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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|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"|
|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.|
|Design No: 430|