Leopard Catamaran: Pleasure or Frustration?

Experiences after 5 months with a Leopard 45 After a few thousand nautical miles and almost 5 months of life on board, this is a nice opportunity for a first…


How to trim a sail on a catamaran

Hints from a Leopard professional By Christoph Barth, Leopard Catamarans It`s an never-ending discussion. Depending on the interests of the one will say “I enjoy life on board – 5.5…

All about equipment

Thats how we equip Rivercafe The Rivercafe will be our fourth ship and the third new build. As in real life every purchase makes you smarter and not in vain…


No time for technology – 13 Jan 2019 Diary

No time for technology If I were a TV presenter I would say: For today’s current occasion, a special show to present an annoyed Karin. For a week now I…

Leopard 45

Why choosing a Leopard?

The new “Rivercafe” will be a Leopard 45. After 6 months of research, a few trips and a few pounds of coffee, we knew what the right boat was for…

Leopard 45 aft lounge

Why choosing a catamaran?

We have decided it will be a catamaran I confess: to me cats were always ugly and ridiculous. Only Monos were sailing ships. I am a mono guys. But the…

Our travel route? The World.

We are avowed warm-weather sailors and our way around the world will guide us through the warm regions only. From Cape Town, our 5,700 nm maiden voyage will take us along Namibia, St. Helena and Ascension Island, past the coast of Brazil to Barbados. The first 2-3 years we want to sail the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the USA. Then we think of the Panama Canal. In the Pacific we are planning with the US West Coast and Hawaii, before we sail for the second time in Polynesia. And then let’s have a look. Indonesia alone has 17,000 islands ….

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