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Buying Tips

How long does it take to sail away your brand new catamaran after you sign a contract? This can vary based on the size of the boat, the current demand, and many other factors. Leopard South Florida sales agent Peter Wiersema discusses some of the timing - and cost - questions many first-time catamaran buyers have in this new post geared towards Leopard (private yacht) buyers. Read the article.

Leopard 40 Catamaran

One of our newest Leopard 40 owners, Eel aboard EEL Where, recently completed his first Atlantic crossing and enjoyed a summer in the Mediterranean. Eel appreciated the adventure, the stop-over destinations and the cruising grounds in the Med, but he also delighted in a less common scenario for ocean sailors - being able to work while underway. Read more about Eel's remote work afloat.

Sailing Catamaran

Meet Miranda and Owen, who are taking ownership of their brand new Leopard 48 this month in Fort Lauderdale. As with many new boat owners, taking the helm for the first time is not just the beginning of a long journey, it's the end of one: the buying process. Our Leopard Catamarans team follows the couple through the boat discovery and purchase process, sharing their tips and tricks along the way. Read the article.

Moorings owners sailing the BVI

Earlier this year, Moorings owners Paul and Debbie Harris notched their 52nd week on charter. The couple has been in our ownership programs (Sunsail then Moorings) since 2010. A little bit of quick math shows that they've spent about one out of every seven weeks on the water since they became charter yacht owners. If that isn't inspiration enough, check out Paul and Debbie's log. They've sailed about 4,500 nautical miles in 7 countries.

Many sailors dream of moving aboard, casting off and sailing the world's oceans. Not as many non-sailors do, making those who learn to sail in order to quickly become full-time, ocean-crossing liveaboard cruisers even more impressive. One such group is the Burnett family from Minnesota.

Moorings Owner Flotilla

A significant, but sometimes overlooked, advantage of owning a yacht through a Charter Yacht Ownership Program is the camaraderie and friendship that comes along with it. It affords you the opportunity to meet a whole community of boaters and sailors who have many of the same interests as you. The 2016 Moorings Owner's Flotilla is a perfect example of people coming together to spend a week sailing in paradise, all while catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones.

If you have ever wondered what the social aspect of being in a Yacht Ownership Program would be like, look no further than this full report from the 2016 Moorings Owner's Flotilla.

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