Leopard Yachts Italy
Leopard Yachts is an Italian luxury yacht building company, producing super yachts of the highest standard, quality and state-of-the-art technology. The Leopard shipyard ( ex Cantiere Navale Arno) spreads over 92.000 square metres, located in the midst of green near the Italian town of Pisa with the annual production exceeding 5 yachts.
The trade mark Leopard represents an innovative company, employing skilled professionals contributing to the production of top quality motor yachts recognised all around the World. The shipyard offers the best services specifically researched and designed for your yacht. Leopard builds luxury motor yachts of the highest quality and craftsmanship aboard with the state of the art technology and latest design.
The history of Leopard Yachts goes back to the 1907 when the Picchiotti family first established the Giuseppe Picchiotti e Figli shipyard. However, the shipyard we know today under the trade mark Leopard Yachts, launched its first wood built yacht in 1973. Following numerous launches, in August 1984, the company launched its first Leopard fibreglass yacht. Some of the famous pleasure motor yachts from this period include the Yacht Giglio, Motoryacht Giannutri, Motor Yacht Giraglia, Motor Yacht Gorgona, MY Mistral, M/Y Tiger, Yacht Lampuga, MY Lupo di Mare and the MY Cariddi.
Today, Leopard Yachts has the new generation of the Picchiotti family continuing the tradition and guiding the shipyard with the same dedication, passion and knowledge, as their ancestors did centuries ago. The new millennium brought important news to the Leopard shipyard: after 4 centuries the Cantiere Navale Arno, today Leopard Yachts, moved from the Arno river and established its head office along the Canale dei Navicelli, near Pisa. Sandro Picchiotti is the current President of Leopard Yachts, with Paolo Picchiotti as the Vice President, supported by the nephews Nicola and Marco. At the head of the team is the Leopard Yachts CEO Vincenzo Moccia.
In 2008 Leopard Yachts created a new supply, refit and warranty service, as well as opened a new office South of France in the Golf Juan, which will offer services such as yacht management, crew management, fractional ownership, financial management, operational support, safety and security.
The fleet of the Luxurious Leopard Motor Yacht series includes the 2004 launched motor yacht series Leopard 34, the 2005 launched motor yacht series Leopard 32, the motor yacht Leopard 46 series launched in 2008 and the Leopard 43 motor yacht series launched in 2010.
The latest addition to this line of world renowned luxury yachts is the project Leopard 56 motor yacht series, designed by the renowned André Bacigalupo designer, due to be delivered in 2012.
Some of the luxury motor yachts carrying the Leopard logo are the Motor Yacht LITTLE JEMS (2004), MotorYacht ANITA (2006), Motor Yacht SEA LION II (2006), MotorYacht HARDWORK II (2006), MotorYacht CHEEKY TIGER (2006), Motor Yacht SADELAN II (2007), Motor Yacht LISA III (2008), Motor Yacht CARAMIA (2008) , MotorYacht PURE ONE (2008). In May 2010 Leopard Yachts launched their first Leopard 43 hull, the Motor Yacht Mariellina.
Below is a selection of additional LEOPARD luxury charter yachts as well as news related to the shipyard:
46.20m (151'57'') | 2009
Superyacht LISA IV (ex Z, Ares, Auspicious) by Arno was delivered in January 2009. The LISA IV yacht was the second Leopard 46 vessel, launched from the Italian shipyard, Leopard ...
31.60 m (103'67'') | 2010
Motor Yacht ADDICTION was designed by Andrea Bacigalupo and built by Arno Shipyard in Italy in 2010. Addiction (ex TSARA 4) measures 31.60 metres and belongs to the Arno Leopard ...
30.50 m / 110’ | 2007
Motor yacht FRIDAY is a 30,50 m / 110ft Leopard 31 built by Cantiere Navale Arno in 2007. M/Y FRIDAY is a maxi open superyacht with sporty lines and is one of the most ...
30.50 m / 110’ | 2006
Motor yacht RG 512 is a 2006 Leopard 31 built by Cantiere Navale Arno. Measuring 30.50 m / 110ft in length, the superyacht RG 512 is a maxi open with sporty lines. M/Y RG 512 is ...
27.00m (88' 6") | 2012
Motor yacht BLOOMS is a 27.00m (88' 6") Leopard (Arno) 27 built in 2012. Yacht BLOOMS is a modern luxury motor yacht that has contemporary fittings and a bright interior. The ...
27.00m (88' 6") | 2006
Leopard 27 motor yacht HARDWORK II is 27 m (88' 6") in length. She is available for luxury yacht charters on the French Riviera, being based in the St Topez area.
With 2 x ...
27 Meters 88.6 Feet | 2001
Motor Yacht SVEA was designed by Naval architect Paolo Calliari and built by well renowned Leopard Arno in 2002. An offshore performance sports cruiser, M/Y SVEA measures 27 ...
24m (78ft) | 2003
Motor yacht IROCK was built by Leopard Arno in 2003 and underwent a refit in 2011, the yacht measures 24 meters (78.8ft), and can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The IROCK motor ...
18.6m (61ft) | 2002
S/Y GOOD VIBRATIONS was built by the established catamaran builders, Leopard of South Africa in 2002. Crewed yacht GOOD VIBRATIONS measures 18.6m (61ft) and offers 4 double ...
47ft | 2001
Purrfect One (ex DivOcean) is a 47ft Leopard crewed catamaran which operates in Roatan, Honduras with two experienced crew. Purrfect One is available for a range of itineraries ...
Leopard Yachts News
Leopard Yachts from Italy has proudly presented their latest Leopard 36m Sportfly yacht, beautifully designed by Andrea Bacigalupo.
The stylish 34m Leopard superyacht KOJI has been shortlisted for the 2014 International Yacht and Aviation Award in the 'Power Yacht 25-40 metre' as well as the 'Yacht Interior Design' categories. The vessel boasts beautiful interior design, created by Luxury Project Design.
Whyko Company has proudly announced the signing of a contract related to the sale of the Leopard 32 charter yacht Addiction. Launched by Cantiere Navale Arno in 2008, this superb vessel will be cruising the waters of the lovely yacht charter destinations - the Tyrrhenian Sea and Turkey in 2014.
Set to run from April 10 to 13, the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show will feature even larger and more diverse selection of luxury yacht brand than ever before, including such an important superyacht builders as Heesen Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Azimut, and many others.
Whyko has launched the all-new Azul 31 superyacht Special K, custom built by Italyachts, with a hull based on a Leopard. Scheduled for delivery at the end of this month, the vessel features luxurious accommodation, divided into 5 spacious cabins.