When London-based yachtsman Mike Slade wanted to build his latest Maxi, Leopard 3, he came to McConaghy.
With the immediate success and proven reliability of other McConaghy-built, canting keel super-maxis such as Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats XI, McConaghy’s experience in constructing specialised hulls, foils, steering systems and composite components enabled us to construct one of the most technologically complex yachts afloat.
Designed by Farr Yacht Design, Leopard 3 is a stylish and technologically advanced sailing yacht. She features a lightweight yet luxury interior by Design Unlimited, comprising a large, comfortable cockpit and extensive deck area, with broad companionway steps in carbon fibre that lead down to a spacious saloon.
The yacht is 30 metres long, 6.8 metres wide, has a 5.5 metre draft, a 4.5 metre fixed bowsprit, one towering 47-metre mast and a keel that cants 40 degrees either side of centreline.
The sleek, powerful carbon fibre/nomex hull provides the platform for exceptional speed and the volume for remarkable accommodations.
The master cabin and two guest doubles are all en suite, and there are also two single Pullman-berth cabins. Separate crew quarters are located aft of the main saloon.
Leopard 3 holds five World Speed Sailing records and six course records.
Farr Yacht Design
Ken Freivokh Design