Yacht: Blue Leopard

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Blue Leopard was built for Mr Desmond Molins who wanted a yacht that would be as fast under power as under sail.    She was to be easily driven, shallow of draught, and handled by a small crew.

 

 

Laurent Giles achieved this and she is often spotted competing well in the classic regattas of the Mediterranean.

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Designer: Laurent Giles
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Year Built: 1963
Built By: William Osborne
LOA m / ft: 34.07m / 111'77"
LOD m / ft: 34.07m / 111'77"
LWL m / ft: 26.18m / 85'9"
Beam m / ft: 5.79m / 19'
Draft m / ft: 2.90m / 9'5"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 325 sq.m
Construction: Four skins of planking, two of Honduras cedar sandwiched between two of Honduras mahogony which are laid on light steamed timber supports supported by a number of stringers. The deck is a box girder, of two plywood layers separated by stringers and with the spaces filled in with foam plastics, on top is 3/8th" laid teak planking in which the seam compound is of a blue to match the hull.
Other:
Design No: 430

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