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Hard-top or flybridge? Leopard Catamarans launches the Leopard 50

Her versatility begins with the option to choose the classic hard-top exterior configuration (Leopard 50P), or for the first time on a Leopard Catamaran of this size, an optional flybridge accommodation (Leopard 50L).

The Leopard 50L is the ideal layout for anyone looking for more outdoor living space as she comes equipped with a flybridge that includes a lounge area, table, sunbed and optional exterior speakers and shade awning.  Access is provided by floating stairs leading up from the aft cockpit.

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An important distinction compared to similar sailboat flybridge configurations is that while under sail, passengers can move about the flybridge with ample headroom and never worry about interference from the boom.  The flybridge is also situated to still maintain contact with the helm station, an important feature found on all Leopard Catamarans.

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With either version, the entire exterior styling of the Leopard 50 has also been revamped to give the hull a more sophisticated look. In addition to the exterior options, the interior offers multiple layout configuration with 4 or 5 cabins, and an extensive options list.

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Sailors looking for the familiar, continuous hardtop can opt for the Leopard 50P.  This version does not have the flybridge and can deliver increased performance particularly when fitted with the offered Squaretop mainsail and other available performance-orientated rigging and sail options.

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