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Leopard 45

The famous South African catamaran builder, Robertson & Caine has the unique position of having only one client, even through they build hundreds of cruising cats every year. That client is TUI Marine, the parent company of The Moorings, Sunsail, Footloose and Leopard Catamarans.

With such a close relationship with the world’s largest sailboat charter company—although Dream Yacht Charter is catching up—the builder has the ability to evolve and grow and innovate at a speed that might be daunting to a company that relies solely on retail sales to individual consumers through dealers.

Plus, because about two thirds of the boats are used in the bareboat and crewed charter fleets, they get used a lot. Charter fleets are test beds for ideas that often creep into the general body of design and construction among cruising boats. If the boats do their jobs in charter and survive the rigors of steady use, then you

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