Captain Reuel with big dorado, Bahamas, 2016
Becky with Black fin tuna–YUM!
This is a 1950’s two person expedition Kayak with a 500 lb carrying capacity. The restoration was done using Okume African mahogany marine plywood and epoxy. Seams are glass taped.
The finished 3mm Okume deck and cockpit coamings
The kick-up rudder
The “Crazy Creek” seats fold down to provide access to the lazarette. The seats can be removed for sitting around the campfire.
LEOPARD is an ultimate world cruising sailboat for real sailing people. With a draft of only four feet, she can go where other cruising boats cannot imagine going. But with her huge foil-shaped centerboard down, she draws 9′ 6″, and with her overlapping lug fors’l, can beat to weather rapidly and efficiently, pointing high. LEOPARD is a very fast sailer, consistently exceeding her hull speed and cruising at 11 and 12 knots. She has won numerous races, including the 1994 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. She sleeps ten people. She can carry provisions for long cruises and ocean passages. Parker Marine has computed Weight Spread Sheets and Full Hydrostatic Studies for LEOPARD, available with Plans purchase. She is self-righting from full knockdown (masts in the water), and is a very stiff sailer. The Pilot Schooner 60 may also be built as a charter boat, and there is a full-keel option included with plans.
Please email me for more information about the Pilot Schooner 60. This is a unique opportunity to own one of the world’s extraordinary historic replicas of an early 19th century Virginia Pilot Schooner. LEOPARD can be USCG certified as a 49-passenger charter boat.
LEOPARD is listed in the Registry of Tall Ships.
LEOPARD anchored off Norman’s Cay, Exumas, in five feet of water