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L.O.A
60' 6"
L.O.D
59'
L. EXT.
75' 6"
L.W.L
52' 8"
BEAM
15' 2"
DRAFT
4' 0" / 9' Board Down
DISPL.
46,000 lbs (23 U.S tons) half-laden
BALLAST
14,000 lbs; 8,000 lbs. outside in keel
TYPE
Highly modified early 19th-century Virginia pilot Schooner; shoal-bodied centerboard hull.
POWER
Four-cyl. diesel, 85 H.P or more, under bridge deck; V-drive
RIG
Gaff rigged schooner with overlapping "lug" foresail, jib, self-tending staysail, and fisherman tops'l.
SAIL AREA
2,075 sq. ft. working / 2,410 sq. ft. total
ACCOMMODATIONS
Interior shown sleeps eight to ten. The layout shown is for an "in house" vessel for Parker Marine Enterprises. Master cabin was aft. The cargo hold carried tools and equipment for boat construction and restoration. The office included a drafting station and computer station. Water capacity is 240 gal. Fuel capacity is 150 gal. Ice hold carried up to 300 lbs, for 5 to 6 weeks duration. Leopard was sold in 1998, and was extensively remodeled for the new owners.
CONSTRUCTION
Cold molded wood / epoxy / fabric: Hull -- double diagonal 1/2" marine ply planks over 7/8" tongue and groove lumber. Decks -- Double laminated 1/2" ply over sawn beams. All exterior surfaces epoxy and polyester-fabric covered. Masts are hold hexagonal Douglas fir, booms and gaffs are solid Douglas fir. Interior -- painted plywood trimmed with varnished hardwoods. External "flat-iron" keel box is lead-filled steel.
OPTIONS
Complete plans are include the construction manual THE NEW COLD MOLDED BOATBUILDING, From Lofting to launching. This vessel can be USCG certified as a passenger - carrying charter boat. Please write or call us for more information.