This site is operated by Travelopia, a pioneer in the specialist travel sector, with a portfolio of more than 50 independently operated brands, most of which are leaders in their sector. In addition to sailing adventures, Travelopia's brands offer safaris, sports tours, Arctic expeditions, and more.

Travelopia is a world leader in the yachting industry, with marine brands The Moorings, Sunsail, Leopard Catamarans, and Le Boat (European canal cruising).

This website exists to clearly explain the different ways to own a yacht with Travelopia's yachting brands and to provide a forum for our experienced sales agents and brokers to share their expertise with readers.

Sunsail, The Moorings, and Leopard sales agents and yacht brokers are trained to be the best in the business and, backed by the support and heritage of the parent company, they have the resources to provide top quality service to customers. Together the sales team completes hundreds of transactions each year, in countries all over the world.

The Moorings History

Founded on July 4, 1969, The Moorings started with only six Pearson 35 yachts located in the BVI.

Over 40 years later, The Moorings has revolutionized the charter industry, as well as ownership options within charter programs.

Originally starting with a fleet of identical yachts, the company now boasts a large number of different monohulls and catamarans, including the largest fleet of Leopard Catamarans built by world renowned builder Robertson & Caine, who now exclusively builds for The Moorings, Sunsail and Leopard Catamarans.

Sunsail History

Sunsail is perfect for those who have a passion for new and exciting experiences.

Founded in 1974, this company offers a wide choice of water-based vacations with over 800 yachts in 30 locations throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and Europe.

Sunsail is one of the largest sailing and watersports vacation companies, delivering great value sailing vacations with a cutting edge fleet consisting of Jeanneau monohulls and Leopard catamarans, in the world’s best cruising grounds.

Leopard Catamarans History

In 1994, South African builder Robertson and Caine began building catamarans specifically designed for The Moorings' charter fleet. Sailors were impressed with the new line of catamarans coming from the Robertson and Caine factories, and were interested in purchasing these yachts for private use. In 2000, private production began under the brand Leopard Catamarans, and by 2012, 1000 Leopard Catamarans were already sailing the world's waters.