three years for the “Les Voiles de Saint-Barth” to get sailors from around the world hooked on this concept of yachting for pleasure and to develop this passion; the passion for magnificent yachts, fine cruisers and elegant Maxis, the passion for these extraordinarily beautiful waters and the passion of the men who bring these yachts to life. Owners, yachtsmen and sailors are all once again invited from 8th to 13th April 2013 for a full week of racing entirely dedicated to the joys of yachting.

Tarif : £ 10 000  / day All Inclusive