Our Leopard 44 Story
HISTORY and Upgrades
S/V Blown Away was purchased November 19, 2020 in St. Lucia from Moorings/Sunsail, concluding a seven month search that began while we were still working in China. A series of events convinced us to pursue our dream of sailing around the world a year earlier than previously planned.
Initially, we wanted to purchase a brand new Leopard 40 but with all of the options, it would have cost $575K for the purchase. We liked Leopards because of their helm position and blue water sailing heritage, and then the stock market plunged, making us rethink our situation. "Pay less and go now" was our new mantra so we started searching the Leopard Catamaran Brokerage site for used catamarans.
The savings we enjoyed from buying a used Moorings/Sunsail boat, paid for the below, state-of-the-art, world class, cruising upgrades. Our desire is to share what we have done and hope that it is a benefit to you. For your convenience, the links to all of our upgrades are provided below, with detailed information on what cost and the components we included in each of our systems.