Leopard 48

The larger version of the fabulous Leopard 44 bareboat charter cat. The 48 takes all that's great about the 44 and employs the scale of the Leopard 46 to build on its best features. Contact us for comparative prices on similar-sized cats.

If the Chinese had a nautical criteria for feng shui this boat would surely embody the principle. You sense the character that sets these new Leopards apart from the rest as soon as you step aboard. You will immediately notice the seamlessness of  the interior as it parts company with the cockpit, only for the exterior living space to re-emerge forward of the cabin through a door, with a full-view window fronting on to the covered outdoor seating area forward of the cabin. This forms a huge living space consisting of three areas acting as one. The configuration also allows a choice of outdoor seating: take advantage of the cooling winds at the front of the boat, or watch the sunset from the shelter of the cockpit while hanging into the trade winds of the tropics. 

The helm station is raised with easy access to the cockpit and sidedecks for short-handed sailing while still in the same space as those in the cockpit. Everyone enjoys good visability from cockpit and saloon, with very few of the blind spots that can be a problem on some cats. The mainsail is easy to reach for securing the cover and the power winches provide for ease of sail handling.

The interior of rich cherrywood joinery with Austrian walnut floors has a warmth and depth that contrasts well with the gloss surfaces illuminated by light that's in abundance from both natural and powered sources. This joinery also completes a stately feel in the hulls where the storage and seating is well-thought out and all crafted to the highest standard.

The heads have the space that's only possible in this size of cat, allowing separate shower stalls in each of the four ensuites thatc ome with the charter version.

This is a well-deserved choice of Charter World judges. A holiday on this boat will make you the envy of everyone in the bay.

Specifications for Leopard 48

  • Cruising Regions: Caribbean, Mediterranean, British Virgin Islands, St Martin, Anguilla & St Kitts and Nevis , Grenada, Ionian Islands, Tahiti
  • Guests (Maximum): 10
  • Guests (Recommended): 10
  • Cabins: 4 + 2
  • Berths: 10
  • Heads: 4
  • Showers: 3
  • Length: 48.5', 14.8m
  • Beam: 25', 7.6m
  • Draft: 4.7', 1.4m
  • Engines: 2 x 39
  • Water Capacity: 1000 l, 264 g
Leopard 48 Charter layout

This boat can be chartered bareboat, skippered by you our client with one of your party as first mate. Or you may wish to leave responsibility for the boat to someone else, by engaging your own skipper and/or crew. We call that "crewed bareboat", and we can arrange that for you too!

At Sail Connections we have access to a pool of contract skippers and crew, and we can chose individuals to suit the dynamics of your charter party. They will navigate you safely between places of interest, and provide excellent guide services along the way, introducing you to local customs, attractions and sites that you might otherwise miss out on experiencing.

If you have special recreational interests your crew will advise on where to go and how to get involved. Their local networks let them know what's happening in your destination, and importantly they have insider info on where to get the best fresh produce from land and sea!

Talk to us about the cost of crewed bareboat. We can quote your bareboat with and without paid crew, and on a partially or fully crewed basis. We can also arrange full advance provisioning of the boat if required. Your contract is directly with the skipper through the charter operator. 

When enquiring about this boat, please ask us about a paid crew, and we can discuss all the benefits in more detail.

"The highlight of our Croatia charter was actually having a skipper who could make berthing arrangements at each place we visited. Toni was fantastic. He would also make restaurant recommendations and bookings as well. He took the stress of decision-making away which meant we had a much better experience at each island we visited. Everything flowed!"

Janine, New ZealandJuly 2016

Crewed Yacht Options

The boats for charter below are examples of permanently crewed yachts of this type. 

If you wish to upgrade a specific bareboat advertised to fully crewed, Sail Connections will provide a package that suits your needs. Prices vary from $3500 to $5000 per week plus the cost of the boat. Specifications may also vary, but the price generally includes a crew of skipper and steward/cook, all consumables (fuel and gas), plus additional equipment such as kayaks and fishing rods, transfers to and from the airport, a starter pack and damage waiver. Provisioning is off a meal plan discussed with you, at a cost starting at around $50 per person per day, more if including alcohol. We cannot include any additional marina fees you may incur, or alllow for gratuities, which will be at your discretion.

With a crewed charter, every aspect of your sailing holiday is taken care of. Please indicate the level of service you require in the comments box of your enquiry form. 

Available Yachts

Leopard 48 - various

Leopard 48 - various

Destination(s): Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Tahiti
Guests: 6 (recommended)
The 48 takes all that's great about the Leopard 44 and employs the scale of the Leopard 46 to build on its best features. Contact us for comparative prices on similar-sized cats.
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