Now with over 110 units produced, the Leopard 40 was the first of the Leopard range to embrace the innovative layout with a forward-facing galley, something that has now become a staple on the newer Leopard models. Taking into consideration the feedback that we have received from our customers and owners, the 2019 model of the Leopard 40 has been given an even more spacious owner’s cabin, with some additional upgrades.
The redesigned aft cabins now feature semi-island berths, access steps, concealed strip lighting under shelves, berths and ceiling fixtures and boast more overall space than the previous Leopard 40. Also, the owner suite desk and storage units were intelligently rearranged within the suite to allow for a more refined layout. This new layout further expands upon the open-air concept of the Leopard Catamarans line.
The port aft cabin underwent the same reconfiguration, less the owner cabin desk arrangement.
Staying true to the Leopard legacy of open concept designs, they were able to accomplish this renovation without compromising any interior living space – one of the most loved features of the Leopard line. The Leopard 40 still offers more interior living space than any other catamaran of similar size, and no other yacht in this class of sailing catamarans boasts the speed, agility, or blue water performance that the Leopard 40 can.
Parrots Of The Caribbean, the 2019 Leopard 40, joined The Catamaran Company’s fleet in October and already has 16 charter weeks booked and is proving to be a very popular and sought after model.
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20th Anniversary Celebration Aboard the Leopard 40 Parrots of the Caribbean
Written by Jessica & Rush Bradley
Charter Dates: October 19 – 26
Booked by Charter Specialist: Lisa Eberle E-mail: Lisa.email@example.com
There is nothing Jessica and I enjoy more together than sailing around the BVI, and our 20th anniversary offered us an opportunity to do it with just the two of us (for the first time). We chartered Parrots of the Caribbean from The Catamaran Company and had an amazing trip. Lisa Eberle, a charter specialist with CatCo, was such a pleasure to work with in helping us book the charter. Thank you again!
It’s rare and amazing when a long travel day works perfect. We flew from Atlanta to San Juan with a tight one-hour connection to Tortola. Both flights were on schedule. The only glitch was the unnecessarily long and tedious customs line in Tortola. But we still made it to CatCo by 4:30 in time to do our paperwork, which lined up perfect for our 5 PM sleep aboard time. Riteway and Caribbean Cellars provisions made it there that evening and after putting stuff up we had a wonderful sunset view dinner at Brandywine Estates. We caught the tail end of some nice folks celebrating the Interline Regatta.
The Catamaran Company was awesome with smooth paperwork. Caesar welcomed us aboard our boat that evening and showed us around, even though our briefing was not until the next morning. The boat is a lovely shiny new Leopard 40 with many nice touches such as a propane grill, upgraded dinghy with electric starter and larger engine, and one of the best stocked cats we have chartered (utensils, etc.). Also, it is a three-cabin owner’s version with the huge master suite, which was perfect for the two of us. We absolutely loved the boat, and it is perfect for small groups, a family, or just two, as it is easy to handle. And she sailed really well, too!
The next morning we were in a cab by 7 AM to get to the nearby Riteway for a few other provisions – we like to select our produce ourselves. This smaller Riteway was actually very well stocked. Caesar met us by 8:30 to go through a very thorough and helpful boat briefing, after which we were on our way.
We had a quick sail over to Cooper, which was closed. We decided it would be a good place to practice a few mooring ball pick-ups, since we typically rely on our kids to get them. I am nursing a left arm injury and have to pick up basically one handed and Jessica is typically at the helm. After a few successful tries we had a brief lunch, saw a few turtles and then set sail to the North Sound. Perfect sailing conditions with the winds coming just a little north of our beam at 15 knots. The boat sailed wonderfully as Jessica enjoyed passing the only other (larger) sailboat as we went along Virgin Gorda. A nice little squall passed where we came from but weather was perfect for us.
We grabbed a ball at Leverick with 10 other boats for the evening. Construction crews were wrapping up work for the day as we went ashore. The dinghy dock is being enlarged and they are building a new larger stage as well as a new stage for Michael Beans. We had a couple of drinks at the bar then came back for burgers on the grill aboard. Then back to the bar to watch our UGA Bull Dawgs win a sloppy game against Kentucky. So glad we were not there as it was 50 degrees with hard rain and wind. We went back to the boat. It was quiet at Leverick, but we enjoyed chatting with several nice folks. Our night finished with one last cocktail while lying on the trampoline gazing at a beautiful starry night.
The next morning we had a quick stop for additional provisions at the well stocked grocery store in Leverick, then motored around to Oil Nut Bay where we stayed in the marina for the evening. Along the way, we were able to get a good look at progress at Saba and Bitter End. Looking forward to their return, assuming in 2020. The Marina Village was beautiful with chic décor. Very cool daybeds overlooking the water and a quaint pool at the edge. The food at the restaurant was excellent – enjoyed fish tacos and scallops for dinner. We hiked around the island and then spent the day at the beach club which we had to ourselves. The property is stunning and we are glad we spent a day there. All of the staff was extremely helpful and very nice.
The next morning we had a perfect sail up to Anegada averaging 7.5 knots. We went to one of our favorites places in the world, Cow Wreck Beach. It was fairly busy and the water was a bit rougher than usual, but otherwise a perfect day. We had an excellent dinner at Wonky Dog – it was actually very fast, which was fine with us as we were already spent.
The next day was a lazy and comfortable sail (6 knots) with less wind. We dropped the sails by Scrub and Great Camanoe and motored through the gap to check out the resort. Marina Cay was so green and plush, but so sad that nothing is there. Next was a long stop at Monkey Point for a snorkel and lunch on the BBQ. Finally, we ended the day in Cane Garden with eight other boats. All of the beach bars looked open and ready for the season. Bobby’s was a great spot for our last provisioning, and after a couple of drinks ashore we grilled out on the boat enjoying the sunset.
The next morning we had a nice swim around CGB and then motored to Sandy Cay for breakfast and a swim. We were the first there around 8:30, but immediately after, we had four boats join us. Then we were off to Great Harbor. We walked around Great Harbor, stopping for a drink at Corsairs and then we took the dinghy around to White Bay for an afternoon at Soggy Dollar and Hendo’s. White Bay was in full action for this early in the season. We finished the evening off with a quiet dinner at Corsairs – wonderful pizza!
Thursday morning we set sail early to Norman. It was an enjoyable sail going past Soper’s Hole, then turned a bit rough beating into it across the Sir Francis Drake – some light passing storms added to liveliness of that portion of the trip. We grabbed a ball at the Bight and then went ashore and hiked up along the ridge with great views. We noticed the hiking trail had been significantly improved (i.e. making room for a true road). Also, we looked out over an empty Benures Bay, but saw numerous brand new mooring balls.
After our hike, we decided to reward ourselves with lunch and drinks at Willy T. At noon, WT already felt like it was in full form with the shot ski in action. Instead of more drinks, we opted for a brief snorkel at the Caves and then decided to pack up and move over to Benures Bay. Apparently, the new moorings (~15) were installed a month or so ago. There was one other boat anchored in the distance, so we took the furthest ball from them. We basically had the place to ourselves for the evening and enjoyed music, grilling, and another spectacular night for stars.
Friday was our last full day on the water, so we headed over to Cooper Island to enjoy their first day open for the season. We took a nice long swim/snorkel to Cistern Point and back and then enjoyed roti and conch fritters at the beach club. They were putting last minute touches together, but everything looked great, the food was delicious, and the folks were very friendly. We got to hang out with some new friends we met at Soggy Dollar, and then we settled in for our final night aboard over a lovely sunset dinner.
We had a very short 35-minute sail back to Hodges Creek Marina, where Caesar met us and made the check-out process smooth and easy. The boat was absolutely perfect and the first trip we have been on where there were literally no problems at all. We were not overly conservative with water consumption and we only went through a half of one of the two large water tanks on the boat. We would strongly recommend the folks at The Catamaran Company.
Knowing that we would not be ready to leave, we booked a one-night stay at Scrub Island, which was a perfect way to cap off the week. We were there by 11 AM where we were warmly greeted by Dee with a drink in hand right off the docks. And our room was ready! So we went right to our favorite spot at the top bar and two-story pool, where we spent most of the day.
The next morning we took a nice stroll around the island and then a swim by the beach and finally one last dip into the pool. We took a couple of mimosas for the enjoyable, but quick, trip back to Trellis and then had smooth travels home.
As always, we met so many enjoyable people along our trip including friendly locals, several fun groups of bareboaters, folks learning to sail, groups on luxury crewed charters, and all had something in common – huge smiles on their faces and so happy to be in the BVI.
The above charter was booked by the senior agent Lisa Eberle at The Catamaran Company.
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